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Kenya

There is a growing number of Kenyan students at Royal Holloway.

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

The International Officer responsible for this country is Alice Crichton. If you have any questions about Royal Holloway or making an application, please email Alice.Crichton@rhul.ac.uk 

The qualifications we accept

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)

If you have completed the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education you will need to take our one year International Foundation Year or International Year One programme, or the equivalent from another institution, before beginning your undergraduate studies.

A levels & International Baccalaureate (IB)

If you have taken A levels or the IB, you  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.

University preparation programmes

The Royal Holloway International Study Centre provides an International Foundation Year and International Year One programme, which are designed for international students who do not quite meet the requirements for an undergraduate course. These programmes will help to develop your academic and English language skills in preparation for university. Upon successful completion, you can progress to degree level study at Royal Holloway, University of London.

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).

Research Degree (MPhil/PhD)

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.

To apply to any of our courses, you need to prove 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.

Undergraduate applications are made online via UCAS.

Postgraduate applications are made on our website using the online application form.

If you are applying to a University preparation course or a postgraduate course, then apply to Royal Holloway directly. There is more application information in the Studying Here section of the Royal Holloway website.

You could be eligible for a scholarship. If find out about undergraduate scholarships here and go here to find out here if you are eligible for a postgraduate scholarship.

If you are considering postgraduate study at Royal Holloway, there may be external funding available to you.

We make frequent trips to Kenya to attend fairs, visit schools and meet students. They are a chance to meet us in person and talk about any aspect of applying to or studying at Royal Holloway.

We also have permanent representatives in Nairobi and Mombasa to help with any questions you have.

UNISERV
T: +254 723 597 445 | +254 735 014 549
E: info@uniserveducation.com   
W: uniserveducation.com

SI-UK
T:  +254 (0) 755688242/47/53
E: nairobi@studyin-uk.com
W: www.studyin-uk.co.ke

IDP
T: +254 752 092 287
E: irene.uniabroad@idp.com or stella.uniabroad@idp.com
W: www.idp.com/kenya/

S3 Education Nairobi
T: +254799114400 
E: kenya@s3education.com 
W: www.s3education.com

World Student Advisors
T: +254 (0) 20 523 5968
E: Fartun@WorldStudentAdvisors.com
W: www.WorldStudentAdvisors.com

BCIE

https://www.bcie.co.uk/

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.

The British Council provides comprehensive advice on many aspects of studying in Britain

The Kenyan High Commission for assistance for Kenyan citizens in the UK

The British High Commission in Kenya for advice on visas

UKCISA promotes and protects the needs of international students in the UK

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