How to apply
International students apply to the university in the same way as UK students, but there are different application procedures for different types of courses:
- university preparation courses and pre-masters programmes
- English language programmes.
Read more about our courses and find out how to apply.
Details of the academic and English language requirements for your course are on our course finder. We help many students from Kenya to improve their qualifications to meet entry requirements.
Kenyan students who have completed A-levels will normally meet the A-level entry requirements asked of UK students.
Those students who have taken the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), are required to take and successfully complete an international foundation year or equivalent.
We require applicants to hold either a good bachelor degree or a master’s degree from a Kenyan university.
|Kenyan degree classification
||English translation or equivalent
||A / 70–100 per cent
||B / 60–69 per cent
||C / 50–59 per cent
English language equivalency
An applicant can be considered to have met our English language entry requirements if he or she has consistently studied in the English language and obtained at least a C on the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).
Improve your academic and English language ability
If you don't have the correct grades or qualifications to meet our entry requirements, we can help you improve them.
Academic preparation courses at our International College
Successful completion of one of our International College courses offers guaranteed progression to degree courses at the university.
Find out more about foundation certificate or pre-masters courses at our International College. Let us know if you would like to speak with other students from Kenya.
English language preparation courses at our Language Institute
The University of Brighton Language Institute provides a comprehensive range of academic English language preparation courses for students who need to improve their English before starting a UK university degree.
Successful completion of one of our English courses guarantees your progression to a degree course at the University of Brighton.
Find out more about our academic English language preparation courses.
Immigration and visas
Generally, prior entry clearance (ie a visa) is required for students coming from Kenya. To obtain a visa you will need to have an unconditional offer of a place at the University of Brighton and your CAS number from the university. You will need to prove that you have the funds to pay your tuition fees and living expenses.
To make your visa application in Kenya, contact the UK Home Office.
For advice and help from our immigration advisers, and for further information visit our immigration and visas page.
British Council office
If you would like to talk to a trained counsellor about studying and living in the UK, please contact the British Council in Kenya.
Students from Kenya are eligible for University of Brighton scholarships:
Please contact us if you have a question or enquiry.