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University of Zambia, UNZA Admission Requirements: 2020/2021

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University of Zambia, UNZA Admission Requirements: 2020/2021 Admission requirement for all the courses at the undergraduate, diploma and postgraduate level is updated every year. Therefore, this article contains the full list of all the undergraduate and postgraduate courses coupled with their general requirements.

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University of Zambia, UNZA Admission Requirements: 2019/2020

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For admission into programmes of study at the University of Zambia, UNZA for any first degree or second degree, an applicant must have the following requirements for a successful admission.

UNIVERSITY OF ZAMBIA, UNZA UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Below are the UNZA list of courses and their general entry requirements.

School of Natural Sciences

Subject Points OR Subject Points
English Language 6 or better English Language 6 or better
Mathematics 4 or better Mathematics 4 or better
Biology/Agric. Science 6 or better Biology/Agric. Science 6 or better
Chemistry 6 or better Physical Sciences 6 or better
Physics 6 or better Any other subject:
Commerce
Principles of Accounts
Zambian Language
History
Geography
Religious Education
Literature/Languages
Computer Studies
Civic Education
etc.
6 or better

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Subject Points
English Language 6 or better
Any two of the following:
Mathematics
Geography
History
6 or better
Any one of the following:
Religious Education
Zambian Language
Literature in English
Commerce
Principles of Accounts
6 or better
Any Science 6 or better
School of Education
Degrees of Bachelor of Arts in Library and Information Studies, Bachelor of Arts with Education and Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
Subject Points
English Language 6 or better
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
6 or better

Bachelor of Education (Special Education)

Subject Points
English Language 6 or better
Biology or Combined Science or Agricultural Science 6 or better
Any three (3) subjects from:
Mathematics,
English Literature,
French,
Zambian Language History,
Geography,
Commerce or Accounts,
Religious Education
6 or better

BED Education and BED Secondary (Mathematics and Science)

Subject Points
English Language 6 or better
Mathematics Atleast Grade B
Chemistry and Physics or Physical Science or Science 6 or better
Another approved Science subject 6 or better
Any other subject 6 or better

Bachelor of Education (Environmental Education)

Subject Points
English Language 6 or better
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 Education
6 or better

 

 FACULTY ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF ZAMBIA

SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES “O” Levels in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics OR English Language, Science, Biology (or Agricultural Science) and any other acceptable subject OR Three (3) “A” Level passes in Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Mathematics OR A diploma in Agricultural Sciences or related studies from an institution affiliated to the University of Zambia OR A diploma classified as credit or better

 

NOTE:

(a)       Applicants with only “O” Level qualifications who will be admitted to the School of Agricultural Sciences will be required to take first year courses in the School of Natural Sciences.

(b)       Applicants with “A” Level or Diploma qualifications may be admitted at either second or third year level to the School of Agricultural Sciences.

EDUCATION “O” levels in English Language and any four subjects.

 

NOTE:

(a)       Bachelor of Education-Secondary (Mathematics and Science) (Bedmas) and Diploma in ICT’s are In- Service programmes.

(b)       Applicants with relevant Degrees or Diplomas may be admitted at 2nd or 3rd year level.

ENGINEERING “O” Levels in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics OR English Language,  Science, Biology (or Agricultural Science) and any other acceptable subject OR At least three (3) ‘A’ level passes (grade of

C)    with at least a pass of grade ‘B’ in either Mathematics or Physics OR at least a credit or better in Diploma (Technologist) or higher qualification in a relevant technical field.

NOTE:

(a)       Applicants with only “O” Level qualifications who will be admitted to the School of Engineering will be required to take first year courses in the School of Natural Sciences.

(b)       Applicants with “A” Levels or Diploma qualifications may be admitted at second year level to the School of Engineering.

(c)       Applicants with City and Guilds qualifications, the Diploma is taken to mean level 4 (Full Technological Certificate, Full Technological Diploma or Advanced Technician Diploma).

(d)       Applicants with a Diploma (with Credit or better) – Technologist or higher qualification in a relevant technical may be admitted at second year (2) level. One (1) year of proven and relevant working experience after graduation with a Diploma is required. A letter from the employer showing proof of the relevant working experience must be attached.

HEALTH SCIENCES “O” Levels in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics OR English Language, Science, Biology (or Agricultural Science) and any other acceptable subject OR Bachelor of Science Degree /Diploma in related field recognized by Senate.

NOTE:

(a)       Applicants with only “O” Level qualifications who will be admitted to the School of Health Sciences will be required to take first year courses in the School of Natural Sciences.

(b)       Applicants with “A” Level or Diploma qualifications may be admitted at either second or third year level to the School of Health Sciences and may be required to attend oral interviews.

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES “O” levels in the following subjects:

Group 1                                       Group 2

English Language                      Any four(4) subjects of which one must be an Art

NOTE:

Applicants wishing to be admitted to the Degree Programme in Public Relations and Advertising and Media and Journalism Studies should satisfy the following:

Group 1                                       Group 2

English Language                      Any three (3) subjects of which one must be an Art English Literature

LAW “O” levels in the following subjects:

Group 1                                       Group 2

English Language                      Any four(4) subjects of which one must be an Art

OR a first Degree in any discipline from a recognized University; OR a Professional qualification equivalent to a Degree (e.g. ACCA); OR 3 passes at Cambridge ‘A’ level or the equivalent; OR a Diploma in law from the University of Zambia or from the National Institute of Public Administration. Diplomas in law from foreign institutions will be considered on their respective merits on a case by case basis; OR a Certificate in Legal Studies (CLS) from the University of Zambia.

NOTE:

(a)       Applicants wishing to pursue a Certificate in Legal Studies must have “O” Levels in English Language and any four subjects.

(b)       Applicants with “O” Level qualifications who are admitted to the School of Law will be required to take first year courses in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

(c)       Applicants with first Degrees in any  discipline from a recognized University; OR a Professional qualification equivalent to a Degree (e.g. ACCA); OR; 3 passes at Cambridge ‘A’ level or the equivalent; OR a Diploma in law from the University of Zambia or from the National Institute of Public Administration. Diplomas in law from foreign institutions will be considered on their respective merits on a case by case basis; OR a Certificate in Legal Studies (CLS) from the University of Zambia are admitted at second year level.

(d)       Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee admission to the programme. Admission to the programme is subject to the availability of places.

MEDICINE “O” Levels in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics OR English Language, Science, Biology (or Agricultural Science) and any other acceptable subject OR Biologicals Sciences, Biology/Chemistry

,Microbiology, Biochemistry, Zoology, Botany, Bachelor of Science degree with education with Biology major or Biology/Chemistry: Biomedical Sciences, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Environmental Health, Nursing, Clinical Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Agricultural Sciences, Human Nutrition, Radiology or Radiography, or any other related Health Science degree which includes courses in Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry (Inorganic, Organic and Analytical) and Biochemistry OR transfer from other Medical Schools (Both Local and International)

NOTE:

(a)       Applicants with only “O” Level qualifications who will be admitted to the School of Medicine will be required to take first and second year courses in the School of Natural Sciences.

(b)       Applicants with relevant Bachelor’s Degrees will be admitted at 3rd year level in the School of Medicine.

(c)       Transfers from other Medical Schools may enter at 3rd or 5th year level. Applicants already enrolled in the MBChB programme at other Medical Schools (both local and International) but with transfer to the University of Zambia, School of Medicine should apply through the Office of the Vice Chancellor.

NURSING SCIENCES

“O” Levels in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics OR English Language, Science, Biology (or Agricultural Science) and any other acceptable subject OR Advanced levels (“A levels”) with Passes in Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics OR Certificate in Nursing(Enrolled Nurse, Mental Health Nursing) with valid practicing license OR Diploma in (Registered Nursing, Registered Theatre Nurse, Registered Paediatrics Nurse, Registered Clinical Care Nurse) with valid practicing license.

NOTE:

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(a)       Applicants with only “O” Level qualifications who will be admitted to the School of Nursing Sciences will be required to take first year courses in the School of Natural Sciences.

(b)       Applicants with “A” Level or Diploma qualifications may be admitted at either second, third and fourth year level to the School of Nursing Sciences as follows:

(i)     Second Year Entrants require:

(b)        Advanced levels (“A levels”) with Passes in Biology

Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics

(c)         Certificate in Nursing(Enrolled Nurse, Mental Health Nursing)

(d)       Validly practicing License

(ii)    Third year entrants require:

(a)        Diploma in Registered Nursing (Registered Nurse/ Registered Nurse-Midwives)

(b)       Credits or better in at least 5 relevant subjects which should include English language, Biology/Science, and Mathematics as mandatory

(c)        Validly practicing License

(iii)   Fourth Year Entrants require:

(a)        Diploma in (Registered Nursing, Registered Theatre Nurse, Registered Paediatrics Nurse, Registered Clinical Care Nurse)

(b)        Credits or better in at least 5 relevant subjects which should include English language,

Biology/Science, and Mathematics as mandatory ( c) Validly practicing License

MINES “O” Levels in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics OR English Language, Science, Biology (or Agricultural Science) and any other acceptable subject OR “A”–Levels in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics from recognized institutions admitted at 2nd year level. Candidates with a diploma in either Geology, Mining Engineering, Metallurgy, Chemical Engineering or any related field from a recognized institution are eligible to apply for direct entry into the School of Mines Degree Programmes OR Readmission/Change of programmes within the University of Zambia
Re-admission and/or change of programmes from other Schools will be considered for applicants who cleared first year courses in the School of Natural Sciences / Education (with Sciences) at the University of Zambia and Copper belt University (CBU).

NOTE:

(a)       Applicants with only “O” Level qualifications who will be admitted to the School of Mines will be required to take first year courses in the School of Natural Sciences.

(b)       Applicants with “A” Level or Diploma qualifications may be admitted at either second or third year level to the School of Mines.

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NATURAL SCIENCES “O” Levels in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics OR English Language,  Science, Biology (or Agricultural Science) and any other acceptable subject.
PUBLIC HEALTH “O” levels in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics OR English Language, Science, Biology (or Agricultural Science) and any other acceptable subject OR a diploma in Environmental Health or related studies from a recognized institution or college affiliated to the University of Zambia.

NOTE:

(a)       Applicants with only “O” Level qualifications who will be admitted to the School of Public Health will be required to take first year courses in the School of Natural Sciences.

(b)       Applicants with “A” Level or Diploma qualifications may be admitted at either second or third year level to the School of Public Health.

VETERINARY MEDICINE “O” levels in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics OR English Language, Science, Biology (or Agricultural Science) and any other acceptable subject OR diploma in agriculture with Animal Science major or Biomedical Science Major or related qualifications with at least 2 years post graduate experience OR a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture Sciences or related qualifications with at least 2 years post graduate experience OR An applicant without post graduation experience shall be admitted directly to the school if he/she obtained a Diploma with Merit, majoring in Animal Sciences or Biomedical Sciences or related qualification OR Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Sciences degree with credit, majoring in Animal Science.

NOTE:

(a)       Applicants with only “O” Level qualifications who will be admitted to the School of Veterinary Medicine will be required to take first year courses in the School of Natural Sciences.

(b)       Applicants with “A” Level or Diploma qualifications may be admitted at second year level to the School of Veterinary Medicine as follows:

·         “A” Level passes in Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural Sciences and Management or Physics

·         Diploma in agriculture with Animal Science major or related qualifications with at least 2 years post graduate experience.

·         Bachelor of Science degree; with at least 2 years post graduate experience.

·         An applicant without post-graduation experience shall be admitted directly to the school if he/she obtained a Diploma with Merit, majoring in Animal Sciences or Biomedical Sciences or related qualification.

(c)       Applicants with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Sciences degree with credit, majoring in Animal Science are admitted at third (3) year level.

Further Reading:

UNIVERSITY OF ZAMBIA, UNZA POSTGRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Entry requirements for a Postgraduate degree Programme

A Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited University in a subject or subjects relevant to the course applied for.

Duration of Programme: 1 Academic Year

Entry requirements for a Masters degree Programme

A Bachelors’ degree or postgraduate diploma from an accredited University in a subject or subjects relevant to the course applied for.

Duration of Programme: 2 Academic Years

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.

The following faculties demands the folowing requirements: 

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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(a) Master of Arts in Defence and Security Studies (Taught)

The applicant must possess:

(i) A Bachelor’s degree in any field from the University of Zambia or any recognized institution of higher learning;

(ii) A Prospective student may be interviewed and assessed by the relevant unit or department before being recommended to be Board of Graduate Studies for admission; and

(iii) A candidates may also be admitted on the basis of relevant military qualifications such as PSC (Passed Staff College) and Diploma in Defence and Security Studies which have been appropriately accredited by the Defence Services Command and staff College provided that he/she has accumulated at least three years of relevant experience in the security sector.

 School of Education

(a) Master of Arts in Physical Education and Sport

The applicant must possess:

  1. Applicants must possess a Bachelors degree with a Credit or better in Physical Education and Sport, or any other related with a credit or better.
  2. Bachelor’s degree with Credit or better in any other field with at least 5 years of traceable experience in managing sport.

Please note that applications are open all through the year.

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33 COMMENTS

  1. I’d like to study social sciences and humanities but I do not have history, I only have literature, civics and R. E, can I still study it?

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  3. I completed school in 2018 and I got division One (1) in the following subjects:- Maths, Science, Physics, Biology, Home Economics, History and division Two (2) in English, when can I apply for admission

  4. Hi,
    1. what programs/subjects are covered in Business Management Degree Course?
    2. Can i apply now for the said course on Distance basis for 2020 academic year?

    • Hi Kaila,

      1. Kindly visit the School of Business to get the student handbook that contains the Business Management course structure and subjects.
      2. Yes, you can apply on a distance basis.

  5. I have a Diploma in Animal Health from the University of Namibia and I would like a bachelor degree in veterinary medicine.

  6. IAM omero from malawi i sent my application for phd in public health nursing . i would like therefore to ask when is the selection going to be done.
    i

  7. I want to apply for education administration and management for 2021. When can I start the application process?

  8. Im an international student and i want to study Pharmacy when is the next intake?With a B in Chemistry, B in Biology and D in Mathematics

  9. I have a first degree in public public Health which is not credited obtained from the university of Lusaka in 2018 and i wish to enroll for Masters degree in public health can i still apply?

  10. i have a first degree in Ba Education which not credited in Zambia but obtained in america under distance education and i wish to apply for masters in education management can i still apply
    chiufya b

  11. Hi, with these results, ENG.-1, CVCEDU-3, R.E.-1, GEOG-4, MATHS-6, PHYS-8, CHEM-8, BIOL-2 Result:SCHOOL CERTIFICATE can one apply for enrollment? If yes, in which school? Your quick response will be highly appreciated

  12. G12 1694190023 MWINGA SUWILANJI: ENG.-3, CVCEDU-1, HIST-3, MATHS-3, BIOL-3, SCIE-3, COMM-3, ACCS-3 Result:SCHOOL CERTIFICATE……with these results can i still enroll in school of education.Your response will be highly appreciated

  13. can i apply for bachelor in computer science with the following results:Religious education 2,Mathematics 3,Geography 4,Science 5,Biology 7,Fashion and fabrics 6,English 3

  14. For admission in the school of medicine, an individuals grades should be distinctions only or merits and credits are also accepted.

  15. Enquiry.
    Kind regards. I am a graduate from The University of Zambia. I would like to find out if the University offers TEACHING METHODOLOGY to graduates and if it does, I would love to know the requirements, cost and duration.

  16. I’d love to do Registered Nursing at UNZA but I can’t see any relevant information I’m looking for and I can’t manage applying online. Your quick response will be highly appreciated.

  17. Hello!

    I would like to apply for August 2020 admission in Masters of Education in Curriculum Studies. Kindly advise if this course is available on full time basis. Last time I applied for this course but was not considered despite meeting the qualifications and there was no feedback. Kindly advise, thanks.

  18. I have two diplomas, one from the university of Zimbabwe and university of Namibia in education
    What will be the duration of bachelor of education considering my diplomas.

  19. Hi am Doris…
    I applied for degree in pharmacy for june intake, I would like to know when will the acceptance letters be out?

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