University Accreditation and Affiliations

Accreditation is your assurance that the University meets quality standards established by the Zambian Higher Education Authority and other accrediting bodies.

Northrise University is accredited by the Zambian Government. It is registered as a private university in accordance with the Higher Education Act No. 4 of 2013 and certified by the Higher Education Authority to award certificates, diplomas and confer degrees.

Benefits of Studying at an Accredited Institution

By studying at an accredited institution, you will be assured that:

  • the programs offered meet rigorous quality standards set by the regulating body
  • your credits are transferable to other institutions of higher learning
  • your qualification is recognized, accepted and competitive in the job market
  • as a graduate, you are highly sought after by reputable organizations

For more details on the University Act, please download the Higher Education Act 2013 which is in PDF.

Northrise University is currently pursuing membership with the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

In addition to being accredited by the Zambian government, NU is affiliated with several other higher learning institutions. To provide the best environment for professional excellence and personal growth, Northrise University is in partnership with Dordt College in Iowa , USA; California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in California, USA; Shanghai Normal University, China; Fontys University, Netherlands; Stirling Theological College in Australia; Baylor University in Waco, Texas, USA. Northrise is also in collaboration with CIMA and ZICA.

These synergies enhance the academic experiences of students and faculty at the six Universities thus, providing the best opportunities for success.The partnerships enrich both the academic and social aspect of our students through working collaboratively and closely with each university on various educational landscapes. Dordt College in Iowa , USA; California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in California, USA; Shanghai Normal University, China; Fontys University, Netherlands; Stirling Theological College in Australia; Baylor University in Waco, Texas, USA, CIMA and ZICA locally.

Undergraduate students have the opportunity to study under the Student Exchange Program at our partner universities.

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