About Woodlands College

Woodlands University College is a college at VUZF University however located in Southern Africa, Lusaka, Zambia in particular. We are a respected international university offering career-relevant, affordable education that fits your life. We intend to bridge Europe to Southern Africa; as such we offer the best quality of European education while fitting our societies. You can earn most degrees entirely online or distance. You won't have to wait for graduation for your degree to start making a difference in your career. At Woodlands, you build your professional value with each class you take.

VUZF University is the first private university specialized in the area of finance, insurance and social insurance, management and marketing. The university was founded by Resolution of the National Assembly dated 25.07.2002 (Prom. In the “State Newspaper” issue 75/02.08.2002) for the training of students in a Bachelor degree economic specialization and opens its doors to its first students at the beginning of the 2002/2003 academic year. VUZF was approved in 2007 by the National Agency for Assessment and Accreditation for the maximum six-year period and from 2008/2009 academic years it conducts studies in a Master degree program.

The university has incorporated an educational system of the quality management of training and research, which has been certified by "Moody International" in accordance with the international quality standard ISO 9001:2000. In 2007 VUZF took 9th place in the Business Week ranking of the fifteen (15) best Business BA programs in Bulgaria. During the same year the university received an expanded Erasmus University Charter, which allows students to learn or practice in universities and institutions in member countries of the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area.

In 2013 The VUZF University received International Higher Education Accreditation by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) for the maximum period of 4 years. This proves that the educational programmes in The VUZF University cover the standards for higher education in the UK. The BAC accreditation verifies that in VUZF the teaching and the educational process as a whole are of very high standard.

Mission and educational philosophy

VUZF’s mission is to prepare highly qualified specialists in economics and to develop economic science in accordance with the needs of the contemporary practice. The academic policy of the university is aimed at implementing the best educational practices in Europe and the world. Its main purpose is to provide high quality studies and career success of students by maintaining a very good cooperation with the business community. About 90 per cent of the graduates start work in the field of the acquired major in banks, insurance, social insurance or commercial companies. To help its students VUZF provides free consultancy services relating to training in various majors, as well as opportunities for professional and personal development.

VUZF University offers high level training, commensurate with the leading universities in Europe. Evidence and one of the main priorities in the development policy of VUZF is the implementation of cooperation with foreign universities within different bachelor, master and post-graduate programs, as well as the grant of innovative and flexible forms training methods.

Lecturers have an important contribution for the high quality studies. The faculty members are among the most outstanding scientists, with extensive training and practical experience, being current or former heads of state institutions.

Study Centre

WC presently has one Study Centers (in Lusaka). The Study Center is used for conducting face-to-face class sessions and credit certification examinations. In addition, tutorials, and academic counseling are offered there. There are facilities for students to have lectures, and library services are also provided at the Study Center. It also functions as venue for students to hold extracurricular activities and friendly exchanges. The Study Center is located on campus of public/private University or in facilities of High School.

Why WC

Woodlands University College is the best for you because of the following:

  • We offer the best higher education meeting the HEA local standards as well as international standards
  • We facilitate your studies all the way to graduation
  • We offer exemption from similar courses done before especially at the equivalent levels
  • We are the cheapest higher learning institution in Zambia
  • We have both local and international partners
  • We have the best staff in lecturing as well as research with experience of over 20 years in the field of higher education

Because you're interested in the end result: The career, the lifelong satisfaction, the memories of how you made it happen. You want everything—all the resources and opportunities to get from today to tomorrow to "I made it."

Right here in Zambia, you can balance the value of time and money while learning how to make a living doing what you love. It’s all here, waiting for you at Woodlands. Come for the possibilities.

Studying at Woodlands college offers you greater flexibility and convenience! If you are a busy professional, business owner, parent or student who wants to upgrade your education but do not have enough time to attend classes in person then studying at Woodlands University College may be an option for you. Woodlands University College offers you:

  • Access to lecture notes and learning materials from any location, at any time with our e-learning platform
  • Offline activity sessions
  • Recorded chat sessions that make it easier for exam preparation
  • Opportunities to network with classmates from various backgrounds and profession
  • Greater opportunity to enhance your use of the latest technologies
  • 24/7 tutorial support
  • Affordable tuition and sponsorship packages available