University of Birmingham and Kenya

The University has a long tradition of welcoming students from Kenya. We currently have over 40 Kenyan students at Birmingham studying a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

The student experience

Find out about student life and how to get involved in the student community to make the most of your time here.


The University offers a range of scholarships for
international students

Entry requirements

The following information is for guidance only and should be used together with the University's general entrance requirements and any specific degree programme requirements.  

Please note: If you have taken exams which are from another country's national education system (eg SAT and AP exams from the USA) you should consult the country specific section for that country for qualification equivalence information. If you are unsure about the acceptability of your qualifications for entry to Birmingham please contact us for further details.

Foundation Pathways

65% or B grade average in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) to include grade B in Mathematics for our Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway, or to include grade B in Biology for our MLGS pathway, that progresses to a Biology focused degree. 

If you have achieved English language at grade C or above, you will not be required to take an additional English proficiency test (for the 4-year programme)

For further information see the Birmingham International Academy website.


The University will consider students who have taken GCE A Level examinations, the International Baccalaureate (IB), or a suitable foundation programme, such as one of our  Foundation Pathways, for entrance to undergraduate programmes.


Students who hold a Bachelor degree from a recognised institution will be considered for Postgraduate Diplomas and Masters degrees. Most taught Masters programmes require a minimum of an upper second class degree (2.1) with a minimum GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or 3.5/50

Students who have completed a Masters degree from a recognised institution will be considered for PhD study.

English Language

English language at grade C or above in the KCSE is sufficient to meet the standard English language requirements. 

How to apply

How to apply video

Interested in applying? Find out more about how to apply for undergraduate and postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham by watching our video above!


Accommodation at the University of Birmingham

Find out more about student accommodation. The University has a wide variety of accommodation to suit every need making Birmingham feel like a home away from home.

Student Ambassador

The University of Birmingham Kenyan Student Ambassador, Ann Njeri Watathi, is available to contact and help answer questions on student experience

Contact us

The University of Birmingham contact for Kenya is Andy Hammond.

To contact Andy with your questions, please email

Birmingham representatives in Kenya

Our representatives in Kenya can provide advice on studying in the UK and, more specifically, at the University of Birmingham. They will also be able to assist you with your application.


9th Floor Fortis Tower

Woodvale Grove | Westlands,

P.O. Box 56386 - 00200,


Tel: +254 20 4452732 / 4453903|

Mobile: +254 (0) 73 47 59 495   


1st Floor Kalair Centre,

Opposite Texas Alarms,

Nyali Road, Mombasa

P.O Box 95649-80100

Tel: +254 41-470561 

The British Council

The British Council has offices in many countries throughout the world which are able to provide you with advice about studying in the UK. Most offices also have an education library and internet facilities where you can consult university material. The British Council can also provide advice about funding opportunities.


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