Looking for up-to-date, reliable information regarding The Nyeri National Polytechnic? Look no further – find detailed descriptions of the courses, research opportunities, and environment at the Institution in this guide.

How to join The Nyeri National Polytechnic

Before applying for a course, you are encouraged to keenly go through various programmes or courses available.

To apply using email

  1. Duly fill out the application form downloadable from here https://thenyeripoly.ac.ke/downloads/APPLICATION%20FORM%20FOR%20NYERI%20NATIONAL%20POLYTECHNIC.pdf
  2. Pay a non-refundable application fee of Ksh. 500 via M-Pesa Paybill.

Business Number: 4019819

Account Name: Your Full Official Name

  1. Attach and send to this email: application@thenyeripoly.ac.ke the following documents:

(a) Scanned copy of Dully filled Application Form

(b) Screenshot of the M-Pesa Message

(c) Scanned copy of KCPE Certificate

(d) Scanned copy of KCSE Certificate/Result slip

(e) Scanned copy of ID Card/Waiting Card, where applicable

(f) Scanned copy of Primary and Secondary School Leaving Certificates

(g) Scanned copy of Birth Certificate.


After creating and confirming your account, follow the process below for your application:

  1. Update your application profile (My Application Profile) by filling in the various tabs listed below:
  • Personal Info
  • Location Info
  • Next of Kin
  • Education History
  1. Preview and confirm your application and confirm (Confirm)
  • Click on ‘Apply for Intake’to proceed.
  1. Choose the ‘Intake’ you want to apply, and click ‘Apply Now’ to proceed.
  2. Choose the ‘Programmes’ you want to apply for. Take note of the user guide on Maximum selection for that intake.
  • Select the Campus, Study Mode and Previous Admission Number (for former students)
  • Use the checkboxes on the left to select your programme of choice.
  • Save and Continue
  1. Upload the Required ‘Documents’
  • Attached are the relevant documents as per the requirements of the Intake
  1. Preview your application, and proceed to pay the amount as required for your application.


After a successful application:

  1. You will receive an admission letter and accompanying documents from the Registrar’s office. You can also download the joining instructions from here https://thenyeripoly.ac.ke/downloads/ADMISSIONS%20DOCUMENTS%20FOR%20NYERI%20POLYTECHNIC.pdf
  2. Duly fill the joining instructions
  3. Pay the fee for the applied course. Check fee payment details and structure from www.thenyeripoly.ac.ke/non-academic-departments/finance-department
  4. Scan and attach the duly filled joining instructions together with evidence of fee payment e.g. bankslip or the full M-Pesa message
  5. Send attachments to admission@thenyeripoly.ac.ke



Mean grade C-(minus) or Craft Certificate

  • Diploma – Mean grade C-(minus) and above or Craft Certificate
  • CPA (KASNEB) mean grade C+ (Plus) with C+ in Mathematics and English
  • CICT (KASNEB) mean grade C+ (Plus) with C+ in Mathematics and English
  • Accounting Technicians Diploma Level I – mean grade C-(minus)
  • Pharmaceutical Technology: Mean grade C (Plain) with C (Plain) in Mathematics/Physics, English/Kiswahili, Chemistry and Biological Sciences.
  • Applied Biology: Mean grade C- (minus) preferably with C- (minus) in Biology/Biological sciences.
  • Analytical Chemistry: Mean Grade C- (minus) preferably with C- (Minus) in Chemistry/Physical Sciences.
  • Food Science Technology: Mean grade C- (minus) preferably with C- (minus) in Chemistry and Biology
  • HIGHER DIPLOMA – Diploma or degree from a recognized Institution

Mean grade D (plain and preferably D (plain) in Mathematics, English and Physics or Physical Sciences, in NAVCET 1 – KCPE and above

  1. Computer Proficiency Programmes CISCO & ICDL are offered any time of the year, and available to all interested persons.
  2. Information Technology (IT) Essentials (CISCO)
  • Introduction to Cyber Security
  • Introduction to Internet of Everything (IoE)
  • Mobility Fundamentals
  • Get Connected
  1. Computer Hardware and Software Maintenance-3 Months
  2. Cisco Certified Programming Associate
  3. Linux Essentials
  4. ICDL Digital Citizen
  5. Soft furnishing i.e. Design and production of loose covers, Curtains, Cake baking and decoration, Housekeeping, Pastry and Pastry products, Basic cookery and Laundry.
  6. Short courses in Hair Dressing, Beauty Therapy, Plumbing, Pipe work, Drain Laying, Masonry, Walling, Carpentry, Door Frame Construction, Door Lining Construction, Electrical Wire man/Fitter, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Installation, Microcontroller Programming, Inverter Design & Fabrication, Amplifier Design & Fabrication, Garment making, Mechanical General Fitter, Paint Decorator, Turner, Sheet Metal, Welding, and Fabrication, Lathe Work, Tie & Die, Printing, Embroidery, Batik and Direct Cutting are available for 3 Months.
  7. Short courses in Motor Vehicle Mechanics, Motor Vehicle Electricians, Panel beating and Spray Painting are available for duration of 1 year.
  8. Solar Power Installation Technician (T1 and T2)
  9. Instrumentation and Control Technician.
  10. Organizations/Companies’ tailored courses are offered any time of the year.


Fees for all courses are low and affordable. The details are given when a student is selected to join the Polytechnic.

Contact us

For all enquires on admissions, please contact the Registrar’s office via this email: registrar@thenyeripoly.ac.ke