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Take an IELTS test in Kenya. You can find all the IELTS test dates and test locations here on admissiontestportal.com. Click on "Check availability" to access all available IELTS exams in Kenya and register to save your spot within a couple of minutes. According to our database, there are no test locations offered by British Council and no test locations offered by IDP in Kenya.

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British Council Nairobi

Test dates are subject to availability. Please check real-time availability on the British Council Online Registration System.

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Test date Type Results by Test fee
December 7, 2019 Academic December 20, 2019 RWF 209100
December 7, 2019 General Training December 20, 2019 RWF 209100
December 14, 2019 Academic December 27, 2019 RWF 209100
December 14, 2019 General Training December 27, 2019 RWF 209100
British Council Nairobi (UKVI test location)

This test centre is specifically authorised by UK Visas and Immigration and offers the UKVI exam. Test dates are subject to availability. Please check real-time availability on the British Council Online Registration System.

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Test date Type Results by Test fee
December 5, 2019 UKVI Academic December 18, 2019 KES 26000
December 5, 2019 UKVI Life Skills A1 December 18, 2019 KES 19500
December 5, 2019 UKVI Life Skills B1 December 18, 2019 KES 19500
December 7, 2019 UKVI Academic December 20, 2019 KES 26000
December 7, 2019 UKVI Life Skills A1 December 20, 2019 KES 19500
British Council Nairobi

Test dates are subject to availability. Please check real-time availability on the British Council Online Registration System.

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Test date Type Results by Test fee
December 7, 2019 Academic December 20, 2019 RWF 209100
December 7, 2019 General Training December 20, 2019 RWF 209100
December 14, 2019 Academic December 27, 2019 RWF 209100
December 14, 2019 General Training December 27, 2019 RWF 209100
British Council Nairobi (UKVI test location)

This test centre is specifically authorised by UK Visas and Immigration and offers the UKVI exam. Test dates are subject to availability. Please check real-time availability on the British Council Online Registration System.

More information
Test date Type Results by Test fee
December 5, 2019 UKVI Academic December 18, 2019 KES 26000
December 5, 2019 UKVI Life Skills A1 December 18, 2019 KES 19500
December 5, 2019 UKVI Life Skills B1 December 18, 2019 KES 19500
December 7, 2019 UKVI Academic December 20, 2019 KES 26000
December 7, 2019 UKVI Life Skills A1 December 20, 2019 KES 19500

There is one British Council test centre in Kenyas capital Nairobi. The average IELTS score of test takers with English as native language is 7. According to our database, there are 5 universities in Kenya that accept the IELTS test.

Kenya, is an African country, situated on the East African equator with dynamic and multicultural capital city Nairobi. Kenya has been described as "the cradle of humanity", as some of the most famous fossils of early humans have been found here. Kenya is named for Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa. The education system has highly developed and today Kenya is a large provider of higher education programmes, drawing a significant number of international students. You can choose from numerous accredited programmes available at both undergraduate and graduate degree level. Your study abroad experience in Kenya will be complemented by the fantastic scenery of the African wilderness. Find the best information about what it’s like to study in Nairobi, including degree course offers, career opportunities, student life, living costs, and more. With more than ten public universities and over twenty private universities, students have plenty of options from where to choose to get a higher education degree. Applicants can select from the following types of higher educational institutions: universities, colleges of higher education, vocational colleges and polytechnic universities. Kenya has been attracting a high number of international students from all over the world. The multicultural environment has played an important part in continually increasing the number of students. The language of instruction used in universities is English. The academic year runs from September to June. Depending on the chosen field of study, a Bachelor's programme can take four to six years, and they often end with a research project. The education system in Kenya is managed by two ministers: Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology.

Kenya recognises over sixty different languages, with Swahili and English being the national standard and the official languages. However, in Kenyan universities, most programmes and courses are taught in English and applicants from non-English speaking countries will be required to deliver a certificate stating a high level of English proficiency, such as IELTS.

To study in English at one of the universities in Kenya, you may need a proof of English proficiency. There are several standardised English tests that you can take to proof your English level, such as the PTE (Pearson Test of English), TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), CAE (Cambridge Advanced English) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System), offered by British Council and IDP. IELTS is the most popular of these tests, with British Council offering more than 500 test locations and being accepted by more than 9,000 organisations world-wide.

10 most popular study destinations for students in Kenya

  • I took the IELTS test and it was really helpful to increase my admission chances to this programme. It is easy if you pay attention to good preparation.

  • I took the IELTS which I believe is easier and much more recognized worldwide. It was very easy to practice for the IELTS test because the practice material provided by the examination body contains exactly the structure of the exam itself.

  • I had passed IELTS exam with a score that enabled me to apply to most of universities with no problems.

  • More than 800 British Council test locations
  • Accepted by more than 9,000 institutions
  • More than 2.5 million tests taken last year

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