Tuition and Other Fees

Northrise University offers quality education at very competitive and affordable fees. In addition, NU offers three (3) payment plans to give students alternatives in the way they pay for tuition fees, thereby help ease the financial pressure. 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.

Please read and understand the terms and conditions that apply for each particular payment plan and ensure that you make your payment before the payment due date. Contact the accounts office at for more details on the following payment options offered:

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)Payment Plan

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. For example, for AY 2011, CPS students are supposed to take 9 courses at a fee of K1,075.00 per each three-credit course, over 6 SPs. The total tuition for the AY comes to K9,675.00. When this amount is prorated over the 6 SPs of the AY, students would pay K1,612.50 (K9,675.00/6 SPs) in each SP regardless of whether they are doubling up or not.

Prorated Payment Plan

This payment plan allows you to make payments in Three (3) installments and the breakdown is as follows;

First Installment: 34% of the total invoice (To be paid before classes commence).

Second Installment: 33% of the total invoice (5th week on a Thursday )

Third Installment: 33% of the total invoice (10th week on a Thursday) .

Should you have questions, do not hesitate to contact the accounts department on

Half Course (HC) Payment Plan

Under this option a student pays half of the tuition fees for the course(s) at the beginning of each course. The other half is required in the 4th week of the course for CPS. If a student fails to pay by the 4th week, they would not continue with the course, forfeit the fees paid so far (to cover the classes attended up to this point) and the course would need to be redone. This payment plan is applicable to DAY scholars as well. The only difference is that they are required to pay the second half of the fees in the 7th week just before the mid semester exams. Further, this option is not available should a student fail to make the required half tuition payment before the beginning of each course. Consequently, such a student is mandated to follow the Full Tuition (FT) Payment Plan for the Study Period or Semester in question.

Academic Year 2018 Fee Schedule

The table below highlights tuition and other fees for Academic Year 2018. For a comprehensive list of fees, please download the AY 2018 Fees Schedule Refund Policy Rev A

Fee Name Local (Zambian & SADC member state students) Fees International (Non-Zambian & non-SADC member state students) Fees
Undergraduate Tuition Fees
DAY- ICT Programs K1,500.00 per Course/subject K2,340 per Course/Subject
DAY – Other Programs K1,400.00 per Course/Subject K2,240 per Course/Subject
CPS (Evening) – ICT Programs K1,400.00 per Course/Subject K2,240.00 per Course/Subject
CPS (Evening) – Other Programs K1,300.00 per Course/subject K2,150.00 per Course/Subject
DEL (Distance e-Learning) – ICT Programs K1,200.00 per Course/Subject K1,920.00 per Course/Subject
DEL (Distance e-Learning) – Other Programs K1,100.00 per course/Subject K1,820.00 per Course/Subject
Graduate Tuition Fees
CPS (Evening) – Masters & Postgraduate Diploma K3,000.00 Per Course/Subject K4,100.00 per Course/Subject
Masters/Postgraduate – Distance e-Learning K2,500.00 per Course/Subject K3,500.00 per Semester/Subject
Mandatory Fees
Examination Fees K50.00 per Course/Subject K110.00 per Semester
Library Fees K50.00 Per Semester K75.00 per Semester
ICT Services Fees K100.00 per Semester K125.00 per Semester
Student Council Fees K50.00 per Semester K50.00 per Semester
Registration Fees K50.00 per Registration Period K70.00 per Registration Period
Other Fees
Application for Admission Fee (Non-refundable) K120.00 Undergraduate
K220.00 Graduate
K200.00 Undergraduate
K300.00 Graduate
Intent to Registration Fee (Non-refundable) K650.00 Undergraduate
K900.00 Postgraduate
K810.00 Undergraduate
K1110.00 Postgraduate
Accommodation Fee (Optional for DAYStudents Only) K5,500.00 Per Semester K8,925.00 per Semester
Meal Fee (Optional for DAY Students only) K200.00 per Month K365.00 per Month


Payment Process
Follow the payment process below to make your tuition and other fees payment with convenience.

Onsite Students

Once you make the bank deposit, please bring the original deposit slip (make a copy if you need to retain one) and present it at the Reception at NU. You will be issued with a receipt which you must retain for your records. For all “Onsite” students, your registration is incomplete if the Receptionist is not in possession of the bank deposit slip.

Online and Offsite Students

For Online and International students , please scan and submit your bank deposit and email it to

Bank Details:
For The bank details and deposit procedures, click here.