Diploma and Degree Admission Requirements to Riara University

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Riara University offers certificate,diploma,degree and masters courses.Admission requirements for the courses are as follows.

English is the language of instruction in all programmes of Riara University. Students who studied in a system where English is not the language of instruction must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or other relevant and commensurate test. Riara University admission requirements are given below.

Minimum Entry Requirements for Admission to the School of Education:

Applicants for the Bachelor of Education (Arts) degree programme must be holders of:

  • KCSE (or equivalent) mean grade of C+
  •  O-Level with at least five credits
  •  A-Level with at least two principals
  •  IB diploma with at least 24 points
  •  Diploma certificate from Teacher Training Colleges (TCCs), polytechnics or other recognized tertiary colleges.

Minimum Entry Requirements for Admission to the School of Business:

  • Applicants for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree programme must be holders of: KCSE (or equivalent) mean grade of C+ with a grade of C plain in English and Mathematics; or two principal passes in KACE/EAACE/GCE-ALEVEL with credit passes in Mathematics and English in the KCE or GCE Ordinary Level. Exemptions will be granted to holders of the following qualifications: Certified Professional Courses such as ACCA, CFA, CPS, CPA, CIM, CIMA (Post graduate level), AKIB and CIPS; Ordinary and Higher National Diploma Certificates.
  • Applicants seeking admission into the diploma programme must hold at least a mean grade of C (plain) in the KCSE with a grade of C in English and Mathematics.
  • Applicants seeking admission into the higher diploma programme must be holders of a degree or an ordinary diploma.

Minimum Entry Requirements for Admission to the Law School:

Applicants for the Bachelor of Laws degree must be holders of:

  • Have scored a mean grade of B- and above in KCSE or its equivalent with a B plain in English; or KACE with a minimum of two principal passes and one subsidiary pass; or be holders of a degree from a recognized university; and
  • Be an all rounded person with exceptional leadership skills and qualities; and
  • Participate in an oral interview to establish their suitability for the Riara Law School programme.

Minimum Entry Requirements for Diploma in International Relations Course:

To be admitted into the programme, applicants must have one of the following:

  • A minimum of C plain at Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or equivalent with a C or above in English or Kiswahili.
  • Advanced (A) level or equivalent – 1 principal pass with a credit pass in English or Kiswahili at O – level.
  • Ordinary level or equivalent grade B and above

Minimum Entry Requirements for Diploma in Journalism:

To be admitted into the programme, applicants must have one of the following:

  • A minimum of C plain at KCSE or equivalent with a C or above in English or Kiswahili or relevent certi?cate.
  • Advanced (A) level or equivalent – 1 principal pass with a credit pass in English or Kiswahili at O – level or relevant certi?cate.
  • Ordinary level or equivalent grade B and above or relevant certificate.
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