About Northrise

Our commitment is to lead Zambia in business, government, and social transformation.

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To develop Christ-centered dedicated professionals and engaged global citizens devoted to the spiritual and economic transformation of Zambia and Africa.

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As a Christ-centered university, Northrise University is committed to equipping its students to become skilled and relevant professionals, ministers, and leaders who will have a lasting impact in their communities. By providing learning opportunities that enhance critical thinking, discipline, personal responsibility, character development, and sacrifice, students are inspired to achieve excellence and lay-hold of their future.

Joining this Christ-centered institution is more than joining a university — it is belonging to a family, being a help to those in need, and above all, a community dedicated to changing a nation.

Transformation, One Student at a Time

Academic Excellence

In our quest for excellence in teaching, learning, and research, our students are inspired to develop critical thinking skills and learn personal responsibility, character development, sacrifice, and servant leadership from a Christian worldview. As a result, students are prepared and empowered to become leaders, entrepreneurs, and creative thinkers in their profession and ministry.

Spiritual Formation

A Christ-centered environment creates the foundation and platform for students to grow spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually. Classroom devotions, dorm Bible studies, one-on-one discipleship, service learning, and weekly chapel services provide students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to encourage one another towards an authentic Christian walk.

Economic Empowerment

A Northrise University education creates a strong foundation for personal and professional growth. NU graduates are empowered to improve the standard of living for their families and communities. An educational opportunity combined with a Biblical worldview provides the ethical and moral fiber for sustainable change and trust in the marketplace. Educated in Zambia and staying in Zambia, many Northrise graduates are leading and transforming Zambia economically, spiritually, and culturally.


This is a place of vast opportunities where your passions are turned into fulfilling lifelong careers.


The warm and family atmosphere encourages students, staff, and faculty to develop meaningful and lasting bonds of friendships.


Northrise University seeks to transform the lives of its students through a Christ-centered education so they can help improve the lives of others and collectively change their communities. At Northrise, you will find mentors that help you grow and mature into your purpose and calling.


We believe that HOPE IS FREEDOM because hope gives freedom. Freedom to dream, freedom to express your talents and ideas, freedom to reach your full potential, and ultimately live out your God-given purpose. Our environment is rich in encouraging our students to live above the level of mediocrity.


We take into consideration the holistic nature of individual student learning and the most effective practices for helping them develop into responsible learners as well as responsible citizens.

Northrise actively creates a culture of service that prepares students to become global citizens by teaching skills and knowledge they will need for career readiness.


At Northrise University, we strive for excellence in all aspects of our being – academics, spirituality, and integration of our knowledge and skills. We hope that all our graduates will exhibit excellence wherever they find themselves serving. Our motto is based on Romans 16:19.

Get Started with NU

Your Northrise story begins with a conversation, and we can help with the rest.