Namibia University of Science and Technology

country rank  1
world rank  2722

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University Overview

Founded in 1985, Namibia University of Science and Technology is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Windhoek (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Namibia, Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 34 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this Namibian higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym NUST
Founded 1985
Motto Practice, Promote and Transfer Technology
Technology and development
Colours Blue and yellow

University Location

Address Private Bag 13388 13 Storch Street
Windhoek (population range: 250,000-499,999)

T +264 (61) 207 9111
F +264 (61) 207 2444

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office 13 Storch Street
Windhoek 9000
+264 (61) 207 2056

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 600-699
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Ministry of Education, Namibia

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of South Africa
  • Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of African Universities (AAU)

Academic Structure


Social Media

Online Courses

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Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019