ZU has 8 Colleges, and a separate "Academic Bridge Program " (a preparatory phase before entrance into University College).


University College contains the general education programs, and offers a number of "Colloquy" courses in mathematics, global studies, information literacy, English, and Arabic .

The other colleges are: The College of Arts and Creative Enterprises ; College of Business ; Communications & Media Sciences ; Education ; Technological Innovation ; Institute for Islamic World Studies .