If you have any questions about studying at Aberystwyth University, please contact the Regional Officer for your country:

Contact: Jack Latchford-Coates
Phone: +44 (0) 1970 621892

Entry Requirements

  Entry Requirements

Grade C or above in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).


KCSE + a recognised International Foundation Year or equivalent.


Bachelor's degree equivalent to good UK 2:2 honours – GPA 2.76.

UK 2ii Honours standard Good 2ii Honours UK 2i Honours standard UK 1st Class Honours standard
Bachelor's degree: 2ii / GPA 2.30 Bachelor's degree: GPA 2.76 Bachelor's degree: 2i / GPA 3.00 Bachelor's degree: 1st / GPA 3.70


English Requirements

Grade C or above in KCSE.


IELTS score of at least 6.0 - 7.5 depending on course requirements.


If you require help or assistance with your English then our International English Centre will be pleased to offer assistance and guidance. The Centre offers an intensive full-time course available before you commence your degree and provides ongoing support throughout the duration of your studies.

Please note each course will require specific entry grades from the qualifications highlighted above. Some courses may also require an additional portfolio or interview.


Award Value & Benefit Further Information

International Accommodation Award

(Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate)

International students are eligible to receive inclusive or discounted university accommodation for each year of studies. Subject to availability. *Terms and conditions apply.

See our International Accommodation Award page for more information.

Caru Aber International Award

This award gives a £1,000 tuition fee discount to any international fee-paying students who spent a period of time studying with us as an associate student.
See our Caru Aber International Award page for more information.

AberDoc Scholarship Competition

(PhD students only)

Grant for up to 3 years covering fees and maintenance with access to a conference fund.

See our AberDoc Scholarship Competition page for more information.

International Family Award

£1,000 tuition fee discount available to international fee-paying students who have a family member that has studied, or is studying, at Aberystwyth University.

See our International Family Award page for more information.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

(MRes Parasite Control course only)

2 x scholarships that cover fees, approved fares and personal maintenance. (May not be held alongside other scholarships, awards, or bursaries that cover the same costs.)

See the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship page for more information.

Chevening Scholarship


Chevening Scholarships provide full funding for a one-year Master’s degree in any subject.

See our Chevening Scholarship page for more information.

Departmental Awards

Worth up to £500 per year.

See our Departmental Scholarships page for more information.

For further information on Scholarships and Bursaries please see our Fees & Scholarships page or contact the International Recruitment & Development Office on

Student Profiles

David Tarus

(MSc Environmental Management)

"My MSC degree from Aberystwyth University afforded me the requisite skills and expertise which enabled me to competitively qualify for international roles.  I am currently working as a Seeds2B Project coordinator with AATF. This is an organization that deals with the deployment of improved agricultural technology in Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA). My role involves managing and coordinating the evaluation and commercialization of improved varieties of several crops in selected countries in SSA. Before this appointment, I was consulted by the Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) under the auspices of its Biosafety Capacity Building Project for sub-Saharan Africa as an expert and adviser in bio-regulatory issues. Previous roles at AATF involved coordinating efforts in seed sub-sector policy and regulatory improvement, implementation of policy on the use of bio-fertilizers and bio-pesticides, and facilitation of regulatory aspects of aflatoxin control in maize and peanuts project in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)-Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) and COMESA. I also coordinated food safety capacity enhancement efforts involving the private sector, regulators and policymakers, an effort that was implemented in Eastern and Western Africa.

While at Aber, I enjoyed my stay as a student. The university’s administrative procedures have been tailored to favour students at every level; from registration, academic assistance, library resources to the availability of work-study programs for students who would like to work and earn some extra cash during their spare time. The most exciting and humbling moment for me was during my dissertation writing. My MSC supervisor, Dr. John Scullion, gave me the best that he could, in guiding and timely reviewing my work. He always reviewed and sent back his comments within 24hrs; an experience I will never forget. The organization and orderliness of student events and activities were high-notch. The respect, decorum, and civility exemplified by both the university administration and the student population was amazing. Aberystwyth University is a place of class, academic excellence and where merit is king. My accommodation was the best, staying at the seafront, an experience I will never forget. I graduated having gained the best in my academic pursuit and more importantly having experienced in its highest measure, what a world-class university can offer. Networks with students from all over the world and sharing the richness of cultural diversity, in what I consider to be an exceptional and extraordinary platform, where I felt as if I was everywhere in the world."




Aberystwyth University carefully selects overseas representatives and will only work with companies and individuals who meet our high standards of professionalism and service. For guidance on how to choose an agency please see the Student Guide to Choosing an Education Agent.

For further information, please also refer to the British Council's guidance for agents, the UKCISA Code of Ethics and the QAA's Quality Code for UK higher education.


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SI-UK (Mombasa)

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Tel: +254 (0) 780 450 642


SI-UK (Nairobi)

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Tel: +254 (0) 755688242/47/53


World Student Advisors (Mombasa)

Tel: +447459720726


World Student Advisors (Nairobi)

Tel: +447470689849