Three students walking and talking together on ARU's Chelmsford campus

Kenya

Here you'll find out about our undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, campuses, entry requirements, and agents in your country who can help you apply.

Contact our ARU representative in Kenya, Nana Adom at nana.adom@aru.ac.uk or on +447990643782.

Looking for information on coronavirus? Check out our web pages for students
Three students working at computers

Explore ARU

Find out more about studying at ARU and take a look at our most popular courses.

Explore our Data Science courses Explore our Law courses Explore our Management courses

Student life

Take a look around our campuses, find out more about the cities of Cambridge and Chelmsford, and check out our accommodation.

Explore our Cambridge campus Explore our Chelmsford campus Find accommodation

Courses

Browse our undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research courses. You can find an application link on all our course pages.

Search our undergraduate courses Search our Masters and MBA courses Search our research degrees

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

If English is not your first language you will 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.

Fees and scholarships

We know that studying abroad is a huge investment. Find out more about fees, paying for university, and the support available:

How to apply

Here are some links to important information that will help you with your application to ARU:

Approved agents

Uniserv Education

ELVIG Education

  • Address: Watergate Plaza, Ronald Ngala Street, Next to MT. Kenya University. 2nd Floor Office Room M019. 30100. Eldoret
  • Telephone: +254 728 764 514
  • Email: info@elvigedu.com
  • Website: https://elvigedu.com/

S3 Education

  • Location: Kenya
  • Address: 3rd Floor, Centro House, Next to Sankara/ Shell Petrol Station, Off Ring Road, Westlands, Nairobi
  • Telephone: +254 799114400
  • Email: kenya@s3education.com
  • Website: www.s3education.com

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: info@weslinc.com

Chat to our students and staff

Do you want to know more about a course or student life at ARU? Send a message to our students or staff - they'll be happy to answer any questions you have.