Apply to Zimbabwe School of Mines

Zimbabwe School of Mines is where intellectually passionate students think and create together for the betterment of their communities and the mining world. Rather than compete we collaborate, we dive deep and then put our ideas to work. We believe in the power of place, knowing that students will thrive in beautiful and tranquil yet lively campus, but also appreciate the easy access to downtown Bulawayo a stone throw from the campus. We embrace the knowledge that living in a community of people with diverse backgrounds challenges our assumptions and helps us become who we want to be as learners and mining leaders. 

The Admissions Process

Let's face it—we love all things perfect at Zimbabwe School of Mines. And yet, here in the Registry Office, our admissions decision-making process is much more of an art than a science. 

We read every application—and every test perfomance instead of simply putting your grades and test scores into a computer to calculate admissibility so that we get to get a sense of who you are and whether you would be a good fit here. That's why our advice to all our applicants is to take your time preparing your short test answers and for your medicals . You are more than a set of test scores!
So, how do we make decisions? We start by asking ourselves the following three questions:

Are you academically prepared?

We first look for academic excellence and ability by evaluating interview test scores, academic qualifications, and recommendations. Our students are gifted in math and science and are also good test takers. If you have low math and science test scores, we will look for evidence of abilities in other parts of your application. Our Registry team reads applications from the geographic regions in the country where  they have visited and know well. Students are not compared to one another, even if they come from the same high school, because each student has a different set of life circumstances. We gather this information from the "personal background" portion of your application and from your secondary-school profile. If you have taken courses or done research outside of school, be sure to include those transcripts and, if possible, recommendations from those experiences.

Have you demonstrated a consistent interest in science, technology, or math?

Zimbabwe School of Mines students are not only good at math and science; they love those subjects, too. In the application, you'll have plenty of opportunities to tell us more about your math and science activities. We want to see a student who is excited about mining, science, chemistry, technology, or math. Are you ready to push the boundaries of mining and scientific discovery?

How will you impact Zimbabwe School of Mines' campus community?

We are interested in  knowing who you'll be in our labs, our classrooms, and our community. Our lecturers are collaborative and trustworthy. One thing we look for is your ability to live and work within our zero harm code: "No member of the Zimbabwe School of Mines community shall take unfair advantage of another member or show any indiscipline."  Every piece of information you give us about you is like another pixel in the portrait of your life as a potential mining professional.

Download The Application Form and Apply

Put the wheels in motion for your mining career, we will turn you into an top mining expert to serve the SADC mining industry and beyond.

Entry Requirements

National Diploma Courses
Five (5) O'Level passes at Grade B or better including English language, Mathematics and a Science subject (Physics, Chemistry, Integrated Science, Physical Science).
NB: Biology is not considered
Duration: 3 years on full time basis
Prospective students are required to fill in an application form which must be accompanied by a $20.00 administration fee.  Application forms can be obtained at the school or downloaded from the ZSM website, see download link on this page.

About us

Zimbabwe School of Mines is a dynamic regional institution that serves the mining industry in the SADC region by providing competency-based training for high calibre, hands on technicians.

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