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Structure of Higher Education System
Higher education is provided by universities and by various specialized technical and vocational institutions. There are both public and private institutions.
Stages of studies
University level first stage
The first stage leads to the Bachelor's degree after four years of study.
University level second stage
This second stage leads to the Master's degree after two years of study.
University level third stage
This stage leads to PhD qualifications which are offered in a limited number of specializations. The course takes up to three years to complete.
Admission to Higher Education
Admission to university-level studies
Name of Secondary school credential required: Zambian School Certificate
For entry to: University
Minimum score/requirement: Passes at credit level in five approved subjects.
Alternatives to credentials: A two-year Diploma from a college which has a special relationship with the...