Admission Requirements

GENERAL ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSIONS (UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES)SUBJECT COMBINATIONS FOR ADMITTING SCHOOLS
SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES ‘O’ LEVELS
English Language (6 or better), Mathematics (4 or better)
Biology/Agric. Sciences (6 or better), Chemistry (6 or better)
Science/Physical Sciences (6 or better)
OR
English Language (6 or better), Mathematics (4 or better)
Biology/Agric. Science (6 or better), Science/Physical Sciences (6 or better)
Any one (1) other subject from the following: Commerce, Principles of Accounts any Zambian Language, History, Geography, R.E, Literature and Languages, Computer Studies, Civic Education etc.

SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
English Language
Mathematics/Geography/History [any of the two subjects]
RE/Zambian Language/Literature in English/ Commerce/Principles of Accounts [any one of the subjects], Any Science subject.

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Degrees of Bachelor of Arts in Library and Information Studies, Bachelor of Arts with Education and Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
• English Language
Any four (4) subjects from the following:
• History, Geography, French, English Literature, Mathematics, Zambian Language, Commerce or Economics, Additional Mathematics, Science or Physical Science or Biology or Agricultural Science, Religious Education
B
ACHELOR OF EDUCATION (SPECIAL EDUCATION)
• English
• Biology or Combined Science or Agricultural Science
Any three (3) subjects from:
• Mathematics, English Literature, French, Zambian Language
History, Geography, Commerce or Accounts, Religious Education
BED EDUCATION AND BED SECONDARY (MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE)
• English Language, Mathematics (at least Grade B)
Chemistry and Physics or Physical Science or Science
Another approved Science subject, any other subject.
BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION)
• English
Any four (4) subjects from:
• Mathematics, Biology, Science, Agricultural Science
English Literature, French, Zambian Language, History
Geography, Commerce or Accounts, Religious Education
Human and Social Biology, Physical Sciences, Physics
Chemistry, Additional Mathematics, Computer Studies
Food and Nutrition, Home Economics, Art, Physical Education
Metal Work, Geometrical and Building Drawing, Civic EducationUNDERGRADUATE DEGREES OFFERED:
UNZA offers the following degrees:
A. SCIENCE BASED DEGREES
• Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences (BScAgric)
• Bachelor of Education (Secondary-Mathematics and Science)
• Bachelor of Food Science and Technology
• Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng)
• Bachelor of Mineral Sciences (B MinSc)
• Bachelor of Science (BSc)
• Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)
• Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (B.Vet.Med)
• Bachelor of Science with Education (BSc Ed)
• Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSc NRS)
• Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science (BSc BioMed)
• Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy (BScPT)
• Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm)
• Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
B. ARTS BASED DEGREES
• Bachelor of Arts with Education (BAEd)
• Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Bed Primary)
• Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (BEdMAS)
• Bachelor of Education (Special Education) BEd Special)
• Bachelor of Arts with Library and Information Studies (BALIS)
• Bachelor of Adult Education (BAE)
• Bachelor of Arts (BA)
• Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
• Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
• Bachelor of Mass Communication (BMC)
• Diploma in Teaching (For Non-Education Graduates with relevant Degree in Mathematics, Science or Technology Field)
• Bachelor of Education (Secondary-Social Sciences)
• Bachelor of Education (Environmental Education)
• Bachelor of Teacher Education (B TED) (A distance learning programme for Lecturers in Primary colleges of Education and those holding other degrees)
Duration: Most of the undergraduate degrees take 4 years. However, most of the science based degrees take 5 years with the exception of B.Vet.Med and MBChB in the Schools of Veterinary Medicine and Medicine taking 6 and 7 years, respectively.

PROGRAMMES OFFERED THROUGH DISTANCE EDUCATION:
All Arts based programmes with the exception of Bachelor of Mass Communication and Bachelor of Social Work may be taken by Distance Learning up to the the completion of the programme of study.

EVENING TIME STUDY:
The Schools of Education,, Medicine and Natural Sciences have separate programmes which are offered in the evening. They are called Parallel Programmes.
B.Eng - Direct Entry for Diploma Holders
• At least a Credit in ‘0’ level mathematics and in acceptable science subjects (Physics);
• At least a Credit or better in the Diploma in relevant technical filed; and
• At least one (1) year proven and relevant working experience after graduating with a diploma.
• In addition to meeting the minimum university entrance requirements for degree programmes as specified above, applicants for direct entry into the Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) programme are expected to fulfill the following requirements.
a. Attainment of at least a credit in “O’ level Mathematics and in an acceptable Science  subject.
(b) Attainment of at least a credit or better in the diploma (technologist) in a relevant
technical field. For holders of City and Guilds qualifications, the diploma is taken to
mean Level 4 (Full Technological Certificate, Full Technological Diploma or Advanced Technician Diploma).
(c) At least one (1) year of proven and relevant working experience after graduation with a
diploma. A letter from the employer showing proof of the relevant working experience must be attached.

‘A’ LEVEL HOLDERS
Advanced level (“A” Level) passes in at least 3 relevant subjects.

POST GRADUATE DEGREES AND DIPLOMAS OFFERED:
UNZA offers the following post-graduate degrees:
SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES:
MSc in Agronomy.
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION:
MEd in Special Education;
Med in Psychology;
Med in Educational Sociology;
Med Administration;
Med Geography Education;
PhD in selected specialisations.
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING:
MEng. Environmental Engineering;
MEng Electrical Power Systems;
MEng Production Engineering and Management;
MEng Thermofluids Engineering;
MEng Geodesy;
Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Management.
SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES:
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling;
Master of Mass Communication;
Master of Communication for Development for Development;
Master of Public Administration;
MA in Economics, Political Science, History, Philosophy, Linguistics, Literature;
PhD in History;
Linguistic Science, Demography.
SCHOOL OF LAW:
Postgraduate Diploma in International Human Rights Law;
Master of Laws;
PhD in Law.
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE:Master of Public Health; Master of Medicine in General Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Child Health; MSc in Parasitology; PhD in Medicine.
SCHOOL OF MINES:
Master of Mineral Sciences in Geology, Metallurgy and Mineral Processing, Mining Engineering, Small Scale Mining.
SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES:
MSc in Biosystematic and Ecology,  Plant Pathology, Mycology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics and Statistics,
Physics;  PhD in Physics; Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science.
SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE:
MSc in Diagnostic Veterinary Medicine;  MSc (by Research) in Parasitology, Public Health,
Helminthology, Biochemistry and Epidemiology; PhD in selected specializations.
ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Admission requirements for postgraduate degrees are a good first degree in a relevant field while those for a doctoral degree
are a Masters degree.
Duration: Diplomas 1 year, Masters 2 years; Doctoral 3 years.
FEES AND SPONSORSHIP:
Tuition fees vary from programme to programme and from year to year. The indicative figure range from K5,967,000.00 to K7,371.000.00 million per academic year with fees for Non-Zambians being slightly higher. For Zambian undergraduate students the Government is the main sponsor through the Bursaries Committee.
ACCOMMODATION:
Accommodation at UNZA is limited. Students wishing to be accommodated in the hostels should apply to the Dean of Students. Students who are unable to be accommodated must make their own arrangements.
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION:
The language of instruction at the University is English.
MEMBERSHIPS:
Association of Commonwealth Universities;
Association of African Universities,
Association of Eastern and Southern African Universities,
International Association of Universities.
HOW TO APPLY:
Between April and August application forms for admission are available at Academic Office at a fee and can also be
accessed online from our website.
All applications for admission and enquiries should be addressed to:
Assistant Registrar (Admissions)
University of Zambia
P.O. Box 32379
LUSAKA
Tel: 260-1-295220: Fax 260-1253952
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