List of universities in South Africa

So you’ve decided which course you would like to study and you’re now ready to pick a university to go to, we’ve compiled this handy list of universities in South Africa simplify the process.

Listed here alphabetically are all the universities1 available in South Africa. Click a university name to find more information about that particular university.

You can also browse by university locations or university rankings.

Cape Peninsula University of TechnologyWestern
Central University of TechnologyFree
Durban University of Technology
Mangosuthu University of Technology
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan UniversityEastern
North-West University North
Rhodes UniversityEastern
Tshwane University of Technology
University of Cape Town Western
University of Fort HareEastern
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University of Limpopo
University of Pretoria
University of South Africa
University of StellenboschWestern
University of the Free StateFree
University of the Western CapeWestern
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Walter Sisulu University for Technology and ScienceEastern

1 Public universities in South Africa are divided into three types: traditional universities, which offer theoretically-oriented university degrees; universities of technology, which offer vocational oriented diplomas and degrees; and comprehensive universities, which offer a combination of both types of qualification.