The Copperbelt University

The Copperbelt University Ranking

country rank: 2
world rank: 6409

University Overview

The Copperbelt University ranking, founded in 1987, is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in Kitwe, Copperbelt, in the urban environment of the middle city (population range of 250,000-499,999 persons). Ndola is home to a branch campus of this university. The Copperbelt University (CBU) is a medium-sized (Topuniversitieslist enrolment range: 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational Zambian higher education institution that is officially recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education of Zambia. Copperbelt University ranking (CBU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in a variety of fields, including pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctorate degrees. For more information, see the degree levels and areas of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 33-year-old Zambian university has a strict admission criteria based on students’ previous academic records and ratings. This Zambian higher education institution has an admission rate of 20-30%, making it a very selective university. Applicants from all over the world are welcome to apply. CBU also offers a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aid and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning possibilities, as well as administrative services to students.

The Copperbelt University Ranking

University Identity

Name The Copperbelt University
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

Yearly Tuition Range

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

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

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

Carnegie Classification

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
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


Institutional Accreditation

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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