Africa University - Zimbabwe


"Greetings and Welcome to Africa University, the School of Hope in the Valley of Dreams!

Africa University is the first and only fully-accredited institution of higher learning established on the African continent by the action of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church. This amazing institution was founded in response to the call by African Bishops for a university for the whole of Africa to foster intellectual, moral, ethical and spiritual growth in its students.

As the flagship mission of higher education of The United Methodist Church on the African continent, Africa University remains true to the enduring pan-African vision of an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa. Africa University is pan-African by design and is home to students, faculty, and staff from more than 28 African countries. Thanks to this diversity, which is stronger than ever, Africa University is a place where Africa happens every day.

Africa University is a private institution that is self-governing and independent. Africa University is governed by an international Board of Directors that represents stakeholders from Africa, Europe, and North America.

The University offers over 50 cutting-edge undergraduate and graduate programmes that focus on meeting Africa’s vital needs such as food security, improved public health, peace, good governance and sustainable economic growth. We award degrees, diplomas, and certificates from the following Colleges: College of Health, Agriculture and Natural Sciences; College of Business, Peace, Leadership and Governance and College of Social Sciences, Theology, Humanities and Education.

Guided by the faith-inspired vision, commitment and action of United Methodists and with steadfast investment from a diverse group of partners and friends, Africa University has developed into a world-class center of academic excellence and institution of choice for leadership development in Africa.

We kindly invite you to take a virtual tour of our beautiful campus and witness the results of our endeavors to diversify our institutional mission to fulfill the needs of our communities with innovative ideas and solutions. I hope you will be inspired to study with us or to support this dynamic project of investing in Africa’s future.

Thank you."

Prof. M. Furusa
Africa University Vice-Chancellor

Mission, Vision, and Values


Africa University aspires to become a world-class university for leadership development in Africa.


The mission of Africa University is to provide quality education within a Pan-African context through which persons can acquire general and professional knowledge and skills, grow in spiritual maturity, develop sound moral values, ethics, and leadership qualities.


  • Academic Excellence
  • God Fearing
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Diversity
  • Ubuntu

AU by the Numbers

  • 1500+ Courses Offered
  • 1:20 Lecturer-Student Ratio
  • 26+ Countries Represented
  • 7000+ Trained Leaders
  • 30% + on Financial Aid
  • 99% Wifi Coverage



Africa University
P.O Box 1320

Mutare, Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe