The University has been welcoming students from Kenya since 1942. We currently have approximately 20 students from Kenya studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level at the University and staff from the International Office regularly visit the country throughout the year.

The University of Glasgow has developed strong ties to Kenya over many years. Of particular note is the development of medical and veterinary schools in Kenya. In 1965 the Glasgow-Nairobi link was established which provided clinical teaching at the main government hospital in Nairobi. By 1967 42 members of University staff had been on secondment in Nairobi. From the late 1950s, staff from the University veterinary school worked in conjunction with the University of East Africa, Nairobi, to upgrade the skills of a group of African students to world class standards in veterinary medicine and surgery.  More recently a partnership agreement to promote joint scientific research and education programmes with a focus on tropical diseases has been signed by the University of Glasgow and Pwani University in Kilifi, Kenya.

Entry Requirements


The University will accept school leavers with KCSE at a B+ average directly in to 1st year without the need for a foundation programme (exceptions include medicine, law, dentistry, veterinary medicine). In addition we will also consider students who have completed a recognised foundation or access programme.

We also accept International Baccalaureate (IB) and A-Levels. For subject-specific entry requirements please refer to our undergraduate pages.

If you do not have KCSE at B+ average you can still apply to our foundation programme at Glasgow International College (you must have at least a C average).

Postgraduate Taught

We will consider applications to Masters programmes from graduates of national quality Kenyan universities who are 1st class or upper second class degree holders. We will also consider those with second lower class with a GPA of 3.0 or above in exceptional circumstances. Please be aware that in addition to your overall degree qualification it is likely that we will also look at your course content to ensure that you have covered the required modules in your first degree.

Postgraduate English Language Requirements

The University will waive the requirement to sit an English language test to applicants who meet the following requirements:

  • KCSE English at Grade C or higher



Study Abroad and Exchange opportunities at Glasgow

We welcome over 1500 students every year via the long-established Study Abroad and exchange programmes

If you want to come to Glasgow for a year abroad and your country does not have an existing agreement please look at our incoming Study Abroad Programme options

Meet Us


Students who choose to be counselled by an agency should expect the following standards of service:

  • Representatives will support students throughout the application process, providing advice and assistance in the preparation/submission of documents. It is, however, the applicant who must remain ultimately responsible for their account and the management of communications.
  • Representatives will have full access to student data contained within the application form and may manage a student application by discussing all aspects of the application with the University of Glasgow.
  • Representatives should be honest and accurate in communicating information about the University to the student and vice versa. At no time should representatives disseminate false or misleading information to the student or to the University.
  • Representatives will conduct themselves with fairness and integrity at all times and are subject to a rigorous selection and ongoing training process by the University of Glasgow.
  • Representatives are paid by the University for their services and will not pass on charges to prospective students.

Uniserv Education (Mombasa)

1st Floor, Kalair Centre, Opposite Texas Alarms, Nyali Road
+254 (41) 470561

Uniserv Education (Nairobi)

Ba9th Floor, Fortis Tower, Wood vale Grove, Westlands
+254 723 597 445 / +254 735 014 549 +254 772 351 121 / +254 717 014 549 4452732

We would be happy to welcome you to our historic main campus in the heart of Glasgow, where we host open days and campus tours for you to experience our University in person. For more information, go to:

Contact Us

Pamela Armstrong, International Recruitment Manager (based in Glasgow)
+44 (0)141 330 1960

Adri Hortobagyi, International Recruitment Coordinator (based in Glasgow) 
+44 (0)141 330 8764

International Summer School

You can also apply to join our International Summer School. This is an excellent introduction to studying at a world renowned university.  The summer school offers a variety of credit and non credit-bearing courses including Mathematics and Physics, Theatre and Performance and International Business. The International Summer School website details all courses on offer.

Summer study allows you to:

  • Explore a particular topic in more depth
  • Experience teaching from world-class academic staff
  • Supplement your studies and gain international experience and credits at a world-class university

To attend the International Summer School for most courses, but not all, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You should be a current student or a graduate of an international higher education institution*.
  • If your first language is not English, we require a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent)
  • You should have a GPA of at least 3.0 (or equivalent)

Special circumstances may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Please refer to individual course descriptions for courses that vary from the standard criteria.


  • Applications for 2020 are currently open

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