Lupane State University


Lupane State University

Number of students
600€ - 600€
Semester Tuition Fees
Ø monthly cost of living
Scholarships available
March 11, September 23
Application Deadline
Student - staff ratio
Nations represented

Offered Programs




Students Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local Students 6 000- 8 500 (Zim Dollars) 8 500 – 10 000 (Zim Dollars)
Local Students 150- 250 USD 250- 350 USD
International Students 6 000- 8 500 (Zim Dollars) 8 500 – 10 000 (Zim Dollars)
International Students 150- 250 USD 250- 350 USD

The University looks forward to having you as part of the winning team if you want to be part of this team read the below of the requirements.

Admission Requirements at Lupane State University

Undergraduate Programs

  • • Application form completed via RocApply
  • • High school certificate
  • • Proof of English Language knowledge: TOEFL(minimum score 75), IELTS (minimum band score 5.5), CEFR (minimum grade B2), or any other equivalent.
  • • Passport photographs (scanned)
  • • International passport or travel document
  • • Transfer students must submit original copies of their transcripts detailing the courses taken at their previous institution.
  • • Depending on the program applied for the student must possess at least a ‘C’ in all their required subjects for admission.
  • Please note that all documents must be notarized by the appropriate body where the certificates were obtained.

Masters Programs

  • • Application form completed via RocApply
  • • Bachelor’s certificate or diploma of completed course over at least three years. (certificates must be notarized, authenticated and translated into English by the appropriate body in the country where they were obtained)
  • • Academic transcripts detailing the courses taken and their grades
  • • Letter of motivation
  • • Passport photographs (scanned)
  • • International passport
  • • CGPA average of 2.4/4.0
  • • Proof of English language knowledge: TOEFL (minimum score of 85), IELTS (minimum band score 6.0), CEFR (minimum grade C1), or any other equivalent.

Select your Degree

Application Requirements for Bachelors:

  • A-Level Certificate

Select your field of study for Bachelors


Select your Bachelor program

Lupane State University in Rankings

  • University Ranking: Country Rank -8
  • World Rank – 10 167

Tuition and Scholarships at Lupane State University

Presidential Scholarships

The Zimbabwe government offers scholarships to students that perform exceptionally in their studies. The scholarships are not only limited to international students only but available also to broad-based students. 1 500 scholarships are awarded to highly excelling students each year. The student covers the student’s tuition fees as well as accommodation fees also not forgetting a monthly waiver to cater to the student’s basic needs.

HigherLife Foundation:

Higherlife Foundation is an organization founded in 1996, whose main purpose has been to support orphaned and vulnerable children in Africa through education and material support. Educational support has been provided through the Capernaum Scholarship for orphaned and vulnerable children and the Joshua Nkomo Scholarship for highly gifted children. Other than Education support, the firm also supports beneficiaries with Guardianship and Pastoral Care.

Cost of living at Lupane State University

50USD / semester
50USD / month
Cost of living
25USD / month
25USD/ month

About Lupane State University

Acronym: LSU Faculties: 3 Student capacity: 2 000 – 2 999
Started:2005 Programs: 60 Number of teaching staff: 99- 199
Location: Lupane Diplomas: 6 Ph.D. programs: 1
Type: Public Undergraduate programs: 45 University Ranking: Country Rank -8
Tuition (a.v.g): 5 000- 6 999 ZW (150 - 200 USD) Master’s program: 8 World Rank – 10 167

The university was established through an act of the Zimbabwe parliament in 2004 and opened its doors to 14 pioneer students in the faculty of Agricultural Sciences in August 2005. The expansion of university education in Zimbabwe is part of government policy adopted at the onset of independence.

In 1980 the government of Zimbabwe embarked on a major program to extend educational access to the hitherto underserved at both primary and secondary school levels. This exercise was primarily meant to address historical imbalances in the human resource base-born out of the discriminatory educational system prevalent before independence.

To contribute research-based knowledge and learning for the development of humanity by working closely with communities and attracting the best researchers and students from Zimbabwe and beyond.

The University aims to be a one-stop-shop for knowledge-based solutions for challenges faced by community groups and the private sector nationally and internationally.

Library at Lupane State University

Library is one of the important facilities frequently used by students and faculty to support the learning and teaching needs, therefore, LSU has a library which has numerous books which makes the life of the student very easy as resources are within their reach also there is the digital library resources such as eBooks, audio, video, and podcasts to improve student’s learning experience.

LSU also has a Digital Content Management System for libraries that allow the University to manage all office and academic documents, transcripts, media, etc. in electronic format with digital content storage for easy retrieval from anywhere, anytime across the website, and mobile devices.

Health at Lupane State University

The University has a 24/7 clinic which is always open to cater for students who may not be well, alongside the health facilities comes to a full-time counselor who is always available to assist and guide students with advice where needed any student is allowed to visit the counselor at any given point the doors are always open and one is guaranteed to receive the best treatment and care possible.

Transportation at Lupane State University

Worried about transport? If your answer is yes then you need not worry as LSU has a University bus that is readily available to transport students and lectures to town at a cost. The bus works on a weekly schedule as it has days on it which goes to town.

Regardless, Lupane is a very simple area where people take short walks or jog across the town because of how easy and accessible the city is to everything, school, shops are all less than 1km away from each other. İt can be noted that public transport, in general, is very cheap and prompt as there are buses used to get around. Taxis are also very active in the city and these slightly expensive than using the bus.

Information Technology Support at Lupane State University

As a student, you’ll rely on computers, Wi-Fi and other technologies, therefore, LSU has computer labs that have 24/7 Wi-Fi access also in case you encounter difficulties, Staff members or rather qualified IT specialists are available within the University to help you with your Internet connection and network access to keep you online and on track.

Student Union at Lupane State University

The Students' Union (SU) is here for you throughout your time at the University. Run by students for students, the Union is there to represent you on issues you care about, provide support and advice on financial, course, and housing issues, and ultimately ensure you have the most incredible time at LSU.

With over 15 sports clubs, societies and volunteering opportunities to get involved with, there is something for everyone. If you want to influence change, you can take part in campaigning activities or become a student representative or leader.

Achievements at Lupane State Unversity

  • LSU is the first and only University in Lupane Town and Matabeleland North Province.
  • Mega Fest Business Awards Southern Region Outstanding Training Institution of the Year 2018
  • Mega Fest Business Awards Southern Region Outstanding Training Institution of the Year 2017
  • Mega Fest Business Awards Outstanding Training Institution of the Year 2017
  • Contact Centre Association of Zimbabwe
  • Second runner up Certificate of Excellence in Education 2017
  • Zimbabwe Chamber of Excellence Tertiary Institution of the Year 2017
  • Zimbabwe Chamber of Excellence Tertiary Institution of the Year 2016 (First Runner Up)
  • Mega Fest Business Awards Outstanding Training Institution of the Year 2016 (first runner up)
  • Mega Fest Business Awards Outstanding Training Institution of the Year 2016 (second runner up Most Consistent Organization of the Year 2016)
  • Zimbabwe Chamber of Commerce Tertiary Institution of the Year 2015

Why Study at Lupane State University

Growing University

Be part of the winning team, LSU is a growing University with so much potential to excel and sore high it is constantly developing therefore joining this team will make you witness its growth.

Support Services

You can take advantage of a range of support services during your time at LSU from trained advisers where you can find help with a range of academic matters as well as disability support, and financial advice.

Student Union

The Lupane Students' Union (SU) is a student-run body that provides support and advice to students on a range of areas. You automatically become a part of the SU when you register.

Friendly City

Lupane is a vibrant and student-friendly city, where heritage and history meet modern culture.

Teaching Quality

The University provides its students with the teaching of the very highest quality


A degree from the LSU boosts your employability and kick starts your career

Accommodation Lupane State University

On Campus Accomodation at Lupane State University

LSU offers standard accommodation to its learners in the form of hostels. These are furnished with a table, beds, mattresses, chairs, a two-plate electric cooker, a bookshelf, a chest of drawers and a wardrobe. It is important to note that Lupane State University is a growing university therefore due to its location it does not have any off-campus accommodation, therefore, it has very limited on-campus accommodation which has to be secured early and on time.

Cleaning: Rooms are thoroughly cleaned every two weeks by the University genitors however students are expected to clean their rooms daily.

Bedding: Students are expected to supply their own bed linens, cooking utensils, cutlery, and dishes.

Laundry: There are laundry facilities that students can use for a small charge.

Off Campus Accomodation at Lupane State University

Sports at Lupane State University

The University values sports and fitness therefore it strives to give students access to all its sports facilities, situated on campus these range from netball, soccer, volleyball, basketball among others.

Food at Lupane State University

The University has a Canteen that offers the best meals from traditional to the fast-food the LSU chefs and caterers provide the best services.  Special Meals are made upon student requests therefore you need not worry as the University strives, by all means, to cater to the needs of every student with the University. Meals come at a price of USD2 – USD 3 per meal depending on what the student would have ordered.

Transportation at Lupane State University

About Lupane

Lupane is a rural, semi-arid area, A new university has been established under the name Lupane State University, which caters for the rest of Matabeleland North Province. Lupane town is the main center for the district and is the location of the Matabeleland North government head offices. It also houses the Provincial hospital (under construction).

As a developing town one can get to explore the town and get to witness the town grow with infrastructure being built from schools, entertainment centers, shopping malls to even more Universities. The town is a breath of fresh away from the crowded city life it has fewer occupants thereby making the crime rate close to none existent and a peaceful city.

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