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Africa University

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Established in 1992, the Africa University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Mutare (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Manicaland. This institution also has a branch campus in Harare. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development of Zimbabwe, Africa University (AU) is a very small-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational Zimbabwean higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Methodist religion. Africa University (AU) 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 31-year-old Zimbabwean higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The acceptance rate range is 30-39% making this Zimbabwean higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. AU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Africa University's Control Typeprivate


Africa University's Entity Typenon-profit


Africa University' Size by Total Enrollmentvery small-sized


Africa University's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratevery selective

University Identity

Acronym AU
Founded 1992
Motto Investing in Africa's Future
Colours Red, black and white
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University Location

Address Nyanga Road, PO Box 1320
Africa University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Africa University Phone Number +263 (20) 61611
Africa University Fax Number +263 (20) 61785
Other locations Harare

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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 Africa University'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 Africa University'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 Africa University'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 Africa University.

Africa University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 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 Africa University's admission information.

Africa University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Africa University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Africa University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Africa University's acceptance rate range is 30-39% making this institution a very selective higher education institution.

Africa University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

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

Africa University's Admission Office Admission Office

Africa University, PO Box 1320
(20) 60075

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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 Africa University.

Africa University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Africa University has an enrollment range of 1,000-1,999 students making it a very small-sized institution.

Africa University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 500-599 academic employees (Faculty).

Africa University's Control Type Control Type

Africa University is a private higher education institution.

Africa University's Entity Type Entity Type

Africa University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Africa University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

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

Africa University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Africa University is Christian-Methodist Religious Affiliation

Africa University has a Christian-Methodist affiliation (United Methodist Church - www.gbhem.org).

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 Africa University's main facilities:

Africa University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Africa University's Library

Africa University's Housing University Housing

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

Africa University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

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

University Services

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

Africa University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Africa University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Africa University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

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

Africa University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

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

Africa University'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.

Africa University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Africa University is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development of Zimbabwe

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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

  • Zimbabwe Council on Higher Education (ZimCHE)

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Memberships and Affiliations


University memberships and affiliations to external organizations can be important for several reasons... read our article about university affiliations and memberships to learn more.

Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Africa University'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)
  • Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM)
  • International Association of Methodist Related Schools, Colleges and Universities (IAMSCU)
  • Africa Association of Methodist Institutions of Higher Education (AAMIHE)

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 Africa University '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

uniRank publishes brief reviews, rankings and metrics of some Africa University's social media channels as a starting point for comparison and an additional selection tool for potential applicants.

Facebook Facebook

Africa University's Facebook page Africa University's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

Africa University's X (formerly Twitter) page Africa University's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

Africa University's YouTube channel Africa University's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

Africa University's Instagram page Africa University's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

Africa University's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

Open Education Global Open Education Global

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