LIUTEBM University

School of International Programs


PhD Program with limited attendance at Campus

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD, a Guided Research with University Excursion

This is a Guided Research with limited attendance required at the University campus, Lusaka. The candidates will visit the campus once during the duration of the program.

Students from anywhere in the world can enrol in this program. They will visit the University campus once during the program duration at their own cost. The University will announce the schedule of on-campus academic work (Coursework seminar and research Seminar) and facilitate the students with the necessary invitation letters to obtain a Zambia Visa.

The total credits are divided among coursework, research writing & publication, seminar, research proposal and the doctoral dissertation.

Research Supervisor & Mentor

The enrolled student’s research study shall be supervised by a qualified Research Supervisor who will be assigned by the School. There are research supervisors in different subject majors already empanelled with the School of International Programs, LIUTEBM. The University also allows enrolled students to propose a suitable and qualified supervisor from their vicinity for his/her convenience. The School empanels such eligible supervisors as per University norms. 

Available Areas of Research

Any relevant area or subject of research is generally allowed as long as the proposed topic of research is academically acceptable by the university and off-campus research is feasible on that subject. The University doesn't accept proposals in the areas with laboratory involvement, medicine, dentistry or any other like this. Students may write to the school for confirmation before submitting the application form and paying the application fees.

Entry Requirements & Duration

Master's Degree or an equivalent qualification in a relevant subject from a recognised University / Institution. The duration of the Program is 3 years in normal entry and 2 years in lateral entry.

Selection & Acceptance:  Qualifying in the research entrance test or interview and assessment of the acceptability of the research proposal/idea. This is conducted either online or face-to-face through a university-appointed Proctor.

Program Structure & Requirement: Total 72 Credits involving the following

Coursework modules

Research Proposal

Literature Review

Research Seminar 

Research Publications and


Compulsory Attendance@ Campus: The candidates are required to visit the University campus at Lusaka, Zambia once during the program duration and complete the prescribed academic work.

Program Accreditation and Dual Degree from BTU, India: This PhD Program from LIUTEBM University is Accredited by BTU, India and the applicants have an option to apply and simultaneously earn a dual PhD qualification from BTU. Contact the LIUTEBM Information Desk for more details through portal enquiry or email.

Enrollment in this Program will be notified, when open.