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: Sarah Kaiser

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* will receive free or discounted university accommodation for the duration of their course.

See our International Accommodation Award page for more information.


Entrance Examinations and Merit Awards


Worth up to £2,000 a year plus an unconditional offer. 

See our Entrance Examinations and Merit Awards 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.

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.


Punzil 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 

45 Tisdale Rise, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2QU, England, U.K.

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