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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You can study an undergraduate, Masters or research degree at ARU.

You'll find an application link on all our course pages.

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Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

for students coming from Kenya to ARU

For entry to a bachelor’s degree (year 1), we will consider the following qualifications:

  • A recognised foundation programme
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • International Advanced Levels (A Levels)
  • Exceptional grades in KCSE - Grade A or B in English and Maths and average of B in 8 subjects

For entry to a master’s degree, we will consider the following qualifications:

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

For entry to a research degree, we will consider overseas qualifications equivalent to a UK Master’s degree. Please visit our postgraduate research pages for more information on the application requirements. 

The above is a guide only and not all qualifications are listed. There may be additional course requirements, such specific subjects or grades, a portfolio or an interview, for example. These requirements will be detailed on each individual course page.

If you don't hold one of the qualifications above, ARU College can help. ARU College provides foundation, first year and pre-Masters courses designed to prepare you for entry to your chosen degree.

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
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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:
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Uniserv Education

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