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St Mary's University warmly welcomes students from Kenya.

St Mary's has a lively and diverse student community, with students from over 100 countries outside the UK representing approximately 10% of its 6,000 students.

Below you will find lots of useful information for Kenyan applicants, but if you still have more questions, please feel free to email

Entry requirements

Undergraduate academic requirements

Applicants with Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) are required to complete an International Foundation programme, IB or A Levels prior to being admitted to an Undergraduate course at St Mary’s University.

Students who have successfully completed the first year at a recognised University may be exempt from completing the International Foundation programme.

Postgraduate academic requirements

A good bachelor degree from a Kenyan university.

English EquivalentKenyan Degree:ClassificationKenyan Degree:Score
2:1 2:1 60
2:2 2:2 50

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you will be required to evidence your English language ability required for academic study. Please see our  English Language Requirements page for our standard entry requirements.

David Gitau - MA in Migration, Organized Crime and Human Trafficking


'The UK is the best place to study, providing an opportunity to interact with many nationalities in the world. St Mary's University community makes you feel at home, away from home. The support accorded to students by everyone at the University is immense.

The masters in Migration, Organized Crime and Human Trafficking addresses a problem that is largely ignored. The course has given me a deep insight of the extent of modern slavery in the world.

I run once every week for charity with the local community within the University.

There are many historical sites in London, which I am visiting one at a time.'

Apply online today

For more information on how to apply as an international student please visit our section on  International Application Information.

Undergraduate applicants   Postgraduate applicants


Kenyan students who are offered a place to study at St Mary’s will automatically be considered for one of  St Mary's International Student Scholarships – these are available to new, full-time undergraduate and postgraduate taught degree students in any subject area.

For undergraduate applicants, the scholarship is worth up-to £3000 off the cost of your first year tuition fee. For postgraduate applicants the scholarship is worth up-to £3000 off the total cost of your tuition fee.

In-country representatives

St Mary's has appointed agents and representatives in Kenya who offer face-to-face counselling and can help you with your application.



Second Floor, Amal Plaza
Links Road, Nyali
Mombasa 84453-80100
Tel: +254 (0) 780 450 642