Njia UK

Please complete the Student Application Form this will enable us to begin your search for the best university to meet your needs.

If you require information on visa requirements please follow the link to UK Visas and Immigration.

For information on completing English language qualifications whilst in East Africa, please contact the English Qualification test centre for your region.

IELTS Administrator
Upper Hill Road
PO Box 40751
Tel: +254 (0)20 2836000 Fax: +254 (0)20 2836500
Email: information@britishcouncil.or.ke
Web: http://www.britishcouncil.org/africa-ke-ielts.htm
Test Fee: Ksh 15,000

IELTS Administrator
Plot 4 Windsor Loop
Off Kira Road, PO Box 7070
Tel: 256 (0)414 560800 Fax: 256(0) 414 254853
Email: exams@britishcouncil.or.ug
Web: http://www.britishcouncil.org/africa-ug-ielts.htm
Test Fee: 460,000

IELTS Administrator
PO Box 9100
Samora Ave/Ohio Street
Dar es Salaam
Tel: 255 22 21165746 Fax: 255 22 2112669
Email: info@britishcouncil.or.tz
Web: http://www.britishcouncil.org/tanzania-education-exams-ielts.htm
Test Fee: £85.00 (TZS 270,000.00)

RIAM (Muhima Campus)
Rue du Mont Huye
PO Box 2031
Kigali, Rwanda
Tel:+250 252 570 589
For TOFEL go to http://www.ets.org/toefl

General Information

Courses begin at various times of the year and will depend on your requirements. Please see the table below.

Typical entry points for courses offered in the UK
Course Entry Points
Ten Week English Course June & October
Twenty Week English Course January & April
Year Long English Courses September & January
Academic English Course January, April, June & October
International Foundation Year September & January
Undergraduate Degrees September & January
Postgraduate Degrees September & January

Typical Progression Route

English Language courses can be provided for you based on your individual needs. There are a number of courses available to you, from year long English courses to four week, pre-sessional courses. Most Universities and language schools state that it will take 10 weeks to increase language capabilities by 0.5 IELTS.

The courses run before the main entry points for degree programmes in September and January so if you want a 10 week English course, it will begin in June or October.

International foundation years are available for students who want to improve their language skills at the same time as improving their study and academic skills. They are designed to give students experience of the Higher Education system in order to help you do well in your degree programme. Entrance requirements for international foundation years are typically IELTS 4.5 or 5.

The majority of Undergraduate degree programmes in the UK begin in September with some allowing you to begin in January. Most run for three years with a fourth year of work placement sometimes available as part of the course.

Masters degree programmes last one year in most cases with entrance points in September and January.

Upon completion of courses, most of the Universities represented by Njia will guarantee you a place on the next course as illustrated in the diagram below.

Entrance Requirements

Each University will have its own entrance requirements and our advisory team at NjiaUK will inform you of the specific requirements when you have selected a University.

English language

International Foundation Years generally require an IELTS score of 4.5 to enrol, undergraduate programmes require 6.0 IELTS and postgraduate programmes 6.5 IELTS.

Academic Qualifications

English Language Certification Conversion Chart
IELTS TOEFL iBT TOEFL Paper-based test Pearson Test Academic (PTE A) Cambridge
3.0 32 400 - PET
3.5 38 425 - PET
4.0 45 450 - PET (merit or above)
4.5 53 475 34 PET (merit or above)
5.0 61 500 40 FCE (pass or above)
5.5 70 525 47 FCE (grade A or B)
6.0 79 550 54 CAE
6.5 90 575 62 CAE (grade A)
7.0 100 600 68 CPE grade A or B
7.5 108 625 75 CPE grade A
8.0 115 650 80 CPE grade A