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Information and entry requirements for students from Zambia

Interested in studying at Nottingham Trent University (NTU)? On this page, we’ve included everything you’ll need to know – meet NTU’s Representatives for Africa, learn about our entry requirements, and sign up to keep in touch with us.

Vera Hau

Hello, my name’s Kotana Hau and I'm the NTU Representative for Zambia.

There’s a lively African community here who’ll make you feel very welcome. I love meeting new students and their families personally to give advice and guidance.

Visit the NTU Africa page to see when we will next be visiting or you can register with us and we’ll let you know when I’m next visiting.


Sub-Saharan Africa High Achievers Award

We are pleased to offer up to £3,000 fee reduction to all high achieving Sub-Saharan African students. To be eligible you must:

  • Achieve a 1st class degree from a recognised university in your Home nation.
  • Be a resident and national of a Sub-Saharan African county.

The Sub-Saharan Africa High Achievers Award is now closed for applications. The final deadline was 1 March 2023.

You can still apply for the main scholarship scheme. Find out more information about our deadlines and how to apply below.

LLM Sub-Saharan Africa Scholarship

Nottingham Law School (NLS) is pleased to offer one competitive scholarship up to a value of half your tuition fee.

We welcome applications from students from Nigeria who are holding an offer to study on a NLS full-time LLM Masters programme (not including LPC/BTC).

The scholarship will be awarded to the candidate who most closely meets the criteria for the award.

Find out more information about our deadlines and how to apply below.

Manyando Perpetua Matale

Meet one of our students from Zambia

"I am doing an MSc in Engineering Management. It has allowed me to appreciate concepts that are relevant to a global business leader in the engineering context (concepts like globalisation, project management, entrepreneurship and product development). The various module leaders have been very supportive and provide feedback when required for assessments and such."

Manyando studied MSc Engineering Management. Read her student story.

Entry requirements

Your qualificationYou could study
School Certificate / General Certificate of EducationConsidered for a foundation certificate at Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC)

Bachelors honours degree from a recognised university in Zambia

Distinction 3.50 and above
Merit 2.50 - 3.49
Credit 1.50 - 2.49

Postgraduate (Masters) courses:

Distinction required for courses requiring a 2:1

Merit required for courses requiring a 2:2

Pre-Masters courses at Nottingham Trent International College:

Credit required

Masters degreePostgraduate research courses (MPhil/PhD)

English language requirements

We accept many different tests and qualifications, including qualifications from Zambia, such as the School Certificate / General Certificate of Education Grade 1-6 as an equivalent to IELTS 6.5. You can find full details of alternative English qualifications we accept here.

Students who do not meet the English language requirements may be required to take a pre-sessional English language (PEAP) course.

If you have questions about your qualification and it is not listed here, please contact us for advice.

NTU Education Counsellors

We work closely with a network of representatives all over the world including counsellors in education agencies, schools and colleges.

They can advise you on entry requirements, the application process and how to apply for a visa among other things.

You'll find their details on this page.

Still need help?

International Development Office
+44 (0)115 848 8175