Midlands State University

country rank  2
world rank  5259

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University Overview

Established in 2000, Midlands State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Gweru (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Midlands. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Zimbabwe, Midlands State University (MSU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Midlands State University (MSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 19 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym MSU
Founded 2000
Motto Our Hands, Our Minds, Our Destiny

University Location

Address Private Bag 9055
Gweru (population range: 50,000-249,999)
T +263 (54) 260404
F +263 (54) 260388

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student Not reported Not reported
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office

+263 (54) 260331/7

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Zimbabwe

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Zimbabwe Council on Higher Education (ZimCHE)


  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of African Universities (AAU)
  • Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA)

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 4 February 2019