We currently have around 40 Kenyan students studying at the University of Bristol and we are proud to partner with The Beacon Scholarship

Entry requirements for undergraduate courses

You can apply for undergraduate programmes either through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) or the Common Application. Please use only one method of applying. If you are using UCAS to apply for other UK universities, please also make your University of Bristol application through UCAS and do not use the Common Application.

The UCAS code name and number for this University is BRISL B78.

Applicants with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or British A-Levels will be considered for admission to our Bachelor degree courses.

Applicants with the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) combined with a successfully completed appropriate foundation programme will be considered for admission to our Bachelor degree courses.

Applicants who have successfully completed a (University) Diploma or the first year of a Kenyan University degree will be considered for admission to the first year of our Bachelor degree courses.

Please note that competition for places at Bristol is very strong, so the achievement of the qualifications listed above does not guarantee that an offer will be made. We aim to get you a response as quickly as possible to help you plan your studies.

Entry requirements for postgraduate programmes

You can apply online for all our postgraduate programmes.

The standard requirement for entry to a taught masters programme at Bristol is an undergraduate (Bachelor) degree that is equivalent to a UK Upper Second Class degree (also known as a 2:1).

Applicants who hold a Masters degree will be considered for admission to PhD study.

English language requirements

Applicants for undergraduate programmes who hold Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) grades A to D in O Level English are exempt from English language testing. If English is not your first language please see our English language guidelines.

Scholarship information

The Beacon Scholarship is a change-maker programme that offers access for financially disadvantaged students from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to undergraduate programmes of study at world class schools and universities. Tuition and maintenance fees are split three ways: 1/3 University Partner; 1/3 Beacon; 1/3 Scholar Parents/Sponsors/Guardians. The programme includes leadership training and development; an Away and Home Country Mentor network; and a goal-setting performance management system. Candidates must hold an offer from a partner university in order to qualify.

Think Big scholarships - New for 2018, the University of Bristol is delighted to launch the new Think Big scholarship scheme. 52 scholarships are available to international applicants for undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes at the University of Bristol. Information on eligibility and how to apply can be found at If you have any specific queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Scholarships & Sponsors team at

Further information about scholarships is available from the University's Student Funding Office.

British Council in Kenya

The British Council has offices in more than 100 countries. Many of them are able to give guidance and information regarding Higher Education in the UK. Please visit the British Council in Kenya to find out what services may be available.

Our representatives in Kenya

The University has agreements with a number of education representatives (also known as agents) around the world, who can assist you with your application. Please note that using a representative does not put your application at any advantage or disadvantage when the academic decisions are made within the department. Independent applications will be considered on an equal basis.

Please use the services of only one representative to avoid administrative complications. We only work with representatives listed on our website.

SI-UK Kenya

Please visit their website for further information,

Uniserv Ltd 

Please visit their website for further information,

Meet current students online

Find out what our current international students think about life in Bristol on our student profiles.

The University Students' Union has a number of cultural societies. You can check their website to see the whole range of clubs and societies that are here.

English language requirements

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If English is not your first language, please refer to our English language requirements.

Visits to your country

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You can meet and talk to our staff at exhibitions held in your country; find out when we are visiting you schedule of overseas visits.

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