A List Of Zimbabwean Universities And Their Details

In 1980, when Zimbabwe gained independence, the country had only one university, University Of Zimbabwe. The University of Zimbabwe, formerly known as The University of Rhodesia, couldn’t cope with the country’s demand for higher and tertiary education.

After independence, the Zimbabwean government, together with other private stakeholder, started building universities throughout the country. Here is a list of universities in Zimbabwe.

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Africa University

Africa University is a private, Pan-African and United Methodist-related university in Zimbabwe. It is located in Mutare, Zimbabwe’s fourth largest city.

The university has the following faculties:

  • Faculty Of Social Sciences, Theology, Humanities and Education
  • Faculty Of Health, Agriculture and Natural Sciences
  • Faculty Of Business, Peace, Leadership And Governance

Contact details

Reception numbers:

  • (+26320) 60075
  • (+26320) 61611
  • (+26320) 61618
  • (+26320) 68238
  • (+26320) 66968
  • (+26320) 60299

Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE)

Bindura University of Science Education is a public university offering courses in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Science Education, Commerce and Social Sciences. It is located in Bindura, Zimbabwe. It was established in 1996.

Faculties:

  • Faculty Of Science Education
  • Faculty Of Science And Engineering
  • Faculty Of Social Sciences And Humanities
  • Faculty Of Commerce
  • Faculty Of Agriculture And Environmental Sciences

Contact details

Catholic University Of Zimbabwe (CUZ)

Catholic University of Zimbabwe (CUZ) is a Catholic Church university established in 1999 in Harare, Zimbabwe.

The university has 3 faculties:

  • Faculty of Commerce
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Theology

Contact details


Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT)

Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT) was established in 2001. It is located in Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe. The Chinhoyi University of Technology is a product of the Chinhoyi Technical Teachers’ College which was founded in 1991. The first-degree programmes were offered in 1999 under the control of the University of Zimbabwe before it gained full university status in 2001.

Contact details

Great Zimbabwe University (GZU)

Formerly known as Masvingo State University (MASU), Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) is a public university located in the city of Masvingo, Zimbabwe.

Contact details


Gwanda State University

Gwanda State University is a state owned university located in Gwanda, Zimbabwe. It was established in 2012.

The university has 2 faculties:

  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Agriculture

Contact details

Gwanda State University Epoch Mine Campus, P. O Box 30, Filabusi

Harare Institute of Technology (HIT)

Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) is a Zimbabwean university located in Harare. It offers courses mainly in technology. Established in 1988 as a National Vocational Training Centre (NVTC), it later evolved to a Technical College offering courses in automotive, electrical, and mechanical engineering. HIT was then granted degree awarding status in 2005 and renamed to Harare Institute of Technology.

Contact details

Harare Institute of Technology

P. O. Box BE 277, Belvedere, Harare
Zimbabwe

Lupane State University

Lupane State University (LSU) is a public university that was established in 2005. It is located in Lupane, Zimbabwe.

Lupane State University has the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Agricultural sciences
  • Faculty of Commerce
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences

Contact details

Main Campus – P.O Box 170 Lupane,

  • Phone : +263 (081) 2856488,2856558, 2856271, 2856390
  • Fax : +263 (081) 2856393

Bulawayo Campus

  • Phone : +263 29 73770-1, 63546, 64458
  • Fax : +263 29 62436
  • Email : info@lsu.ac.zw

Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences (MSUAS)

Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences (MSUAS) is a public university located in Mutare. It was established in 2016.

Faculties:

  • Agribusiness and commerce
  • Applied sciences and technology
  • Applied social sciences
  • Engineering

Contact details

Stair Guthrie Road
P Bag 7001
Fernhill,
Mutare,
Zimbabwe.

Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (MUAST)

Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (MUAST) is a public university that was established in 2015. It is located in Marondera, Zimbabwe.

Faculties:

  • Faculty Of Agribusiness And Entrepreneurship
  • Faculty of Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

Contact details

  • P.O. Box 35
    Marondera
  • Office Hours:
    8:00am – 4:30pm
  • Telephone: +263279 20239/20227 or
    +263 8644 276 986
  • Email: admin@muast.ac.zw

Midlands State University (MSU)

Midlands State University (MSU) is a state owned university that is located in Gweru, Zimbabwe that was established in 2000.

The university has 9 faculties:

  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Commerce
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Medicine.

Contact details

National University of Science and Technology (NUST)

National University of Science and Technology (NUST) is the second largest public university in Zimbabwe. Located in Bulawayo, NUST was established in 1991.

NUST has 7 faculties:

  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Commerce
  • Faculty of Applied Science
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Built Environment
  • Faculty Communication and Information Science
  • Faculty of Science and Technology Education

Contact details

National University of Science & Technology

PO Box AC 939, Ascot, Bulawayo
Zimbabwe

Reformed Church University (RCU)

Reformed Church University (RCU) was established in 2012 in Masvingo Zimbabwe.

Faculties:

  • Faculty of education
  • Faculty Of Commerce
  • Faculty Of arts

Contact details

Solusi University

Solusi University is a private university in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Initially established in 1894 as Solusi Mission, the institute was authorised by the Government of Zimbabwe to operate as a university in 1994 upon which it was renamed Solusi University. It is owned and run by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

It has the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Business
  • Faculty of Science & Technology
  • Faculty of Theology
  • Faculty of Arts & Education

Contact details

Southern Africa Methodist University (SAMU)

Southern Africa Methodist University (SAMU) is a university located in Harare. It was established by the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe.

Faculties:

  • Faculty of Architecture, Rural and Urban Development
  • Faculty of Arts, History and Cultural heritage
  • Faculty of Business Administration and Management
  • Faculty of Earth, Environment and Agriculture
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Theology and Development
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Sports Science and Physical Education
  • Faculty of Computer Technology, Information and information systems
  • Faculty of International Law, Diplomacy and Peace

University of Zimbabwe (UZ)

Read More About The University Of Zimbabwe

Women’s University in Africa (WUA)

Women’s University in Africa (WUA) is a private university which is funded by student fees and donors from around the world. It was founded in 2002 and located in Marondera, Zimbabwe. Despite its name, it enrolls both male and female students. However the student enrolment policy is 80% women and 20% men.

Faculties:

  • Social & Gender Transformative Sciences
  • Management & Entrepreneurial Sciences
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • WUA ECD Centre

Contact details

Women’s University in Africa Marondera Campus

1515 Pine Street,
Marondera

  • Tel: (06523)-20143/5

Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University (ZEGU)

Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University (ZEGU) is the first Pentecostal University in Zimbabwe. Established in 2012, ZEGU is located in Bindura, Zimbabwe.

Contact details

  • Reception: +263 8 677 006 136
  • Finance: 0716215465 | 0662106010
  • Email: admin@zegu.ac.zw

Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU)

Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) is the only distance learning university in Zimbabwe. It is a public university that was founded in 1993 as a wing of the University of Zimbabwe under the name Distance Education (CDE) of the University of Zimbabwe. Then in 1996, it became known as the University College of Distance Education (UCDE) before being finally renamed to Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) on March 1, 1999.

The Zimbabwe Open University offers both degree courses and non-degree courses under the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Faculty of Arts and Education
  • Faculty of Commerce and Law
  • Faculty of Applied Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Information Technology

Contact details

Corner House Corner
Samora Machel Avenue and Leopold Takawira Street

P. O. Box MP 1119
Mount Pleasant
Harare

Zimbabwean Universities rankings as of July 2021

National RankingWorld RankingUniversity
12057University of Zimbabwe
23960Midlands State University
34279National University of Science & Technology
44289Chinhoyi University of Technology
54835Bindura University of Science Education
65261Great Zimbabwe University
76759Harare Institute Technology
88321Zimbabwe Open University
98657Africa University
108739Lupane State University
1111888Women’s University in Africa
1216744Solusi University
1318969Catholic University of Zimbabwe
1420081Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University
1521356Reformed Church University
1621709Arrupe Jesuit University
1723474Gwanda State University
1825524Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences
1925714Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology

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