Cavendish University Excellence Scholarship, 2024

Cavendish University is glad to announce its Cavendish Excellence Scholarship for top Zambian students to study for free.

These scholarships cover 100% of tuition and applicable fees and are available to first-year undergraduate and transfer students.

Cavendish Excellence Scholarship recipients will be required to attend leadership workshops and participate in peer-mentoring, peer-tutoring, and other intellectually enriching or university marketing work-study initiatives for 15 hours a week. Also, they need to maintain an average of B+ per semester.

Cavendish University Zambia is a private university in Lusaka, Zambia, and is expected to move to Kafue town, where a new campus is being built. It is affiliated with Cavendish International Limited, London. Cavendish University Zambia (CUZ) is the first private University in Zambia and was established in 2004.

Teaching and learning at CUZ are based on a student-centric academic model that deploys innovation and global best practices in its pedagogy, philosophy, operations, and organization. Lecturers and Professors at CUZ are trained to facilitate learning in ways that are innovative, student-centric, participatory, active, and practical.

Because it deploys a learning management technology platform (CU-LPTM ) that supports blended learning, flipped classrooms, projects, case studies, distance learning, and other practical and active learning forms.

Cavendish University Ranking

According to top-ranking bodies like 4icu and Webometrics, Cavendish University is among the top 10 universities in Zambia, so if you are choosing the University, be assured that you have made the right choice.


Cavendish University Admission Procedures

To be admitted to pursue a program at CUZ, applicants must satisfy the University’s minimum entry requirement for that particular program. Details of these requirements may be found within the descriptions for each course prospectus.


A complete application consists of The application forms, transcripts and certificates, and application fees. In some cases, a candidate who applies for admission may be subject to an admissions interview. Interviews are conducted in person or via telephone.

Download an application form below:

The application fee is ZMW120 and can be deposited in the CUZ bank account, and the deposit slip will be submitted to the CUZ Accounts Office as you submit the application form.

Below are the bank details:

  • Account Name: Cavendish University Zambia
  • Bank Name: Zambia National Commercial Bank
  • Branch Name: Lusaka Business Centre
  • Account Number: 0030210000008948
  • Branch Code: 03
  • Swift Code: ZNCO.ZM.LU
  • Cheques are payable to Cavendish University Zambia.


The Admissions Committee considers numerous factors, including work experience, academic history, recommendations, personal interviews, and the body of the application itself. One of the essential prerequisites for Undergraduate programs is a top-grade twelve certificate with five credits or better. Mature entry applicants will usually be interviewed to assess their suitability for the program.

For the Postgraduate applications, however, work experience, including a candidate’s work history and current role and responsibilities in their organization, may play a critical role. The minimum qualification is a First Degree or professional qualification in a relevant field.


The applicant is contacted within three working days. If accepted, the acceptance letter will contain information about the Programme name, Fees, payment procedures, and exemptions (if any). This stage confirms that a place has been reserved.


Actual Enrollment is completed when a student pays the minimum fee requirements and a student number is allocated to them.

For more information, please contact:


Lusaka, Provident House, Cairo Road, P.O. Box 34625, Lusaka. Tel: +260 211 230106/ 260 211 230991,  Email:


Munali Campus, Kazimuli Close off Kamloops, Munali/Hands worth Tel: 293553

For online application, click here

What You Need To Know About  Cavendish Excellence Scholarship for Zambians

Because it offers market-relevant and accredited academic programs hosted in its four schools: the School of Medicine, School of Law, School of Business and Information Technology (B.I.T), and School of Arts, Education and Social Sciences (A.E.S.S.).

All CUZ schools and faculties are oriented towards fulfilling the University’s Mission of transforming students into responsible, educated, employable, and entrepreneurial citizens (REEE).


This scholarship is open to fresh undergraduate and transfers students in the University.


The scholarship is to be taken in Zambia at Cavendish University. If you are an international student and wish to study in the UK, this is for you: Complete Guide to Getting A UK Tier 4 Student Visa For International Students.


The scholarship is available to all Zambian nationalities who want to study at the University. If you are an international student looking for a scholarship to Study Abroad, you can check out our Study Abroad scholarships available for international students.


This is a fully sponsored scholarship for top Zambian students to pursue academics. The scholarships cover 100% of tuition and functional fees, and they are available to both first-year and transfer students

Cavendish Excellence Scholarship for Zambians ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To qualify for Cavendish University Excellence scholarships, an entering student should meet the following criteria:

  • A maximum of 10 points at Grade 12 or an average of A at ‘A’ Level
  • Strong interest in developing leadership skills
  • Ability to pass a pre-entry written English and basic Mathematics test
  • Ability to pass an oral interview
  • Must be able to study in Day mode
  • Must not be more than 25 years of age

Applicants should also have the following:

  • At least two letters of reference or recommendation should be from a Headteacher of their previous school and a second letter from a Community leader.

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How it Works

Qualified applicants should visit the Enrollment office at Cavendish University, Corner of Great North and Washama Roads, with originals and photocopies of their Grade 12 certificates and ‘A’ level results (where applicable) and ask to fill out the Cavendish Excellence Scholarship application. During these visits, applicants will be scheduled for a pre-entry test and an oral interview.

Cavendish University will initially offer scholarships in degree programs in the following two faculties:

The application deadline varies depending on which session; follow the official link for more details.

Receive Final Approval & Start Studying

Once you have completed the necessary process, including the English and Mathematics test and oral interview, an Enrollment Officer will contact you with the Scholarship Committee’s final decision.

Approved applicants will need to register for classes through their Enrollment Officer officially and can begin their studies immediately.

Applicants who are not approved can still study at Cavendish University by following the standard enrollment process.



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