Heriot watt University Zambia

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Heriot watt University Zambia

Student life at Heriot-Watt

We pride ourselves on being an international university; international students make up about one third of our student population.

We currently have 8 Zambian students studying at the Edinburgh Campus across all levels of study.

Popular Programmes

Previous students from Zambia have studied:

Our Zambian alumni

Our Zambian alumni include professionals in the Zambia National Commercial Bank, Zambia Revenue Authority, Zambian Breweries Plc and Save the Children, amongst others.

Student societies

Heriot-Watt students are able to come together to learn about and celebrate African and Caribbean cultures through our African & Caribbean Society. The Society runs lots of different activities and social events throughout the year to celebrate diversity and is open to everyone.

Meet our graduates from Zambia

Mwamba Mutale

Read the graduate profile of Mwamba from Zambia, who studied Climate Change: Impacts and Mitigation in the School of Life Sciences. He graduated in 2016.

Entry requirements

For more details on our application process, get help with your application.

These entry requirements are intended as a guide only. Please contact us or the School’s admissions tutor to find out the actual requirements for the programme you want to study.


  • If you hold the Zambian School Certificate / General Certificate of Education OR DTEVT Certificate you will require a Foundation Certificate for entry onto Year 1. We recommend Edinburgh College if you wish to study in the UK, alternatively Foundation courses are available at our Malaysia and Dubai campuses. See our Foundation page for more information.
  • If you hold A-Levels or the International Baccalaureate, please consult our online prospectus for specific programme entry requirements.


  • For most of our Masters level programmes we require a good first degree, in most cases the equivalent to an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a recognised university, in a relevant subject area.

English language requirements

If you do not meet our English language requirements, you can apply to one of our academic English programmes, which are specifically designed to prepare you with the language and study skills needed for academic study.