Welcome Zambia




If you have any questions about studying at Aberystwyth University, please contact the Regional Officer for your country:

Contact: Jack Latchford-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 & Benefit Further Information

International Accommodation Award

(Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate)

International students are eligible to receive inclusive or discounted university accommodation for each year of studies. Subject to availability. *Terms and conditions apply.

See our International Accommodation Award page for more information.

Caru Aber International Award

This award gives a £1,000 tuition fee discount to any international fee-paying students who spent a period of time studying with us as an associate student.
See our Caru Aber International Award page for more information.

AberDoc Scholarship Competition

(PhD students only)

Grant for up to 3 years covering fees and maintenance with access to a conference fund.

See our AberDoc Scholarship Competition page for more information.

International Family Award

£1,000 tuition fee discount available to international fee-paying students who have a family member that has studied, or is studying, at Aberystwyth University.

See our International Family Award page for more information.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

(MRes Parasite Control course only)

2 x scholarships that cover fees, approved fares and personal maintenance. (May not be held alongside other scholarships, awards, or bursaries that cover the same costs.)

See the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship page for more information.

Chevening Scholarship


Chevening Scholarships provide full funding for a one-year Master’s degree in any subject.

See our Chevening Scholarship page for more information.

Departmental Awards

Worth up to £500 per year.

See our Departmental Scholarships page for more information.

For further information on Scholarships and Bursaries please see our Fees & Scholarships page or contact the International Recruitment & Development Office on 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.


Aberystwyth University carefully selects overseas representatives and will only work with companies and individuals who meet our high standards of professionalism and service. For guidance on how to choose an agency please see the Student Guide to Choosing an Education Agent.

For further information, please also refer to the British Council's guidance for agents, the UKCISA Code of Ethics and the QAA's Quality Code for UK higher education.

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