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Entry requirement information for countries within Africa.

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Algeria

If you are taking the French Baccalaureate you will need to achieve 14.5/14 overall, depending on the degree programme you apply for. If you are studying the Option International Baccalaureate, you will need to obtain 14/13.5 overall, depending on the degree programme you apply for. You will need to achieve 14 in English.

You can also have taken an acceptable qualification such as A-levels or International Baccalaureate; otherwise you will be expected to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

We do not accept the Algerian Baccalaureate for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Angola

You will need an acceptable qualification such as A-levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

We do not accept the Angolan high school certificate for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Botswana

You will need an acceptable qualification such as A-levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

We do not accept the Cambridge Overseas School Certificate for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Egypt

You will need an acceptable qualification such as A-levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will be expected to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

We do not accept the Al-Azhar General and Technical Secondary School Certificates for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Ethiopia

You will need an acceptable qualification such as A-levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

We do not accept the Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Examination or School Leaving Certificate for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Gambia

You will need an acceptable qualification such as A-levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

We do not accept West African Senior School Certificate for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Ghana

You will need an acceptable qualification such as A-levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Kenya

You will need an acceptable qualification such as A-levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

Equivalent grades in KCSEs would meet our GCSE Mathematics and English requirements.

Libya

You will need an acceptable qualification such as A-levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

We do not accept Libyan Secondary Education Certificates for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Mauritius

You will normally be expected to have taken an acceptable qualification such as A-levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme. You can find the required grades on the course entry requirements tab of each course details page.

Morocco

If you are taking the French Baccalaureate you will need to achieve 14.5/14 overall, depending on the degree programme you apply for. If you are studying the Option International Baccalaureate you will need 14/13.5 overall, depending on the degree programme you apply for. You will need to achieve 14 in English.

You can also take an acceptable qualification such as A-levels or International Baccalaureate, or complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

We do not accept the Moroccan Diplôme du Baccalauréat for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Nigeria

You will need an acceptable qualification such as A-levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

We do not accept the Senior School Certificate for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Senegal

You will need an acceptable qualification such as A-levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

We do not accept the Senior School Certificate for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Seychelles

You will usually need to have taken an acceptable qualification such as A-levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

We do not accept the Cambridge Overseas School Certificate for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Sierra Leone

You will need an acceptable qualification such as A-levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

We do not accept West African Senior School Certificate for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

South Africa

If you are studying the South African Senior Certificate/Matriculation Certificate you will need to achieve AAAAB at Higher grade, including English and Mathematics. If you are studying the National Senior Certificate you will need to achieve 77776, including English and Mathematics.

Tanzania

You will need an acceptable qualification such as A-levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

We do not accept the Senior School Certificate for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Tunisia

You will need an acceptable qualification such as A-levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

We do not accept the Tunisian Baccalauréat for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Uganda

You will usually need an acceptable qualification such as A-levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Zambia

You will need an acceptable qualification such as A-levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

We do not accept the Zambia School Certificate for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Zimbabwe

You will usually need an acceptable qualification such as A-levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.