University of Lusaka (UNILUS) provides quality education by offering practically-oriented programmes which are driven by the present and future needs of Zambia. The programmes are taught by highly qualified lecturers, who combine classroom education with practical skills gained through experience. The faculty members are drawn from the world of academic, business, regional and international organisations to ensure that students are engaged and equipped for successful careers and fulfilling lives.
University of Lusaka (UNILUS) provides modern state-of-the-art buildings and other facilities which include:
University of Lusaka (UNILUS) offers bachelors and master's degree programmes. In addition, it offers short-tailor made training programmes as well as research and consultancy services to the general public, the government, non-governmental organisations and the private sector. UNILUS has programmes that aim to provide individuals with the management practice competencies necessary for driving wealth creation, and the social and economic development of the nation.
University of Lusaka academic programmes Bachelor Degree Programmes
Certificates and professional courses
Postgraduate programmes (Master degree programmes)
Postgraduate diploma programmes
Doctoral degree programmes Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Doctor of Law (PhD)
Why study at UNILUS? With programmes that are internationally recognised, UNILUS is a member of:
The University of Lusaka has signed a memorandum of understanding with the following institutions and professional bodies:
National, regional and international linkages
University of Lusaka collaborates with a number of local, regional and international institutions including:
Distance students, like their full time and part time counterparts, are required to register for their courses and exams every semester. Upon registration ensure that the university calendar is collected or downloaded from the university website. The calendar has the dates for all university academic activities including dates and the deadlines for the two assignments, residential classes and examinations.
The university has recently introduced online registration where you do not need to travel to the campus in Lusaka in order to register. This is applicable to new, first year and returning students.
The academic process
Distance students should ensure they get their academic material from the library (usually in soft copy) and from their respective portals. Student portals are accessed through the university website (www.unilus.ac.zm). Students are required to attend a two week residential classes session where you have full contact with your lecturers and immediately after the residential classes session ends you are required to write examinations in your registered courses. You will be notified well in advance as to the dates of the residential classes' session. Before this you are free to consult your lecturers on your challenges in your study material by phone and by e-mail (with e-mail being more recommended). If you are in employment ensure that you have adequate leave days to attend both the residential classes and the examination – a total of 20 leave days.
Accessing material and assignment
All learning material are posted onto the student portal by the lecturer; this student account is created for the student upon registration. Reading material for all the courses and the assignments are uploaded by the lecturers and directly accessible by all registered students. To access these login into your student portal with your credentials.
As a distance learning student at UNILUS, you are required to do two assignments and one test in a semester for your continuous assessment. The exams are weighted 60 marks which are then added to your continuous assessment mark for a total score out of a 100 marks. The pass mark is 50 marks. The academic assessment for distance students is as follows: 40% for the continuous assessment comprising of two assignments each carrying 10 marks and one test which carries 20 marks, conducted during residential classes.
Submission of assignments
Ensure you submit your assignments on or before the scheduled deadlines. Failure to submit within the specified time will attract a penalty as your lecturers may deem fit and this does not rule out rejection of late assignments. Ensure you send a soft copy and a hard copy to your lecturers before the deadline. The hard copy which should have information about your contact details and the course you are submitting should be addressed to your lecturer or the distance learning department.