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Entry Requirements

Students who don’t meet the below entry requirements are still encouraged to apply as we consider each application on an individual basis. Consideration will be given to students who can prove they are able to fulfil course requirements and meet the academic standards expected.

Foundation Year

  • Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KSCE)/O Levels Grades A-E in 4 relevant subjects

Undergraduate Study

  • Kenyan Advanced Certificate of Education at principle level
  • University Diploma with good grades (50%/C)
  • Cambridge A Levels or International Baccalaureate
  • UK foundation/pathway course with a pass mark of 50% and above. Engineering courses require an additional mark of at least 55% in a maths module.

Postgraduate Study

  • Bachelor's degree from a recognised institution with C/50% or above
  • Applicants for the MBA should have 2 years work experience, although well qualified and motivated individuals without this will be considered

English language entry requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language to be eligible to study one of our foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate courses. The level of English required depends on the course applied for.

We accept the following English Language qualifications:

KCSE

  • Grade A-C in English language

IELTS Academic

• Foundation: 5.0 (no less than 4.5 in any band)

• Undergraduate: 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any band)

• Postgraduate: 6.5 (no less than 5.5 in any band)

* For Foundation programmes, we require UKVI IELTS

More information on other English language tests and other academic requirements we accept can be found here: https://www1.chester.ac.uk/international/how-apply/entry-requirements

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