The Office of Alumni, Internationalisation & Church Relations is tasked with supporting the academic and personal success of international students. Its mandate includes assisting with admissions, providing orientation programs, offering immigration support, guiding academic advising, assisting with housing, providing language support, addressing cultural adjustment, and promoting overall health and wellness. The ISO aims to create a supportive environment that helps international students integrate into the university community and succeed in their academic endeavors.
Advising international students on Zimbabwean immigration laws and on matters of personal and cultural adjustment.
Helping, developing and implementing programs designed to enhance the overall experience of Africa University’s international students.
Playing an active role in the integration of the culturally diverse community of Africa University and promoting the spirit of Ubuntu and Pan- Africanism.
The information provided here is only a guideline and is not exhaustive. Should your country information not appear on this page, please contact the Africa University Admissions Office for more guidance as to whether the qualifications you possess are sufficient for your course of study.
A Secondary School Leaving Certificate is sufficient with an Overall Average of 10 marks or better. For programmes which require competence in secondary education Mathematics an average of 10 marks or better at Grade 12 satisfies the Mathematical requirement.
This is acceptable at grades 1–6 in lieu of GCSE on a subject for subject basis however it would need to be supplemented by a bridging course.
|credit/ minimum acceptable performance level formerly required for a GCE O level pass
This is acceptable at grades 1–6 in lieu of GCSE on a subject for subject basis.
Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE)
This certificate is acceptable at grades A–E in lieu of GCE A level on a subject for subject basis.
|credit/ minimum acceptable pass
This is acceptable at 50% or better in lieu of GCSE on a subject for subject basis (except English language). You would need to supplement this with a bridging course.
You are required to have attained at an average grade between 4 and 7 to be considered for a program at Africa University.
|85 – 100
|75 – 79
|70 – 74
|65 – 69
|60 – 64
|55 – 59
|50 – 54
|40 – 49
|3, 2 D+, D
|1, 2 F
These are acceptable at grades 1–6 in lieu of GCSE (grades A, B, C) on a subject for subject basis. Depending on your course of study you may be required to take a bridging course before proceeding for your degree program.
|D ordinary pass
|E ordinary pass
You are required to have attained a pass of C or above per subject to be considered for admission.
If you are from this region, to gain entry to Africa University you are required to have a grade “good” or better.
|credit| minimum acceptable pass
This is considered to be below GCSE standard. You will be required to take a bridging course with Africa University if this is your only school leaving certificate. You will need to have achieved a grade “Satisfactory” or better
This is sufficient to proceed to your degree program provided you have achieved a grade “Good” or better. Please note that depending on the course you have selected you may need to take a bridging course before you proceed for your degree program.
You are required to have completed the Diplôme d’Etat d’Etudes Secondaires du Cycle Long with a grade C or above (including Mathematics)
This is acceptable as group qualification satisfying general entrance requirements provided that an overall grade of at least ‘Bien’ has been achieved.
Cameroon GCE Ordinary Level Acceptable at grade C or better in lieu of GCSE on a subject for subject basis.
Cameroon GCE Advanced Level Acceptable at grades A–E in lieu of GCE A level on a subject for subject basis.
|très bien (very good)
|assez bien (fair)
Cameroon GCE Ordinary level A–C (pass), D–F (fail)
Cameroon GCE Advanced level A–E (pass), F (fail)
BGCSE/IGCSE (Grade C or better in at least five subjects with English and Mathematics)
If this is the only school leaving certificate you possess, you will have to attend a two -year bridging course with Africa University before embarking on your program.
We accept two years at University of Botswana (part one of a degree course, e.g. BSC part one) as equivalent to A level for entry purposes – that is to say if you have done part one of a degree course at University of Botswana you may proceed straight to your degree program without the need to do the bridging course.
If you have Botswana A levels these are also acceptable.
A Secondary School Leaving Certificate is sufficiet with a C grade average. For mathematical courses a pass at grade 14 or above in your final year of schooling satisfies the Mathematical requirement in the College of Business, Peace, Leadership and Governance.
Africa University is a multilingual campus community; however, all lectures and tools for assessment are in English. Students from the following countries who have achieved a grade C or better (or its equivalent in their home countries) do not need to take any English proficiency tests or produce IELTS/TOEFEL certificates to be accepted for their chosen degree programs as English is a common medium of communication and instruction in their regions
Those from predominantly French, Portuguese, Arab, Swahili and other languages native to their regions are required to enroll for the one-year Intensive English course at Africa University that teaches English for communication and academic purposes. Some of these countries include:
All international students intending to study at Africa University regardless of nationality are required by law to apply for a study permit before travelling to Zimbabwe to take up their studies. All study permits should be applied for while you are in your country of residence and you can only then proceed to travel to Zimbabwe once you have been granted a pre-clearance certificate or a study permit. To begin your application, please scan the following documents to the International Students Advisor (ISA) email@example.com and copy the Dean of Students Affairs firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a student coming to Zimbabwe with dependents, this classification referring to a wife, husband, or a child, you are required to apply for a dependent permit which is separate from the study permit.
To apply you will need to provide to the International Students Advisor:
The Office of Alumni, Internationalisation & Church Relations Office plays a crucial role in creating a supportive and inclusive environment for international students, aiming to enhance their overall university experience and success.
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