Universities and Universities of Technology in South Africa

In addition to the option of attending a TVET college, there are 26 Universities, Universities of Technology and comprehensive Universities in South Africa. Spaces to study at these post-school learning institutions are limited and competition is tough.


These institutions offer qualifications such as certificates, diplomas or a degree. Learners who want to specialise further can study for Postgraduate or Advanced Diplomas, Honours, Masters or Doctoral Degrees. Universities equip graduates for anything from science, engineering and medicine to law, business, teaching and acting, to name a few. Courses/programmes last for periods ranging from twelve months to six years.

PROVINCE Institute CONTACT DETAILS Wesbite
Eastern Cape Rhodes University 046 603 8248 https://www.ru.ac.za
  Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University 041 504 3182 https://www.nmmu.ac.za
  University of Fort Hare 040 602 2282 https://www.ufh.ac.za
  Walter Sisulu University 043 702 9359 https://www.wsu.ac.za
Free State Central University of Technology 051 507 3375 https://www.cut.ac.za
  University of the Free State 051 401 9160 https://www.ufs.ac.za
Gauteng Tshwane University of Technology 012 382 4149 https://www.tut.ac.za
  Vaal University of Technology 016 950 9484 https://www.vut.ac.za
  University of Johannesburg 011 559 3575 https://www.uj.ac.za
  University of Pretoria 012 420 2389 https://www.up.ac.za
  University of the Witwatersrand 011 717 1081 https://www.wits.ac.za
Kwa-Zulu Natal Durban University of Technology 033 845 8890 https://www.dut.ac.za
  Mangosuthu University of Technology 031 907 7189 https://www.mut.ac.za
  University of Kwa-Zulu Natal 031 260 7839 https://www.ukzn.ac.za
  University of Zululand 035 902 6307 https://www.unizulu.ac.za
Limpopo University of Limpopo 015 268 2405 https://www.ul.ac.za
  University of Venda 015 962 8421 https://www.univen.ac.za
  North West North-West University 018 299 2045 https://www.nwu.ac.za
Western Cape Cape Peninsula University of Technology 021 959 6594 https://www.cput.ac.za
  University of Cape Town 021 650 2125 https://www.uct.ac.za
  University of Stellenbosch 021 808 9111 https://www.sun.ac.za
  University of the Western Cape 021 959 9753 https://www.uwc.ac.za
National University of South Africa 011 471 2366 https://www.unisa.ac.za
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