International scholarships

To reward outstanding achievement the University of Plymouth offers scholarship schemes to help towards funding your studies. You could get up to 50% off your tuition fees in your first year.

Find out more about the scholarships available

Entry requirements


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 requirements

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

Agents in Kenya

For more help and advice, get in touch with our agents in Kenya — they'll be happy to help!

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

SI-UK Mombasa Office

Second Floor, Amal Plaza, Links Road, Nyali, Mombasa, 84453-80100

SI-UK Nairobi Office
Ground Floor, Madonna House, Westlands off, Mpaka Road, Westlands Nairobi

Soin Arcade, Mezzanine Floor Suite 22, Westland Road, Westland, Nairobi P.O Box 41086-00100 Kenya

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.