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.

Name Location Website
Cape Peninsula University of Technology Western Cape
Central University of Technology Free State
Durban University of Technology KwaZulu-Natal
Mangosuthu University of Technology KwaZulu-Natal
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Eastern Cape
North-West University North West
Rhodes University Eastern Cape
Tshwane University of Technology Gauteng
University of Cape Town Western Cape
University of Fort Hare Eastern Cape
University of Johannesburg Gauteng
University of KwaZulu-Natal KwaZulu-Natal
University of Limpopo Limpopo
University of Pretoria Gauteng
University of South Africa Gauteng
University of Stellenbosch Western Cape
University of the Free State Free State
University of the Western Cape Western Cape
University of the Witwatersrand Gauteng
University of Venda Limpopo
University of Zululand KwaZulu-Natal
Vaal University of Technology Mpumalanga
Walter Sisulu University for Technology and Science Eastern Cape

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.