Application process (admission requirements & materials)

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Admission Requirements

Admission Overview

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School of Business and Information Technology

Bachelor’s Degree Programmes

  • Full grade twelve certificate with 5 credits or better including Mathematics and English.
  • Or an equivalent certified qualification at an equivalent standard.

Postgraduate Diploma

  • A Bachelor’s Degree relevant to the programme.
  • Or an equivalent certified qualification at an equivalent standard.

Masters’ Degree Programmes

  • A Bachelor’s Degree relevant to the programme.
  • Or an equivalent certified qualification at an equivalent standard.

School of Law

Bachelor's Degree Programmes

  • Full grade twelve certificate with 5 credits or better including Mathematics and English.
  • Or an equivalent certified qualification at an equivalent standard.

Masters' Degree Programmes

  • A Bachelor's Degree relevant to the programme.
  • Or an equivalent certified qualification at an equivalent standard.

School of Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Bachelor's Degree Programmes

  • Full grade twelve certificate with 5 credits or better including Mathematics and English.
  • Or an equivalent certified qualification at an equivalent standard.

Postgraduate Diploma

  • A Bachelor's Degree relevant to the programme.
  • Or an equivalent certified qualification at an equivalent standard.

Masters' Degree Programmes

  • A Bachelor's Degree relevant to the programme.
  • Or an equivalent certified qualification at an equivalent standard.

School of Medicine

Bachelor's Degree Programmes

  • Full grade twelve certificate with 5 credits or better including Mathematics, English, Biology and Chemistry.
  • Or an equivalent certified qualification at an equivalent standard.
  • Advanced Level (A-Level) certificate is an added advantage.

Masters' Degree Programmes

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in any Health related programme

Mature Students

CUZ believes mature students contribute positively to the learning atmosphere and therefore, applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals. Entry requirements may be satisfied through standard academic qualifications. Experience and other awards are an added advantage for enrolment consideration.

Immigration

According to section 26 of the Zambian Immigration and Deportation Act, No. 8 of 2010, an international student who intends to study and reside in Zambia should apply for a study permit. The applicant must first be accepted by the University on academic grounds before they may apply for a study permit. The applicant should enter the country once the permit has been granted. However, this exempts applicants that have ordinarily been resident in Zambia or is a refugee at the time of the application.

Applications should be lodged with the Head Office of Zambia Immigration Lusaka or through the Agency of the Zambian Mission in their Republic or Monarch. To obtain further guidance, students are urged to visit the Immigration website at https://www.zambiaimmigration.gov.zm/.

According to Section 26(3) of the Act, an educational institution has an obligation to certify to the immigration authorities that there is a guarantee that the study fees shall be paid and that the student has means to support themselves. In this regard, students who give proof of such financial minimums to CUZ will be assisted with a letter of guarantee which they can use for purposes of the application for the study permit. Except as provided herein, no student shall be allowed to undergo Semester Registration if such student does not have a valid study permit.

International Students

Cavendish University Zambia (CUZ) extends a warm welcome to you, as an international student. We invite you to become an active member of the CUZ community. CUZ is proud to mention that, you are joining a University that is young, quality-oriented and was built on the footholds of self-reliance, integrity, responsibility, excellence, respect and innovation, all of which are values it shares with the cities it operates in.

As an international student, you have the chance of a life time to obtain a well-rounded education that exceeds the academic arena. You are now part of an institution that upholds excellence in all facets of its life and work.

Your presence at CUZ is highly valued and you contribute to the cultural diversity and academic enrichment which are the hallmarks of international integration. We believe that you will find your stay friendly, hospitable, enjoyable and enriching both socially and academically. You are welcome.