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Entry requirements for Kenyan students

This is a guide to the normal entry requirements, assuming you’ve followed the Kenyan education system. An admissions tutor will study your application, so make sure you include your academic background and personal information when you apply.

Entry requirements vary depending on what sort of course you’re coming to BU to study.

  • BU International College Foundation Certificates
    You can undertake a Foundation Certificate before going on to an undergraduate course if you have successfully completed 12 years of schooling in Kenya and achieved a minimum of IELTS (Academic) 5.0.
  • Undergraduate courses
    You can apply to study a Bachelor's degree from year one if you hold a Kenyan (University) Diploma. If you have a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE from 1989) with grades C+ and above, you can join an undergraduate course after you have completed a one-year foundation study programme, such as the BU International College Foundation Certificate.
  • Top-up courses
    You can apply for a Top-up course at BU if you have a Higher/Higher Technician Diploma.
  • Postgraduate courses
    You need to have a Kenyan Bachelor Degree to apply for postgraduate taught courses at BU.
  • Research programmes
    You need any postgraduate degree to be considered for a BU research programme.

You can find more information about English language requirements for entry to BU on our English language requirements page.

If you need help with your visa or want more information about the immigration process, you can find it on our immigration information page.