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
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:
Regional Manager, Africa and UK
Based in Bristol
International Officer, Africa
Based in Bristol.
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|
|Telephone: +254 752 092 287 or +254 729 129 799
Imperial Education Consultants Nairobi Office
Imperial Education Consultants Eldoret Office
Imperial Education Consultants Mombasa Office
|SI-UK Mombasa Office
Second Floor, Amal Plaza
|Telephone: +254 (0) 755688242/47/53
|SI-UK Nairobi Office
Ground floor, Jimkan House
Woodvale Grove Westlands
|Contact: Ms Leah Nanjala
|Studysphere Academic Advisors Ltd
1st Floor Suite 5
|Telephone: +254 721 558441
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
|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
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
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.