Here at the University of Wolverhampton, we extend a warm welcome to students from Kenya and look forward to you joining us here in the UK.

We have a strong relationship with Africa and a strong presence in the continent, including our Regional Office and the work carried out by our Centre for African Entrepreneurship and Leadership.

When you arrive here, you’ll be based at one of our three campuses in the heart of the UK. Get involved with student activities and experience the best that Wolverhampton has to offer, such as the city’s choice of restaurants and entertainment venues.

Entry requirements for students from Kenya

International Foundation Year

Students with minimum grades of C in five subjects in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education would be eligible for the International Foundation Year. 


Students holding a University Diploma / Ordinary Diploma / Ordinary Technician Diploma with a minimum score of 50% are eligible for entrance to Bachelor programmes.

Students holding a Higher Diploma / Higher Technician Diploma with a minimum score of 50% can be considered for entrance to the final year of a Bachelor programme. 


Students who have completed a Bachelor from a NARIC or government recognised institutions can normally be considered for admission onto a Master’s degree.

Degrees issued by private institutions must have national recognition from CHE

A score of 60%  is considered comparable to a UK 2:1

A score of 50% is considered comparable to a UK 2:2

A score of less than 50% is considered comparable to a UK 3 and would require the completion of a pre-master’s course.

English Language Entry Requirements

English language requirements vary by course and department but the standard University requirement is 6.0 with 5.5 in every component in IELTS or the same scores in the University's own entry test, the Wolverhampton English Proficiency Examination (WEPE).

Some courses may require a higher level of English language proficiency than the University standard requirements. For details of each programme's English language requirement please see the individual course pages.

Please see the most commonly accepted English Language International Qualifications.

Kenya Secondary Certificate of Education, grade C (5.5 equivalent), grade C (6.0 equivalent)


Country Specific Border Requirements

Tuberculosis (TB) certificate required

Educational Advisers

For more information on entry requirements and more, get in touch with our Educational Advisers for Kenya:

Kuhem Eastern Enterprise