Africa University

country rank  3
world rank  7248

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University Overview

Established in 1992, Africa University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Mutare (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Manicaland. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Harare. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Zimbabwe, Africa University (AU) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational 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 degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 26 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this Zimbabwean higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

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

University Location

Address Nyanga Road, PO Box 1320
Mutare (population range: 50,000-249,999)
T +263 (20) 61611
F +263 (20) 61785
Other locations Harare

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
Int'l student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 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
Admission Rate Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office Africa University, PO Box 1320
+263 (20) 60075

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 500-599
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Methodist Christian-Methodist United Methodist Church -

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Africa University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
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)


  • 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)

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018