We've tried to provide all the information you will need if you are thinking about coming to study at the University of Plymouth from Kenya. If you need to know anything else, you can contact our team using the details below.


For undergraduate courses, you'll need good A levels or the Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education plus an acceptable International Foundation Year or equivalent. Our partner college on campus, University of Plymouth International College (UPIC), offers a wide variety of foundation courses.

Applicants who have completed the Kenyan Higher Diploma with good overall grades may be entitled to advanced undergraduate entry and applications will be considered on a case by case basis.


We require applicants to have completed the Kenyan Bachelor degree from a recognised institution with the following classification:

Kenyan degree classification - percentage Kenyan degree classification - letter grade Kenyan degree classification - description Kenyan degree classification UK degree equivalent
70% – 100% A Excellent 1st 1st
60% – 69% B Good 2:1 2:1
50% – 59% C Satisfactory 2:2 2:2

English language

A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required or successful completion of one of the University of Plymouth's pre-sessional English Language courses.


Need more advice and guidance? Our agents in Kenya can help. Contact them using these details.

S3 Education Nairobi Office
2nd Floor Westlands Square (Above Tusky’s/Java), Ring Road Westlands, Nairobi

SI-UK Nairobi Office
Ground Floor, Jimkan House, Woodvale Grove, Westlands, Nairobi

UniConnect Nairobi Office
Bandari Plaza M1, Woodvale Grove, Westlands P.O. Box 00100 49586, Nairobi

Uniserv Nairobi
9th Floor, Fortis Tower, Woodvale Grove, Westlands, Nairobi

Brian Mwaura – BSc (Hons) Environmental Science

Our International student Brian, who previously studied in Kenya, talks about his experience during the stage 1 environmental sciences field trip at Slapton Sands.

Sporting Excellence Scholar, Issa Mohamed

I have achieved my personal best and broken some Kenyan national records.

Issa Mohamed, Sporting Excellence Scholar and LLB (Hons) Law student tells us about his sporting ambitions and how he balances training and study.