Entry requirements for Kenya

Academic entry requirements will vary between courses. Please check the individual course page and use the equivalency tables below to work out the specific requirements for your course.


Qualifications equivalent to UK A-levels:

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) PLUS a recognised foundation course.


Equivalencies for our foundation programmes

ProgrammeA-level requirementKCSE equivalency
Integrated 4-year foundation programmesCCDB grade average
International Foundation DiplomaEEC grade average

GCSE equivalencies:

  • For standard requirements, GCSE equivalents will be met by passing relevant subjects in school leaving qualification (except English language, acceptance of which will be detailed below).
  • Minimum passing grade is E

If you do not meet our minimum undergraduate requirements, you may still be able to apply for one of our foundation courses.


Qualifications equivalent to UK bachelor degree:

  • Bachelor's degree when awarded from public universities and CHE recognised programmes from private universities.

Minimum entry requirements

Please check the individual course listing for the bachelor degree requirement and use the equivalency table below to work out your specific requirement. If you do not meet our minimum requirements you may still be able to apply for one of our pre-master’s courses.


Bachelor degree requirementBachelor degree equivalency
2:1 (for direct entry)2:1 (60-69%)
2:2 (for direct entry)2:2 (50-59%)
Pass grade (for a pre-master’s course)3rd Class (40-49%)

Additional information

Minimum English language requirements

One of the following:

Equivalent academic qualifications can be accepted and we are happy to consider applicants on a case by case basis. Please contact our admissions team if you wish to discuss your specific qualifications.