Schools Zimbabwe

Gwanda State University

By 2030, Gwanda State University aspires to be a top-tier hub for education, research, and innovation that gives benefits to society through industrialization, value addition, and benefits from existing resources.

About Gwanda State University

The University of Gwanda has two campuses. Along the Bulawayo-Beitbridge Highway in Gwanda town, on 87 acres of land, is where you’ll find the main campus. The other campus, where instruction is now being provided, is situated at Epoch Mine in Filabusi.

As a College of the National University of Science and Technology (NUST), the university first opened its doors in 2015. Chapter 25:30 of the 2016 Parliamentary Act established it. According to government policy, there should be a public university in every province, the University was founded. Given its position in Matabeleland South, the University’s mandate is “specialization in animal and veterinary sciences, irrigation engineering and management, mining engineering, environmental engineering, and ecosystems restoration”. This is following the natural endowments of its geographic location.

Faculty and Departments At Gwanda State University

Faculty of Engineering and the Environment

  • Department of Mining Engineering
  • Department of Metallurgical Engineering
  • Department of Geomatics and Surveying

Faculty of Natural Resource Management and Agriculture

  • Department of Animal Science
  • Department of Crop Science

Faculty of Business Sciences and Management

  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Marketing

Frequently Asked Questions about Gwanda State University

How many Students Does Gwanda State University admit per year?

Answer: This is at the discretion of the school.

Is Gwanda State University a Federal or State School? 

Answer: It is a state higher education institution.

What is the cut-off point for Gwanda State University?

Answer: Refer to the university website to find out.

What is Gwanda State University Official Website?


Is Gwanda State University a good school?

Answer: Yes! The university ranked 17th in Zimbabwe and 13009th in the World 2023 overall rankings.

Are there hostels at Gwanda State University?

Answer: Yes. The student housing consists of semi-detached units, with two students permitted in each room. Plans are in place to expand so that one student can be accommodated in each room. Each unit is furnished and equipped with a solar geyser.

When is the Admission Form coming out for Gwanda State University?

Answer: The Management of the University has released Intake Application Forms for prospective students to apply for 2023 Gwanda State University Intake.

Who founded Gwanda State University?

Answer: The university was founded through an Act of parliament (Chapter 25:30). It is also the brainchild of the government of Zimbabwe.

What are the requirements for Gwanda State University?

Answer: Basic Entry Requirements: Undergraduate Programmes

  • General Certificate of Education (G. C. E.) at Advanced Level or equivalent in at least 2 subjects in relevant areas of degrees of interest. Relevant National Diploma or equivalent.

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