Namibia University of Science and Technology

3.8 out of 5 (213 ratings / 187 reviews) Windhoek, Namibia
The Namibia University of Science and Technology, a public university, has its roots in the establishment of the Academy for Tertiary Education (Act No. 13 of 1980). Classes in Teacher Training and Secretarial Courses started on 14 January 1980.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Medicine & Health (1)
Social Sciences (1)



Higher education in Namibia started around 1979/80. Prior to this, all students wishing to pursue higher education had to study abroad or through distance education.

Five years later, Act No. 9 of 1985 was promulgated and, by it, the Academy - consisting of a university component, a Technikon and a College for Out of School Training (COST) - was established.


It is our goal, through collective effort, in-house publications and research seminars to make the necessary contributions towards applied research to enhance community engagement and attract international partnerships.

Our mission is to promote national competitiveness by providing multiple opportunities for excellent education, applied research, innovation and service.


Applied research should be focused on a few niche areas based on the needs of Namibia so that our institution achieves the necessary reputation of excellence in those areas and to provide synergy for staff development around those specific areas and to promote entrepreneurship in a knowledge economy.  

It is our goal, through collective effort, in-house publications and research seminars to make the necessary contributions towards applied research to enhance community engagement and attract international partnerships.


The NUST Career Guidance Services through proper planning and coordination provides career guidance and life skills in the form of Career guidance development workshops and programs as well as Career guidance counselling in order assist students to prepare a package in preparation for individual job-hunting efforts. It further provides information to enable students to develop skills in the relevant subject matters and to make informed decisions about their career choices.

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Student services

Administrative Matters: If you have questions about any administrative matter, please contact a COLL Student Support Officer by email, phone, correspondence or in person.

Academic Matters: If you have a question about course content or study of your course, please feel free to contact your tutor by email or telephone.

Housing services

Hostel accomondation provides quality living quarters. There are three hostels with a capacity of 440 beds. There are two female hostels and one male hostel. The three Hostel Superintendents are assisted by ten Housing Committee (HC) Members.

Library services

NUST Library Catalogue is the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) that enables you to do searches and see what resources are available in the Namibia University of Science and Technology Library. Searches can be done from any workstation or PC where you have Internet access.

Medical services

This section provides primary health care to students, which include quality integrated services with the focus on health promotion, prevention of illnesses, communicable disease screening and management, minor injury care, personal hygiene and counselling. 

Student Life

Sports facilities

Sport activities provide students with a well-balanced and stimulating extra-curricular environment. It provides a platform for students to participate in a variety of sports. Students are encouraged to explore their sport talents. The Trophy Award Ceremony recognizes both sport and cultural achievements.

Student clubs

  • Anglican students’ society on campus
  • AUBA NUST Society
  • Deeper Life Campus Fellowship Society
  • Economics Student Society
  • Geo-Information Student Society
  • Geomatics Society
  • International Youth Fellowship (IYF)


NUST has a number of programmes accredited by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) in Namibia

Student Reviews

Good experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have enjoyed studying however due to personal challenges had to pace myself

NUST they say
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

They provide quality education

I'm a hard worker and I really want to gain experience and skills and I want also to study up road so I get the high rank in our country and come help my family because I came from a poor family and I'm the first person to make it at this level
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

I'm at average passing rate because some times I need to do practical's but there is nothing at all and I really need to gain more experience and skills but I'm trying my best level

Windhoek, Khomas, Namibia

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