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University of Eswatini

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Established in 1976, the University of Eswatini is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Matsapha (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Manzini. This institution also has a branch campus in Luyengo and Mbabane. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Education and Training of Eswatini, University of Eswatini (UNESWA) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational Swazi higher education institution. University of Eswatini (UNESWA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 48-year-old Swazi higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 80-89% making this Swazi higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UNESWA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


University of Eswatini's Control Typepublic


University of Eswatini's Entity Typenon-profit


University of Eswatini' Size by Total Enrollmentmedium-sized


University of Eswatini's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateleast selective

University Identity

Acronym UNESWA
Founded 1976
Motto Umculu Sisekelo Sesive
The Scripture is the Pillar of the Nation
Colours Red, white, gold and blue
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University Location

Address Private Bag 4, Kwaluseni
M201 Manzini
University of Eswatini's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
University of Eswatini Phone Number +268 2517 0000
University of Eswatini Fax Number +268 2518 5276
Other locations Luyengo and Mbabane

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following University of Eswatini's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify University of Eswatini's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This University of Eswatini's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at University of Eswatini.

University of Eswatini: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
2,500-4,999 US$
(2,280-4,555 Euro)
2,500-4,999 US$
(2,280-4,555 Euro)
5,000-7,499 US$
(4,555-6,830 Euro)

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Applying for admission is the first step towards achieving students' academic and career goals and accessing the many opportunities and resources that a university has to offer. Read our "Introduction to University Admissions" article to learn more.

Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic University of Eswatini's admission information.

University of Eswatini's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

University of Eswatini's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has University of Eswatini a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

University of Eswatini's acceptance rate range is 80-89% making this institution a least selective higher education institution.

University of Eswatini's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

University of Eswatini (UNESWA) has reported to uniRank the following information about international students:

  • UNESWA has over 80 international students from various countries, including Bangladesh, Lesotho, Botswana, Congo, Zambia, and South Africa.
  • To be admitted, international students must meet the admission requirements and provide evidence of financial support.
  • UNESWA offers support services to international students and opportunities for extracurricular activities.
  • It is a welcoming and inclusive institution that values diversity.

University of Eswatini's Admission Office Admission Office

Kwaluseni Campus
Matsapha M201

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Size and Profile


University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.

Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for University of Eswatini.

University of Eswatini's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

University of Eswatini has an enrollment range of 7,000-7,999 students making it a medium-sized institution.

University of Eswatini's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 400-499 academic employees (Faculty).

University of Eswatini's Control Type Control Type

University of Eswatini is a public higher education institution.

University of Eswatini's Entity Type Entity Type

University of Eswatini is a non-profit higher education institution.

University of Eswatini's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

University of Eswatini's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

University of Eswatini does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


What are the most common University facilities and services? Read our two guide articles about University Facilities and University Services to learn more.

University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of University of Eswatini's main facilities:

University of Eswatini's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit University of Eswatini's Library

The University of Eswatini (UNESWA) takes pride in its robust library system, comprising three libraries, each situated on different campuses: Kwaluseni Campus Library, Luyengo Campus Library, and Mbabane Library. Together, these libraries house a vast collection of resources, with over 310,140 monographs and 175 print journal titles, offering physical books available for borrowing. Going beyond the physical realm, UNESWA's libraries provide access to a digital landscape of knowledge, encompassing 23 databases and over 50,000 digital/electronic databases.

To ensure the smooth functioning of this extensive system, over 30 dedicated librarians stand ready to assist and support library users. The community they serve is diverse, comprising 8,052 students and 873 staff members, including 438 academic and 435 non-academic staff.

Notably, UNESWA's library system goes beyond mere bookshelves and digital databases. It also maintains an esteemed Institutional Repository (IR) housing 3,487 entries, encompassing theses, dissertations, and other publications. This digital archive serves as a platform for disseminating UNESWA's scholarly output, fostering global accessibility for scholars and researchers.

University of Eswatini's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

University of Eswatini's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University of Eswatini sport facilities and activities include:

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Netball
  • Athletics
  • Pool
  • Tennis
  • Weightlifting

These activities promote physical fitness, improve coordination and mental health, and allow students to develop new skills and make friends.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of University of Eswatini's main services:

University of Eswatini's Financial Aid Financial Aid

Not reported

University of Eswatini's Study Abroad Study Abroad

Not reported

University of Eswatini's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

The Institute of Distance Learning at the University of Eswatini provides a diverse selection of academic courses for students who wish to pursue further education through online learning. There are 15 courses available, including:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Humanities (IDE)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (New Programme) - IDE
  • Bachelor of Education - Secondary (Business Education - IDE)
  • Bachelor of Education in Adult Education - (IDE)
  • Bachelor of Education Primary (Language Arts) (IDE)
  • Bachelor of Education Primary (Social Studies) - IDE
  • Bachelor of Education Secondary (Humanities- IDE)
  • Bachelor of Laws (IDE)
  • Bachelor of Nursing Science - Completion (IDE)
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Education - IDE
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology - IDE
  • Certificate in Portuguese
  • Certificate in Psychosocial Support
  • Diploma in Law (IDE)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (IDE)

The Institute of Distance Learning utilizes Moodle as the platform to deliver these courses. This platform allows students to access course materials, participate in online discussions, and submit assignments from anywhere with an internet connection.

The Institute of Distance Learning offers both undergraduate (Bachelor's degree) and postgraduate (master's or doctorate degrees) online courses, enabling students to earn a full degree through distance learning. Interested students can access the course offerings through the Institute's website at

University of Eswatini's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

University of Eswatini's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

University of Eswatini's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

University of Eswatini is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Ministry of Education and Training of Eswatini

Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important University of Eswatini's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Eswatini Higher Education Council (ESHEC)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important University of Eswatini's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of African Universities (AAU)
  • Institute of People Management (IPM)
  • SanBio
  • Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • Institute of Accountants

Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the University of Eswatini 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


Social media can be a powerful tool for Universities to communicate with current students, alumni, faculty, staff and the wider community. But how can social media be important for prospective students? Read our article about the importance of Social Media for universities and prospective students to learn more.

Social Media

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Facebook Facebook

University of Eswatini's Facebook page University of Eswatini's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

University of Eswatini's X (formerly Twitter) page University of Eswatini's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube


Instagram Instagram

University of Eswatini's Instagram page University of Eswatini's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

University of Eswatini's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

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