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Cardiff University has a long tradition of welcoming Kenyan students, having established a relationship with the top international schools for over 30 years. There are currently over 60 students enrolled on our programmes from different parts of Kenya. The University welcomes applications from Kenyans at all levels.

Foundation courses

If you have graduated with the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), you will be eligible to apply for our International Foundation Programme.

You will be required to successfully complete the KCSE with a Grade B or above in all subjects to qualify for the International Foundation Programme.

Undergraduate courses

You will be required to hold a high pass at Foundation level, if you have completed it from a different university, in order to qualify for Cardiff University's undergraduate programmes.

Postgraduate taught courses

You will be required to have a good bachelor's degree with the equivalent of an upper second or a very good lower second grade to qualify for Cardiff University's postgraduate taught programmes.

If you are unsure of your qualifications or entry requirements please contact the International Office.

Mr Joshua Fairweather, from Cardiff University International Office will be in Kenya in September at the following exhibitions:

UK Universities Fair

Date and Time: Thursday 17th September 2015 9:30 – 14:00
Venue: Brookhouse School

UK Universities Fair

Date and Time: Friday 18th September 2015 9:30 – 14:00
Venue: Oshwal Academy

UK Universities Fair

Date and Time: Saturday 19th September 2015 9:30 – 14:00
Venue: Serana Hotel

UK Universities Fair

Date and Time: Tuesday 22nd September 2015 9:30 – 14:00, 17:00 - 20:00
Venue: Sarova Whitesands Hotel, Malindi Road

For further information regarding our visits please contact us at


Company Contact name Address Contact details
Uniserv Education
Nairobi Office
9th Floor Fortis Tower
Woodvale Grove
PO Box 56386 - 00200
Tel: +254-2044-52732 / 4453903
Mobile: +254 (0) 723 597 445 / 0735 014 549
Fax: +852 2525 3057
Preparation For Life (PFL)
Nairobi Office
The Exchange Building, 2nd Floor
55 Westlands Road, Westlands
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 20 4453021/22
Mobile: +254 (0)734093340


Company Contact name Address Contact details
Uniserv Education
Mombasa Office
1st Floor, Kalair Centre
Opp. Texas Alarms, Nyali Road
PO Box 95649 – 80100
Tel: +254-41-470561
Mobile: +254-729-575-173 / 735 091 072

James Smart, a MA International Journalism student from Kenya, talks about his experience of studying in Cardiff, why he chose Cardiff University, what life in Cardiff is really like, and most importantly, the weather...

Studying at Cardiff

Why I chose Cardiff

Life in Cardiff

The weather

View all of James's videos on our YouTube Channel.

Student views

The city is very friendly, safe and inexpensive compared to other UK cities. It’s a very exciting city to live in as there is always something interesting to do.

John Kamau Nyagi, BSc Computer Systems Engineering

The cost of living is just right for your pocket; you can have an enjoyable time both socially and academically.

Kajal Shah, MPharm Pharmacy

Josh Fairweather
Cardiff Contact - Josh Fairweather

Hi, my name is Josh and I'm the country manager for Kenya.

I am very excited to be visiting Kenya over the next year, learning more about your country and meeting as many people as possible. If you have any questions about studying or living in Cardiff please do contact me, or visit me at one of the events I will be attending - details of which can be found on this page.

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Student Video

Ann shares with us her opinions about the learning experience at Cardiff University and how she's settling in so far.

Ann from Kenya

Graduate Opportunities

Cardiff students have the opportunity to apply for graduate positions at international and national companies across Africa with GradlinkAfrica.

Useful links



2013 International brochure

Download or request our prospectus for International students.

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