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Information and entry requirements for students from Kenya

Interested in studying at Nottingham Trent University (NTU)? On this page, we’ve included everything you’ll need to know – meet NTU’s Representatives for Africa, learn about our entry requirements, and sign up to keep in touch with us.

Africa team

Welcome to NTU

Hello, we’re NTU’s Team Africa (Wole, Annabel, Anna, Kotana and Richie) and we are your NTU Representatives! We’re delighted you’re thinking about studying here. We regularly visit the region and love meeting new students and families personally to give advice and guidance.

Our visit schedule is on the NTU in Africa webpage or you can register with us and we’ll let you know when we’re next visiting. If you can't meet us in person just email us your queries or we could even arrange a Skype session.

Entry Requirements

Your qualificationYou could study
Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) (see note one)Average grade D will be considered for a foundation certificate at Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC)
Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) (see note one)Average grade B will be considered for an International Year One at Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC)
Ordinary National Diploma (OND)Will be considered for a foundation certificate at Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC)
First year completed in Kenyan UniversityConsidered for Year 1 entry to a Bachelors degree
Diploma / Diploma in Technical Education Programme (TEP) awarded by KNEC or a recognised Polytechnic after 2 or 3 yearsCredit / 60%+ considered for Year 1 of a Bachelors degree
Polytechnic Diploma and Higher Diploma (HNC)Can be considered for Year One or Year Two of Bachelors degree
Higher National Diploma (HND)Lower credit will be considered for Year Three entry or Pre-Masters at Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC)
Bachelor degree (Hons)
(four years)

The following grades will be considered for entry onto Masters courses:

  • 2:1 : 60%


  • 2:2 : 50%
Masters degree
(two years)
Considered for PhD studies

Please note that these entry requirements are guidelines only. If you have questions about your qualification and it is not listed here, please contact us.

English language requirements

We accept many different tests and qualifications, including qualifications from Kenya, such as the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a grade C or higher. You can find full details of alternative English qualifications we accept here.

Students who do not meet the English language requirements may be required to take a pre-sessional English language (PEAP) course.

Meet our students

NTU representatives

We work closely with a network of representatives all over the world including counsellors in education agencies, schools and colleges.

They can advise you on entry requirements, the application process and how to apply for a visa among other things.

You'll find their details on this page.

Still need help?

International Development Office
+44 (0) 115 848 8175