Strathclyde has a long history of welcoming students from Kenya; there are currently seven Kenyans studying with us.
Students from Kenya study in all four of our faculties and at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Popular subjects with Kenyan students include Accounting & Finance, Law, Forensic Science and Engineering Management.
Academic staff from the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering are currently working with Microsoft and the Kenyan Ministry of ITC on the ‘Mawingu’ project to bring high-speed internet connectivity to communities in Laikipa County, Kenya.
Run by students, for students, the International Society is the first stop for all international students arriving at Strathclyde.
It's the perfect place to meet new people and learn about many different countries and cultures. You can learn more about Glasgow and Scotland too.
There are weekly international pub, movie and games nights which are regularly attended by more than 100 people from countries across the world.
The International Society loves to get out of the city for a bit of sightseeing too. Recent trips have included:
Isle of Arran
Isle of Skye
Alnwick Castle (Harry Potter trip)
If you're joining us here at Strathclyde, you can add the Strathclyde International Society as a friend on Facebook to keep up to date with what they're doing and where they meet. You can also email the team for any other information.
We're looking forward to seeing you at Strathclyde!
Strathclyde has a multi-faith Chaplaincy Centre that caters for the spiritual needs of the entire University community, providing students of all religions with opportunities to worship, reflect and interact socially. In addition, Glasgow is home to many African churches, and the largest mosque in Scotland is less than 15 minutes walk from our campus.
The Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) isn't normally sufficient for direct entry to Strathclyde undergraduate programmes and students with this qualification will usually need to take a Foundation Programme. Successful completion of the Foundation Programme allows students to progress to the second year of most Strathclyde bachelor’s degrees.
Students with IB, A-Levels or the American High School Diploma can be considered for direct entry. Please see individual course pages for requirements.
We'll usually consider applications for postgraduate study from students with an Honours degree from a prestigious institution in Kenya, and who've achieved a second class degree or higher. Additionally, some Masters programmes require work experience. Please check the detailed entry requirements for each course.
If you wish to apply for a research degree you'd normally have to have a Masters degree and some experience of research work.
Students from Kenya are not normally required to take an IELTS test in order to study at Strathclyde. It is a UK visa requirement that all international students must submit some proof of the English Language ability, regardless of whether English is their first language or not, but we can usually accept a student’s KCSE English Language qualification to fulfil this requirement, provided they have achieved a C grade or higher.
Some academic departments may request additional evidence of English-language proficiency, particularly where a KCSE qualification is more than 10 years old. Additional evidence may include proof that students have studied at a university where English is the main language of instruction, or that they have worked in an English-speaking environment.