Entry requirements for students from Kenya

We have been welcoming students from Kenya for many years and our staff are very familiar with the Kenyan education system and qualifications.

High entrance requirements for our degree programmes at Sheffield reflect the quality of the University.

All applicants are required to have an internationally recognised English language qualification such as IELTS. The minimum score that is accepted for entry, in line with UKBA regulations, is IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Please note that some departments may require a higher score.

The Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) English at Grade B or GCSE/IGCSE English at Grade C or above are currently accepted in place of IELTS or equivalent.

English language entry requirements - find out more

The information below is for guidance only - if you would like further advice please contact The Kenya Team. Please be aware, however, that final decisions can only be made upon receipt of an official application.

Entry requirements:

Undergraduate Programmes e.g. BSc, BA, BEng/ MEng

A variety of qualifications can be considered for direct admission to undergraduate bachelor degree programmes.

A Levels Applicants with a minimum of 3 A levels will be considered for direct admission to undergraduate programmes. Required scores and subjects vary from course to course and can be found in our online prospectus.
International Baccalaureate
International Baccalaureate diploma holders will be considered for
direct admission to undergraduate programmes. Required scores and subjects vary from course to course and can be found in our online prospectus.
NCUK International Foundation Year

The University is a member of the Northern Consortium (NCUK). NCUK offers an International Foundation Year (IFY) in Kenya at Brookhouse School, Nairobi. Students who have completed the IFY programme and have achieved the required grades will be considered for admission to undergraduate programmes.

Entry requirements and progression routes will vary so please feel free to contact The Kenya Team for further advice if you are doing this qualification.

If you don't meet the entry requirements:

Sheffield International College provides undergraduate foundation programmes specifically designed for students seeking entry into the University of Sheffield.

Visit Sheffield International College website to find out more

Postgraduate Taught Programmes e.g. MA, MSc

Holders of a Bachelors degree Holders of a good bachelor degree (generally an upper second class) from a recognised Kenyan university will be considered for direct admission to postgraduate diploma or masters programmes.
MBA Applicants

As well as suitable qualifications (as per the information above) at least 3-5 years' post-graduation work experience will be necessary for direct admission to our triple accredited MBA.

Applicants with lower class second degree and considerable work experience may be considered.

Why not visit our MBA web pages?

If you don't meet the entry requirements:

Sheffield International College provides pre-Masters programmes specifically designed for students seeking entry into the University of Sheffield.

Visit Sheffield International College website to find out more

Postgraduate Research Programmes e.g. MPhil, PhD

Holders of a good bachelor degree and a good masters degree from a recognised Kenyan university will be considered for direct admission to postgraduate research programmes.