KCSE Requirements To Pursue a Degree in Law in Kenya



A degree in Law is one of the best courses to pursue in Kenya. Several universities offer the course but few are accredited. The minimum requirement to pursue LLB in Kenya is a C+ in KCSE plus good grades (C+ and above) in English and one humanity.

In Kenya,the Universities are allowed to offer law
1. Kenyatta University (KU)
2. University of Nairobi-Parklands Campus
3. Strathmore University
4. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)
5. Mount Kenya University (MKU)

There are two ways of pursuing law in Kenya, you can join any university as a regular or parallel student. To join as a regular student, especially in government universities, you have to obtain at least an A- in KCSE while parallel students are required to have scored at least a C+ general grade and C+ in English.

The best university to pursue Law in Kenya include University of Nairobi, Strathmore University, JKUAT and Kenyatta University.

To join UoN as a regular student, the least you should score in KCSE is A- of 79 points. Parallel students are required to have the following score in KCSE.

Requirements for Joining University of Nairobi are as follows:

In addition to the common regulations for the Bachelors Degree for the University of Nairobi, eligible

candidates must have at least grade B (Plain) in English. Categories of persons to whom admission is

open include:

  1. a) Holder of degree(s) from a recognized university
  2. b) Holder of Advanced Level Certificate with at least three principal passes equivalent.
  3. c) Holder of KCSE Certificate with minimum university entry points of at least C+.
  4. d) Holders of at least a credit pass in a Diploma from a recognized institution in addition to KCSE

Certificate with a Mean Grade of at least C.

At Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology(JKUAT),the training is offered at Karen Campus,and here are entry requirements

Admission Requirements

2.1 To be eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Laws Year 1, a Candidate must satisfy the following academic qualifications:

2.1.1 Be a holder of a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E.) (or equivalent certificate) with a mean grade of at least a C+ (C Plus) or equivalent qualification, OR

2.1.2 Be a holder of a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E.) (or equivalent certificate) with a mean grade of C (C Plain) or equivalent qualification and a distinction or credit pass in a relevant diploma lasting at least two taught years from an institution recognised by the JKUAT Senate and accredited to offer diploma, OR

2.1.3 Be a holder of a Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (K.A.C.E) with at least two principal passes (Principal A, B or C) or equivalent qualification as determined by the JKUAT Senate, OR

2.1.4 Be a holder of a degree or degrees from a recognized University, AND

2.1.5 Must have at least grade B (B Plain) in English at Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education or equivalent qualification.

At Kenyatta University,the following are admission requirements

Entry Requirements
Candidates must satisfy the minimum University entry requirements. In addition, the following are the minimum requirements for entry into our Bachelor of Laws programme:
i. A mean grade of B in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) including a minimum of a B in English.
ii. Any other type of qualification including the former A-level Kenyan system, regional,or international qualifications must be equivalent to the minimum requirement outlined
above. The equivalency of such grades can be obtained from the Kenya NationalExaminations Council.
iii. Mean grade of C- (Minus) at KCSE and progressed from certificate to Diploma at Kenyatta University or any other recognized/accredited Institutions.

NB:To become a lawyer in Kenya, you have to complete a law degree and a diploma from the Kenya School of Law


  1. I have a mean grade of C+ with a C+ in English B-Kiswahili A-history and a B+ in CRE…where can I pursue a degree in law?

  2. Comment:I scored a C+ general grade and Eng a B plain and his to an A plain,,, which university can I enter to pursue law?

  3. I have a mean grade of C+ with a B- in English
    I want to enroll at jkuat how am I going to go abt the bridging in English for me to study law

  4. I had a mean grade of B in KCSE, english B+, history A, CRE B+, and Kiswahili B. I wish to do law in one of the universities in Kenya. Which university can I qualify to join?? And do I have the qualification to do law??

  5. I had a B plain in English and B minus in history and Bplus in Cristian religious education a total mean grade of B minus can I persue law without going through parallel way?

  6. My name is Lynett nduku nzilu i want to pursue law but i got a D+ can i pursue law at kenyatta university staring from the certificate level cause i believe i can make it despite not attaining a good grade if granted the opportunity ill bring out my best

  7. Hello Nduku. wiiwa ata wa Musyi? Now, this one is also very tricky. in Kenya so far no institution which offers certificates in law. its only MKU and KSL which offers diploma in law and which as per your grades herein, you may not be qualified. what if you repeat Form 4?

  8. I scored a mean grade of B+. Chemistry A- Eng B Kiswahili B+and history B. Can I pursue law?

  9. I intend to pursue a degree in law in one of the Universities in Kenya, i obtained a mean grade of B- in K.C.S.E. and grade B- in English, A- in History. Additionally, I have a Bachelors degree in B.A. from a recognized University, am i qualified?

  10. I have a mean grade of B plain and B-Eng,B plain Kiswahili and A-geography can I persue law at KU or JKUAT

  11. I scored a B+ in kcse B in kiswahili,A in History, B- in English, A in maths,chem B+, can I do law university of Nairobi

  12. I have a mean grade of b plain b- in English b+ kiswahili b plain in mathematics c+ in CRE and A- in history and government can I pursue bachelor’s degree in law

  13. I had a mean grade of c+,c+ in English, B in Geography and B in CRE. Do i qualify in LLB in any university

  14. I score C- in my KCSE and attained C- in English, I have a credit pass in Diploma in Public Administration from Kisii University.
    Can I enroll for Law Course by taking bridging course in English

  15. I score C- in my KCSE and attained C- in English, I have a credit pass in Diploma in Public Administration from Kisii University.
    Can I enroll for Law Course after taking bridging course in English

  16. I have KCSE Mean grade of B plain, Eng B-, History A, Kiswahili B and CRE B, can pursue Law in a university such as UoN, KU or JKUAT. Please respond

  17. I wish to pursue law at Moi University, kindly I need to know the minimum requirements for law. Thank you

  18. I got a c plain mean grade
    B-in both languages And a B in business CRE and history
    What are my options for pursing law

  19. Can one be accepted at Kenya school of law. If one starts with diploma yet had c plain in kcse and B- (minus) in English then LLB

  20. I had an overall of B plain ,a A plain in kiswahili en a B- in English not forgetting B in history .do I qualify for law ???

  21. Am George I got an overall of Bplain ,a B- in English ,a B plain in history and A in kiswahili can I pursue law ?

  22. I have a C+ in K.C.S.E and B- in english B plain in kiswahili and B plain in history can I pursue law in any university in kenya?

  23. I’m Faith c Joshua I’m joining form 1 at chebonei I would like to be a lawyer and I scored an A in English I will try my best in kcse to join Kenyatta University

  24. I had an A-overall grade,with a B- in English,an A in Mat,A in Kis,A in Hist,,,,can I qualify for LLB at UoN
    help please

  25. I’m Josphine wairimu…a kcse min grade holder of c minus and an analytical chemistry Diploma…I want to be a lawyer but I plead for advice please

  26. I scored a total of C+ and Cplain in English and Bminus in Kiswahili Aplain in hisory can I manage to do law

  27. Unless you show a higher degree eg 1 yr masters in the relevant field. That’s what I did & now I’m an advocate. All the best 🙏

  28. Am a holder of c+ mean grade…B- English, B. History, Akiswahili. Can I pursue a degree in law without going through a parallel way

  29. Hello l am Joseph Omondi and a form 4 now I want to pursue law course what are requirements and how can I do it..Thank you