General admission requirements


Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Ordinary Level (O-level) and Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Advanced Level (A-level)

Required subject areas

  1. English
  2. Mathematics*
  3. Laboratory Science* (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics)
  4. Social Studies or Modern/Classical Language*
  5. Elective

*Students who are missing an eligible course in one of subject groups 2, 3 or 4, who apply for admission to a program that does not require completion of these courses, will be considered for general admission. In this case, an eligible course in subject groups 1, 2, 3 or 4 may be used to substitute the missing course. Students who are missing eligible courses in two subject areas should contact admissions@mun.ca.

General admission criteria

Grade requirement
  • Completion of the Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education (GCE) with a minimum grade of C in the required subject areas and at least two Advanced (“A”) Level subjects with minimum grade of C.
English language proficiency
Competitive program entry (if applicable)
  • Admission to some programs is competitive for a limited number of spaces. A higher admission average and/or supplementary information may be required as part of the faculty-specific admissions.

Additional notes

Applied Advanced Level subjects are not an ideal preparation for our programs. General Paper, General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, and Key Skills subjects are not acceptable.

Completion of A Level subject examinations with minimum scores may qualify accepted applicants for course-based transfer credit. Refer to our transfer credit process for further details.


Supporting documents required

If you have not yet completed "A" Levels

When you apply (early acceptance)
  • If A level results are not yet available, a provisional decision may be possible using the final O-level certificate and predicted grades for the A-levels or the provisional results slip of the A-levels. Documents can be official or unofficial.
  • Proof of English language proficiency (if required). See general admission criteria section above.
  • Supplementary information required for competitive-entry programs may be required with your application.
When you complete your examinations (verified acceptance)

If you have completed "A" levels and not attended a post-secondary institution

If you have attended a post-secondary institution


Submitting your documents

Supporting documents should be sent to:

Office of the Registrar
Memorial University
P.O. Box 4200
St. John's NL  A1C 5S7

Office of the Registrar
Memorial University
Room A2000
Arts and Administration Building
230 Elizabeth Ave.
St. John's NL  A1C 5S7

Documents: admiss.docs@mun.ca (Documents only, no replies sent.)
Inquiries: admissions@mun.ca