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 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.

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.

University of Zambia Offered Courses | Programmes

University of Zambia Tuition Fees

1. Postgraduate Diplomas – PART I

CategoryZambianNon-SADC Candidates
Category A: Per Academic YearK16,789.00$7,460.00
Category B: Per Academic YearK18,358.00$8,660.00
Category C: Per Academic YearK21,808.00$9,310.00

2. Course Work Programmes – PART I

CategoryZambianNon-SADC Candidates
Category A: Per Academic Year
Master of Arts
Master of Education
Master of Law
Master of Communication for Development
Postgraduate Diploma in Human Rights Law
Postgraduate Diploma in International Law
Postgraduate Diploma in Counseling
K16,789.00$7,460.00
Category B: Per Academic Year
Master of Science
Master of Engineering
Master of Mineral Sciences
Diploma in ICT Policy and Regulation
Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Studies
K18,358.00$8,660.00
Category C: Per Academic Year
Master of Public Health
Master of Science in Nursing
Postgraduate Diploma in Education for Health Professionals
K20,173.00$9,310.00
Category C: Per Academic Year
Master of Medicine
Master of Veterinary Medicine
K21,808.00$9,310.00

3. Master by Research and Part II of Course Work Programmes

CategoryZambianNon-SADC Candidates
Category A: Per Academic YearK14,674.00$7,460.00
Category B: Per Academic YearK17,712.00$9,460.00
Category C: Per Academic YearK20,517.00$11,560.00

4. Doctor of Philosophy Programme

CategoryZambianNon-SADC Candidates
Category A: Per Academic Year
Social Sciences and Arts
Education
Law
K15,822.00$7,880.00
Category B: Per Academic Year
Natural Sciences
Science Based Areas
K18,617.00$10,304.00
Category C: Per Academic Year
Medicine
Veterinary Medicine
K26,063.00$12,460.00

5. Part Time Fees

  • Part-time fees for postgraduate programmes are charged at 50% of the full-time rate.

Non Tuition Fees

Registration Fees

 ZambianNon-SADC Candidates
RegistrationK500.00$80.00
Late RegistrationK200.00$30.00

NB: Late registration shall be K200 per additional month after registration period

Examination Fees

 ZambianNon-SADC Candidates
Part I
Masters Degree/Diploma
K497.00$125.00
Part II/Research
Master (Thesis)
K6,020.00$800.00
Part II/Taught
Master (Dissertation)
K3,750.00$700.00
Doctor (Thesis)K6,290.00$900.00
Supplementary (Part I)
Examinations (Per Course)
K500.00$120.00
Re-examination (Internal Examiners)
PhD
K2,500.00$400.00
Re-examination (Internal Examiners)
Masters
K1,000.00$250.00
Re-examination (All Examiners)
PhD
K4,000.00$800.00
Re-examination (All Examiners)
Masters
K2,000.00$500.00

Other Fees

 ZambianNon-SADC Candidates
Student AmenitiesK150.00$50.00
MedicalK200.00$60.00
UnionK150.00$50.00
MaintenanceK200.00$60.00
Internet ConnectivityK200.00$50.00
Student HandbookK200.00$60.00
LibraryK400.00$60.00

Bench Fees (For Non Students)

Category BK3000.00
Category CK5000.00


Suggested Student Upkeep and Research Costs (Payable to the student)

 Zambian & Non-SADC
Hostel Accommodation (Per month)K1000.00
Student Stipend (Living on campus per day)K200.00
Student Stipend (Living outside campus per day)K200.00
Research Cost: Masters~ 70% Tuition fees
Book AllowanceK8,000.00

University of Zambia Admission

APPLICATION PROCESS
a. Obtain Application form from
i. https://www.unza.zm/how-apply
ii. Customer Service Center at Great East Road Campus
iii. University of Zambia (UNZA) Provincial offices

b. Complete the Application Form and attach:
i. Certified copy of O level results (Certified by the Examinations Council of Zambia)
ii. Certified Copy of National Registration Card (NRC)/Passport
iii. Copies of Relevant Academic Qualifications

c. Pay Application fee of ZMW 150 (A/C Name : UNZA Registrar’s Dept.)
i. 0100110273800 @ Standard Chartered Bank Plc (SCBLZMLX)
ii. 62607694371 @ First National Bank (FIRNZMLX)
iii. 0306506302182 @ ZANACO (ZNCOZMLUXXX)

Ensure that the details of the applicant appear on the deposit slip.
Obtain an official UNZA receipt after you deposit at the bank.

Submit your completed application and the relevant documents at the Customer Service Centre

2. Online Application Portal 

Follow the steps on the portal to complete the Application.

Candidates that are interested in business related courses at undergraduate level can apply to our Graduate School of Business using the link: mygsb.unza.zm/register

Location of UNZA Provincial Centres

  • Kabwe – NAPSA Building – Chitanda House
  • Chipata – Plot 461 corner of Kombe Street / St Ann Road- Adjacent Wildlife Hall
  • Kitwe – Plot 1467 Kantanta Street, Nkana East, Kitwe
  • Kasama – No. 7 Milungu Road next to Chambeshi Water and Sewerage Company
  • Solwezi – Low density area near Solwezi Water Plant
  • Mansa – Low density Plot 641Opposite Bunda Guest House
  • Livingstone – Plot 77 Kanyanta Road Livingstone
  • Mongu – NAPSA Building Room No. 506
  • Chinsali – Opposite Indo Bank
  • Lusaka – Customer Service Center at Great East Road Campus 

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