Why Apply to ACEIDHA

Why you should apply at ACEIDHA

The increased reports in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) of emerging and zoonotic diseases, such as influenza, Ebola virus infections, Rift Valley fever, pneumonic plague, leptospirosis, anthrax, tuberculosis, trypanosomiasis, and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) is of major public health concern. This is an indication that new measures are needed to urgently contain the risk posed by these diseases. Some of these diseases, such as influenza, tuberculosis, and plague have occurred in the sub-region. Most recent examples include the discovery of highly pathogenic Old World arenavirus (Lujo virus) following air transport of a fatally ill patient from Zambia to South Africa. There has also been a geographic expansion of Zaire ebolavirus associated with severe and widespread outbreaks of Ebola virus diseases in West Africa in 2014.

A student at Aceidha

Furthermore, numerous outbreaks of arthropod-borne viral infections including large outbreaks of Rift Valley fever in humans and livestock in South and East Africa, dengue outbreaks in Angola, Kenya, Tanzania, and Mozambique have been reported. The occurrence of these diseases has high health and socio-economic impacts, and pose serious bio-safety and biosecurity challenges. Hence the need for more highly qualified personnel to deal with these challenges.


Admissions Criteria

The applicant must possess:

(i) Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) from the University of Zambia or it's equivalent from any other recognized University.

(ii) A minimum of one year of post-qualifying experience.

(iii) A BSc degree with a credit or better in Biological Sciences of the University of Zambia or any recognized University.

Postgraduate Fees

Please note that:

  • Registration requires payment of fees.
  • All fees meant for the University should be paid into the UNZA Directorate Postgraduate Account OR by cheque into the same account.
  • Fees meant to cover Costs related to student welfare and research costs should be paid to the student.
  • In the event of a student withdrawing from studies, tuition and other fees may not be refunded in full.


1. Course Work Programmes - PART I

Category Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Master of Veterinary Medicine K21,808.00 $9,310.00


3. Master by Research and Part II of Course Work Programmes

Category Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Per Academic Year K20,517.00 $11,560.00


4. Doctor of Philosophy Programme

Category Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Veterinary Medicine K26,063.00 $12,460.00


5. Part Time Fees

  • Part-time fees for postgraduate programmes are charged at 50% of the full-time rate.

Non Tuition Fees

Registration Fees

  Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Registration K500.00 $80.00
Late Registration K200.00 $30.00

NB: Late registration shall be K200 per additional month after registration period

Examination Fees

  Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Part I
Masters Degree/Diploma
K497.00 $125.00
Part II/Research
Master (Thesis)
K6,020.00 $800.00
Part II/Taught
Master (Dissertation)
K3,750.00 $700.00
Doctor (Thesis) K6,290.00 $900.00
Supplementary (Part I)
Examinations (Per Course)
K500.00 $120.00
Re-examination (Internal Examiners)
K2,500.00 $400.00
Re-examination (Internal Examiners)
K1,000.00 $250.00
Re-examination (All Examiners)
K4,000.00 $800.00
Re-examination (All Examiners)
K2,000.00 $500.00

Other Fees

  Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Student Amenities K150.00 $50.00
Medical K200.00 $60.00
Union K150.00 $50.00
Maintenance K200.00 $60.00
Internet Connectivity K200.00 $50.00
Student Handbook K200.00 $60.00
Library K400.00 $60.00

Bench Fees (For Non Students)

Category B K3000.00
Category C K5000.00

Suggested Student Upkeep and Research Costs (Payable to the student)

  Zambian & Non-SADC
Hostel Accommodation (Per month) K1000.00
Student Stipend (Living on campus per day) K200.00
Student Stipend (Living outside campus per day) K200.00
Research Cost: Masters ~ 70% Tuition fees
Book Allowance K8,000.00