Women's University in Africa


Women's University in Africa

Number of students
700€ - 1250€
Semester Tuition Fees
Ø monthly cost of living
Scholarships available
January 31, August 31
Application Deadline
Student - staff ratio
Nations represented

Offered Programs

Fees at WUA are applicable to both International and Abroad based students. The fee structure is listed below.

Students Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local Students 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
International Students 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

Admission Requirements at Women's University in Africa

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.

NB: 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 a period of 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

Women's University in Africa in Rankings

  • 9 (Nationally via QS World University)
  • 10 196 (globally) via QS World Universities Rankings

Tuition and Scholarships at Women's University in Africa

Presidential Scholarship

The Zimbabwe government sponsors a scholarship scheme towards both local and broad-based students in Zimbabwe (Presidential Scholarship). The scholarship is open to students in Diploma, Bachelor, Masters, and Ph.D. programs currently enrolled at WUA.

The scheme covers the student's full or partial tuition fees and provides subsidized accommodation within the city. Every year the Government offers 1500+ scholarships to students who excel in their studies.

Joshua Nkomo Scholarship

The scholarships are available to Zimbabwean citizens under the age of 21 at the time of applying. A-level scholarships are for candidates starting Lower 6th and University scholarships are for candidates entering 1st-year undergraduate studies.

70% of the scholarships will be for Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) studies, whilst 30% is reserved for other disciplines.

Cost of living at Women's University in Africa

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

About Women's University in Africa

Motto: Addressing Gender Disparity and Fostering Equality in University Education Type: Private
University rankings: 9 (Nationally via QS World University), 10 196 (globally) via QS World Universities Rankings
Started in June 2002 Tuition (avg.): 1,000-2,500 US$ Master programs: 3
Acronym: WUA (750-1,800 Euro) an academic year Student population: 5 158 – 600
Religious Affiliation: N/A Faculties: 5 Administrative staff: 238
Located in Harare Institutes: 6 Students from Multiple countries
Diploma programs:6 Programs: 24 Undergraduate programs: 15

Founded in 2002, Women's University in Africa is a private higher education institution located in the rural setting of the large city of Harare. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education. Women's University in Africa (WUA) is a coeducational higher education institution.

It offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several fields of expertise. Its main campus will be located in Marondera Town, 80km southeast of Harare.

The university is currently operating from its Harare campus. The University has campuses in Bulawayo, Mutare, and Marondera. It has also satellite campuses in Malawi and Zambia. It opened its doors with a student body of 145 with a specific mandate to address gender disparity and foster equity in university education.

WUA’s vision is to be the best University in Africa in the promotion of gender equity.  Its mission is to provide quality tuition, research, and service to the community to empower mostly female students for leadership and developmental roles.

WUA seeks to enhance women’s capacity through the provision of higher education, which enables women to fulfill political, economic, social, and leadership roles. The university currently has three faculties namely: Agricultural Sciences, Management, and Entrepreneurial Sciences and Social and Gender Transformative Sciences. WUA offers a flexible study time table consisting of regular day and evening classes, weekend classes, holiday block releases, and Open Distance. 

Student Services Offered at Women's University in Africa

WUA provides its learners and staff members a natural environment conducive enough, to cater to the social, spiritual, and physical needs. The services are listed below:

Prayer rooms and chaplain at Women's University in Africa

WUA provides Prayer rooms, these provide a quiet place for students to pray and reflect during breaks. A chaplain is also available for students seeking spiritual guidance or just someone to talk to. Note that You do not need to follow a certain faith to speak with a chaplain.

Computer labs at Women's University in Africa

Computer labs are a must for completing assignments and research between classes therefore WUA offers secure 24-hour computer labs for those night owls up late finishing assignments with unlimited access to the internet for research and study purposes.

Women's rooms or queer spaces Women's University in Africa

WUA has set aside spaces for women or students of alternative sexual orientations to relax and socialize in an environment free of judgment, harassment, or discrimination. These act as a base for organizing events, demonstrations, and student movements.

Student health clinic at Women's University in Africa

WUA has On-campus nurses that provide first-aid treatment and information and referrals on general medical and family planning matters. Students may also be able to make an appointment with a bulk-billing doctor or access dental services at a reduced cost.

Disability liaison office at Women's University in Africa

Students with a disability can access support services such as interpreters, note-takers, specialized computer programs, and other equipment. The WUA disability service also acts as a liaison between staff and students to discuss a student's requirements and arrange alterations to assessments, such as using a scribe or computer in an exam.

Why Study at Women's University in Africa

Women’s University

WUA is the only women’s university in the region that is directly tackling the problem of women’s access to university education. Its enrolment policy of 85% women and 15% men is contributing towards the 50:50 gender participation ratio enunciated in the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development and the Constitution of Zimbabwe.

Close to City Centre

WUA is living out its vision in its continuous pursuit of excellence and aims to remain at the forefront of its chosen focal areas, by gaining national and international standing on the basis of its research outputs, by being relevant to societal needs, and by to enhancing women’s capacity through the provision of higher education


WUA is a modern, employability focused institution located just 45 minutes away from the main town. The University holds the prestigious Teaching Excellence Framework award which showcases the quality of teaching and commitment to the overall student experience of both our domestic and overseas students.


Degrees are designed with a strong professional emphasis and in connection with the industry thereby giving students opportunities to gain skilled skills and graduate career ready

Accommodation Women's University in Africa

On Campus Accomodation at Women's University in Africa

WUA offers standard accommodation to its learners in the form of apartments. These are furnished with a table, beds, mattresses, chairs, a two-plate electric cooker, a bookshelf, a chest of drawers and a wardrobe.  Students are expected to supply their own bed linens, cooking utensils, cutlery, and dishes.

RocApply Tip: Foreign students who would like to stay on campus for their first year must indicate so early enough as the spots are given on a first come first serve basis. And also so that they may be given a permit of allocation by the university.

Off Campus Accomodation at Women's University in Africa

Sports at Women's University in Africa

The great thing about being a student is that not everything is about sitting in a lecture or at a desk studying, with cheap gym memberships and sporting clubs keeping students moving between classes has sprawling playing fields, swimming pools and indoor stadiums that one can use at their leisure or as a member of a sporting club. There are also on-campus gyms for a handy workout between classes.

Food at Women's University in Africa

About Harare

Harare officially Salisbury until 1982 is the capital and most populous city of Zimbabwe. Located in north-eastern Zimbabwe in the country's Mashonaland region, Harare is a metropolitan province, which also incorporates the municipalities of Chitungwiza and Epworth.

The Northern and North Eastern suburbs of Harare are home to the more affluent population of the city including the late former president Robert Mugabe who lived in Borrowdale Brooke. These northern suburbs are often referred to as 'dales' because of the common suffix -dale found in some suburbs such as Avondale, Greendale and Borrowdale. Harare is a peaceful town and one of the safest towns in Zimbabwe it houses the State House therefore due to this fact security is number 1 priority in Harare

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