Zambia / Entry requirements

General requirements for undergraduate courses

Applicants to Faculty of Science and Engineering 

Students with high grades in the Zambian High School certificate will be considered for the University’s Science and Engineering with an integrated foundation year programme. The minimum requirements are:

  • Minimum average grade of 3 in 5 subjects including grade 3 in Maths and Physics in the final year of the Zambian High School certificate


Applications for the University’s Biosciences with a foundation year programme would be considered following completion of the Zambian High School on a case by case basis. 

Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, Nursing and Psychology

Students who achieve a minimum average grade of 3 in 5 subjects in the final year of the Zambian High School certificate will be considered for the foundation programmes run in partnership with the University by INTO Manchester. Subject specific requirements may also apply.

General requirements for postgraduate courses

Students with high grades in their bachelor’s and master’s degree from Zambia will be considered for admission onto a master’s course.

English language requirements

All applicants to the University (from the UK and overseas) are required to show evidence of English language proficiency.

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires that every student from outside the UK and the EU must show evidence of a minimum level of English language in order to be granted a UK visa (Tier 4 visa) to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. This level is often referred to as the ‘B2 level’.

Additionally, our individual Schools may ask for specific English language proficiency levels that are necessary for their academic programmes. In most cases these requirements are likely to be higher than the B2 level. 

Some Schools ask that the appropriate score has been met before you apply for a course, while others give conditional offers subject to applicants achieving our general entry requirement level of English language proficiency before starting the course.

Under certain circumstances, the University may consider IGCSE/O-level English, or International Baccalaureate Language (English) or Language and Literature (English) at high grades as a recognised English language qualification.