Cavendish University, Scholarship Zambia


About Our Scholarship:

Top Zambian students to study for free on academic-excellence scholarships at Cavendish University starting January 2017. These scholarships cover 100% tuition and functional fees, and they are available to both first-year and transfer students.

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

Scholarship Eligibility

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 on Day mode
  • Must not be more than 25 years of age

Applicants should also have:

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

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:

  • Medicine and
  • Law

Application deadline for the January intake is January 27th, 2017.


Applicants who are approved will need to officially register for classes through their Enrollment Officer 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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