Undergraduate entry requirements by region

Kenya

Undergraduate entry requirements for students from Kenya.

The guidance on this page is specifically for applicants in 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

The College of Science and Engineering accepts some secondary school qualifications with the additional completion of internal admissions tests.

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

On applying to a programme in the College of Science and Engineering, internal admissions tests will be sent to you in order to gain a better understanding of your capabilities in your preferred study area.

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.

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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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There are 109 students from Kenya currently studying at the University of Edinburgh.