Doctor of Philosophy

This is a broad-based research programme in any field of the student’s interest. The University of Zambia offers it in collaboration with Zimbabwe Open University. All you do is just give us your proposed Doctor of Philosophy (Dphil) topic, and then we shall identify suitable Supervisors for you.

Duration:3-8 years

Masters degree in relevant field

Click here programme fees, accommodation and other fees.


Use the following steps to apply

Step 1. To apply, open your web browser (chrome, firefox or edge) and type in  “

Step 2. Select the term you want to apply for (eg. 2021, 2022 etc.)

Step 3.  Select the program you wish to apply for (eg.Master of  Development Studies etc.) Select “second and third choices” as optional programmes.

Step 4. Fill in the form with the information required (e.g name, address, educational background etc.)

Note: all mandatory fields are marked with an asterisk(*) and these should all be filled in.

Step 5. Scan and upload softcopy documents (previous education(Grade 12, Diploma or Degree), certifications, NRC, etc.) under the section with the heading “Upload Academic Documents”

Step 6. Click on the “submit button” at the Application form.

 Step 7. Your application has now been submitted for approval, take note of the application number.

Step 8. Print the billmaster form by clicking on “Print ZANACO Deposit Form” and make payment at your nearest ZANACO branch.


NOTE 1: Feedback on your application will be sent to your email. If you do not receive any feedback, contact the IDE customer care by sending an email to “” or calling +260978772249.


NOTE 2: In case of any problems kindly contact IDE on the following numbers IDE OFFICE: 0978772249 IDE CUSTOMER CARE: 0772832486. You may also go to any of our Provincial Centers to seek assistance from our staff stationed there to attend to your queries.