Northrise University Online Application

Important Instructions:

Please note that this application has 7 steps and you are required to fill out the online application as thoroughly as possible. Your failure to provide complete, accurate, and truthful information on this application will be grounds to deny or withdraw your admission, or dismiss you after enrollment. When you are finished, click the ‘SUBMIT’ button that is available at the end of form. Please read the information on the Appendix on the right side of the screen.


NU Core Values

NU is a Christ-centered university. Students are required to attend chapel at least 80% of all the times that chapel is held in each Semester. In addition all our classes begin with devotions and prayer based on the Holy Bible. Students are also required to abide by our core values which are based on biblical principles. Please familiarize yourself with our core values in the Student Handbook.

Application Deadlines & Minimum Entry Requirements

2020 Application deadlines dates

DAY: January Intake— 16th January; July Intake— 12th July.
CPS (Evening): January Intake— 8th January; May Intake— 19thApril.
DEL (Distance E-Learning): January Intake— 16th January; July Intake— 12th July.

Entry requirements

  • Pre Undergraduate:
    Grade 12 certificate or equivalent with relevant work experience in related field.
  • Undergraduate:
    All Programs: Grade 12 Certificate or Equivalent with 5 credits or better inclusive of English and Mathematics
  • Postgraduate:
    All Programs: Undergraduate degree in relevant field plus 2 years work experience.

NOTE: Applicants wishing to pursue any of our graduate programs must have completed core courses relevant to their chosen program of study. E.g. MBA Applicants must have completed course in the following areas (Economics, Statistics, Accounting and Business Management). If not, one is required to take courses at undergraduate level and these studies are called Pre-Graduate Studies.

Minimum Class Size Policy

The Minimum Class Size Agreement Form MUST be filled in by applicants or students who are matriculating into NU in any given Academic Year. The purpose of this agreement is to inform students of NU’s policy regarding the minimum number of students required to make up a class. As of Academic Year (AY) 2012, a class size consists of a minimum of ten (10) students. In the event where students do not make up a class, they will be required to take the following action:

Change to an Alternate Program
A situation may arise where the number of students who are about to transition into their Major is such that they are not able to make up a class. In this case, students will be required to Major into another program of their choice where class sizes meet the required minimum. This policy will also apply at any given time after students have commenced taking their Major courses.

Tuition Fees and Payments plans

Click to view fee schedule.

How to pay for Application

The following are the bank details for Northrise University: Please return deposit slip as proof of payment to NU for receipting.
Bank Name: First National Bank
Account Name: Northrise University
Branch: Ndola Main Branch
A/C. No.: 0062757671237

Note : If you choose to use the bank to pay your application fee or any other fees, please see sample deposit slip on our website at the following link:
Your application form will only be processed after NU receives the application fee

Payment plans

Northrise University offers four (4) payment plans to give students alternative ways to pay for tuition fees. Take advantage of these and more tuition and financial options to create a financial plan that provides convenient ways to pay for your tuition, other fees and educational expenses. To avoid any inconveniences, please plan ahead of time so that by the payment due date – based on the Payment Plan chosen (see below) – your tuition fees would have already been paid. Contact the Accounts Office at for more details.

Full Tuition (FT) Payment Plan
This is a plan where students pay for their course (s) in full at the beginning of each Semester or Study Period (SP), including courses taken during double up periods for the Center for Professional studies (CPS).

Study Period (SP) – Applicable to CPS (Evening) Students Only
This option allows a student to pay a prorated amount at the beginning of each Study Period in a given AY for CPS students only. Tuition will be paid per Study Period based on the tuition fee amount, the number of courses to be taken in an AY, and the duration of the course. This allows the student to pay 6 equal installments in a given academic year. Note: Mandatory fees must be paid in Periods 1,3 and 5.
Prorated Payment Plan (Applicable to DAY and DEL students only)
The Pro-Rated Payment Plan (PPP), allows a student to settle their tuition fees in Three (3) installments as follows;

First Installment: 34% of total (Courses Fees plus Mandatory Fees) should be paid at the beginning of the Semester
Second Installment: 33% of total (Course Fees) should be paid by the end of the 5th week
Third Installment: 33% of total Course Amount Due should be paid by the end of the 10th week .

Half Course (HC) Payment Plan
Students pay half of the tuition fees for the course(s) plus “other fees” at the beginning of the Semester or Study Period
For DAY & DEL students the second half should be paid by the end of the 7th week of the course respectively.
For CPS students, the other half is required by the end of the 4th week of the course.
PLEASE NOTE: that if a student fails to pay by the respective dates, they cannot continue the course(s). The fees paid this far will cover the classes attended to that point and those course (s) would need to be redone at the regular rate or fee.
Students are free to change to another Payment Plan at the beginning of a new Semester or Study Period

Accommodation Policy & Financial Aid Policy

Accommodation Policy
Application for Accommodation is a formal process and requires that you submit an Application for Accommodation Form. Checking/Ticking that you need accommodation in this Form is by no means an Application for Accommodation. It is merely an indication that you require an Application for Accommodation form. Further, please note that after submitting your Accommodation Form, you must await confirmation that you have been granted accommodation from Student Life Department before you can proceed to make Accommodation payment.
Finanacial Aid Policy
If you have indicated that you need FA, please note that you must formally apply using a specific Financial Aid Application Form. Please speak to your Admission Counselor to get the Financial Aid (FA) Application Deadline. Please note that Applications for FA submitted after the deadline will not be processed.