University of Zimbabwe: Statistics



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#2298 of 14,131 In the World
#43 of 1,104 In Africa
#1 of 18 In Zimbabwe
#1 of 5 In Harare
#143 of 1,021 For Hydrology and Water resources management
Top50% For 108 other topics
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Acceptance rate

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate18%
Admissions RequirementsGeneral Certificate of Education (GCE) or equivalent at Advanced ('A') level
Academic CalendarMarch to November (March - June; August-November)

We've calculated the 18% acceptance rate for University of Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe has published 10,543 scientific papers with 180,647 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Medicine, Environmental Science, Ecology, Sociology, Geography and Cartography, Political Science, Chemistry, and Pathology.


University of Zimbabwe majors

by publication & citation count

7,266 / 142,811
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
6,361 / 106,621
6,259 / 122,443
Environmental Science
5,923 / 104,586
3,841 / 75,970
3,800 / 66,122
Geography and Cartography
3,677 / 61,108
Political Science
3,513 / 41,807
3,489 / 70,493
3,469 / 81,246
3,439 / 66,619
3,277 / 39,924
3,115 / 67,939
2,836 / 58,100
Computer Science
2,805 / 48,297
2,608 / 35,591
2,571 / 42,610
2,516 / 40,000
2,508 / 48,265
2,306 / 39,296
2,216 / 46,251
Public Health
2,206 / 54,051
2,178 / 51,331
2,054 / 42,872
2,027 / 19,336
Development Studies
1,984 / 28,886
1,935 / 45,083
1,885 / 39,790
1,872 / 50,017
1,769 / 19,592
Agricultural Science
1,686 / 33,641
1,654 / 41,002
Organic Chemistry
1,631 / 34,335
Family medicine
1,597 / 40,008
1,540 / 33,467
1,414 / 29,485
1,354 / 31,691
1,219 / 22,596
Quantum and Particle physics
1,206 / 16,538
1,113 / 10,644

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 152 470
1992 170 463
1993 180 501
1994 180 580
1995 194 690
1996 172 713
1997 185 881
1998 195 1023
1999 175 1158
2000 211 1378
2001 178 1542
2002 182 1861
2003 192 2114
2004 159 2343
2005 142 2574
2006 147 3043
2007 169 3266
2008 145 3807
2009 104 4464
2010 187 4917
2011 214 5419
2012 243 6676
2013 301 7527
2014 328 8509
2015 348 8323
2016 419 8085
2017 453 8575
2018 474 9016
2019 494 10508
2020 709 13065
2021 772 15662
2022 776 17570
2023 673 18113
Academic rankings


Local studetns Undergraduate, 350-450 per annum; Postgraduate, 900-1,500 per semester (USD)

The University of Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe.

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
Bachelor Degree Arts and Humanities, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Dentistry, Education, Food Science, Food Technology, Geology, Health Education, Information Technology, Medicine, Nutrition, Physics, Statistics, Surgery, Teacher Training
Bachelor Degree - Honours Administration, Agriculture, Arts and Humanities, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Geology, Hotel and Restaurant, Laboratory Techniques, Law, Mathematics, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Radiology, Rural Planning, Social Work, Sociology, Statistics, Tourism, Town Planning, Treatment Techniques, Veterinary Science
Postgraduate Diploma Anaesthesiology, Art Education, Curriculum, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Sciences, Law, Occupational Health, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Surveying and Mapping
Master Degree Accountancy, Adult Education, Aesthetics, African Languages, Agricultural Economics, Analytical Chemistry, Animal Husbandry, Applied Linguistics, Applied Physics, Archaeology, Architectural and Environmental Design, Art Education, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Clinical Psychology, Computer Science, Curriculum, Dairy, Demography and Population, Dentistry, Ecology, Economic History, Economics, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Energy Engineering, English, Entomology, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Epidemiology, Fishery, Food Technology, Geography, Geology, Geophysics, Heritage Preservation, Histology, History, Hotel and Restaurant, Hydraulic Engineering, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Industrial Management, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Literature, Marketing, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Media Studies, Medicine, Meteorology, Microbiology, Mining Engineering, Neurology, Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthodontics, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physical Therapy, Physiology, Plant and Crop Protection, Power Engineering, Preschool Education, Production Engineering, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Public Administration, Public Health, Radiology, Religious Studies, Rural Planning, Science Education, Social Studies, Sociology, Soil Management, Statistics, Surgery, Teacher Training, Technology Education, Telecommunications Engineering, Tourism, Town Planning, Tropical Agriculture, Urology, Veterinary Science, Water Management
Master of Philosophy Education, Law, Medicine
Doctorate Education, Law

University of Zimbabwe alumni

  1. Grace Mugabe

    Grace Mugabe
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    1965-.. (age 59)

    Grace Ntombizodwa Mugabe is a Zimbabwean entrepreneur, politician and the widow of the late President Robert Mugabe. She served as the First Lady of Zimbabwe from 1996 until her husband's resignation in November 2017, a week after he was ousted from power. Starting as a secretary to Mugabe, she rose in the ranks of the ruling ZANU–PF party to become the head of its Women's League and a key figure in the Generation 40 faction. At the same time, she gained a reputation for privilege and extravagance during a period of economic turmoil in the country. She was given the nickname Gucci Grace due to her extravagance. She was expelled from the party, with other G40 members, during the 2017 Zimbabwean coup d'état.

  2. Lucian Msamati

    Lucian Msamati
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    1976-.. (age 48)
    stage actortelevision actorplaywrightactor

    Lucian Gabriel Wiina Msamati is a British-Tanzanian actor, writer, director and producer in theatre, film, television and radio. His screen credits include the roles of Salladhor Saan in HBO series Game of Thrones, J.L.B. Matekoni in the BBC/HBO adaptation of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, David Runihura in the Netflix/BBC thriller Black Earth Rising and Ed Dumani in the SKY/AMC series Gangs of London.

  3. Nelson Chamisa

    Nelson Chamisa
    Born in
    Zimbabwe Flag Zimbabwe
    1978-.. (age 46)

    Nelson Chamisa is a Zimbabwean politician and the former President of the Citizens Coalition For Change. He served as Member of the House of Assembly of Zimbabwe for Kuwadzana East, Harare. Chamisa was the MDC Alliance's candidate for president in the 2018 general election, having previously been the leader of the party's youth assembly. He has served as the former chairperson of national youth for the same party as well as the Secretary for Information and Publicity for the opposition party Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). In 2003, at the age of 25, Chamisa became the youngest Member of Parliament. Chamisa was also the youngest cabinet minister in Government of National Unity of Zimbabwe in 2009.

  4. John McDowell

    John McDowell
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    1942-.. (age 82)
    philosopheruniversity teacher

    John Henry McDowell is a South African philosopher, formerly a fellow of University College, Oxford, and now university professor at the University of Pittsburgh. Although he has written on metaphysics, epistemology, ancient philosophy, nature, and meta-ethics, McDowell's most influential work has been in the philosophy of mind and philosophy of language. McDowell was one of three recipients of the 2010 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Distinguished Achievement Award, and is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the British Academy.

All 35 notable alumni

University of Zimbabwe faculties and divisions

Centre : Computer Computer Science
Centre : Defence Studies Military Science
Centre : Population Studies Demography and Population, Family Studies
Centre : University Teaching and Learning Higher Education Teacher Training, Pedagogy
College : Health Sciences Anaesthesiology, Child Care and Development, Community Health, Dentistry, Haematology, Health Sciences, Histology, Laboratory Techniques, Medicine, Microbiology, Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Surgery, Toxicology
Faculty : Agriculture Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Crop Production
Faculty : Arts African Languages, Classical Languages, Economic History, English, Environmental Studies, Geography (Human), History, Linguistics, Literature, Media Studies, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Theatre
Faculty : Commerce Accountancy, Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant, Leisure Studies, Management, Tourism
Faculty : Education Adult Education, Art Education, Curriculum, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Sciences, Human Resources, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Teacher Training, Technology Education
Faculty : Engineering Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Surveying and Mapping
Faculty : Law Civil Law, Commercial Law, Law, Private Law, Public Law
Faculty : Science Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, Family Studies, Food Science, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Nutrition, Physics, Statistics, Technology
Faculty : Social Studies Administration, Demography and Population, Economics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Rural Planning, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Town Planning
Faculty : Veterinary Science Veterinary Science
Institute : Confucius Chinese, Cultural Studies
Institute : Development Studies Agriculture, Development Studies, Economics, International Relations and Diplomacy, Labour and Industrial Relations, Social Studies, Technology
Institute : Environmental Studies Environmental Studies
Research Division : African Languages African Languages

General information

Alternative names UZ
Founded 1955
Accreditation Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE)
Motto Knowledge, Diligence, Integrity
Colors blue, gold, white, red

Location and contacts

Address PO Box MP 167 630 Churchill Avenue Mount Pleasant Drive
City population 2,150,000

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