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Undergraduate application overview 

Every year in January the University invites applications for the degree programmes on offer from prospective students. The advertisement is flighted in the national press and on the University website.

University of Zimbabwe programmes have varied selection criteria depending on the nature of the programme. To apply an applicant must meet the minimum entry requirements; however acceptance depends on competition from the other applicants.

Degree and Entrance Requirements 

For admission to programmes of study at the UZ for any first degree, a student must have attained qualifications in the ZIMSEC / CAMBRIDGE examinations or equivalent as specified under special requirements. 

All applicants MUST have passed at least five subjects, including English language at ‘O’ level and at least two ‘A’ Level passes.   

(N.B: at ‘O’ level only grades A, B and C are accepted) 

 

FACULTY 

DEGREE PROGRAMME 

(and abbreviation) 

SUBJECTS (and options available) 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS 

DURATION (Years) 

AGRICULTURE 

 

(All Programmes are available for both February abd August 2016 Intakes)

 

BSc Agriculture Hons. (HAG) 

 

 

 

 

BSc Agricultural Eng Hons. (HAE) 

 

 

BSc Applied Environmental Science Hons. (HAES) 

 

Crop Science (CR); Animal Science (AS); Agricultural Economics & Extension (AGEC); Soil Science (SL) 

N/A 

 

‘O’ Levels – including Maths, Chemistry, Biology, & Physics 

 ‘A’ Level Biology (Compulsory) & any one of Maths, Chemistry & Physics.Applicants with Agriculture Diplomas from UZ  Associate Colleges will be considered. 

 

‘A’ Level -- Maths & Physics (Compulsory), & any one of Chemistry, Biology, Geography or Agricultural Science. 

 

‘O’ Level -- Maths, Biology, Chemistry,  & Physics. ‘A’ Level Biology & Chemistry (Compulsory) & any one of Maths, Geography or Agricultural Science. 

3 

 

 

 

 

4 

 

 

3 

 

ARTS 

 

(All Programmes are available for both February abd August 2016 Intakes)

 

Bachelor of Arts Degree (BAA) 

 Archeology (ARC); Chinese (CH). Classical studies (CLS); Economic History (EH); English (EL); French (FRA); French for Beginners (FRB);  Germany (GMB) Linguistics (LG); Ndebele (ND); Philosophy (PL); Portuguese (POA); Portuguese for Beginners (POB); Religious Studies (RS); Shona (SH); Theatre Arts (THA) Swahili & Cultural Studies (KIS),Tonga Language( TL) 

Two Arts subjects at ‘A’ Level are compulsory. 

3 

 

Bachelor of Arts Hons. French (HFR) 

 

Bachelor of Arts. (War Studies) 

N/A 

 

‘A’ Level passes in French, preferably with symbol ‘C’. 

 

Diploma in War & Strategic Studies (Not for School Leavers) 

3 

 

3 

COMMERCE 

 

(All Programmes are available for both February abd August 2016 Intakes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

B. of Accountancy Hons (HACC). 

 

B. of Business Studies Hons (HBBS) 

 

B. of Business Studies & Computing Science Hons. (HBSCT) 

 

BSc Tourism & Hospitality Management (HTHM) 

N/A 

‘O’ Level Maths passes & 2 ‘A’ level commercials are compulsory for all programmes in the faculty of commerce ’A’ level Accounting required for HACC 

 

‘A’ level Mathematics compulsory 

 

 

2 ‘A’ level passes in commercials. 

4 

 

4 

 

4 

 

 

4 

 

ENGINEERING 

 

(All Programmes are available for both February abd August 2016 Intakes)

 

Bsc Engineering Hons (HEN) (Indicate disciplines preferred). 

 

 

Bsc Hons. Mining (HME) 

 

 

Civil Engineering (CE); Electrical Engineering (EE); Mechanical Engineering (ME); Metallurgy(MY) 

N/A 

 

3 ‘A’ Levels – Maths, Physics & Chemistry, Computer Science, Technical Drawing  as well as ‘O’ 

Level sciences 

 

3 ‘A’ Levels – Maths, Physics & Chemistry,Computer Science ,Technical Drawing 

4 

 

 

 

4 

 

LAW 

 

(February 2016 Intake Only)

 

B. Laws Hons. (LLBS) 

FEBRUARY INTAKE ONLY 

N/A 

At least a “B’ in ‘O’ Level English Language and good ‘A’ Levels in any subject combination. 

4 

 

 

 

 

COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES 

 

(See availability provided against each programme)

B Medicine & Surgery (MBCHB)-AUGUST INTAKE ONLY 

B. Dental Surgery (BDS)-AUGUST INTAKE ONLY 

 

B. Pharmacy Hons. (HPM)-AUGUST 

 

BSc Physiotherapy Hons. (HPT) -AUGUST 

BSc Occupational Therapy Hons (HOT)-AUGUST 

 

 

BSC in Medical Lab. Sciences (HBMLS) 

FEB & AUGUST 

 

BSC Nursing Science (BScNS) FEB & AUGUST 

 

BSc Health Education and Health Promotion (HEHP) FEB & AUGUST 

BSc Hons. Radiography (Diagnosis) (HRD) –AUGUST 

 

Short listed applicants for MBChB & BDS will be invited for an interview and are expected to pass the interviewas part of the selection process. 

 

 

‘O’ Levels – including Chemistry, Biology, Physics & Maths 

‘A’ Levels – Chemistry (Compulsory) & any two of Biology, Physics or Maths. 

 

‘O’ Level Maths, Biology, Chemistry & Physics.  2 ‘A’ Levels – including a science subject, preferably Biology with a ‘C’ or better. 

 

‘O’ Level Maths & ‘A’ Level passes in Chemistry (Compulsory) & any two of Biology, Maths & Physics. 

 

At least 2 ‘A’ Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics. 

 

‘O’ Level Maths & at least 2 ‘A’ Level passes in Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics. 

‘O’ Level Maths & at least 2 ‘A’ Level passes in Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics. 

5 

 

5 

 

4 

 

4 

 

4 

 

 

4 

 

 

4 

 

 

 

4 

 

 

4 

SCIENCE 

 

 

 

 

(All Programmes are available for both February abd August 2016 Intakes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BSc Biochemistry Hons (BCH) 

BSc Biological Sciences Hons. (BZH) 

BSc Chemistry Hons. (CHH) 

BSc Computer Science Hons. (CTH) 

Bachelor of Science Honours in Forensic Science (BSF) 

 

BSc Food Science & Technology (BSCFS) 

BSc Geography Hons. in Geographical Biogeosciences (HGGB) 

BSc Geography Hons in Human Environment (HGGH) 

BSc Geography Hons. in Geographical Information Science and Earth Observation (HGGIS) 

BSc Geography Hons. In Environmental Science (HGGENV) 

Bachelor of Science Honours in Geospatial Intelligence (HGEOINT)  

 

BSc Geology Hons. (GLH) 

BSc Mathematics Hons. (MTH) 

BSc Statistics Hons. (STSH) 

Bsc Meteorology Hons (HMET) 

BSc Nutrition (BCSDN) 

BSc Physics Hons. (PHH) 

N/A 

 

‘O’ Level Maths compulsory for all programmes in the faculty of Science.  Two ‘A’ Level passes in any of Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Maths, and Geography. NB: One ‘A’ Level subject to be an experimental science e.g. Biology, Chemistry or Physics. 

 

 

 

Passes in chemistry at “A’ level compulsory. 

 

 

Passes in ‘A’ level Geography 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passes in ‘A’ level Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology 

Passes in Chemistry, Physics, or Biology 

Passes ‘A’ level Mathematics 

 Passes ‘A’ level Mathematics 

Passes in ‘A’ level Physics and Mathematics 

Passes in ‘A’ level Chemistry compulsory 

‘A’ level passes in Physics compulsory 

4 

 

4 

 

4 

 

4 

 

4 

 

4 

 

 

4 

 

4 

4 

 

 

4 

 

4 

4 

4 

4 

4 

4 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES 

 

(All Programmes are available for both February abd August 2016 Intakes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BSc Hons. Administration (HAD) 

 

BSc Hons. Economics (HEC) 

 

 

BSc Hons. Sociology  (HSO) 

 

 

BSc Hon. Rural & Urban Planning (HRUP) 

 

 

 

BSc Hons. Real Estate Management (HREM) 

BSc Social Work (HSW) 

BSc Political Science-HPOS 

BSc Psychology-HPS 

 

 

 

O’ level Maths / Accounts. 2 ‘A’ level passes 

 

‘A’Level Maths.  Applicants with an ‘A’ in 

‘O’ level Mathematics are also considered. 

 

‘O’ Level English with at least ‘B’ symbol. 2 ‘A’ level passes 

 

 

‘O’ Level Maths with B or better & passes in Geography at‘A’ and any of following:  Economics, Maths, Sociology, Accounting, Physics, Biology & Chemistry. 

 

‘O’ Level Maths with B or better & at least 2 ‘A’ Levels in any of the following: Geography, MOB, Economics, Maths, Sociology, Accounting, Law, Statistics & Technical Drawing 

B in English and  2 ‘A’ level passes 

B in English and  2 ‘A’ level passes 

‘O’ level maths and science, and 2 A level passes 

 

3 

 

3 

 

3 

 

 

 

4 

 

 

 

4 

 

 

4 

3 

3 

 

 

 

 

VET SCIENCE

( February and August Intakes 2016)

 

B Veterinary Science (BVSC) 

 

Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (DVN) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.3 A Levels-Chemistry & Biology (Compulsory) and any one of Mathematics and Physics. 

‘O’ level passes in Science subjects.‘A’ levels are an added advantage but not a requirement. 

 

 

 

 

5 

 

2 

 

 

 

 

MARONDERA UNIVERSITY OF  AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

(Both February and August 2016 intakes) 

BSc  in Animal Science and Technology (HAG) 

BSc in Crop Science and Technology (HAG) 

 

‘A’ level passes in Biology and any one of the following Mathematics, Chemistry, Geography, Biology, Agriculture and Physics. Applicants with Agriculture Diplomas from UZ 

Associate Colleges will be considered.  Scholarships available on a competitive basis. 

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APPLICATIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION 

Application forms are available upon payment of a non-refundable fee of $20 for Zimbabweans and US$70 for International Students at any CBZ Branch nation wide. The Account details are as follows; 

                                                           Account Name          : University of Zimbabwe 

                                                           Branch                     : Kwame Nkrumah Ave Harare 

                                                           Account Number       : 01120770100042 

                                                           Branch Sort Code      : 6101 

                                                           Swift Code                : COBZZWHA 

Application forms should be obtained and forwarded to: 

The Senior Assistant Registrar (Admissions) 

University of Zimbabwe 

P.O Box MP 167 

Mt Pleasant 

Harare 

Tel 303212/20 ext 11116,11181,11114,11112 

E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Applicants can also download application form from http:www.uz.ac.zw/index.php/uz-documents/category/25-undergraduate-application and then enclose CBZ bank invoice when posting the completed application form.

ONLINE APPLICATIONS 

Applicants are also required to make an on- line application at UZ campus on www.emhare.uz.ac.zw. Click application link, complete and submit the application. Applicants can go to http://www.emhare.uz.ac.zw/applicantsdetails/download for instructions on how to complete the online application form. Successful applicants will be notified by mid May 2016 through the press, sms and the addresses provided. Successful applicants for the February intake will be expected to register in the week ending 19 February 2016. Those accepted for the August intake will be expected to register from 04-08 July 2016. 

 

NB: NO PART OF THE UZ ADMISSION SELECTION PROCESS REQUIRES APPLICANTS TO PAY ANYONE EXCEPT THE APPLICATION FEE INDICATED ABOVE. 

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