Diploma in Law Admission Requirements in Kenya


Diploma in Law is offered by a number of universities and colleges in Kenya. The Kenya School of Law is also one of the best colleges to pursue the courses. Admission requirements are as follows:

  • Mount Kenya University Diploma in Law Admission Requirements

A candidate must satisfy any of the following minimum requirements:
Be a holder of KCSE (or equivalent examination) certificate with a minimum aggregate of C and a minimum of C+ in English

Exemptions and Credit Transfers
The applicant must have attained the pass mark in the subject to be considered for credit transfer /exemption from an institution recognized by the senate.
The following conditions should be met in seeking an exemption for a particular subject;

  1. The applicant shall pay a non-refundable credit transfer /exemption fee as determined by the school Board and approved by senate.
  2. A formal application on a prescribed form should be lodged with the Dean of school.
  3. The application should include justification and documentary support for the exemption examination.
  4. The school board may require the applicant to sit an exemption examination.
  5. No exemption shall be granted for professional subjects.

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  • Kenya School of Law Diploma in Law Admission Requirements

Minimum entry requirements:

To be eligible for admission into the Diploma in Law (Para-legal Studies) Programme, The Kenya School of Law Act 2012 require applicants to possess:

1.          A mean grade of C (PLAIN) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or its equivalent, and a minimum grade C (PLUS) in English; or

2.         A minimum of Division III in KCE/EACE or its equivalent, with at least a credit in English Language;

3.         At least one principal pass at the Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) , or its equivalent; or

4.         A distinction or credit pass in the Certificate in Law course conducted at the Kenya School of Law or any other Certificate or Diploma in a relevant field from an institution recognized by the Council of Legal Education.

Duration and Pattern of the programme:

1.          This is a weekday programme with an option for either day or evening classes.

2.         The programme shall last for a minimum period of two (2) academic years comprising of three (3) terms in each year.

3.         Students shall register for a maximum of four (4) course units per term.

4.         To qualify for the award of the Diploma in Law (Para-legal Studies) candidates must complete the course of study in not less than two (2) academic years and not more than three (3) academic years.

Mode of Application:

a)         Copy of KCSE/KCE certificate;

b) Copies of relevant professional certificates and transcripts; c) Copy of national identity card;

d)         Two passport size colour photographs.

e)         Copy of payment receipt for application issued by Finance office, Kenya School of Law.

All applications should be addressed to


Kenya School of Law, Lang’ata South Road, Karen

P.O. Box 30369-00100


Applications can also be dropped at the Kenya School of Law, Town Campus, Development House, 5th Floor, New Wing, Moi Avenue, Nairobi.

Website link: https://www.ksl.ac.ke/

•           Technical University of Kenya Diploma in Legal Studies Admission Requirements

KCSE C+ (Plus)


6 Semesters



Website link: http://tukenya.ac.ke/diploma-legal-studies