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Higher School Certificate

Admission is competitive and enrollment is limited.  Possession of the minimum requirements as listed here should not be viewed as a guarantee of admission.

To be considered for admission to Western University on the basis of the Higher School Certificate you must submit the following:

    1. Higher School Certificate (HSC) examination results indicating all exams taken and grades earned sent directly to Western from the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council.   Certificates must be official. Photocopies are acceptable if certified by school principal, head, or counsellor. Notarized copies are not acceptable.

      Applicants may be considered for conditional admission on the basis of mid-year/mid-term or predicted results while in progress in the Advanced Level courses.  Predicted results and final O-Level results must be submitted directly to Western from the institutions attended.

      • Predicted GCE Grades Form
        This online form must be completed by either a Counsellor or Principal from the applicant’s school.  Results submitted by an applicant will not be accepted.

      If you are unsure whether you are required to complete this form, please refer to either the “To Do List” in your Student Center or the required documents section of your acknowledgement letter.  

    2. Cambridge School Certificate/General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) O-level results.  Certificates must be official. Photocopies are acceptable if certified by school principal, head, or counselor and submitted directly to Western. Notarized copies are not acceptable.

    3. Refer to the chart below for program specific required and recommended courses.  Course prerequisites should be presented at the senior level:

Engineering*Foods & NutritionKinesiology*Nursing*

Required Prerequisites

• Senior Level Calculus
• Senior Level Chemistry
• Senior Level Physics

Required Prerequisites

• Senior Level Biology
• Senior Level Chemistry
• Senior Level Math

Required Prerequisites

• Senior Level Biology

Required Prerequisites

• Senior Level Biology
• Senior Level Chemistry
• Senior Level English
• Senior Level Math

*Secondary School course descriptions/syllabi may be requested from applicants to certain programs/faculties at Western for assessment of prerequisite course requirements. Applicants will be notified of this requirement at the point of application review and acknowledgement by the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

Health SciencesManagement and Organizational StudiesMedical SciencesScience

Recommended Prerequisites

• Senior Level Biology
• Senior Level Math

Note: Senior Level Biology will be a required prerequisite for admission to September 2018.

Recommended Prerequisites

• Senior Level Math

Recommended Prerequisites

• Senior Level Biology
• Senior Level Calculus
• Senior Level Chemistry 

Recommended Prerequisites

• Senior Level Calculus

Note: First-year Biology and Chemistry requires a Senior Level Biology and Senior Level Chemistry respectively.