How to apply

Applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified people to study postgraduate and graduate programs. 

          Available Programmes  

All these courses are being offered on direct entry and can be applied for online with immediate admission.  Once admitted, you are required to get in touch with the International Link Office via email at   Our dedicated staff will be available to assist you with any information you may require pertaining to your visa application, accommodation; and stay on campus. 


           Method of Applying 

Between April and August, the application round opens, and application forms for admission are available at the Academic Office for a fee and can also be accessed online from the links below: 


All Application Forms must be obtained from the University of Zambia Website or Directorate of Research and Graduate Studies and undergraduate Application forms may also be obtained in person or may be requested in writing from the Academic Office, University of Zambia, and University of Zambia offices situated at provincial centers, or accessed online. Applicants who wish to send the application fee by post should do so using telegraphic money orders or certified cheque and not cash. The telegraphic order or cheque must bear the applicant’s full name and address. Completed application forms should be accompanied by a payment of a non- refundable application fee of K150.00 for Zambians and US$60.00 for non-Zambians. Postal and Money Orders are no longer accepted. Money should be deposited into Account number (0100110272200 postgraduate – Acc name: UNZA Directorate Postgraduate) and (0100110273800, undergraduate - Acc name: UNZA Registrar’s Department) Standard Chartered Main Branch Lusaka. Thereafter, the applicant is advised to send the original deposit slip to the undersigned: 


The Director Directorate of Research and Graduate studies University of Zambia P.O. Box 32379 Lusaka ZAMBIA Tel/Fax: +260-211-290258 Email:,, 


Assistant Registrar (Admissions) University of Zambia P.O. Box 32379 LUSAKA Tel: +260-211-295220: Fax +260-211-253952 E-mail: 


                 Language requirements

The medium of instruction and examination for all programs at the University of Zambia is English. Students admitted to the University of Zambia are expected to be proficient in English Language. You do not need to submit evidence of your English Language proficiency when you make your application to UNZA. Nevertheless, if you have already achieved the required grade and qualification in English language, please attach your grade/qualification along with your other qualifications. 

Students admitted to the University may address any foreign language deficiency by taking English language courses to meet the beginning level of proficiency. The University of Zambia offers three (3) levels of English language proficiency courses, starting with the beginners' elementary level and moving up to intermediate and advanced levels. For Complete details on the language proficiency, contact the Head of the Department of Literature and Languages by email. 


      Study abroad and exchanges  

For information on how to apply for the UNZA Exchange Student Program, please visit the Study Abroad and Exchanges section.