Great Zimbabwe University

country rank  7
world rank  9851

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University Overview

Established in 1999, Great Zimbabwe University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Masvingo (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Zimbabwe, Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 19 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and 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 GZU
Founded 1999

University Location

Address PO Box 1235
Masvingo (population range: 50,000-249,999)
00263 Masvingo
T +263 (39) 263718
F +263 (39) 263719

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Int'l student 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office BOX 1235 Masvingo
Masvingo 00263
+263 (263) 39 263718

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

Facilities and Services

Library Not reported
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Zimbabwe

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Zimbabwe Council on Higher Education (ZimCHE)


  • Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 21 March 2018