Zambian Open University Admission Application Still in Progress, Apply Here

The Zambian Open University, ZAOU Admission Form for the academic yearis still in progress, Interested candidates should see Zambian Open University Admission application process below.

ZAOU Admission Form



The management of the Zambia Open University has released the admission form for different programmes offered under full-time, part-time (day and evening classes), as well as the distance learning modes of study for the 2018/2019 academic session.

The Zambian Open University, a registered and approved University by the Zambia Higher Education Authority, invites applications from eligible persons for admission into its programmes.


School of Agricultural Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics
  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science with Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Horticulture
  • Bachelor of Science in Plant Science

School of Business Studies

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Business in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business in Banking and Finance
  • Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Financial Mathematics and Economics

School of Education

  • Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Education in Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Education in Primary Education
  • Bachelor of Education in Guidance and Counselling plus a teaching subject
  • Bachelor of Education in Adult Education
  • Bachelor of Education in Special Education
  • Bachelor of Education with Agricultural Science
  • Bachelor of Education with Business Studies
  • Bachelor of Education with Information and Communications Technology

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Governance and Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Social Work

School of Law

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Arts in Policing and Security Studies

DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES (Duration 2 years)

School of Education

Post graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling (Duration 1 year plus 3 months teaching practice)

School of Law

Diploma in Policing and Security Studies


Five (5) ‘0’ level credits or better at School Certificate level or the equivalent in relevant subjects including English or a Zambian Language


Three (3) ‘0’ level credits or better at School Certificate level or the equivalent with a relevant Diploma from a tertiary institution recognized by the University


Concessionary Admission: Applicants who are 45 years or older, with proven evidence of participation in continuous learning through short courses, seminars and conferences, may be considered for concessionary admission.


A full Grade 12 Certificate with at least three (3) ‘O’ level subjects.


Bachelor’s Degree with a distinction, merit or credit; or

A Bachelor’s Degree with a pass plus minimum post qualification working experience of 5 years or more in the field of study;

Candidates for the Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Programme are solicited especially from the Police, Judiciary and Government Departments;

Candidates for PhD Degrees must have a good Master’s Degree


Deposit a non-refundable fee of K200 (Two hundred Kwacha) into the Zambian Open University Account Number 1031176500166 at Zambia National Commercial Bank (ZANACO) Manda Hill Branch.

Produce an authentic bank deposit slip to obtain an Application Form at any the Zambian Open University Office.

(Download the Application Form from the ZAOU website:

You can visit or call our Regional offices in the following places:

Livingstone: Call 0979 488 074 or Tel: 03 323 022

Kitwe: Call: 0966 438 943 or Tel: 02 224 628

Kasama: Call: 0977 615 235

Kabwe: Call: 0977 862 354

Mansa: Call: 0977 835846

Chipata: Call: 0973 241120

Mongu: Call: 0976 496824

Solwezi: Call: 0979 910867

Mumbwa: Call 0976 333306

Lusaka: Regional Office, Tel: 0211 225 778

Frank W. Chikange


“University without Walls”


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