Russian Government Scholarships for Zambains 2017


Russian Government Scholarships For Eligible Zambians.

Brief Description:

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Zambian nationals that meet the minimum requirements outlined here below to contest for one hundred and thirsty (130) scholarships under the Federal Russian Government Scholarship Scheme for the 2016/2017 Academic Year. Available are: Ten (10) PhD, Twenty (20) Masters and Hundred (100) undergraduates in the following fields of study: Aquaculture, Biotechnology, Biomedical Science, Biomedical Engineering,Pharmacy, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mining Engineering, Metallurgy, Computer Engineering, General Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Stomatology Banking and Finance, Political Science, Economics, Fashion Design and Technology, Russian Language and Literature.


Applicants should:

  • Be Zambian citizens with Green National Registration Cards (NRC)
  • Be School Leavers who completed Grade 12 in 2013, 2014 and 2015 (undergraduates).
  • Have Grades 1-4 in English, Mathematics and subjects relevant to the intended field of study.
  • Hold a first degree (Masters) and a relevant Masters degree (PhD)
  • Be maximum age 24 years (undergraduates), 34 years (Masters) and 39 years (PhD) by September 2017


Candidates should meet own cost towards:

(i) Expenses to and from the Airport;

(ii) Any short fall not adequately covered by the scholarship. This is dependent on the programme to be pursued, however, all include 1 year of Russian language (5 to7 years for Undergraduates; 2 to 3 years for Masters and PhD)


Applicants should submit:

A typed or hand written application letter responding to the advert, clearly stating the field of study desired, age, mobile phone number for easy communication; Curriculum Vitae, Certified Photocopies of Educational Certificates, Transcript/Statement of results, NRC, eight (8) colour passport size photos and colour photo copy of pages 2 and 3 of the passport;Two Letters of Recommendation from Professors or Associate Professors (Masters and PhD).

A study plan or synopsis of summarized details of the preferred course and how the intended course of study will enhance one’s contribution to Zambia’s development (200 words for undergraduate and 800 words for Masters and PhD applicants) Employers’ Recommendation letters stating that they would be granted leave to take up offers if selected (for Masters and PhD).  It is a requirement by the host country that all nominated candidates undergo comprehensive medical examinations including the HIV test. Nominated candidates must note that last-minute withdrawals will attract serious sanctions from the Committee, which may include being blacklisted.

Applications should be addressed to:

or Hand delivered to:

The Secretary Room 21 (Registry) Bursaries Committee Maxwell House, Annex Building P.O. Box 50464 Los Angeles Boulevard, Longacres LUSAKA

Closing date: March annually

For any clarification, contact us on telephone: +260 – 211-250726, Lusaka.


i.Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Any applicant who would not hear from us by Friday 1st April 2016 should consider his/her application as unsuccessful.

ii.Students currently on Government sponsorship at UNZA or CBU should not apply.

iii. Applicants should apply only in one field of study. Ireen Nayame Chirwa (Mrs) Secretary to the Bursaries Committee MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION Protection Status



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