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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 may be eligible for a scholarship. You can find out what is available to you on our funding pages

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:

Agents in Zimbabwe

IE Abroad

Suite F203 Shamwari Complex 
157 Sam Munjoma Extension 
Harare
Zimbabwe 

Tel: (+263) 71 548 90 39
Email: zimbabwe@ieabroad.com

Global Education Services

Sam Levy's Village
Suite ZA
Borrowdale
Harare
Zimbabwe

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

MacPherson Education Services

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

Tel: +263 (0) 7722 31990  | +263 (0) 7722 36290
Email: mcg.1@bigpond.com | christine@mcggroup.co.zw

Koala Education Services

6 Renfrew Rd
Eastlea
Harare
Zimbabwe

Tel: (+263) 712-607-694 | (+263) 4-788056 | (+263) 4-776298
Email: education@koalazim.com  

Events in Zimbabwe

Study Psychology at the University of Portsmouth

Date: Wednesday 3 March 2021

Event Type: Presentation 

Time: 10.00am (GMT)

RegistrationRegister here.

Join Dr Eszther Somogyi, Senior Lecturer for Bsc Psychology and BSc Forensic Psychology courses and MSc Health Psychology, and Jenny Hyde, Senior Global Officer (Africa) for an interactive session on studying Psychology.  The subject of psychology is broad, and covers areas such as natural and life sciences, social sciences, humanities, criminology, animal cognition and philosophy.  This will be your chance to learn more about studying for a degree in Psychology and its related disciplines at the University of Portsmouth.  You will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

Online Edu-Sessions 2021

Date: Wednesday 3 March 2021

Event Type: Exhibition

Time: 2.00pm – 7.00pm (CAT)

Jenny Hyde (Senior Global Officer) will be taking part in the IE Abroad Online Edu-Sessions.  Please visit our booth at the event to receive advice on studying at the University of Portsmouth.

RegistrationRegister here

Study Computing at the University of Portsmouth

Date: Friday 5 March 2021

Event Type: Presentation 

Time: 10.00am – 11.00am (GMT)

RegistrationRegister here.

Join Dr Janka Chlebikova, Head of Partnerships and Senior Lecturer in our School of Computing, for an interactive session exploring what is involved in a Computing degree.  From banking to communications, the smooth running of the modern world relies on the power of computing, and the importance of computing to the routines of our daily lives is growing all the time. Computing is also helping find solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing the planet.

A Computing degree is a future-proof qualification that will prepare you for the economy and the job market of the future. You'll also gain many transferable analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills that are in demand across a host of industries.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions.

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