Undergraduate entry requirements by country

Other countries

Undergraduate entry requirements for students from all other African countries.

Students from Botswana, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, Zambia and all other African countries are admitted to the University of Edinburgh with a range of qualifications: GCE A Levels, the IB, the American High School Diploma with SAT's or AP's and other recognised regional systems.

Specific country entry requirements


The Cameroonian GGCE is normally considered as a grade to grade comparison with UK A levels. Students should normally meet the minimum A-level requirements listed on each degree programme page for direct entry.


The Certificate of Nile International Secondary Education (CNISE) at Level 3 and CNISE Level 1 English at Grade C English are normally regarded as having met our English language requirements.


The Rwanda Advanced Certificate of Education (A-level) is not currently considered as a grade to grade comparison with UK A-levels and therefore is not normally considered for direct entry.

The Rwandan GCE O Level Grade C in English is normally regarded as having met our English Language requirements.

Other qualifications

Applicants with the other qualifications will usually be required to complete a foundation year. In addition, all applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in English language, holding one of the accepted qualifications listed.

Types of other qualifications

English Language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will also have to meet English Language requirements to apply. These requirements are listed by programme.

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