The University has been welcoming students from Kenya since 1942. We currently have approximately 30 students from Kenya studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level at the University and staff fromInternational Recruitment 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.

Undergraduate 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.

If you do not meet the requirements, you can still apply to our foundation programme at Glasgow International College (you must have at least a C average).

A-levels and International Baccalaureate Diploma

See the Undergraduate degree programmes for specfic A-levels and International Baccalaureate Diploma entry requirements.

American Curriculum

Students applying with American qualifications (SAT/ACT/AP) should refer to the USA country page

For information about admission to Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine or Nursing

View our Undergraduate degree programmes

Postgraduate taught entry requirements

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


View our Postgraduate taught degree programmes to find out more about our postgraduate taught entry requirements

Prospective Student Information Sessions

The University of Glasgow is pleased to invite all prospective students to online information sessions which will be dedicated to answering your questions about joining #TeamUofG.

The team will give a presentation covering the application process, entry requirements and student life. There will be time at the end of the presentation for you to ask questions.

Click the relevant link below to book your place.

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.



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International Summer School


Our International Summer School is an excellent introduction to studying at a world renowned university.  

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

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