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University of Zambia

Address: University of Zambia PO Box 32379 Lusaka

Description University of Zambia

  • Established: 1966
  • Location: Lusaka, Zambia
  • Number of students: 30,000
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type: state.

The University of Zambia is the country's oldest university, founded in 1966. The leadership of the country had the idea of creating a higher educational institution in Zambia at the very beginning of the 20th century, but World War II prevented us and returned to this plan only in the 1960s.

Today, the university received recognition and accreditation of leading international organizations and became a member of:

  • Association of African Universities
  • Commonwealth University Associations
  • International Association of Universities.

University of Zambia - alma mater for famous people such as:

  • Edgar Lungu - President of the Republic of Zambia
  • Levi Mwanavasa - Ex-President of the Republic of Zambia
  • Inonge Vina - Vice President of Zambia
  • Iren Mambilima - Chairman of the Supreme Court
  • Emmerson Mnangawa - President of the Republic of Zimbabwe
  • Hakainde Hichilema is the leader of the United National Development Party.

The following specialties are recruited:

  • Agricultural sciences (animal husbandry, food science and nutrition, plant science, soil science)
  • Engineering (agricultural engineering, civil engineering, electrical and electronics, geomatic engineering)
  • Pedagogy (librarianship, sociology, mathematics, natural sciences, primary education, religious studies)
  • Humanities and social sciences (economics, history, political science, psychology, applied ethics, gender studies)
  • Jurisprudence (public law, private law)
  • Medicine (anatomy, biomedical sciences, nursing, obstetrics, psychiatry, surgery, microbiology, pediatrics, pharmaceuticals)
  • Natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and statistics, geography)
  • Veterinary medicine (biomedical research, clinical research, paraclinical research)
  • Business (business administration, business administration).

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Zambia

Program name


  • Duration: 3-4 years
  • Start date: September
  • Form of study: full-time, part-time, distance
  • Age: 17+.


  • Duration: 2 years
  • Start date: September
  • Form of study: full-time, part-time, distance
  • Age: 20+.

Accommodation, housing and food

The university has several buildings equipped with dormitories. Mostly double occupancy, family rooms are absent. All rooms are equipped with new furniture. The hostels work around the clock staff, the purpose of which is to help students with everyday problems. Students who take part in short-term programs, or foreign students can get for temporary use one of the 500 private apartments listed on the university's balance sheet.

Meals are organized thanks to the kitchens in each block of the hostel, cafeterias and dining rooms.


  • First place in the ranking of the best universities in Zambia
  • Many years of experience in training sought-after specialists
  • Qualified teaching staff
  • The university is a member of the international Alumni program, thanks to which students can take studies and internships in higher education institutions around the world.
  • Over 100,000 successfully employed graduates
  • Many student clubs that are actively involved in university life
  • Scholarships and grants for successful students.

Equipment University of Zambia

On the basis of the University of Zambia are working:

  • Confucius Institute
  • Institute for Distance Education Studies
  • Institute of Economic and Social Research.

For students studying remotely, the E-Campus portal works.

The campus consists of educational buildings, dormitories, a store and a sports complex. The classrooms are equipped with the necessary equipment and are fully furnished. The sports complex is equipped with the latest equipment in order to popularize sports and healthy lifestyles among students.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The school year begins in September, distance learning can begin year-round.

In addition, you will have to pay for accommodation, meals, medical insurance and registration fee when submitting documents.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

In order to become a student at the University of Zambia, an applicant must provide:

  • Valid visa
  • Certificate of payment of health insurance and registration fee
  • Completed application form
  • Certificate of general secondary education or equivalent
  • Certificate of language proficiency.

In addition, it is necessary to pass internal exams depending on the chosen specialty.

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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