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Applying from Zimbabwe?

Here's all the information you need to study with us

If you’re from Zimbabwe and interested in studying in the UK, the University of Portsmouth is a great place to fulfil your ambitions. And if you’re ready to take the next step, we’re ready to help you get here.

On this page, you'll find information about where you can meet us in your region, what you need to do to apply for a course with us and contact details for our people in your area.

Entry requirements for students from Zimbabwe

If you're joining us from Zimbabwe, the entry requirements you need to meet will depend on the course you want to study.

We consider all applications we receive. However, to make sure you get the most out of your time studying with us and have the best chance of applying successfully, we recommend the following minimum qualifications:

Foundation courses

If you have achieved six subjects at grade C or above in the School Certificate/General Certificate of Education, you'll usually need to do a foundation year before doing an undergraduate course such as a Bachelor's degree.

We recommend you take a foundation course at our associated college International College Portsmouth (ICP).

Undergraduate courses

Once you've completed a foundation course, we'll consider you for admission onto an undergraduate course such as a Bachelor's degree.

You can also apply with:

A levels

  • Please check your specific course page to find the exact number of points needed. Your A level grades should equal or exceed the total points required. You can use the UCAS Tariff Calculator to work out your total points.
  • Some courses will require you to have studied specific subjects at A level. For example, to study a science course you will usually need to have achieved passing grades in scientific subjects at A level.
  • A level points: A* = 56 A = 48 B = 40 C = 32 D = 24.

International Baccalaureate

  • Most courses will require between 24 and 31 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB), depending on the degree you apply for.

You must have studied relevant subjects and achieved strong grades.

You may be able to join an undergraduate course with other qualifications. We do consider qualifications from a range of sources. Contact us to find out more.

Postgraduate courses

For entry to our postgraduate Master's programmes, you'll usually need to have a Bachelor's degree from a recognised Higher Education institution.

Typical minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) requirements:

  • UK 2.1 equivalent: 65%, or GPA 2.75/4.0
  • UK 2.2 equivalent: 55% or GPA 2.50/4.0

Please note, some courses require a higher overall CGPA. We are happy to consider applications with a slightly lower GPA on an individual basis.

If you don't meet the postgraduate entry requirements, you can do a pre-Master's programme atInternational College Portsmouth (ICP) for many of our courses.

PhDs

We'll consider you for a PhD if you have a good Master’s degree and submit a research proposal.

Find a PhD

English language requirements

When you join us, it’s important that you can speak and understand English to the level that your course requires. The specific English language requirements will be on your chosen course page.

We accept a Grade C or above in English on the Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Ordinary Level, IELTS, IGCSE and several other certificates, but don’t worry if you're currently short of the standard required – we offer English Language Programmes that will get you to the necessary level.

What to do next

Ready to start your adventure with us? Whether you know which degree course you want to do or not, get in touch with us now or meet us at an event near you to discuss your next steps.

Our Global Officers are experts in helping students from Zimbabwe, like you, to apply to join us. Whatever you want to know, just ask.

Scholarships and Bursaries

As a student from Zimbabwe, you can apply for various scholarships and bursaries, including the International Alumni Referral Award and Chevening Scholarship. You can find more information about these on our funding page.

Representatives and agents

If you want to learn more about studying with us or you want help with your application, contact one of our official representatives in Zimbabwe:

Zimbabwe agents by city

IA Abroad

24 Sandringham Drive
Alex Park
Harare
Zimbabwe 

Tel: +263 71 548 9039
Email: info@ieabroad.com

Global Education Services

Sam Levy's Village
Suite ZA
Borrowdale, Harare

Tel: (+263) 773-477-613
Email: liza@globaleducation.co.zw

Imfundo Abroad

31 Josiah Chinamano Avenues
Harare
Zimbabwe

Tel: (+263) 0-772-825-102
Email: wimbiso.simbi@imfundoaboad.com

MacPherson Education Services

9 Balmoral Garden Corner of Fife Ave and Eighth Street
(NB No. 9 is along Eight Street)
Harare

Tel: (+263) 4-793977 | (+263) 774-354-328
Email: tanya@mcggroup.co.zw | mcg@mcggroup.co.zw

World Student Advisors

Millicent Makonese
Zimbabwe Business Development Manager
Harare
Zimbabwe

Tel: (+263) 0-772-353-243
Email: millicent@worldstudentadvisors.com
Skype: @M1Millicent

Website: worldstudentadvisors.com

Events in Zimbabwe

Macpherson Education Interview Session

Date: Saturday 20 July 2019

Event type: Interview

Time: 10.30am—2.00pm

Venue: Macpherson Education Services

Location: 9 Balmoral Garden Corner of Fife Ave and Eighth Street (along 8th St), Harare, Zimbabwe

Jenny Hyde (Senior Global Officer) will be running interview sessions at Macpherson Education Services.

Bring your documents and come along, because we can make you an on-the-spot offer for Bachelor's and Master's degree courses at the University of Portsmouth, starting in September 2021.

 

Pre-Departure Briefing

Date: Saturday 20 July 2019

Event type: Presentation

Time: 2.30pm—4.00pm

Venue: Macpherson Education Services

Location: 9 Balmoral Garden Corner of Fife Ave and Eighth Street (along 8th St), Harare, Zimbabwe

Jenny Hyde (Senior Global Officer) will be delivering a Pre-Departure Briefing followed by a Q&A session, for offer-holders from Zimbabwe, at Macpherson Education Services, from 2.30pm—4.00pm on Saturday 20th July 2019.  If you have applied for a Bachelors or Masters degree course at the University of Portsmouth, starting in September 2019, and are preparing to come to the UK, please come along.  We can answer any questions you may have about the course, living in Portsmouth, your accommodation and visa application.

High Achievers Academy Higher Education Fair

Date: Monday 22 July 2019

Event type: School Visit

Time: 10.00am—12.00pm

Venue: High Achievers Academy

Location: High Achievers Academy, 801 Helvetia Dr, Harare, Zimbabwe

Jenny Hyde (Senior Global Officer) will be attending the HE Fair at the High Achievers Academy from 10.00am—12.00pm on Monday 22 July 2019. If you are interested in studying a Bachelors Degree in the UK this September, or in 2020, please come along. We can answer any questions you may have about the course, living in Portsmouth, your accommodation and visa application.

St George's College Academy Higher Education Fair

Date: Monday 22 July 2019

Event type: School Visit

Time: 1.00pm—4.00pm

Venue: St George's College

Location: St George's College, 3 Borrowdale Road, Borrowdale, Harare

Jenny Hyde (Senior Global Officer) will be attending the HE Fair at St George's College from 1.00pm—4.00pm on Monday 22nd July 2019. If you are interested in studying a Bachelors Degree in the UK this September, or in 2020, please come along. We can answer any questions you may have about the course, living in Portsmouth, your accommodation and visa application.

The Heritage School Higher Education Fair

Date: Tuesday 23 July 2019

Event type: School Visit

Time: 9.30am—1.00pm

Venue: The Heritage School

Location: The Heritage School, Heritage Drive, Harare, Zimbabwe

Jenny Hyde (Senior Global Officer) will be attending the HE Fair at The Heritage School, from 9.30am—1.00pm on Tuesday 23 July 2019. If you are interested in studying a Bachelors Degree in the UK this September, or in 2020, please come along. We can answer any questions you may have about the course, living in Portsmouth, your accommodation and visa application.

Hellenic Academy Higher Education Fair

Date: Wednesday 24 July 2019

Event type: School Visit

Time: 11.00am—1.00pm

Venue: Hellenic Academy

Location: Hellenic Academy, 42-46 Basset Crescent, New Alexandra Park

Jenny Hyde (Senior Global Officer) will be attending the HE Fair at Hellenic Academy, from 11.00am—1.00pm on Wednesday 24 July 2019. If you are interested in studying a Bachelors Degree in the UK this September, or in 2020, please come along. We can answer any questions you may have about the course, living in Portsmouth, your accommodation and visa application.

Chisipite School Higher Education Fair

Date: Thursday 25 July 2019

Event type: School Visit

Time: 9.30am—1.30pm

Venue: Chisipite School

Location: Chisipite School, Hindhead Ave, Harare, Zimbabwe

Jenny Hyde (Senior Global Officer) will be attending the HE Fair at Chisipite School from 9.30am—1.30pm on Thursday 25 July 2019. If you are interested in studying a Bachelors Degree in the UK this September, or in 2020, please come along. We can answer any questions you may have about the course, living in Portsmouth, your accommodation and visa application.

Eagles Vale School Higher Education Fair

Date: Friday 26 July 2019

Event type: School Visit

Time: 11.00am—1.00pm

Venue: Eagles Vale School

Location: Eagles Vale School, Southerton, Gleneagles Road, Harare, Zimbabwe

Jenny Hyde (Senior Global Officer) will be attending the HE Fair at Eagles Vale School from 11.00am—1.00pm on Friday 26 July 2019. If you are interested in studying a Bachelors Degree in the UK this September, or in 2020, please come along. We can answer any questions you may have about the course, living in Portsmouth, your accommodation and visa application.

Macpherson Education Services Higher Education Fair

Date: Saturday 27 July 2019

Event type: Exhibition

Time: 9.00am—4.00pm

Venue: Holiday Inn Zimbabwe

Location: Macpherson Education Services @ Holiday Inn,  Samora Machel Avenue And, Fifth St, Harare, Zimbabwe

Jenny Hyde (Senior Global Officer) will be taking part in the Macpherson Education Services HE Fair, from 9.00am—4.00pm on Saturday 27 July 2019.  We still have spaces available for September 2019 entry, or if you are thinking ahead, please come along and find out more about studying at the University of Portsmouth.

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