The University of South Wales is a popular choice amongst Kenyan students and we have been welcoming students from Kenya to our campuses for many years.

Popular courses amongst Kenyan students are our Foundation years and undergradaute and postgraduate courses in business, management and accounting, IT and computing and engineering.

Self-financing students from Kenya studying at undergraduate level are also able to take advantage of our guaranteed Chancellor’s International Development Scholarships of £2,500 per year!

Students enjoy the friendly, safe and welcoming environment of the University and benefit hugely from the location – surrounded by breathtaking scenery and impressive historical landscapes, boasting excellent transport links and the buzz of two dynamic Welsh cities.

Pontypridd Campus Aerial

Pontypridd Campus, Treforest

The University offers the following scholarships for self-funding international students. You will be automatically considered for one of these awards when we receive your application. 

Courses starting in September 2023 and February 2024

  • £2,500 per year for undergraduate students
  • £2,500 for postgraduate students

For more information visit the international scholarships page.

Our overall fee structure can be found on the undergraduate and postgraduate fee page. For individual fees please check your selected course page

Foundation Entry Requirements

Foundation Years are available to students who don't meet the academic requirements for entry directly onto year 1 of a Bachelor degree.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

  • Applicants who have good grades at KCSE (B+ average) may apply for entry to appropriate undergraduate programmes on an individual basis
  • Applicants who have followed the A-Level curriculum can be considered for degree level entry- the normal UCAS tariff will be applied
  • Applicants who have followed the IB Diploma curriculum can be considered for degree level entry- the normal UCAS tariff will be applied
  • Applicants who have completed the Brookhouse Foundation with overall average of 50% + can be considered for entry to a relevant undergraduate programme
  • Applicants who hold a 3-year Polytechnic Diploma/ABE/EdExcel HND will be considered on case by case basis for 2nd, 3rd or IPG programmes

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

  • Applicants with a Masters degree will be considered for masters programme entry
  • Applicants with the equivalent to a Second Class Lower degree will be considered for Masters programme entry

English Language Entry Requirements

Proficiency in English is essential for undergraduate and postgraduate study. The University of South Wales recognises the following English language qualifications: 

  • GCSE/O Level English Language grade C or above
  • KCSE English Language grade C or above
  • IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 with at least a 5.5 in each component. 

Please note that some courses may require a higher level of English language proficiency than the University’s standard requirements. 

Please see the course page for further information.

Don’t worry if you do not meet these requirements as we offer a range of English Language courses

Please contact us with any questions you may have about studying and applying to the University of South Wales.


Agnes Website

Agnes Lesaan, In-country Regional Manager for East Africa

Tel: +254 707 538543

Email: [email protected]


IDP Education Kenya

Address: 2nd Floor, Euro Towers
27 Muthithi Road, Westlands

Tel:+254 719284278

Email: [email protected]

S3 Education Consultants

Address: 4th Floor Westlands Square Offices (Formerly Centro House),

Next to Sankara/ Shell Petrol Station,

Off Ring Road Westlands, Nairobi

Tel: +254799114400 | +254755594444

Email: [email protected]


Nairobi:9th Floor Fortis Tower , Woodvale Grove, Westlands, P.O. Box 56386 – 00200 

Tel: +254 723 59 74 45

Email: [email protected] 

Mombasa: 1st Floor Kalair Centre (opposite Texas Alarms) , Nyali Road, P.O Box 95649-80100

Tel: +254(41)4472108

Email: [email protected]


Nairobi: Ground Floor, Jimkan House, Woodvale Grove, Westlands, Nairobi 12830-00400

Tel: +254 (0) 755688242/47/53

Email: [email protected]

Mombasa: 2nd Floor Amal Plaza, Links Road Nyali, Mombasa

Tel: +254 (0) 780450642

Golden Arrow Bada Education Centre

2nd Floor The Mall, Westlands, Nairobi

Tel: +254 700 523 332

Email: [email protected] 


The Pavilion, 1st Floor, Lower Kabete Road, Westlands, Nairobi

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +254 783 125 125