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.

NameLocationWebsite
Cape Peninsula University of TechnologyWestern Capewww.cput.ac.za
Central University of TechnologyFree Statewww.cut.ac.za
Durban University of Technology KwaZulu-Natalwww.dut.ac.za
Mangosuthu University of Technology KwaZulu-Natalwww.mut.ac.za
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan UniversityEastern Capewww.nmmu.ac.za
North-West University North Westwww.nwu.ac.za
Rhodes UniversityEastern Capewww.ru.ac.za
Tshwane University of Technology Gautengwww.tut.ac.za
University of Cape Town Western Capewww.uct.ac.za
University of Fort HareEastern Capewww.ufh.ac.za
University of JohannesburgGautengwww.uj.ac.za
University of KwaZulu-NatalKwaZulu-Natalwww.ukzn.ac.za
University of Limpopo Limpopowww.ul.ac.za
University of Pretoria Gautengwww.up.ac.za
University of South Africa Gautengwww.unisa.ac.za
University of StellenboschWestern Capewww.sun.ac.za
University of the Free StateFree Statewww.ufs.ac.za
University of the Western CapeWestern Capewww.uwc.ac.za
University of the WitwatersrandGautengwww.wits.ac.za
University of VendaLimpopowww.univen.ac.za
University of ZululandKwaZulu-Natalwww.uzulu.ac.za
Vaal University of TechnologyMpumalangawww.vut.ac.za
Walter Sisulu University for Technology and ScienceEastern Capewww.wsu.ac.za

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.