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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 will be required to successfully complete a one year International Foundation Programme before entering our undergraduate courses.

You will be required to successfully complete the KCSE with an overall average of B and at least B in key subject areas to be considered for admission on to our International Foundation Programme.

Some subjects, such as healthcare allied professions, will require higher grades. Please contact the Foundation Office for more information.

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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.

A score of 60-69% from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 50-59% is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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 obtained your KCSE or IGCSE English with a level C or above (please note some programmes require a B), this will demonstrate your English language abilities. However if you do not have grade C or above in English in either the KCSE or IGCSE you will need to sit an IELTS exam.

If you are applying for a Foundation Course, you will need to sit an IELTS for UKVI qualification, in order to qualify for a visa to study in the UK.

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