Higher Education in Zambia

In Zambia, there are three universities and several technical schools that provide higher education. The Ministry of Science Technology and Vocational Training (MSTVT) in Zambia was also developed in 1992 to foster growth in technological fields. Educational opportunities beyond secondary school are limited in Zambia. After secondary school, most students study at the various colleges, around the country. Normally they all select students on the basis of ability; competition for places is intense.

The introduction of fees in the late 1990s has made university level education inaccessible for some, although the government does provide state bursaries. Copperbelt University opened in the late 1980s, taking over most of the former Zambia Institute of Technology site in Kitwe. There are also several teacher training colleges offering two-year training programmes, while missionary hospitals around the country offer internationally acceptable training for nurses. Several Christian schools offer seminary-level training.

There are three main universities and several others:
University of Zambia (UNZA)
Texila American University (TAU)
Mulungushi University (MU)
Copperbelt University (CBU)
DMI St. Eugene University (DMISEU)
University of Lusaka (UNILUS)
Cavendish University Zambia (CUZ)
Lusaka apex Medical University (LAMU)
Zambia Open University (ZOU)
Woodlands University College
Kwame Nkrumah University (KWANU)
University of Africa (UOA)
Information and Communication University (ICU)
Mukuni University (MU)

Additional Centres of Higher Education:
Public Administration College (NIPA)
Northern Technical College (NORTEC)
Natural Resources Development College (NRDC)
The Evelyn Hone College
University Teaching Hospital
Ngoma Dolce Music Academy
Northrise University
Chikankata Nursing Training School
Kabsy Consultancy Services
University of Africa

Many charities support schools and pupils in Zambia to complete their education. Brighter Futures Zambia cover the fees of orphan and vulnerable children in Monze, Southern Province. Impact Network operates 10 schools in Zambia's Eastern Province using an innovative e-learning model. Cecily's Fund funds the school courses of over 11,000 children (as of June 2010). The charity also fully funds Bwafano Community School in Lusaka. Other charities include Camfed and Bakashana who support young women and girls in Zambia to complete school. The Sun-spring Charity School offers almost free education to disadvantaged children in Ng'ombe township just outside Lusaka.