We extend a warm welcome to students from Kenya.

Here you'll find out about the entry requirements for Anglia Ruskin and the qualification equivalents from your home country. You'll also find information about how to apply, fees and scholarships, events we're holding and contact details for us and our approved agents in your country.

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Entry requirements

Academic qualification equivalents

for students coming from Kenya to Anglia Ruskin

If you’re applying for an undergraduate course (year 1 entry) you must hold one of the following:

  • Exceptional grades in KCSE - Grade A or B in English and Maths and average of B in 8 subjects
  • a recognised foundation qualification or equivalent
  • If you’re applying for a postgraduate taught course you must hold one of the following:

    • a UK equivalent bachelors degree (minimum second class lower)
    • a recognised pre-Masters course
    • International Baccalaureate with 24 points

    Interested in our postgraduate research degrees? Please visit our postgraduate research pages, where you’ll find entry requirements.

    Some of our courses may have extra requirements, such as portfolios for art and design courses. These are outlined in our course pages.

    If you don't meet academic requirements for undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses then Cambridge Ruskin International College (CRIC) can help. CRIC provides foundation and pre-Masters courses which will help you meet the requirements for our degrees. 

    English requirements

    English language requirements

    If English is not your first language you'll need to be able to show you have the required level of English language. This is so we can ensure you'll be able to follow your course.

    • Our standard entry criteria for undergraduate courses is IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with nothing lower than 5.5 in any of the four elements (listening, speaking, reading and writing).
    • Our standard entry criteria for postgraduate taught and postgraduate research courses is IELTS 6.5, with nothing lower than 5.5 in any of the four elements (listening, speaking, reading and writing).

    If you don't meet our English language requirements, our Language Centre offers a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.

    Our Language Centre also offers the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) in the UK and overseas. Check our events page for dates or contact our country managers for more information.

    How to apply

    Here are some links to important information that’ll help you with your application to Anglia Ruskin University:

    Approved agents

    Uniserv Education

    • Location: Nairobi
    • Address: 9th Floor Fortis Tower Woodvale Grove, Westlands Nairobi 00200
    • Telephone: 020 445 2732
    • Email:
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    • Website:

    British Canadian International Education (BCIE)

    • Location: Nairobi
    • Address: Amee Arcade (Formerly Rank Xerox House) 1St Floor, Parklands Road, Opp. Corner Plaza, Next Nairobi Westlands
    • Telephone: (254) 23 3754741
    • Email:
    • Website:

    Uniserv Education

    • Location: Mombasa
    • Address: 1st Floor, Kalair Centre (Opp. Texas Alarms) Nyali Road Mombasa East Africa 80100
    • Telephone:041 470 561
    • Email:
    • Website:

    Western Links Consultancy (Weslinc)

    • Location: Nairobi
    • Address: Devan Plaza, 5Th Floor, Suite 5 - 6 2nd Cross Way, Westlands (Off Waiyaki Way) P. O. Box 14769 - 00800 Nairobi
    • Telephone: +254 723 161 908, +254 735 518 198
    • Email:
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    3M Overseas Education Advisory Centre

    • Location: Nairobi
    • Address: Bruce House, 10th Floor, South Wing P O Box 13450-00100 Gpo Standard Street Nairobi
    • Telephone: +254 20 2213535, +254 722 851 025, +254 &39 717 438
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