The Copperbelt University

country rank  2
world rank  6520

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University Overview

Established in 1987, The Copperbelt University is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the medium city of Kitwe (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Copperbelt. This institution also has a branch campus in Ndola. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education of Zambia, The Copperbelt University (CBU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational Zambian higher education institution. The Copperbelt University (CBU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 33 years old Zambian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this Zambian higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. CBU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym CBU
Founded 1987
Motto Knowledge and Service
Colours Copper and sky blue

University Location

Address Jambo Drive; PO Box 21692
Kitwe
10101 Copperbelt
Zambia
Tel +260 (212) 223 015
Fax +260 (212) 228 319
Other locations Ndola

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
International
students
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 20-30%
Admission Office Academic Affairs, Copperbelt University
Kitwe 101
(212) 225 761

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 9,000-9,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Trimesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to The Copperbelt University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of African Universities (AAU)
  • Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA)
  • African Council for Distance Education (ACDE)

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Site last updated: Friday, 2 October 2020