Postgraduate entry requirements by region


Postgraduate entry requirements for students from Kenya.

For entry to most postgraduate taught or research degrees, the minimum requirement is a good Bachelors Degree from a recognised university.

You would normally be asked to have a GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 or an upper second class degree, but each application is considered individually and you are advised to contact the College Office for further information on admission.

Admissions advice

The grades listed above should be treated as a general guide. Each application is considered individually and you are advised to contact the relevant College Office for further information on admissions.

College of Arts, Humanities & Social Science

College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

College of Science & Engineering

PhD programmes

Application to PhD study typically requires a masters degree in a related or relevant subject, and a research proposal.

However, entry requirements vary by programme, and you should check the detailed entry requirements are listed under each programme on the Degree Finder.

Degree Finder

How to write a research proposal

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 

Contact us 

Edinburgh Global's contact for Kenya is Aly Stewart.

You can contact us for advice and support by emailing:

Applicant support

Sign up for an online information session

Due to travel restrictions, we are running all our applicant information sessions online. 

You can sign up to talk to a member of staff and view a presentation about study in Edinburgh.  We hope to resume in-country visits to meet applicants soon.

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Student numbers

There are around 475 students from 25 countries across Africa currently studying at the University of Edinburgh.