Admission Requirements

  1. Fully completed application form. Download application form below :


  2. Proof of payment of a non-refundable application fee.
  3. NB. Application fee for undergraduate programmes is US$25.00 and US$30.00 for graduate programmes. See Africa University bank details below.

  4. Certified copies of all academic certificates with official transcripts where applicable.

  5. Certified copy of your National Identification Document or valid Passport.

University bank details are as follows:

Account Name: Africa University
Bank: Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe Limited
Branch Name: Mutare
Account Number: 0222014499101
Branch Code: 3504
Swift Code: SBICZWHXXX

Or

Account Name : Africa University
Bank: CBZ Bank
Branch Name: Mutare
Account Number: 01322704290011

  1. At least 5 General Certificate of Education (G. C. E.) at Ordinary Level or equivalent with passes at C or better grades including English Language. Mathematics and Pure Science subjects for related degree programmes are a must.
  2. General Certificate of Education (G. C. E.) at Advanced Level or equivalent in at least 2 subjects in relevant areas of degrees of interest.
  1. A good first degree in relevant area and appropriate two years post Bachelor professional experience.

Africa University is proud to take its place of pride as the most internationally diverse university in Zimbabwe with over 31 African countries represented from across Africa. We are Pan- African in everything we do which is why we have this special page dedicated to you, our international students celebrating your diversity, heritage and individual identity. We aim to make coming to Zimbabwe and living here as easy for you as possible to achieve your goals by offering you unending support right up until you graduate! We are here to ensure you succeed and become the leader you were born to be.


The information provided here is only a guideline and is not exhaustive. Should your country information not appear on this page, please contact the Africa University Admissions Office for more guidance as to whether the qualifications you possess are sufficient for your course of study.

Important Note: Students who are applying without Mathematics are required to take a Mathematics bridging course as part of their degree program. Failure to pass the Mathematics bridging course before the completion of the entire degree program will result in the student being unable to graduate. (Applicable to commercials, sciences and social sciences- Psychology and Sociology)

A Secondary School Leaving Certificate is sufficiet with a C grade average. For mathematical courses a pass at grade 14 or above in your final year of schooling satisfies the Mathematical requirement in the College of Business, Peace, Leadership and Governance.

BGCSE/IGCSE (Grade C or better in at least five subjects with English and Mathematics)

If this is the only school leaving certificate you possess, you will have to attend a two -year bridging course with Africa University before embarking on your program.

We accept two years at University of Botswana (part one of a degree course, e.g. BSC part one) as equivalent to A level for entry purposes – that is to say if you have done part one of a degree course at University of Botswana you may proceed straight to your degree program without the need to do the bridging course.

If you have Botswana A levels these are also acceptable.

This is acceptable as group qualification satisfying general entrance requirements provided that an overall grade of at least ‘Bien’ has been achieved.

Cameroon GCE Ordinary Level Acceptable at grade C or better in lieu of GCSE on a subject for subject basis.

Cameroon GCE Advanced Level Acceptable at grades A–E in lieu of GCE A level on a subject for subject basis.

GRADING SYSTEM | Baccalauréat
Grades Description
20-18 excellent (excellent)
17-16 très bien (very good)
15-14 bien (good)
13-12 assez bien (fair)
11-10 passable/moyen (pass)
9-0 insuffisant (fail)

Cameroon GCE Ordinary level A–C (pass), D–F (fail)

Cameroon GCE Advanced level A–E (pass), F (fail)

You are required to have completed the Diplôme d'Etat d'Etudes Secondaires du Cycle Long with a grade C or above (including Mathematics)

Ethiopian General Education Certificate Examination (EGSLCE)

This is considered to be below GCSE standard. You will be required to take a bridging course with Africa University if this is your only school leaving certificate. You will need to have achieved a grade “Satisfactory” or better

Grade Symbol Percentages Description
A 100-90 excellent
B 89-80 very good
C 79-60 satisfactory
D 59-50 avarage
E below 50 fail

Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Examination (EHEEE)

This is sufficient to proceed to your degree program provided you have achieved a grade “Good” or better. Please note that depending on the course you have selected you may need to take a bridging course before you proceed for your degree program.

Grades Description
301-400 excellent
251-300 very good
201-250 good
101-200 satisfactory
0-100 poor
West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)

If you are from this region, to gain entry to Africa University you are required to have a grade “good” or better.

Grades Description
A1 excellent
A2 very good
B3 good
C4-6 credit| minimum acceptable pass
D7 pass
E8 pass
F9 Fail
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)

You are required to have attained a pass of C or above per subject to be considered for admission.

Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE)

These are acceptable at grades 1–6 in lieu of GCSE (grades A, B, C) on a subject for subject basis. Depending on your course of study you may be required to take a bridging course before proceeding for your degree program.

Grades Description
1-2 A distinction
3-4 B credit
5-6 C credit
7 D ordinary pass
8 E ordinary pass
9 F fail
You must have acquired a Secondary Education Advanced Level Examination Certificate with grades C or better.
Percentages Grade Description
85 - 100 11 A excellent
80-84 10 A-
75 - 79 9B+ very good
70 - 74 8B
65 - 69 7B-
60 - 64 6C+ merit
55 - 59 5C
50 - 54 4C-
40 - 49 3, 2 D+, D pass
0-39 1, 2 F fail

You are required to have attained at an average grade between 4 and 7 to be considered for a program at Africa University.

Grade Percentages
7 100-80
6 79-70
5 69-60
4 59-50
3 49-40
2 39-30
1 29-0
Sudan School Certificate (SSC)

This is acceptable at 50% or better in lieu of GCSE on a subject for subject basis (except English language). You would need to supplement this with a bridging course.

GRADING SYSTEM
Grade Percentages
A 100-80
B 79-70
C 69-60
D 59-50
F 49-0
Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE)

This is acceptable at grades 1–6 in lieu of GCSE on a subject for subject basis.

Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE)

This certificate is acceptable at grades A–E in lieu of GCE A level on a subject for subject basis.

GRADING SYSTEM
Grade Description
1-2 distinction
3-6 credit/ minimum acceptable pass
7-8 pass
9 fail

UACE
  1. A–E pass
  2. F fail
Zambia School Certificate

This is acceptable at grades 1–6 in lieu of GCSE on a subject for subject basis however it would need to be supplemented by a bridging course.

Grade Description
1-2 distinction
3-4 merit
5-6 credit/ minimum acceptable performance level formerly required for a GCE O level pass
7-8 satisfactory
9 Unsatisfactory

Africa University is a multilingual campus community; however, all lectures and tools for assessment are in English.

Students from the following countries who have achieved a grade C or better (or its equivalent in their home countries) do not need to take any English proficiency tests or produce IELTS/TOEFEL certificates to be accepted for their chosen degree programs as English is a common medium of communication and instruction in their regions.

  • South Africa
  • Botswana
  • Lesotho
  • Swaziland
  • Namibia
  • Kenya
  • Uganda
  • Rwanda
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Nigeria
  • Liberia

Those from predominantly French, Portuguese, Arab, Swahili and other languages native to their regions are required to enroll for the one-year Intensive English course at Africa University that teaches English for communication and academic purposes. Some of these countries include:

  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Angola
  • Mozambique
  • Congo
  • Sierra Leone
  • Cameroon
  • Ivory Coast

If you have taken an English course elsewhere, you will need to produce a certificate proving your proficiency/level of understanding of English or you may be given a short examination by the University to assess your ability to speak, understand and use English.