Great Zimbabwe University seeks to play a dominant role, not only in the restoration and preservation of our culture, but also in using our culture as a basis upon which to build our future within the context of our current global and local imperatives. The University’s curriculum reflects those elements that promote our culture, reinforce our dignity and self-confidence and underpin our national unity.
The birth of the Great Zimbabwe University therefore heralds a new era in higher education, a period whose hallmark should see our education system covering an increasing range of modern disciplines while being sufficiently and firmly anchored to our culture and restoring the confidence of indigenous Africans to apply and exploit their own creative genius in the modern competitive world.
Everyone at the Great Zimbabwe University, affectionately known as GZU, is ready to help you build a career by enrolling for one of the exciting programmes on offer that will prepare you for the marketplace.
At GZU you have several choices to ensure that you follow the correct academic path, according to your capabilities and aptitude. The University offers degree and diploma programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels that are responsive to the needs of the job market in Zimbabwe’s ever-changing economy.
The Great Zimbabwe University is currently situated 7 km east of Masvingo town along the Old Great Zimbabwe Road at Masvingo Teachers’ College. Its main location is going to be 30 km from the City of Masvingo, near the Great Zimbabwe Monuments, where a bigger University Campus will be built.
The GZU offers a unique opportunity to study in a serene environment close to the famous world heritage site, the Great Zimbabwe Monuments, and also close to the biggest inland dam in the country, Lake Mutirikwi, as well as the Kyle National Park. The City of Masvingo, in which the University is located, is equidistant from Harare, Bulawayo, Mutare and Beitbridge.