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top General Information


Street:P.O. Roma 180


Tel.:+266(22) 340-601 +266(522) 213-000

Fax:+266(22) 340-000


Institution Funding



Founded 1945 as Pius XII College, became University of Basutoland, Bechuanaland Protectorate and Swaziland 1966; part of the trinational University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland 1966. Acquired present status 1975.

Academic Year

July to June (July -December; January-June)

Admission Requirements

Cambridge Overseas School Certificate or equivalent, with credit in English

Tuition Fees

National:Undergraduate degree programmes, 4,800-19,835 per annum; Postgraduate degree programmes, 13,295-20,215 per annum (LSL)

International:Undergraduate degree programmes, 4,800-46,820 per annum; Postgraduate degree programmes, 13,295-20,215 per annum (LSL)



Accrediting Agency

Council on Higher Education

Student Body


top Officers

Head : Nqosa Leuta Mahao

Job title:Vice-Chancellor

Senior Administrative Officer : Liteboho Maqalika-Lerotholi

Job title:Registrar

Senior Administrative Officer : Mafa Mosothoane Sejanamane

Job title:Pro-Vice Chancellor

International Relations Officer : Phumla Moleko

Job title:Director Communications and Marketing

top Divisions

Faculty : Agriculture

Fields of study:Agricultural Economics, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Computer Science, Crop Production, Dairy, Ecology, Farm Management, Food Science, Food Technology, Genetics, Irrigation, Soil Science, Water Science

Faculty : Education

Fields of study:Agricultural Education, Curriculum, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Environmental Studies, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Primary Education, Science Education, Secondary Education

Faculty : Health Sciences

Fields of study:Environmental Studies, Health Sciences, Midwifery, Nursing, Nutrition, Pharmacy

Faculty : Humanities

Fields of study:African Languages, Arts and Humanities, Cultural Studies, Development Studies, English, Ethics, French, Heritage Preservation, History, Information Sciences, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Pastoral Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Theology, Translation and Interpretation

Faculty : Law

Fields of study:Labour Law, Law

Faculty : Science and Technology

Fields of study:Biology, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Environmental Studies, Geography, Information Technology, Mathematics, Physics, Regional Planning, Statistics, Town Planning

Faculty : Social Sciences

Fields of study:Accountancy, Anthropology, Business Administration, Demography and Population, Development Studies, Economics, Geography (Human), Human Resources, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Political Sciences, Public Administration, Social Work, Sociology, Statistics

Institute : Education

Fields of study:Curriculum, Education, Educational Research, Educational Testing and Evaluation, Human Resources

Institute : Extra-Mural Studies

Fields of study:Adult Education, Business Administration, Education, Management, Mass Communication

More details:IEMS

Institute : Southern African Studies

Fields of study:African Studies, Labour and Industrial Relations

More details:ISAS

top Degrees

Bachelor's Degree

Fields of study:Adult Education, Business Administration, Engineering, Management, Natural Sciences, Primary Education

Master's Degree

Fields of study:Adult Education, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Chemistry, Crop Production, Economics, Education, Law, Political Sciences, Public Administration, Social Work, Sociology, Soil Science


Fields of study:African Languages, Development Studies, Education, History, Linguistics, Literature, Modern Languages, Philosophy


Also Postgraduate Diploma in Education, Labour Law, Human Resources; Bachelor of Art Honours in English, Development Studies, Linguistics, Philosophy

top Academic Periodicals


Lesotho Law Journal

Lesotho Social Science Review

NUL Journal of Research

NUL Student Law Review

Review of Southern African Studies

Main Press

NUL Publishing House

Updated on 19-12-2016