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 www.cput.ac.za
Central University of Technology Free State www.cut.ac.za
Durban University of Technology KwaZulu-Natal www.dut.ac.za
Mangosuthu University of Technology KwaZulu-Natal www.mut.ac.za
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Eastern Cape www.nmmu.ac.za
North-West University North West www.nwu.ac.za
Rhodes University Eastern Cape www.ru.ac.za
Tshwane University of Technology Gauteng www.tut.ac.za
University of Cape Town Western Cape www.uct.ac.za
University of Fort Hare Eastern Cape www.ufh.ac.za
University of Johannesburg Gauteng www.uj.ac.za
University of KwaZulu-Natal KwaZulu-Natal www.ukzn.ac.za
University of Limpopo Limpopo www.ul.ac.za
University of Pretoria Gauteng www.up.ac.za
University of South Africa Gauteng www.unisa.ac.za
University of Stellenbosch Western Cape www.sun.ac.za
University of the Free State Free State www.ufs.ac.za
University of the Western Cape Western Cape www.uwc.ac.za
University of the Witwatersrand Gauteng www.wits.ac.za
University of Venda Limpopo www.univen.ac.za
University of Zululand KwaZulu-Natal www.uzulu.ac.za
Vaal University of Technology Mpumalanga www.vut.ac.za
Walter Sisulu University for Technology and Science Eastern Cape www.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.