At UWE Bristol we are proud of our international reputation. With a thriving international community of students from over 140 countries worldwide, we are the perfect UK university to study at.

Entry requirements - Kenya

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The experienced UWE Bristol International team will be happy to give you advice on the suitability of your qualifications for your chosen course.

Qualifications listed under each heading may satisfy UWE Bristol entry requirements to that level of study. This is not a guarantee of an offer of a place, which is at the University’s discretion.

Entry onto foundation courses

If you do not meet the requirements for our Art and Design undergraduate degree courses, you may be considered for a foundation degree. You can find more information on the creative industries foundation courses available.

If you do not meet the requirements for our other undergraduate degree courses, you may be considered for a foundation or international year one course at our International College.

Upon successful completion, these courses offer guaranteed entry onto a UWE Bristol undergraduate degree course.

Entry onto undergraduate courses

UWE Bristol will consider students who have taken GCE A-level examinations or the International Baccalaureate for entrance onto undergraduate courses.

Applicants who have a good KCSE, plus a UK international/bridging foundation course or equivalent will be considered for direct entry onto undergraduate courses.

Students who hold an Ordinary National Certificate/Diploma with upper credit will be considered.

The requirements listed above are the minimum requirements for entrance to UWE Bristol; competitive courses may have higher requirements.

Entry onto postgraduate courses

Holders of a good bachelor's (hons) degree awarded by a Kenyan university will be considered for postgraduate study, depending on the English level.

Students who do not satisfy the requirements would be asked to study a pre-master's course before entry onto a postgraduate course.

English language requirements

To study at UWE Bristol you must demonstrate that your English level is high enough for university study. We accept a number of different Secure English Language Tests (SELT) for entry onto our degree courses, with IELTS being the most common. English language requirements vary slightly from subject to subject.

We also accept the following local qualification (please note this may vary for some courses):

  • KSCE (EAACE): English Language Grade C or above.

Please see a list of other acceptable English language qualifications.

What to do if you don't meet our entry requirements

If you do not quite meet our entry requirements, our International College offers a range of university preparation courses to teach you all you need to progress to UWE Bristol. We also have a pre-sessional English language course to get your English skills up to the standard required for entry to UWE Bristol.


For UWE Bristol enquiries, please contact our UK based experts:

Sam Micklewright Regional Manager, Americas

Country managers

Sam Micklewright
Regional Manager, Africa and UK
Based in Bristol

Rita Gwani, International Officer, AfricaRita Gwani
International Officer, Africa
Based in Bristol.

Contact us

Country representatives

Below you will find the contact details for our representatives in your country. They can provide you with further information and assist with the submission of your application to UWE Bristol. They can also offer advice on visas, accommodation, scholarships, travel and more.

Representative name Contact details

IDP Kenya
Soin Arcade
Mezzanine Floor
Westland Road

Telephone: +254 752 092 287 or +254 729 129 799

Imperial Education Consultants Nairobi Office
Office No 507
5th Floor
Githinji Investment House

Telephone: +254748669938

Imperial Education Consultants Eldoret Office
3rd Floor
Sagaas Centre (Opp. AIC Church)
Makasembo Rd
Off Nandi Rd

Telephone: +254748669954

Imperial Education Consultants Mombasa Office
Ground Floor
Off Kenyatta Avenue

Telephone: +254748669939
SI-UK Mombasa Office
Second Floor, Amal Plaza
Links Road
Mombasa 12830-00400
Telephone: +254 (0) 755688242/47/53
SI-UK Nairobi Office
Ground floor, Jimkan House
Woodvale Grove Westlands
Contact: Ms Leah Nanjala
Telephone: +254789332973/+254755688247
Studysphere Academic Advisors Ltd
Centro House
1st Floor Suite 5
Telephone: +254 721 558441
Uniconnect Ltd
Bandari Plaza, Woodvale Grove
Contact: Georgina Kuria
Telephone: +254 (0) 720366374
Uniserv Mombasa Office
1st Floor Kalair Center
Opp. Texas Building, Next to Nyali Cinemax
Nyali Road
Mombasa 95649-80106
Contact: Mr Shadrack Saina
Telephone: +254 41 4472108/+254 (0) 735 091 072/+254 (0) 738 861 664/+254 (0) 729 575 173
Uniserv Education Nairobi office
9th Floor Fortis Tower
Woodvale Grove
P.O. Box 56386 – 00200
Contact: Rahim Kassam
Telephone: +254 20 4452732/4453903
Western Links Consultancy
Devan Plaza, 5th Floor
Suite 5–6, 2nd Cross Way
Westlands (off Waiyaki Way)
P. O. Box 14769
Contact: Silpa Ny
Telephone: +254 (0) 20 5207837
+254 723 161908
World Student Advisors,
5th Floor Krishna Centre
Contact: Tim Hunt
Telephone: +254 (0) 20 523 5968

International scholarships

Every year we offer funding and a large number of scholarships to our students. Find out about our scholarships for international students.

You may also want to consider other scholarships available from organisations independent of UWE Bristol.