Undergraduate entry requirements by region


Undergraduate entry requirements for students from Kenya.

Students from Kenya are admitted to the University of Edinburgh with a range of qualifications: GCE A Levels, the IB, Standardised Tests (SAT, ACT or AP) and other recognised regional systems.

Applicants with the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) will usually be required to complete a foundation year. In addition, all applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in English language.

Other qualifications

College of Science and Engineering

If you are applying to the College of Science and Engineering from Kenya we can consider you with the following grades plus successful completion of our internal admissions tests.

Internal admissions test

Applicants with the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) who demonstrate a B average and including grade A in required subjects will be considered for entry on successful completion of internal admissions tests.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences does not currently accept the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) for entry. The College’s International Foundation Programme offers a route into an Edinburgh degree.

Find out more about the programme:

International Foundation Programme

Further guidance on academic entry requirements

Each course may have further specific entry requirements. All applicants must meet these requirements. Staff in the Admissions Offices will be able to provide further guidance:

Undergraduate admissions contact form

English Language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate a level of English language competency, regardless of their nationality or country of residence. These requirements are listed by programme.

English Language advice

Specific English language requirement by programme

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Our representatives for Africa are Alistair Hudson and Aly Stewart. You can contact us for advice and support by emailing:


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