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University of Lusaka

1. Why should I study at the University of Lusaka?

There are many advantages of studying at Unilus and some of them include:
    The University has ultra-modern campus with cutting edge training facilities
    UNILUS draws training staff with experience from Public sector, Private and academia
    Students are challenged and encouraged to think in new and creative ways i.e. outside the book
    We foster personal growth and development
    Intensive academic programmes with practical applications
2. What programmes do you offer at UNILUS?

University of Lusaka has various Degree programmes at Undergraduate (Bachelors) and Postgraduate levels (Masters, DBA and PhD programmes) Click here to view all current programmes
3. How many intakes do you have?

The university has two (2) intakes i.e. January and June intakes
4. How long do your undergraduate (Degree) Programmes take?

4 years
5. How long do your Masters Degree Programmes take?

18 months
6. What are the entry requirements for a Bachelors degree programme?

Five (5) “O” level credits or better which must include English Language and Mathematics
7. What are the entry requirements for a Master’s degree programme?

Applicants must have a 1st degree in a relevant field from a recognized University or full ACCA or CIMA. Applicants of Master of Laws must be holders of a Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognised University.
8. What are the entry requirements for a DBA or PhD degree programme?

Applicants must be holders of Master’s degree or any other related programs from a recognized University. Practitioner Experience: Applicants must have management experience of at least three years pre – or – post Masters.
9. Are there any exemptions for Masters Degree programmes?

We do not offer exemptions for first time Masters Applicants. However if you were currently studying or undertaking a master’s degree at another recognized university and want to complete it from unilus, you can be exempted on course basis.
10. Can I apply online?

Currently you can not apply online
11. What happens if I do not sit for my exams? Can I defer an exam if I missed it?

12. Do you offer exemptions for those who have Diplomas?

Yes we do, however we only give exemptions on course basis. You would have to apply for exemptions by writing to the registrar and attaching a copy of your transcript.
13. Do you offer long distance programmes?

Yes we do. All degree programmes from the various schools can be undertaken through distance learning.
14. Do you have a payment plan for tuition fees?

Yes, we have a payment plan (part payment). Part payment will only be accepted upon full payment of registration and library fees and 50% down payment on tuition and signing of credit agreement form.
15. How much is the late registration fee? And how does it apply?

The late registration fee is K100 kwacha for every week that passes by after the general registration period has ended. It applies to all students wishing to register after the official registration dates.

Cavendish University Zambia

Cavendish University Zambia (CUZ) is the first private University in Zambia and was established in 2004. CUZ is registered under the Higher Education Act No. 4 of 2013 of the Laws of Zambia.


Teaching and learning at CUZ are based on a student-centric academic model that deploys innovation and global best practices in its pedagogy, philosophy, operations and organization. Lecturers and Professors at CUZ are trained to facilitate learning in ways that are innovative, student-centric, participatory, active and practical. CUZ deploys a learning management technology platform (CU-LPTM ) that supports blended learning, flipped classrooms, projects, case studies, distance learning, and other forms of effective and active learning.

CUZ offers market-relevant and accredited academic programs which are hosted in its four Schools which are: School of Medicine, School of Law, School of Business and Information Technology (B.I.T), and School of Arts, Education and Social Sciences (A.E.S.S.). All CUZ schools and faculties are oriented towards fulfilling the University's Mission of transforming students into responsible, educated, employable and entrepreneurial citizens (REEE).


To be a model university in Africa that delivers a transformative market-relevant quality education



To provide accessible, high quality, research-driven education that transforms students into responsible, educated, employable, entrepreneurial citizens.

  1. Responsible: Responsible people maintain good habits, complete their duties and obligations on time, are accountable both to themselves and to others, and exhibit good core personal values
  2. Educated: Educated people are knowledgeable and skilled, know how to learn, and are committed to continuous life-long learning
  3. Employable: Employable people acquire general and subject-specific knowledge and skills embedded in all University syllabi, and develop personal attributes and habits which enable them to gain employment and succeed in their chosen careers
  4. Entrepreneurial: Entrepreneurial people manage successfully their own businesses or work successfully for established businesses because they have enterprising skills and personal attributes which include being curious, passionate, knowledgeable, adaptable, creative, innovative, resourceful and knowing how to learn
University of Zambia

The University of Zambia (UNZA) was established by Act of Parliament No. 66 of 1965.


 The first intake of students took place on 17th March 1966. The motto of the University, SERVICE AND EXCELLENCE has guided the development of the University since its inception.

UNZA is situated in Lusaka on two campuses. The main campus is the Great East Road Campus and it is situated on the Great East Road, 6km from the town center. The other campus is the Ridgeway Campus catering for the Medical School. It is situated on John Mbita Road, 4km South East of Lusaka, opposite the University Teaching Hospital.

History of the University of Zambia

Some thought had been given in the early 1950s to the establishment of a University college in Lusaka, but such proposals as there may have been were abandoned in 1953 with the creation of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland and the related political decision to establish a University college in Salisbury (now Harare). Almost ten years were to pass before the question of a University for the then Northern Rhodesia was formally re-opened. This was done by the government which came into power in December 1962, and which for the first time consisted of a majority from the two nationalist parties, the United National Independence Party and the African National Congress. In March 1963, this Government appointed a Commission under the Chairmanship of Sir John Lockwood, a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of London, to advise on the development of a University. In its report, which was submitted in November 1963, the Lockwood Commission unanimously recommended the establishment of a University in Lusaka.

In January 1964, the Government signified that it accepted the recommendations of the Lockwood Commission and within four months there was an inaugural meeting of the Provisional Council of the University, the body charged with bringing the University into being.
In July 1964, the former Rhodes-Livingstone Institute, a research institute with an international reputation for scholarly research and publications in the field of social anthropology dating back to 1938, came under the jurisdiction of the Provisional Council. In July 1965, Dr. D.G. Anglin, of Carleton University in Canada, was appointed as Vice-Chancellor. A month later, the Oppenheimer College of Social Service was incorporated into the University at a time when extensive additions to its premises in John Mbita Road, in the Ridgeway area of Lusaka, were already well under way.

In October 1965, His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zambia gave his assent to Act Number 66 of 1965, and its commencement on 12 November 1965 of the same year brought the University of Zambia into legal existence.
Under a reconstituted Provisional Council, recruitment of staff had been proceeding apace against the deadline set for the first intake of students, namely 17 March 1966. On that day the first academic session commenced at the Ridgeway Campus.

The President, Dr. Kaunda was installed as Chancellor on 12 July 1966, in the presence of representatives of more than fifty other universities and some two thousand guests. The following day. The Chancellor laid the foundation stone for the University of Zambia on the Great East Road Campus.

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