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Entry requirements for Kenya

Our entry requirements will vary depending on your level of study, the course you are interested in and your English language proficiency.

Foundation courses

If you have graduated from the national high school system, you may be required to successfully complete an International Foundation Year before entering our undergraduate courses.

The city is very friendly, safe and inexpensive compared to other UK cities. It’s a very exciting city to live in as there is always something interesting to do.

John Kamau Nyagi BSc Computer Systems Engineering

Undergraduate courses

You will be required to have good A-level scores or the equivalent of the International Baccalaureate Diploma to be considered for admission on to our undergraduate degree courses.

Alternatively, the successful completion of a recognised International Foundation programme or a university diploma or one or more years of undergraduate study at a recognised Kenyan University may also be considered as acceptable for entry on to our undergraduate degree courses.

Postgraduate taught courses

You will be required to have a good bachelor's degree with the equivalent of an upper second or a very good lower second grade to qualify for our postgraduate taught programmes.

Postgraduate research courses

There are a number of possible entry routes to our postgraduate research courses. We will consider applicants who have successfully completed a Masters from a recognised Kenyan institution.

In some cases, we will consider applicants who only have a Bachelor's degree (minimum Second Class, Higher Division), although applicants may be required to complete a Master's course at Cardiff University prior to embarking upon PhD studies.

English language requirements

Whilst Kenya is recognised as an English-speaking country, for the purpose of complying with the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) rules students must demonstrate their English language abilities.

If you are unsure of your qualifications or entry requirements, please contact us.