Postgraduate entry requirements by region

Other countries

Postgraduate entry requirements for students from all other African countries.

The minimum requirement for entry to most postgraduate taught degrees is a good Bachelors Degree from a recognised university (typically of five years in duration). 

Country-specific guidance on scores or grades

Angola

Students with a Licenciado from Angola would normally be asked to have a score of at least 14 on a 20-point scale in their undergraduate degree.

Benin

Students with a Maitrise from Benin would normally be asked to have a score of at least 14 on a 20-point scale, or a GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale.

Botswana

Students with an honours degree from Botswana would normally be asked to have a first class degree / B grade / 70% or above.

Burkina Faso

Students with a Diplome de Licence (at least 3 years) from Burkina Faso would normally be asked to have a score of at least 14 on a 20-point scale in their undergraduate degree.

Burundi

Students with a Diplome d'Ingenieur from Burundi would normally be asked to have a score of at least 80% or a La plus grande distinction in their undergraduate degree.

Cameroon

Students with a Bachelors degree or Licence from Cameroon would normally be asked to have a degree with a score of 15 points or above, or a GPA of 3.3 on a 4-point scale in their undergraduate degree.

Democratic Republic of Congo

Students with a Maitrise from the Democratic Republic of Congo would normally be asked to have a score of at least 80% or a score of 15 on a 20-point scale 

Cote d'Ivoire

Students with a Maitrise from Cote d'Ivoire would normally be asked to have a score of at least 80% or a score of 15 on a 20-point scale.

Eritrea

Students with a Bachelors degree or Licence from Eritrea would normally be asked to have a degree with a score of 15 points or above, or a GPA of 3.3 on a 4-point scale in their undergraduate degree.

Eswatini

Students with a Bachelors degree from Eswatini would normally be asked to have a degree with a score of 80% or above in their undergraduate degree.

Ethiopia

Students with an honours degree from Ethiopia would normally be asked to have a degree with at least 85% or a GPA of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 in your undergraduate degree.

Gabon

Students with a Maitrise from Gabon would normally be asked to have a score of bien/good.

The Gambia

Student with a Masters degree from the Gambia would normally be asked to have a score of at least 70% or a GPA of 3.7 on a 4.3 scale.

Guinea

Students with a Maitrise from Guinea would normally be asked to have a score of 14 or above on a 20-point scale or a GPA of 4.0 on a 5-point scale.

Lesotho

Students with a Bachelors degree (at least 5 years) from Lesotho would normally be asked to have a score of 80% or above in their undergraduate degree.

Liberia

Students with a Bachelors degree from Liberia would normally be asked to have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale or score of 80% or above in their undergraduate degree.

Madagascar

Students with a Maitrise from Madagascar would normally be asked to have a score of 14 or above on a 20-point scale or a GPA of 3.2 on a 4-point scale.

Malawi

Students with a bachelors degree from a public university in Malawi, would normally be asked to have a score of at least 80% or, a GPA of 3.6 on a 4-point scale or, first class honours classification in their undergraduate degree.

Mali

Students with a Diplome de Maitrise from Mali would normally be asked to have a score 15 or above on a 20-point scale.

Mauritius

Students with a Bachelors degree from Mauritius would normally be asked to have score of 60% or above in their undergraduate degree.

Morocco 

Students with a Diplome d’Ingenieur d’Etat from Morocco would normally be asked to have a score of 15 or above on a 20-point scale or a GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale.

Mozambique

Students with a Grau de Licenciado/Licenciada from Mozambique would normally be asked to have a score of 14 points or above on a 20-point scale.

Namibia

Students from Namibia would normally be asked to have a degree with a score of at least 70% in their undergraduate degree.

Rwanda

Students with a Maitrise or Bachelor (Honours) degree from Rwanda would normally be asked to have a score of at least 70% or an upper second-class classification in their undergraduate degree.

Senegal

Students with a Maitrise from Senegal would normally be asked to have a score of 14 or above on a 20-point scale.

Sierra Leone

Students with a Bachelor (Honours) degree from Sierra Leone would normally be asked to have an upper second-class classification in their undergraduate degree.

Somalia

Students with a Laurea/Bachelors degree from Somalia would normally be asked to have a GPA of 3.5 on a 4-point scale or score of 85% or above in their undergraduate degree.

South Sudan

Students with a Bachelors (Honours) degree from South Sudan would normally be asked to have a GPA of 3.5 on a 4-point scale or a grade of B+ or above in their undergraduate degree.

Sudan

Students with a Bachelor degree from Sudan would normally be asked to have an upper second-class classification or score of at least 75% in their undergraduate degree.

Tanzania

Students with a degree from Tanzania would normally be asked to have a 2.1 or above or a GPA of 3.5 on a 5-point scale in their undergraduate degree.

Togo

Students with a Licence from Togo would normally be asked to have a score of 14 on 20-point scale in their undergraduate degree.

Zambia

If you are from Zambia you would normally be asked to have a distinction in their undergraduate degree.

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