Africa University

country rank  3
world rank  4990

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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 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 of Zimbabwe, Africa University (AU) is a very small (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 degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), 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 28 years old Zimbabwean 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. 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.

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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
Tel +263 (20) 61611
Fax +263 (20) 61785
Other locations Harare

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office Africa University, PO Box 1320
(20) 60075

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Size and Profile

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

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Africa University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education of Zimbabwe

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Zimbabwe Council on Higher Education (ZimCHE)

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • 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


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021