Rusangu University

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  • Rusangu University (RU) is an institution of higher learning operated by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Zambia. RU’s mission since its inception in 2003 has been to prepare learners not only for professional careers but also for an excellent service to humanity. The programs we offer are designed to cater to the needs and demands of the contemporary modern job market. We cater for Full-Time students who are mainly school leavers. We also carter for the Block Release (part-time) students who are mainly in-service students working towards a degree in various disciplines while still maintain their jobs.


    To be a model Christian University in Africa.


    To provide quality wholistic Christian education at tertiary level to all who meet the university entry requirements. 


    Rusangu University traces its historical roots in the Missionary endeavors of an American Missionary named William Harry Anderson who, until 1903, was the Principal of Solusi Mission in Zimbabwe. He crossed over in the company of several African Adventist workers namely: Jacob Detcha, Philip Malomo, Jack Mahlatini Mpofu and Andrew Nyakana and established Rusangu Mission in 1905.

    Initially, Rusangu University opened in 1975 as Rusangu Ministerial School. It was the sole institution in the country that provided Ministerial training to most of the pastors serving the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Zambia.  It later had its name changed to Zambia Adventist Seminary to broaden the scope of the theological training that was being offered. From 1993 to 1997, Rusangu Ministerial School was closed in order to re-organize it into a more vibrant entity.

    In 1997, the institution’s name was changed to Zambia Adventist College due to its extended intended mission of incorporating other academic and professional disciplines in addition to theology. In the year 2000, the college re-opened and began to run In-Service Theological Programs at Riverside Farm Institute in Kafue in collaboration with Solusi University.

    A historical landmark in May 2003 was made when Zambia Adventist College became Zambia Adventist University (ZAU). The University was subsequently registered as a private University under the University Act No. 11 of 1999. Eight years later, Zambia Adventist University was changed to its current name, Rusangu University. 


    Rusangu University was one of the first five universities to be registered by the Higher Education Authority under the new Higher Education Authority Act.  In addition, the university is registered with the following bodies:

    1. Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA)
    2. International Board of Education (IBE)
    3. Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ)
    4. General Nursing Council of Zambia (GNC)
    5. International Board of Ministerial and Theological Education (IBMTE) 

    Criteria for Admissions

    General Admission Requirements:

    1. Full Grade 12 Certificate with a minimum of five “O” level credits or better including English language.
    2. A major in Business requires Mathematics.
    3. A major in Science requires a science subject in addition to Mathematics and English. 


    1. Main Campus – Monze

    The Main Campus for Rusangu University is located at Plot No. 269a in the Southern Province of Zambia at the historic Rusangu Mission site, about 16kms (12kms on and 4kms off the Livingstone – Lusaka road) South of Monze Town. The University is located in a serene environment which is away from the usual raucous atmosphere associated with cities. This provides a natural, fresh and conducive atmosphere for studies. The Rusangu area is also home to the famous Musangu tree from which the name Rusangu is derived.

    1. Lusaka Campus

    Rusangu’s first satellite campus is located in the Chudleigh area at Plot No. 9704 Central Street in Lusaka.

    1. Copperbelt Campus

    The Copperbelt Campus is Rusangu’s newest satellite campus which commenced operations in April 2016 and is located at David Mwila House, Independence Avenue in the Copperbelt city of Kitwe.

  • 1. School Of Business
    Department of Business Administration
    Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in the following:
    a. Accounting
    b. Computers and Management Information Systems (CMIS)
    c. Human Resource Management

    Admission Requirements:
    A minimum of five (5) ‘O’ Level credits or better including English Language and Mathematics.

    2. School Of Education
    Department of Curriculum Development
    Bachelor of Arts with Education (BA Ed) in the following:
    a. Civic Education
    b. Computers and Management Information Systems (CMIS)
    c. Early Childhood Education
    d. English Language and Literature
    e. Guidance and Counselling
    f. History
    g. Music
    h. Primary Education
    i. Religious Studies

    Bachelor of Science with Education (BSc Ed) in the following:
    a. Agriculture Science
    b. Biology
    c. Chemistry
    d. Family and Consumer Science (FCS)
    e. Geography
    f. Mathematics
    g. Physics

    Admission Requirements:
    BA Ed / B.Sc Ed students must possess a minimum of five (5) ‘O’ Level credits or better including English Language. B.Ed students must possess a minimum of five (5) ‘O’ Level credits or better including English Language and or certificate or diploma in education.
    B.Sc Ed students must additionally possess Mathematics and any Science.

    School Of Health Sciences
    Department of Environmental Health
    a. BSc Environmental Health

    Department of Nursing
    a. BSc in Nursing

    Admission Requirements:
    Nursing: A minimum of five (5) ‘O’ Level credits or better including English language, Biology, and Mathematics.

    Environmental Health: Any 2 Merits in any of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science, English Language and Mathematics, in addition to any other three subjects at credit or better.

    School of Humanities and Social Sciences
    Department of Social Sciences
    a. BA History
    b. BA Peace and Conflict Resolution

    Department of Behavioral Sciences
    a. BA Social work
    b. BA Sociology
    c. BA Psychology

    Department of Music
    a. BA Music

    Department of Languages and Literature
    a. BA English Language and Literature

    Department of Mass Communication and Journalism
    a. BA Communication and Journalism

    Admission Requirements:
    A minimum of five (5) ‘O’ Level credits or better including English language.

    School of Science and Technology
    Department of Natural Sciences
    a. BSc Biology
    b. BSc Chemistry
    c. BSc Environmental Studies
    d. BSc Family and Consumer Science
    e. BSc Geography
    f. BSc Mathematics
    g. BSc Physics

    Department of Agriculture and Technology
    a. BSc Agri-Business
    b. BSc Agriculture
    c. BSc Technology

    Admission Requirements:
    A minimum of five (5) ‘O’ Level credits or better including English language, Mathematics, and Sciences.
    School of Theology
    Department of Theology and Religion
    a. BA Religion
    b. BA Theology

    Admission Requirements:
    A minimum of five (5) ‘O’ Level credits or better including English language.

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  • 1. MA Ed Applied Linguistics
    2. MA Ed Education Administration and Curriculum Development
    3. MA Ed Primary Education
    4. MA Ed Psychology
    5. MA Ed Religious Studies
    6. MSc Software Engineering
    7. Post Graduate Diploma in Education