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KenyaNairobiRoyal Holloway warmly welcomes students from Kenya and we currently have a growing number of Kenyan students at Royal Holloway.

Popular course choices among Kenyan students include Economics, Information Security and Management.

The Regional Manager for Kenya is more than happy to help students with any questions they have. For further information or assistance with making an application, please contact: international@royalholloway.ac.uk


Applicants to Royal Holloway come from a diverse range of backgrounds and we accept a broad range of qualifications to our courses. Each applicant is considered carefully on their individual merits, but please see below for the standard minimum entry requirements for students from Kenya.


Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
Students who have completed the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education will need to take our one year International Foundation Programme, or the equivalent from another institution, before beginning their undergraduate studies.

A-level & International Baccalaureate (IB)
Students who have taken A levels or the IB Diploma will be considered for direct entry onto our undergraduate programmes. Specific grade requirements can be found in the course finder entry for your chosen course.

Our International Foundation Year, run by Study Group, is a programme of academic and English language study skills for international students who do not meet the direct entry requirements for undergraduate study.


Bachelor’s Degree
Students who have successfully completed a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA at an accredited university will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway Master's degree programme. Exact requirements will depend upon the programme and the university you have studied at, but most departments will ask for either a Lower Second Class Honours (2:2) or an Upper Second Class Honours (2:1).

Master’s Degree
Students who have successfully completed a Master's degree in an appropriate subject with good grades/GPA at an accredited university will be considered for entry to a Royal Holloway MPhil/PhD programme. Individual departments have their own entry requirements and prospective students are encouraged to contact their chosen department for more information.

English language

IELTS score
Students will need to be able to prove that they have a minimum level of English language proficiency.

Students who do not quite make the English language requirements may be able to take a pre-sessional English language programme.



For undergraduate students, applications are made online via UCAS. Students applying for a University preparation course or a postgraduate course apply to Royal Holloway directly.

You can find further information on how to apply in the Study here section of the Royal Holloway website.

Royal Holloway offers a range of scholarships for our international students. You can find out which ones you're eligible for on our undergraduate scholarships page and postgraduate scholarship page.  

If you are considering postgraduate study at Royal Holloway, you can also find out about the external funding that is available to you.

Meet us in Kenya

Royal Holloway frequently makes trips to Kenya, so why not take the opportunity to meet us in person?  You can find out more details about the next Royal Holloway visit to Kenya on the calendar on the Meet us in your country page.

Royal Holloway representatives in Kenya

Royal Holloway has appointed representatives in Kenya who can offer you advice and assistance with your application. 


9th Floor, Fortis Tower, Wood vale Grove,
Tel: +254 723 597 445 | +254 735 014 549
Email: info@uniserveducation.com   

BCIE Kenya
Amee Arcade (Formerly Rank Xerox House),
Next to Unga House Opposite Corner
Plaza, First Floor Parklands Road
Westlands, P.O Box 1354 - 00606
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 20 3754741
Fax: +254 20 3740463
Email: kenya@bcie.co.uk   
Website: www.bcie.co.uk


1st Floor Kalair Center
Opp. Texas Building, Next to Nyali Cinemax
Nyali Road
Tel: +254 (0) 735 091 072


The local Kenyan community

There is a growing African community at Royal Holloway. There are a range of societies and groups for Kenyan students, both on the campus and in the local area. First and foremost the Afro-Caribbean society supported by the Student's Union, alongside faith societies, such as our Christian Union. 

Royal Holloway is a multi-faith community, with many different beliefs represented on campus and excellent cooperation between faiths both on campus and in the local community. For information about our College Chaplaincy and the numerous on-campus faith groups, please see our Faith Support pages.

Voice of Africa radio provides an exciting range of African music spanning the continent of Africa, as well as phone–in programmes discussing issues which are pertinent to Africans in the London area.

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