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 taight degrees is a good Bachelors Degree from a recognised university (typically of five years in duration). 

Country-specific guidance on scores or grades

Botswana

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

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 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.

Malawi

Students with an honours degree from Malawi would normally be asked to have a score of at least 80% in their undergraduate degree.

Namibia

Students from Namibia would normally be asked to have a degree with a score of at least 80% in their undergraduate degree.

Tanzania

Students with a degree from Tanzania would normally be asked to have a 2.1 or above in their undergraduate degree.

Zambia

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

Admissions advice

The grades listed above should be treated as a general guide. Each application is considered individually and you are advised to contact the relevant College Office for further information on admissions.

College of Arts, Humanities & Social Science

College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

College of Science & Engineering

PhD programmes

Application to PhD study typically requires a masters degree in a related or relevant subject, and a research proposal.

However, entry requirements vary by programme, and you should check the detailed entry requirements are listed under each programme on the Degree Finder.

Degree Finder

How to write a research proposal

English Language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate a level of English language competency, regardless of their nationality or country of residence. These requirements are listed by programme.

English Language advice 

Specific English language requirement by programme

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There are around 475 students from 25 countries across Africa currently studying at the University of Edinburgh.