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University of East and Southern Africa, UNESA Admission Requirements: 2024/2025

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The University of East and Southern Africa, UNESA Admission Requirements: 2024/2025 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.

University of East and Southern Africa, UNESA Admission Requirements: 2024/2025

For admission into programmes of study at the University of East and Southern Africa, UNESA for any first degree or second degree, an applicant must have the following requirements for a successful admission.

UNIVERSITY OF EAST AND SOUTHERN AFRICA, UNESA UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

General Admission Requirements to Undergraduate Programmes
  • Passes at Credit level or better in at least five relevant subjects which should include English Language in the Zambian School Certificate, General Certificate of Education ‘O’ level or ‘O’ level Cambridge Overseas School Certificate.
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Alternative Qualifications to Undergraduate Programmes
  •  Qualifications equivalent to the Zambian School Certificate or General Certificate of Education or ‘O’ level Cambridge Overseas School Certificate may be accepted.
  •  Passes in the General Certificate of Education Advanced Level Examination (a) total of five subjects should be passed and this may include credits obtained at ‘O’ level).
  •  A person holding at least a two-year Diploma of the University or equivalent at Credit level or better may be regarded as having the General Admission requirements provided they possess a full School certificate.
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UNIVERSITY OF EAST AND SOUTHERN AFRICA, UNESA 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.
Entry requirements for a Masters Degree Programme
  • For admission to the Master’s Degree of a candidate shall either hold an honours degree of the or a qualification from an approved institution of higher learning, deemed to be equivalent to an honours degree of the UNESA University.
  • Candidates who hold unclassified degrees should have a credit or, a distinction in the subject of the intended Master’s Degree.
Entry requirements for a PhD degree Programme
  • A candidate for admission to the PhD degree programme of the shall hold a relevant Master’s Degree of the or relevant Master’s Degree of equivalent standing from another approved University.
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Categories of admission ad eundem statum

There are four categories of admission ad eundem statum:

  • Admission at Entrance Level (secondary (high) school level)
  • Admission on the basis of credit obtained from a foreign institution or from a non-university institution in Zambia
  • Admission on the basis of two-year Diploma obtained at this University
  • Admission at Postgraduate level
1) Admission at Entrance Level (secondary (high) school level)

Ad Eundem Statum and admission exemptions at entrance level are for applicants who have completed secondary or high school outside the Zambian secondary or high school certificate. This is for students applying on the basis of one of the following:
a. ‘O’ Level Cambridge Overseas School Certificate.
b. Passes in the General Certificate of Education Advanced level (‘A’ level) Examination. A total of five subjects should be passed and this may include credits obtained at ‘O’ level.
c. other overseas entrance qualifications.

Students seeking ad eundem statum admission at undergraduate level for the applicable undergraduate programmes should contact the University’s admission office for information about their eligibility for ad eundem statum admission or applicable exemption. There is an administration fee for each application that ends up being submitted to the University

2) Admission on the basis of credit obtained from a foreign institution or from a non-university institution in Zambia

Where a student admitted to the University produces satisfactory evidence that he/she has completed one or more courses or subjects of a course of study for a degree or other higher educational qualification in any university, college of a university, or other institution recognised by Senate on the recommendation of the appropriate School, the Board of Studies may allow such a student credit therefore, to any extent it thinks fit and shall define the work to be performed by the student to complete the course of study for the degree in the University; provided that no student shall under this section be granted exemptions with or without credit in more than eight course units for a degree which is normally awarded after four years of full-time study or in more than eight units in the case of a degree normally awarded after five years or more of full-time study.

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Students seeking ad eundem statum admission at undergraduate level for the applicable undergraduate programmes should contact the University’s admission office for information about their eligibility for ad eundem statum admission or applicable exemption. There is an administration fee for each application that ends up being submitted to the University.

3) Admission on the basis of two-year Diploma obtained at this University

A two-year Diploma of the University or equivalent at Credit level or better may be regarded as having the General Admission requirements provided they possess a full School certificate.

Students seeking ad eundem statum admission at undergraduate level for the applicable undergraduate programmes should contact the University’s admission office for information about their eligibility for ad eundem statum admission or applicable exemption. There is an administration fee for each application that ends up being submitted to the University.

4) Admission Exemptions at Postgraduate Level

This is for students who have completed an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification:
a)foreign institution, or
b)at a non-university tertiary institution in Zambia.
Students seeking ad eundem statum admission at postgraduate level for the application programmes should contact the University’s admission office for information about their eligibility for ad eundem statum admission or applicable exemption. There is an administration fee for each application that ends up being submitted to the University.

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