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University of Zimbabwe

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Established in 1955, the University of Zimbabwe is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Harare (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially recognized by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development of Zimbabwe, University of Zimbabwe (UZ) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational Zimbabwean higher education institution. University of Zimbabwe (UZ) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as 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 69-year-old Zimbabwean higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 60-69% making this Zimbabwean higher education organization a moderately selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UZ 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


University of Zimbabwe's Control Typepublic


University of Zimbabwe's Entity Typenon-profit


University of Zimbabwe' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


University of Zimbabwe's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratemoderately selective

University Identity

Acronym UZ
Founded 1955
Motto Knowledge, Diligence, Integrity
Colours Blue, gold, white and red
Video Presentation

n.a.; please submit an official University of Zimbabwe general video presentation.

University Location

Address PO Box MP 167
University of Zimbabwe's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
University of Zimbabwe Phone Number +263 (242) 303 211
University of Zimbabwe Fax Number +263 (242) 333 407

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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 Zimbabwe'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 Zimbabwe's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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You can also explore our new A-Z Guide to 8,100 University Programs, Courses and Degrees to learn more about study outlines and typical duration, tuition ranges, career prospects, salary expectations of each course/program/degree.

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 Zimbabwe'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 Zimbabwe.

University of Zimbabwe: 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 University of Zimbabwe's admission information.

University of Zimbabwe's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

University of Zimbabwe's Admission Selection Admission Selection

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

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

University of Zimbabwe's acceptance rate range is 60-69% making this institution a moderately selective higher education institution.

University of Zimbabwe's International Students Admission International Students Admission

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

University of Zimbabwe's Admission Office Admission Office

PO Box MP167, Mt Pleasant
(242) 303211

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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 Zimbabwe.

University of Zimbabwe's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

University of Zimbabwe has an enrollment range of 20,000-24,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

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

This institution has a range of 1,000-1,499 academic employees (Faculty).

University of Zimbabwe's Control Type Control Type

University of Zimbabwe is a public higher education institution.

University of Zimbabwe's Entity Type Entity Type

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

University of Zimbabwe's Campus Setting Campus Setting

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

University of Zimbabwe's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

University of Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe's main facilities:

University of Zimbabwe's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library.

University of Zimbabwe's Housing University Housing

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

University of Zimbabwe Housing Offering:

The University of Zimbabwe provides both in-campus and off-campus accommodation options for students, primarily in the form of dormitories.

Key details about the housing offering:

  • Total number of dormitory beds available: 4000.

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

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

The University of Zimbabwe provides a range of sport facilities and activities for its students. The available options include:

  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Basketball

The sport facilities at the University of Zimbabwe consist of:

  • Stadium
  • Football ground(s)
  • Soccer ground(s)
  • Basketball court(s)
  • Gym(s)
  • Pool(s)
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Track and field ground(s)

University Services

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

University of Zimbabwe'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.

University of Zimbabwe offers the following financial aids to students:

  • Work opportunities during the academic calendar or summer vacations
  • Student scholarships, which are merit-based and do not require repayment

For more information on financial aid at University of Zimbabwe, please refer to the university's official website or contact the financial aid office directly.

University of Zimbabwe's Study Abroad Study Abroad

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

University of Zimbabwe's Distance Learning Distance Learning

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

University of Zimbabwe's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

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

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

University of Zimbabwe 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 University of Zimbabwe's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Zimbabwe Council on Higher Education (ZimCHE)
  • Medical Dental Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe
  • Zimbabwe Institute of Engineers
  • Law Society

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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 University of Zimbabwe'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)
  • Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA)

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 Zimbabwe '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 University of Zimbabwe's social media channels as a starting point for comparison and an additional selection tool for potential applicants.

Facebook Facebook


Twitter X (Twitter)

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

YouTube YouTube

University of Zimbabwe's YouTube channel University of Zimbabwe's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram


LinkedIn LinkedIn

University of Zimbabwe's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

Open Education Global Open Education Global

This higher education institution is not a member of the Open Education Global (OEGlobal) organization that is developing, implementing and supporting free open education and free online courses. View a list of Open Education Global members by country.


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