Welcome Zambia




If you have any questions about applying to, studying at, or living in Aberystwyth, please contact the regional officer for your country:

Contact: Jack Coates
Email: jac136@aber.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 1970 621892

Entry Requirements


Entry Requirements


Zambia General Certificate of Education with Five (5) overall.


Direct entry:


  • Zambia General Certificate of Education AND International Foundation Programme. 
  • A-Levels (104-128 UCAS points)
  • International Baccalaureate (28 - 32 points)

Generally, the minimum entry requirement for most taught masters courses is the equivalent (see below) of a lower second class honours degree (2.2). However, some departments may require upper second class honours degrees (2.1) (e.g. Department of International Politics) or relevant work experience.



Bachelor's 2.2

Bachelor's 2.1

Bachelor's 1st

GPA: 2.5

GPA: 3.0

GPA: 3.6








For specific requirements, please refer to the Postgraduate Admissions Office website.

English Requirement

IELTS score of at least 6.0 - 7.5




C/5 in English from Zambia General Certificate of Education at Ordinary Level.


If you require help or assistance with your English then our International English Centre will be pleased to offer assistance and guidance. The Centre offers an intensive full-time course available before you commence your degree and provides ongoing support throughout the duration of your studies.


Award Value How and When to Apply

International Accommodation Award

(Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate)

International students* are eligible to apply for university accommodation at no additional cost or discounted by £2,000.

See our International Accommodation Award page for more information.


*For further information on scholarships and bursaries please visit our fees and scholarships page or contact the International Office at international@aber.ac.uk.

Student Profiles

Nawa Silishebo

(Project Management, MBA)

What do you love about Aberystwyth and Aberystwyth University?

Aberystwyth town is lovely and small - I love the coastline and seaside. The town is quite intimate, and there are warm and friendly people. The standards at AU are high - the style of teaching and delivery is world-class, and the staff are helpful and always there for you. There is a well-stocked library with state-of-the-art infrastructure. I'm already creating lifelong memories at AU. I love it here!

What have you enjoyed most about your course?

The contents of my modules are up-to-date with trends in the world. The lecturers are cool and make learning easy and enjoyable. Emphasis about maintaining and adhering to standards on academic practice helps to bring out the best in the students. 

How did you find adjusting to life in Aberystwyth?

My first few days in Aberystwyth were very cold days! But I adjusted in no time.

What advice would you give someone considering studying at Aberystwyth University?

I would advise anyone from Zambia considering to study at Aber to do it without thinking twice. Aber is a world class and highly rated school in the UK.

What is your favourite thing about the university campus?

I love the campus. The accommodation standards are high. The campus provides an opportunity to interact with students from different parts of the world. I love the highly accessible gym and sports facilities. The surroundings on campus are clean and refreshing. 


Distance Learning Student Profiles

Why I became a Distance Learning Student

By Maureen Hamiyanze

Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy in my country, Zambia. I joined Heifer International Zambia in August 2014 as Programme Manager for Luapula Livestock Development Programme. My main role is providing leadership in the planning, management and implementation of the Luapula Livestock Development Program whose goal is to provide improved livestock species to rural farmers of Luapula Province. Prior to joining Heifer, I provided leadership for the Zambia Fodder Project Pilot (ZFP) which developed, tested, documented and disseminated ecologically sustainable fodder and fodder seed production for inclusion in farming systems in Zambia. 

My quest has always been:

‘How can agriculture contribute more effectively to sustainable development without depleting the natural resource base or creating an imbalance in our fragile ecosystem?’

This quest informed my decision to undertake the MSc in Sustainable and Efficient Food Production in order to enhance my scientific skills and knowledge in sustainable livestock production. The qualification will not only position me as a key decision maker able to influence agricultural policy, but also enable me to transition into lecturing work. Further, the course addresses the skills gap that exists in my country and region especially among women who are the key players in the agricultural sector. The course provides the perfect fit for these career aspirations. Although balancing work, study and family responsibilities is challenging, Distance Learning is particularly attractive to me as it has granted me an opportunity to study and work at the same time.

Maureen has completed 3 modules (Organic & Low Input Ruminant Production, Grassland Systems and Silage Science). She is currently studying Business Management for Rural Entrepreneurs and hopes to start her MSc dissertation early next year.


Punzila Educational Services

35F Leopards Lane, The Works Latitude 15 Hotel, Kabulonga, Lusaka

Phone: +260 97 5083509
Website: https://punzila.com/ 
Email: punzila@gmail.com 


World Student Advisors 

Phone: +44 791 4797 830
Website: www.worldstudentadvisors.com 
Email: Tim.hunt@worldstudentadvisors.com