University of Swaziland: Statistics



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#4449 of 14,131 In the World
#133 of 1,104 In Africa
#1 of 3 In Eswatini
#1445 of 2,165 For Forestry
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate60%
Admissions RequirementsGeneral Certificate of Education (GCE) 'O' level, or International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) with at least 6 credits (including English).
Academic CalendarAugust to April (August - December; January-April)

We've calculated the 60% acceptance rate for University of Swaziland 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 Swaziland has published 1,514 scientific papers with 13,277 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Environmental Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biology, Geography and Cartography, Ecology, Medicine, Engineering, Sociology, Political Science, and Physics.


University of Swaziland majors

by publication & citation count

Environmental Science
959 / 9,762
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
942 / 7,726
915 / 9,781
Geography and Cartography
629 / 5,910
610 / 5,999
577 / 5,951
571 / 5,227
545 / 4,828
Political Science
530 / 3,856
506 / 5,137
488 / 3,726
462 / 6,019
461 / 4,475
Computer Science
452 / 2,640
430 / 3,013
427 / 2,971
381 / 2,860
360 / 2,195
350 / 3,319
334 / 3,198
Quantum and Particle physics
328 / 3,352
328 / 4,889
321 / 2,127
Development Studies
304 / 2,355
281 / 4,080
269 / 2,123
Agricultural Science
267 / 2,057
Materials Science
242 / 2,559
233 / 2,334
226 / 1,802
Public Health
225 / 2,456
210 / 1,175
209 / 2,105
205 / 2,400
Organic Chemistry
194 / 1,962
Art & Design
144 / 739
Machine Learning
141 / 594
Education Majors
137 / 384
126 / 1,844
126 / 1,771

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 9 10
1991 10 8
1992 5 15
1993 11 24
1994 7 19
1995 15 24
1996 9 20
1997 11 24
1998 19 24
1999 23 28
2000 27 33
2001 11 39
2002 18 70
2003 12 73
2004 19 89
2005 24 85
2006 22 78
2007 24 128
2008 26 154
2009 31 258
2010 52 319
2011 38 386
2012 37 547
2013 43 645
2014 38 638
2015 55 648
2016 59 654
2017 56 659
2018 84 792
2019 114 963
2020 161 1227
2021 163 1779
2022 169 1911
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of Swaziland gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (per year)
Bachelor of Arts 15,000 SZL
Bachelor of Science 18,000 SZL
Bachelor of Commerce 20,000 SZL
Bachelor of Education 17,000 SZL
Master of Arts 25,000 SZL
Master of Science 28,000 SZL
Master of Business Administration 30,000 SZL

All costs are in Swazi Lilangeni (SZL).

The University of Swaziland has 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 Swaziland.

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 No
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes No
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes No
Economics Yes Yes No
Engineering Yes Yes No
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes No
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine No No No
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes No
Bachelor's Degree Adult Education, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agrobiology, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Arts and Humanities, Business and Commerce, Business Education, Consumer Studies, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Horticulture, Journalism, Law, Mass Communication, Nursing, Nutrition, Primary Education, Secondary Education, Technology, Textile Design, Veterinary Science
Master's Degree Adult Education, Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Management, Chemistry, Crop Production, Curriculum, Educational Administration, Environmental Management, History, Teacher Training
PhD Agricultural Education

Notable alumni

  1. Patrice Motsepe

    Patrice Motsepe
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    1962-.. (age 61)
    sports executivebusinessperson

    Patrice Tlhopane Motsepe is a South African mining billionaire businessman. Since 12 March 2021, he has been serving as the President of the Confederation of African Football. He is the founder and executive chairman of African Rainbow Minerals, which has interests in gold, ferrous metals, base metals, and platinum. He sits on several company boards, including being the non-executive chairman of Harmony Gold, the world's 12th largest gold mining company, and the deputy chairman of Sanlam. In 2012, Motsepe was named South Africa's richest man, topping the Sunday Times' annual Rich List with an estimated fortune of R20.07 billion ($1 billion).Almost a decade later in 2020, Motsepe was ranked as the 1,307th-wealthiest person in the world by Forbes, with a reported fortune of US$2.1 billion.

  2. Mosima Gabriel Sexwale

    Mosima Gabriel Sexwale
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    1953-.. (age 70)

    Mosima Gabriel "Tokyo" Sexwale is a South African businessman, politician, anti-apartheid activist, and former political prisoner. Sexwale was imprisoned on Robben Island for his anti-apartheid activities, alongside figures such as Nelson Mandela. After the 1994 general election—the first fully democratic election in South Africa—Sexwale became the Premier of Gauteng Province. He served in the government of South Africa as Minister of Human Settlements from 2009 to 2013.

  3. Lindiwe Sisulu

    Lindiwe Sisulu
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    1954-.. (age 69)
    politicianinternational forum participant

    Lindiwe Nonceba Sisulu is a South African politician. She was member of parliament from 1994 until 2023, and is a member of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress as of 2023. She previously served as Minister of Housing (2004 to 2009), as Minister of Defence and Military Veterans (2009 to 2012), Minister of Public Service and Administration (2012 to 2014), Minister of Human Settlements from (2014 to 2018), Minister of International Relations and Cooperation (2018 to 2019), Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation (2019 to 2021) and Minister of Tourism (2021 to 2023).

  4. Naledi Pandor

    Naledi Pandor
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    1953-.. (age 70)
    politicianinternational forum participant

    Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor is a South African politician, educator and academic serving as the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation since 2019. She has served as a Member of Parliament (MP) for the African National Congress (ANC) since 1994.

  5. Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini

    Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini
    Born in
    Eswatini Flag Eswatini
    1968-2020 (aged 52)
    chief executive officerpolitician

    Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini was a Swazi business executive who served as the tenth prime minister of Eswatini, holding the office from October 2018 until his death on 13 December 2020.

  6. Patricia McFadden

    Patricia McFadden
    Born in
    Eswatini Flag Eswatini
    1952-.. (age 71)
    writerpublisherhuman rights activistsociologisteducator

    Patricia McFadden is a radical African feminist, sociologist, writer, educator, and publisher from eSwatini. She is also an activist and scholar who worked in the anti-apartheid movement for more than 20 years. McFadden has worked in the African and global women’s movements as well. As a writer, she has been the target of political persecution. She has worked as editor of the Southern African Feminist Review and African Feminist Perspectives. She currently teaches, and advocates internationally for women's issues. McFadden has served as a professor at Cornell University, Spelman College, Syracuse University and Smith College in the United States. She also works as a "feminist consultant", supporting women in creating institutionally sustainable feminist spaces within Southern Africa.

University of Swaziland faculties and divisions

Centre : Consultancy and Training Centre Administration, Education, Health Sciences, Natural Resources, Public Administration, Social Problems, Urban Studies
Centre : Entrepreneurship and Business Development Business Administration
Faculty : Agriculture Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Management, Agriculture, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Consumer Studies, Crop Production, Food Science, Food Technology, Horticulture, Nutrition, Textile Design
Faculty : Commerce Accountancy, Business Administration, Business and Commerce
Faculty : Education Adult Education, Business Education, Curriculum, Education, Educational Administration, Pedagogy, Primary Education, Secondary Education
Faculty : Health Sciences Community Health, Environmental Studies, Health Sciences, Midwifery, Nursing, Psychiatry and Mental Health
Faculty : Humanities African Languages, Arts and Humanities, Communication Studies, English, French, History, Journalism, Mass Communication, Religion, Religious Studies, Theology
Faculty : Science Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Geography, Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics
Faculty : Social Sciences Administration, Demography and Population, Economics, Law, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Sociology, Statistics
Institute : Distance Education Adult Education, Arts and Humanities, Business and Commerce, French, Law, Portuguese, Primary Education, Secondary Education
Institute : Postgraduate Studies Adult Education, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agriculture, Chemistry, Crop Production, Curriculum, Education, Educational Administration, Environmental Management, History, Pedagogy
Institute : Research in Traditional Medicine, Medicinal and Indigenous Food Plants Botany, Traditional and Complementary Medicine and Therapy

General information

Alternative names UNISWA
Founded 1976
Accreditation Ministry of Education & Training
Motto Umculu Sisekelo Sesive
Colors red, white, gold, blue

Location and contacts

Address Private Bag 4
Kwaluseni, M201