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We welcome applicants from around the world and often accept local country qualifications in line with the course entry requirements. If you have qualifications from Kenya, we can review your eligibility for your programme of interest. Just send in copies of your academic transcripts and awards when you make your application. Alongside our UK team, we also have representatives in your country who can assist you with your application.

Country representative

Laila Sansole

Laila Sansole

East Africa Representative

In order to support our long-term commitment and close relationships in Kenya, our staff provide tailored counselling and assistance to prospective students and their parents on all aspects of studying at the University of Hertfordshire and the UK, including advice on application processes and documentation, pre-departure briefings, assistance with visa applications and help with securing University accommodation.

Further information

Contact: Laila Sansole (Country Representative)

East Africa Representative

Regional qualifications and entry requirements

For the majority of our programmes, we typically accept the following qualifications from Kenya:

Point of entryAcademic requirements*Language requirements*
FoundationKenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with five 'C' Grades.KCSE English Language grade C/IELTS 4.5 with no less than 4.0 in any band.
Undergraduate (year 1)

For Hertfordshire Business School, Hertfordshire Law School, the School of Creative Arts and also computer science courses, students can gain year 1 entry with KCSE at B+ average, taking a minimum of eight subjects.

Year 1 entry to other schools require completion of A-levels or IB. For details of required A-level/IB scores please refer to the individual course pages.

KCSE English Language grade C/IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band.
Undergraduate (year 2/3)There are no agreed progression routes, but if you're interested in applying to the University after part completion of a degree or completion of a diploma, applications will be individually assessed.KCSE English Language grade C/IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band.
Pre-mastersCompletion of a four year bachelors degree with third class honours.KCSE English Language grade C/IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.5 in any band.
Postgraduate taughtCompletion of a four year bachelors degree with a minimum of 2.2.KCSE English Language grade C/IELTS 6.0 or 6.5 (depending on course) with no less than 5.5 in any band.

*Some courses may vary and/or have specific requirements – for details of the entry requirements for your course, please see our course pages or contact us to check your qualifications. Please note that all applications are assessed on an individual basis.

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