University of Zimbabwe

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world rank  4233

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University Overview

Established in 1955, University of Zimbabwe is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Harare (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Bulawayo, Victoria Falls. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Zimbabwe, University of Zimbabwe (UZ) is a large (EduListing enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Zimbabwe (UZ) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 65 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this Zimbabwean higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym UZ
Founded 1955
Motto Knowledge, Diligence, Integrity
Colours Blue, gold, white and red

University Location

Address PO Box MP 167
Harare (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
T +263 (4) 303211
F +263 (4) 333 407
Other locations Bulawayo, Victoria Falls

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office PO Box MP167, Mt Pleasant
+263 (4) 303211

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Zimbabwe's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Zimbabwe

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Zimbabwe Council on Higher Education ZimCHE

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of African Universities (AAU)
  • Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA)

Academic Structure


Social Media


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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020