University of Swaziland: Statistics



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#4434 of 14,131 In the World
#135 of 1,104 In Africa
#1 of 3 In Eswatini
#1433 of 2,377 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 1,762 scientific papers with 16,438 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
1,117 / 12,114
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,114 / 9,460
1,070 / 12,291
Geography and Cartography
745 / 7,122
714 / 7,270
697 / 7,573
684 / 7,160
668 / 6,071
Political Science
635 / 4,961
595 / 6,787
591 / 4,835
Computer Science
560 / 3,610
552 / 6,231
550 / 7,595
525 / 3,760
506 / 3,999
454 / 3,507
432 / 4,222
419 / 2,652
405 / 3,924
396 / 6,326
389 / 2,775
Quantum and Particle physics
386 / 4,274
Development Studies
366 / 3,184
339 / 5,075
332 / 2,616
Agricultural Science
326 / 2,790
301 / 3,339
Materials Science
290 / 3,800
Public Health
280 / 3,159
274 / 2,478
258 / 3,288
252 / 3,002
235 / 1,388
Organic Chemistry
234 / 2,867
Machine Learning
186 / 852
Art & Design
172 / 887
Education Majors
164 / 459
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
151 / 1,184
151 / 2,032

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 8 12
1992 6 20
1993 13 28
1994 9 23
1995 19 27
1996 10 32
1997 15 31
1998 19 42
1999 22 40
2000 28 43
2001 12 54
2002 19 88
2003 15 91
2004 19 103
2005 27 104
2006 25 98
2007 23 151
2008 30 196
2009 30 270
2010 59 344
2011 47 464
2012 41 602
2013 48 742
2014 39 717
2015 55 705
2016 64 748
2017 65 721
2018 92 879
2019 131 1103
2020 177 1402
2021 169 1764
2022 188 2136
2023 150 2223
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 62)
    businesspersonsports executive

    Patrice Tlhopane Motsepe is a South African billionaire businessman and football administrator. Since March 2021, he has been 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 (excluding Elon Musk), topping the Sunday Times' annual Rich List with an estimated fortune of $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$3.1 billion.

  2. Mosima Gabriel Sexwale

    Mosima Gabriel Sexwale
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    1953-.. (age 71)

    Mosima Gabriel "Tokyo" Sexwale Venda: [sexwále]; 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.

  3. Naledi Pandor

    Naledi Pandor
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    1953-.. (age 71)
    international forum participantpolitician

    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.

  4. Lindiwe Sisulu

    Lindiwe Sisulu
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    1954-.. (age 70)
    international forum participantpolitician

    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).

  5. Thuli Madonsela

    Thuli Madonsela
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    1962-.. (age 62)

    Thulisile Nomkhosi "Thuli" Madonsela is a South African advocate and professor of law, holding a chair in social justice at Stellenbosch University since January 2018. She served as the Public Protector of South Africa from 19 October 2009 to 14 October 2016. In 1996, she helped draft the final constitution of South Africa promulgated by then-President Nelson Mandela.

  6. Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini

    Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini
    Born in
    Eswatini Flag Eswatini
    1968-2020 (aged 52)
    politicianchief executive officer

    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.

  7. Ellinah Wamukoya

    Ellinah Wamukoya
    1951-2021 (aged 70)

    Ellinah Ntombi Wamukoya was a Swazi Anglican bishop.

  8. Patricia McFadden

    Patricia McFadden
    Born in
    Eswatini Flag Eswatini
    1952-.. (age 72)
    writereducatorsociologisthuman rights activistpublisher

    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