Zimbabwe

International scholarships

To reward outstanding achievement the University of Plymouth offers scholarship schemes to help towards funding your studies. You could get up to 50% off your tuition fees in your first year.

Find out more about the scholarships available

Entry requirements


Undergraduate

We require applicants to have completed the Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education (ZIMSEC) at Ordinary level grade C in English and Maths. 

This is equivalent to the GCE O level. In addition, applicants must have completed 3 Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Advanced Level with the following entry criteria and according to programme specifications:

UCAS Tariff A level Zimbabwe General Certificate
of Education at Advanced Level
144 AAA AAA
136 AAB AAB
128 ABB ABB
120 BBB BBB
112 BBC BBC
104 BCC BCC
96 CCC CCC

If you do not meet these requirements you will be required to take a recognised international foundation programme. 

Our partner college on campus, University of Plymouth International College (UPIC), offers a wide variety of foundation courses. 


Postgraduate

We require applicants to have completed the Zimbabwean Bachelor Honours Degree from a recognised institution with the following entry criteria:

Zimbabwean Bachelor Honours Degree Classification - Percentage Zimbabwean Bachelor Honours Degree Classification UK Degree Equivalent
75 - 100% First Division 1st
65 - 74% Upper Second Division 2.1
60 - 64% Lower Second Division 2.2

English language requirements 

To be accepted onto a degree course with us you must have a suitable English language qualification. The tables below show the minimum English language requirements for standard courses at RQF 6 (degree level) and above.

Some courses have English language requirements that are higher than those shown below; please check the relevant course for details.

What if I don't meet the requirements?

If you don't think you will be able to meet these requirements, you may be able to join a pre-sessional English language course offered by our English Language Centre. Please note that to study a pre-sessional English language course UKVI require Student (formerly Tier 4) visa holders to take a Secure English Language Test (SELT) at a UKVI approved test centre (details of approved SELTs).

University of Plymouth requirement – Zimbabwe GCE O Level

Undergraduate programmes Postgraduate programmes
C B

UPIC requirement – Zimbabwe GCE O Level

Undergraduate programmes Postgraduate programmes
C B


Further guidance on English language requirements

On our Further guidance on English language requirements page you will find a complete list of notes and clarifications across all qualifications for applying to the University of Plymouth.

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