University of Namibia: Statistics

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#2426 of 14,131 In the World
#44 of 1,104 In Africa
#1 of 3 In Namibia
#1 of 3 In Windhoek
#917 of 1,000 For Mining Engineering
Top50% For 21 other topics
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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate52%
Admissions RequirementsInternational General Certificate of Secondary Education, with 5 subjects passed normally in not more than 3 examination sittings, and with a minimum of 25 points on the UNAM evaluation scale. English IGCSE (English as First, or Second, Language) compulsory. Entrance examination and/or interview
Academic CalendarJanuary to November

We've calculated the 52% acceptance rate for University of Namibia based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

University of Namibia has published 3,222 scientific papers with 37,657 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biology, Environmental Science, Medicine, Political Science, Sociology, Geography and Cartography, Law, Engineering, and Chemistry.


University of Namibia majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,982 / 19,316
1,802 / 19,736
Environmental Science
1,794 / 18,017
1,519 / 18,403
Political Science
1,224 / 7,958
1,181 / 12,901
Geography and Cartography
1,148 / 10,596
1,143 / 7,420
1,124 / 18,381
1,064 / 14,323
1,042 / 10,183
Computer Science
973 / 16,193
968 / 16,690
872 / 10,229
838 / 5,231
802 / 6,089
743 / 4,749
737 / 8,366
717 / 6,183
687 / 10,900
645 / 5,446
639 / 5,957
633 / 7,270
Development Studies
608 / 4,011
Public Health
605 / 9,923
Quantum and Particle physics
604 / 12,271
567 / 7,001
556 / 7,688
Organic Chemistry
512 / 7,412
505 / 9,436
500 / 6,346
452 / 3,123
Materials Science
421 / 6,267
395 / 4,874
368 / 2,358
320 / 4,418
Agricultural Science
311 / 3,193
295 / 2,503
290 / 1,742
Art & Design
287 / 1,417

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 4 0
1991 8 3
1992 9 3
1993 11 11
1994 9 12
1995 4 48
1996 4 21
1997 6 16
1998 10 17
1999 16 35
2000 21 21
2001 21 31
2002 11 60
2003 12 63
2004 12 99
2005 33 184
2006 39 358
2007 28 611
2008 32 763
2009 47 765
2010 44 809
2011 51 975
2012 72 1047
2013 125 1206
2014 153 1237
2015 173 1510
2016 191 1606
2017 198 1889
2018 237 2228
2019 295 3016
2020 379 4536
2021 416 5886
2022 395 6058
Academic rankings


Local studetns Registration, c. 215; Tuition fees, 3,250 per annum (NAD)

The University of Namibia has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of Namibia.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Postgraduate Diploma Accountancy, Business Administration, Health Sciences, Heritage Preservation, Nursing, Protective Services
Master's Degree Accountancy, Afrikaans, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Clinical Psychology, Demography and Population, Economics, Educational Psychology, English, Environmental Management, Finance, Fine Arts, Gender Studies, Geology, German, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Industrial Chemistry, Information Technology, Law, Mathematics, Microbiology, Natural Resources, Nuclear Physics, Nursing, Performing Arts, Pharmacy, Physics, Political Sciences, Protective Services, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Soil Management, Special Education, Statistics
Doctorate Business Administration, English Studies, Nursing

Notable alumni

  1. Sam Nujoma

    Sam Nujoma
    Born in
    Namibia Flag Namibia
    1929-.. (age 94)

    Samuel Shafiishuna Daniel Nujoma, is a Namibian revolutionary, anti-apartheid activist and politician who served three terms as the first President of Namibia, from 1990 to 2005. Nujoma was a founding member and the first president of the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) in 1960. Prior to 1960, SWAPO was known as the Ovambo People's Organisation (OPO). He played an important role as leader of the national liberation movement in campaigning for Namibia's political independence from South African rule. He established the People's Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN) in 1962 and launched a guerrilla war against the apartheid government of South Africa in August 1966 at Omungulugwombashe, beginning after the United Nations withdrew the mandate for South Africa to govern the territory. Nujoma led SWAPO during the lengthy Namibian War of Independence, which lasted from 1966 to 1989.

  2. Monica Geingos

    Monica Geingos
    1977-.. (age 46)

    Monica Geingos is a Namibian entrepreneur, lawyer and First Lady of Namibia since 2015. She has been a board member and director within many of the country's large companies. She had also chaired the Presidential Economic Advisory Council.

  3. Theo-Ben Gurirab

    Theo-Ben Gurirab
    Born in
    Namibia Flag Namibia
    1939-2018 (aged 79)

    Theo-Ben Gurirab was a Namibian politician who served in various senior government positions. He served as the second Prime Minister of Namibia from 28 August 2002 to 20 March 2005, following the demotion and subsequent resignation of Hage Geingob. Previously he was the country's first Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1990 to 2002, and was President of the United Nations General Assembly from 1999 to 2000. He was Speaker of the National Assembly of Namibia from 2005 to 2015, when he was replaced by Peter Katjavivi. Gurirab ultimately resigned from politics in 2015.

  4. Francine Muyumba

    Francine Muyumba
    Born in
    DR Congo Flag DR Congo
    1987-.. (age 36)

    Francine Furaha Muyumba is a Congolese activist and politician serving as Senator in the Senate of Congo. Previously, she served as the president of the Panafrican Youth Union, the official youth body of the African Union from November 2015 to April 2019.

  5. Job Amupanda

    Job Amupanda
    1987-.. (age 36)

    Job Shipululo Amupanda is a Namibian activist and politician who served as Mayor of the City of Windhoek, in office from 2 December 2020 to 1 December 2021. He is an academic at the University of Namibia before he co-founded the Affirmative Repositioning movement, a movement setup by radical youth activists of the SWAPO Party Youth League in November 2014.

  6. Joseph Kalimbwe

    Joseph Kalimbwe
    Born in
    Zambia Flag Zambia
    1993-.. (age 30)

    Joseph Kalimbwe is a Zambian politician, author and activist. Previously, he was president of the African Union youth simulation in 2014 and president of the student representative council of the University of Namibia in 2017. He has written for the Namibian Sun, and has published three books including Persecuted in Search of Change in 2017, The Pain of An Empty Stomach in 2015 and Teenage-Hood & the Impact of the Western World in 2014.

  7. John Mutorwa

    John Mutorwa
    1957-.. (age 66)

    John Mutorwa is a Namibian politician and current Minister of Works and Transport. A member of the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO), Mutorwa has served in the National Assembly of Namibia as well as the cabinet since 1992.

  8. Tjekero Tweya

    Tjekero Tweya
    Born in
    Namibia Flag Namibia
    1960-.. (age 63)
    trade unionistpolitician

    Tjekero Tweya, is a Namibian politician and trade unionist. Tweya is a member of parliament for SWAPO. He served in the Cabinet of Namibia as Minister of Industrialization, Trade and SME Development and as Minister of Information and Communication Technology.

University of Namibia faculties and divisions

Centre : Human Rights and Documentation Human Rights
Centre : Language African Languages, Communication Studies, English, Modern Languages, Writing
Centre : Multidisciplinary Research Biological and Life Sciences, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Technology
Centre : Open, Distance and eLearning Accountancy, Business Administration, Continuing Education, Educational Administration, Epidemiology, Government, Labour and Industrial Relations, Management, Nursing, Primary Education, Public Relations, Secondary Education, Taxation
Centre : Postgraduate Studies Biochemistry, Business Administration, Chemistry, Demography and Population, Economics, Engineering, English, Gender Studies, German, Heritage Preservation, Information Technology, Law, Mathematics, Microbiology, Modern Languages, Nursing, Performing Arts, Political Sciences, Protective Services, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Special Education, Statistics, Translation and Interpretation
Centre : Professional Development, Teaching and Learning Improvement Education, Teacher Training
Faculty : Agriculture and Natural Resources Agricultural Economics, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Aquaculture, Crop Production, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Fishery, Food Science, Food Technology, Tourism, Veterinary Science, Wildlife
Faculty : Economics and Management Sciences Accountancy, Administration, Economics, Management, Political Sciences, Taxation
Faculty : Education Business Education, Continuing Education, Curriculum, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Educational Testing and Evaluation, Foreign Languages Education, Humanities and Social Science Education, Mathematics Education, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Science Education, Special Education
Faculty : Engineering and Information Technology Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering
Faculty : Humanities and Social Sciences Arts and Humanities, Environmental Studies, Geography (Human), History, Information Sciences, Literature, Mass Communication, Modern Languages, Performing Arts, Sociology, Tourism, Visual Arts
Faculty : Law Civil Law, Commercial Law, Justice Administration, Law, Private Law, Public Law
Faculty : Science Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Demography and Population, Engineering, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics
Institute : Confucius Institute Asian Studies, Chinese
School : Medicine Anatomy, Behavioural Sciences, Biochemistry, Community Health, Medicine, Microbiology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Surgery
School : Namibia Business School Business Administration
School : Nursing and Public Health Health Sciences, Midwifery, Nursing, Public Health, Radiology
School : Pharmacy Applied Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacy

General information

Alternative names UNAM
Founded 1992
Accreditation Ministry of Education; National Council for Higher Education (NCHE)
Motto Open your mind
Colors red, yellow, gray

Location and contacts

Address Private Bag 13303 340 Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue Pioneerspark
City population 431,000

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