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Degree and Entry Requirements

For further information to that contained in this document, contact;
Admissions Office, Academic Registry, University of Zimbabwe; or call 303211 Exts. 1112, 1661 or 1116

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

For admission to a programme of study at the University of Zimbabwe for any first degree, a student must have the following qualifications in the Cambridge School Certificate and Higher School Certificate examinations or equivalent.

All applicants must have passed English Language at 'O' level and either:

  1. have passed in five subjects of which at least two must be at Advanced Level; or
  2. have passed in four subjects of which at least three must be at Advanced Level.
    NB at 'O' Level only grades A, B, and C is accepted.

PROGRAMME AND SUBJECT CHOICE
Listed are the programmes and subjects available and the abbreviations used by the University to indicate these. Select carefully the programme and subject of your first preference, and enter in the space provided in 5.1 of the application form the programme and where appropriate the subjects preferred (using the abbreviations shown in brackets). If you wish to be considered for alternative programmes in the event of your first choice being unsuccessful, you should also indicate these in the spaces provides in 5.2 nd 5.3 of the application form. Guidelines on the entry requirements are also given.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIFIC DEGREES

Degree

Special Requirements

   Cut off Points
   Male - Female

Duration

 

Bachelor of Science Agriculture Honours (HAG)

Subjects in table below

'O' Level including Maths, Biology, Chemistry, English Language and Physics,

'A' Level Biology (compulsory), and any one of Maths, Chemistry and Physics

6 - 6

3 years (full time)

 

Bachelor of Science Agricultural Engineering Honours (HAE)

'A' Level Maths and Physics (compulsory) and any of Chemistry and
Geography

9 - 9

4 years (full time)

 

BSc Applied Environmental Science Honours (HAES)

'A' Level passes in Chemistry and Biology (compulsory) and any Maths, Biology, Physics and Economics

'O' Level passes include Economics, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and English Language

9 - 9

4 years (full time)

   

Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA)

Subjects in table below

Arts subjects at 'A' Level are preferred (see Table below)

11 - 11

3 years (full time)

 

Bachelor of Arts in French Honours (HFR)

'A' Level French with at least a 'C' symbol

7 - 7

3 years (full time)

 

Bachelor of Accountancy Honours (HAC)

'O' Level Maths and English Language with a grade "B" or better and a pass in at least two "A" Level Commercial subjects

14 - 14

4 years (full time & part time)

 

Bachelor of Business Studies Honours (HBS)

'O' Level Maths and English Language with a grade "B" or better and a pass in at least two "A" Level Commercial subjects

13 - 13

4 years (full time)

     

Bachelor of Business Studies and Computer Science (BBSCT)

'A' Level Maths with a grade 'B' or better (compulsory)

15 - 15

4 years (full time)

     

BSc in Tourism & Hospitality Management (BTHM)

A pass in 'O' Level Maths and English with a grade 'B' or better and

'A' Level passes in Geography and Commercial subjects

14 - 14

4 years (full time)

     

Bachelor of Laws Honours (LLBS)

5 'O' Level passes including a good grade in English Language plus at least

3 'A' Level passes in Arts subjects.

14 - 14

4 years (full time)

     

Bachelor of Science Engineering Honours (HEN)

Subjects in table below

Good Advanced Level passes in Maths, Physics and Chemistry (compulsory)

5 'O' Level passes and credit will be given for 'O' Level passes in Technical Drawing or Engineering Drawing

9 - 9

4 years (full time)

     

Bachelor of Science Honours in Mining Engineering (HME)

Subjects in table below

Good Advanced Level passes in Maths, Physics and Chemistry (compulsory)

5 'O' Level passes and credit will be given for 'O' Level passes in Technical Drawingor Engineering Drawing

9 - 9

5 years (full time)

     

Bachelor of Science Survey Honours (HSV)

Good Advanced Level passes in Maths, Physics and Chemistry (compulsory)

5 'O' Level passes and credit will be given for 'O' Level passes in Technical Drawing or Engineering Drawing

9 - 9

4 years (full time)

Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)

'O' Levels including Chemistry, Biology, Physics and English Language

'A' Level passes including Chemistry (compulsory) and any two of Biology, Physics or Maths

14 - 13

5 years (full time)

     

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

'O' Levels including Chemistry, Biology, Physics and English Language

'A' Level passes including Chemistry (compulsory) and any two of Biology, Physics or Maths

13 - 13

5 years (full time)

     

Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours (HPM)

'O' Levels Chemistry, Biology, Physics and English language

'A' Level passes including Chemistry (compulsory) and any two of Biology, Physics or Maths

13 - 12

4 years (full time)

     

Bachelor of Science Occupational
Therapy Honours (HOT)

'O' Levels including Chemistry, Biology, Physics and English Language

'A' Level passes including Chemistry (compulsory) and any two of Biology, Physics and Maths

9 - 9

4 years (full time)

     

Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences ( HBMLS)

'O' Levels including Chemistry, Biology, Physics and English Language

'A' Level passes including Chemistry (compulsory) and any two of Biology, Physics and Maths

11 - 11

4 years (full time)

Bachelor of Science Physiotherapy Honours (HPT) 'A' Level passes including Chemistry (compulsory) and any two of Biology, Physics and Maths 4 years (full time)
     

Bachelor of Nursing Science (BSCNS)

'O' Levels including Chemistry, Biology, Physics and English Language
'A' Level passes including Chemistry (compulsory)  and any two of Maths, Biology  and Physics

9 - 9

4 years (full time)

     

Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Health Promotion (HEHP)

'O' Levels including Chemistry, Biology, Physics and English Language

'A' Level passes including Chemistry (compulsory) and any two of Maths Biology and Physics.

7 - 7

3 years (full time)

     

Bachelor of Science Degree (BSC)

Subjects in table below

3 'A' level Science passes with one subject being an experimental  Science subject (see Table below)

7 - 7

3 years (full time)

     

Bachelor of Science in Food Technology (BSCDFS )

'A' Level Chemistry (compulsory) plus any two of Biology, Maths, Physics and Geography

9 - 9

3 years (full time)

     

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (BSCDFS )

'A' Level Chemistry (compulsory) plus any two of Biology, Maths, Physics and Geography

9 - 9

3 years (full time)

     

Bachelor of Science Economics Honours (HEC)

A pass at 'O' Level or equivalent in Mathematics

11 - 11

3 years (full time)

     

BSc Honours in Administration (HAD)

5 'O' Levels including English Language and at least two 'A' Levels

11 - 11

3 years (full time)

     

BSc Honours in Political Science (HPOS)

5 'O' Levels including English Language and at least two 'A' Levels

10 - 10

3 years (full time)

     

Bachelor of Science Psychology Honours (HPS)

A pass at 'O' Level or equivalent in Mathematics and a Science subject

11 - 11

3 years (full time)

     

BSc Rural & Urban and Planning Honours (HRUP)

A passes in 'O' Level Mathematics and at least two 'A' Levels in any of the following: Geography, Economics, Maths, Sociology, Accounting, Physics, Biology and Chemistry.

11 - 11

4 years (full time)

     

Bachelor of Social Work Honours (HSW)

5 'O' Levels including English Language and at least two 'A' Levels

13 - 13

4 years (full time)

     

Bachelor of Science Sociology Honours (HSO)

5 'O' Levels including English Language and at least two 'A' Levels

11 - 11

3 years (full time)

     

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSC)

3 'A' Levels Chemistry and Biology (compulsory) and any of Maths or Physics

5 'O' Levels including English Language and Mathematics

10 - 10

5 years (full time)

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ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIFIC SUBJECTS (Abbrebiations in brackets)

BA  Degree Subjects

BSc Degree Subjects

Afrikaans (AK) 'A' Level pass in Afrikaans
English (EL) 'A' Level pass in English
Geography (GG) Passes in A Level Geography and 'O' level Maths
Latin A (LTA) 'A' Level pass in Latin
Ndebele (ND) 'A' Level pass in Ndebele
Shona (SH) 'A' Level pass in Shona
French (FRA) 'A' Level pass in French
History  (HS) 'A' Level pass in History

Other subjects in the BA General Degree - no special requirements
Afrikaans for Beginners(AKB); Archaeology (ARC); Classical Studies (CLS); Economic History (EH); French for Beginners (FRB); Greek A (GKA);Greek B (GKB); Latin B(LTB); Linguistics (LG); Philosophy (PL); Portugeses (POA); Portugese for Beginners(POB); Religious Studies (RS); Theatre Arts (TA); War Studies (WAR)
Biological Sciences (BZ)
'A' Level in Biology, Botany, Zoology or Chemistry Biochemistry can be taken in the second and third years if Chemistry has been taken in the first year
Chemistry (CH) 'A' Level pass in Chemistry and A Level pass in Maths
Computing Science (CT) Good 'A' Level pass in Maths (A or B)
Geography (GG) 'A' Level pass in Geography and 'O' Level pass in Maths
Geology (GL) Physics, Maths or Biology preferred
Mathematics (MT) 'A' Level pass in Maths
Physics (PH) 'A' Level pass in Physics
Statistics (STC) 'A' Level pass in Maths
Agriculture Subject Choices Enginnering Subject Choices
Crop Science (CR); Animal Science (AS); Agricultural Economics & Extension (AGEC); Soil Science (SL) Civil Engineeering (CE); Electrical Engineering (EE); Mechanical Engineering (ME); Metallurgy (MY); Mining (M)

 

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NB. Application forms can also be downloaded from our website; http://www.uz.ac.zw/admini/registry/

 

Applications should be forwarded to:-
The Assistant Registrar (Admissions)
University of Zimbabwe
P O Box MP 167
Mount Pleasant
HARARE
 

Telephone: 303211 Ext: 1112/1116/1661   : E-mail admissions@admin.uz.ac.zw

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For further information, contact:
Admissions Office, Academic Registry, University of Zimbabwe
or call 303211 Exts. 1112, 1661 or 1116

 

 
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