Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences


Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences

Number of students
650€ - 650€
Semester Tuition Fees
Ø monthly cost of living
Scholarships available
March 11, September 23
Application Deadline
Student - staff ratio
Nations represented

Offered Programs

Undergraduate Tuition Fees: 

  • Local students 5 000- 6 999 ZW (150 - 200 USD)
  • International students 5 000- 6 999 ZW (150 - 200 USD)

Admission Requirements at Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences (MSUAS)

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

Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences in Rankings

  • University Ranking: Country Rank -18
  • World Rank – 13 050

Tuition and Scholarships at Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences

Sponsor’s Scholarship

Every year the university nominates high-achieving students to receive sponsorship from affiliated organizations and companies. For example Econet Zimbabwe. These students throughout their study have proven that they can succeed in their respective fields and are rewarded for their unwavering dedication to their studies. The scholarship lasts for the duration of their program and students can start vying for them as early as they are admitted into the University.

Zimbabwe Government Funding:

The Ministry of Education offers state grants for a full-time graduate degree program at any public-owned university in the country. These grants are provided by the ministry to better promote the country’s international relations with certain thereby only nationals of some listed countries qualify for this funding. For example countries like Sudan, Guinea, etc.

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.

Cost of living at Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences

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

About Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences

Acronym: MSUAS Faculties: 4 Number of teaching staff: 99- 100
Started: Institutes: 1 Religious Affiliation: None
Location: Mutare Programs:16 University Ranking: Country Rank -18
Type: Private Undergraduate programs:16 World Rank – 13 050
Tuition (a.v.g): 5 000- 6 999 ZW (150 - 200 USD) Student capacity: 3 100- 3 500 Other

Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the large town of Mutare, Manicaland. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Zimbabwe, Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences (MSUAS) is a coeducational higher education institution.

Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences (MSUAS) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in Sciences field. Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences offers four faculties namely Agricultural Science, Science, Natural Resources, and Tourism and Engineering. Fern Valley site is the College’s main campus located approximately ten kilometers out of Mutare along the Vumba road.

The university has a mandate which is to Commit to a culture of problem-solving through quality research, teaching and training employing flexible packaging, work-related learning and strategic partnerships with the University’s stakeholders for the immediate and ultimate benefit of humanity, Commit to improve the performance of the economy through the promotion of managerial skills and generation, dissemination, and application of knowledge and Commit to the recruitment, motivation, and retention of staff in an environment of a caring institution. It also aims to be a unique, development-oriented, pace-setting, and stakeholder-driven University that produces innovative and enterprising graduates.

The University provides modern education and conducts a lot of practice-based research. Together with partner organizations, they ensure programs match up to available jobs. What does this mean for you? That you'll have great career opportunities after your graduation and likely a higher starting salary than graduates from other institutions.

Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences Achievements

• Platinum Winner of the Public Sector Leader of the Year 2019 at the Eastern Region, Mega fest Business Awards.

Social Resources at Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences

MSUAS is more of a community than a conventional university, every individual matter and social interactions are not restricted to the classroom alone. The student experience is wholesome and well-rounded, students are mentored academically, socially, psychologically, and career-wise. There are mental health counselors who offer professional help to relieve whatever difficulty the student experiences. These experts are board-certified and administer help with utmost discretion and professionalism.

The University is also a liberal safe space where nobody is discriminated against on the grounds of religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or background. Students are treated equally and fairly. Therefore the universities welcome all individuals and make provisions for them to interact and be themselves. Student prayer rooms are available on campus for the religious-inclined.

Student Clubs at Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences

The university has many activities for local and international students. There are over 15 student clubs and associations that are not just campus-oriented but do great work in volunteering and helping the community. These clubs and societies also pay attention to skill sets that are relevant to the modern world. Examples of such clubs are

  • Enactus
  • Toast Masters
  • Peer Educators Network
  • Mınıng Socıety
  • Chemıcal Engıneers Socıety
  • Lıons Club
  • Zım Engıneerıng Students Trust (Zest)

Health Care at Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences

The University has a clinic that deals with the following

  • Outpatient services (acute and chronic)
  • counseling
  • referral
  • dispensing of medication
  • health information

The university also provides individual counseling on at Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences

  • HIV/AIDS services
  • Substance/Alcohol Abuse
  • Family Planning
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Stress Management
  • Relationships

Anyone is free to go to the clinic at any given time the counselors are available 24/7.

Why Study at Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences

Mutare (City of Tomorrow)

If you choose MSUAS, you choose Mutare. An easily navigated town where you'll soon feel at home. And with almost 15 000 students, Mutare is a true student city where you'll make friends for life.

Modern Facilities

The University’s beautiful buildings offer you modern facilities for your studies. There are project rooms and quiet working spaces, laboratories, practice rooms and institute areas, science cafés, and food courts. The buildings are all about meeting, connecting, and working together.

Customized Learning

At MSUAS you don't just learn in the classroom, but also in learning teams, individually and online. We call this 'blended learning': the right mix of learning in different locations and in a variety of ways. The best thing about this for you? It will keep your education varied and your focus sharp.

Practice-Based Education

Lecturers are linked to the professional world and use this practical experience to help you learn. This therefore means quality education. Lecturers are highly skilled persons with the passion of imparting their knowledge to the students.

Individual Coaching

The University small classes ensure you get sufficient individual supervision and SCCs (Student Career Coaches) help you with any study or personal problems, work placement preparation, or study planning. In your first year you will also have a personal buddy who helps you find your way around MSUAS and the city.

Sustainable University

Are you conscious about sustainability and the environment? If the answer is yes then you need not worry Because sustainability is at the core of the university’s education and research programs, and daily operations therefore at MSUAS sustainability is not a choice, but a duty to society.

Accommodation Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences

On Campus Accomodation at Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences

The has proper standard accommodation to its students, in the form of dormitories and student residence halls. They come well furnished with all the essential amenities that students desire such as 24-hour wireless internet, heating, laundry and cleaning services, and study and relaxation lounges.

The University dormitories have become the cradle of connections, friendships, and student participation owing to the very safe, inviting, and neighborly scenery that the facility easily exudes. 

Off Campus Accomodation at Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences

Outside of the campus environments and only a few kilometers from the university’s location are a myriad of private housing options that suits the needs of individuals who need want something different from the student dormitories on campus. There is a long line of private rental apartments littered all over Mutare that have tasteful rooms tailored to the student’s budgetary and aesthetic desires

Sports at Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences

The university offers a full gym set to keep the students fit and healthy. There are also University trainers that are always on standby to assist students with their training.

Food at Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences

 Food services are handled by caterers that serve students on campus with various meal options at different times of the day. Dormitory occupants have meal tickets that they can use to get food from the dormitory cafeteria during breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Outside the university environment, there are restaurants, cafes, and fast-food chains that serve local and continental dishes much to the admirations of the locals and visitors alike. Food is very cheap in Kaunas and every dietary need is available in the city in short proximity. 

About Harare

Mutare (known as Umtali until 1982 is the fourth largest city in Zimbabwe, with an urban population of approximately 188,243 and a rural population of approximately 260,567. It is the capital of Manicaland province. The town lies north of the Bvumba Mountains and south of the Imbeza Valley.

Christmas Pass is a mountain pass that leads into the city from the west. The pass was so named by some of the colonial pioneers who camped at the foot of the pass on Christmas Day 1890.

Mutare is home the Mutare Museum, the Utopia House Museum dedicated to Kingsley Fairbridge, the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Murahwa Hill, known for its rock paintings and Iron Age village, Cross Kopje with a memorial to Zimbabweans and Mozambicans killed in World War I and a nature reserve Cecil Kopje and Tigers Kloof.

The Mutare Boys' High Chapel was constructed in honor of former Old boys who perished in World War II, situated on a hilly knoll at Mutare Boys High. Mutare is a Historic site with so much rich history to learn it is a peaceful town and a home to many friendly people.

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