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Mulungushi University, and De Montfort University, Leicester, UK sign MOU

General News Mulungushi University, and De Montfort University, Leicester, UK sign MOU

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Zambia’s Mulungushi University and De Montfort University (DMU) Leicester, UK have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a focus on pursuing projects under the Higher Education Partnerships in Sub-Saharan Africa Programme (HEPSSA).

And the Zambia High Commission in London working with the World Student Advisors in association with De Montfort University; The University of Greenwich; Oxford International Education Group and Brooke House College of the United Kingdom have launched a scheme in which they are offering partial scholarships to Zambians to study at the institutions in the UK.

The programme between Mulungushi University and DMU, administered by the Royal Academy of Engineering of UK, aims to build relationships between industry and academia to ensure that Sub-Saharan Africa produces engineers with the skills and knowledge required to meet the needs of industry, tackle local challenges, address the engineering skills shortage in the region, and to showcase engineering’s role in driving economic development.

Mulungushi University Head of Computer Science & IT School of Science Engineering and Technology Department Christopher Chembe (PhD) said: “this is a significant milestone which will allow Mulungushi University and De Montfort University to enhance the quality of engineers being trained and contribute to the development of Sub-Saharan Africa”.

Professor Alistair Duffy, Director of the Institute of Engineering Sciences at De Montfort University said: “I am excited about this partnership.  The two Universities share similar goals and a desire to contribute to building the strength of industry and commerce through research education and knowledge exchange activities.  I am looking forward to working with colleagues in Mulungushi University.”

Tim Hunt, CEO and founder of World Student Advisors, a UK based pan-African High Education consultant organisation was consulted leading to the partnership between De Montfort University, Leicester and Mulungushi University.

And the four institutions are offering a wide range of study opportunities in different locations to Zambians Nationals who qualify to study at their Universities. The Universities are offering up to 30 percent reduction in tuition fees only. Any Zambian National classified as an overseas student who meets the university entry requirements qualiflies for the partial scholarships.

In welcoming the scholarships Zambia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Mr. Muyeba Chikonde urged Zambians to take advantange of the reduced tuition fees to study in the United Kingdom. He said the scheme is the beginning of further negotiations for affordable scholarships that will benefit majority of Zambians.

Tim Hunt said “I am always happy to work with the Zambia High Commission. The partial scholarship programme will help Zambians access UK’s Higher Education sector. We have staff in Lusaka to assist with recruitment and education advisory services. Zambia is one of the twelve African countries we are supporting,” he said.

Please follow this link to apply  https://www.worldstudentadvisors.com/zhcl-partial-scholarship-zambia/

Meanwhile, High Commissioner Chikonde said that following continued debate on the comparisons between qualifications issued by Universities in Zambia and in the United Kingdom, the Mission engaged the United Kingdom National Recognition Information Centre (UK NARIC) who said there have been no recent changes to UK NARIC guidance on Zambian Degrees.

With regard to Masters applicants, UK NARIC advised that candidates will have a greater chance of successful admission if they have an Honours degree (or have taken an Honours year) from a University outside Zambia or if they have studied to Masters level within Zambia’.


The statement was released to the media by Mrs Abigail Chaponda, the First Secretary for Press and Public Relations at the Zambian High Commission in the United Kingdom.


  1. I approach this with caution and urge ZAMBIANS not to get too over excited about this. It seems to mecto be a drive to contact ZAMBIANS into enrolling into very expensive tuition fees for foreign students, the backbone of British universities to augment the cuts in the university budget.

    30% off £10,000 is not a lot off if you still have to cough up the rest. Add, living costs the 30% is back up since accommodation is scarce and student halls are extremely expensive. The quality of a lot of courses have been called into question with some being called Mickey mouse courses and some have very little content. Avoid going onto degree courses run by COLLEGES, because unless it’s an IVY LEAGUE university you’ll be wasting your borrowed student finances. Avoid the private college like…

    • Avoid going onto degree courses run by COLLEGES, because unless it’s an IVY LEAGUE university you’ll be wasting your borrowed student finances. Avoid the private colleges like those Oxford black black black still Shani Shani, BUFI most run cowboy courses!! Be warned!!! And please bear in mind most higher education establishments are struggling to fill the courses. Don’t be dopey, racism is on the increase in Europe. Unless you are going to reputable institutions forget about it.

      However the collaboration engaging in running programmes in Zambian institutions is encouraged as long as they are not modular by computer based learning. Do your first degrees at home then go abroad for second degrees to specialise.

    • Finally avoid, GSM London, not keen on Greenwich. Avoid London Metropolitan university, they are racist and have attacked and failed to support overseas students in the past when govt legislation changes put the overseas students in constraints.

      Even kids here are avoiding expensive overblown fees, Fridays should avoid these type of misleading ‘opportunities.’.

  2. Agree with you 75%. Been there myself. My first day at College was a disagreement with Vice Principal where he insisted I move into Student Hostels when I had alternative accommodation with relations. He threatened to report me to the Home Office and have me removed from the country. He dropped idea when it was clear I wouldn’t be intimidated.

    However, education there is very good and let us support those that can afford the fees.

    • @Nickdimms
      Good on you for standing up to the dreadful vice principal who was clearly ‘on the make’! Congratulations for finding a good teaching institution and wish you well and great success.

      However, it’s a pot luck situation in assessing quality teaching, which unfortunately you only find out once you arrive and have started your course (by which time you are on a contract and obliged to pay the fees if you miss the agreed contractual pull out date). REPUTATION of the institute and quality of course is the key.

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