Zambia Visa Requirements for international students

Visa Requirements for Students in Zambia

Visa requirements for students that want to study in Zambia are different for students depending on their citizenship. Select you country below, learn about the relevant regulations and find the embassies and consulates in your country!

To study in Zambia, all international students require a study visa. International students need to research visa application processes for their country of residence.

A Zambian study permit will only be issued out when the student has been accepted in the university they applied to and only if it is registered with the relevant ministry.

Please note that a study permit application must be made before the student entering Zambia. Study permits are exceptional to residents of the country and asylum seekers only.

The holder of a study permit may travel in and out of Zambia for the validity period of the study permit.

The learning institution accepting the international student is required to issue a certificate to the Director of Immigration which highlights the international student’s capability to pay fees and support themselves during their stay in the country.

A Zambia study permit is specific to the learning institution. Zambian study permit holders may not be allowed to engage, for gain, in any activity, business, trade, employment, profession, or any other activity not specified in the permit.

To find out more about what the study permit allows you or does not allow you to do, visit the Zambian Immigration Website.

Zambia study permit requirements;

  • Complete application form to the institution applicant wishes to study at
  • Two passport size photographs (recent)
  • Police clearance certificate from the study permit applicant’s country of permanent residence if the applicant is over 18 years
  • A photocopy of the current passport
  • The acceptance letter from the registered learning institution the student wishes to study at
  • The status of the host, parent or guardian if any
  • Medical/Chest X-Ray report
  • A cover letter to Chief Immigration Officer.

1.Step: Select your Country

Study Visa Information for Students from

Visa Type Cost
Study Visa required

Embassies and Consulates in for obtaining a Visa

If you fail to submit all the documents in time, the embassy will ask you to book another date for your appointment, therefore to avoid delays please submit all the documents in full.

As the Visa process for international students can take up to 3 months, depending on the country, we strongly encourage you to calculate enough time for it.


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