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Vaal University of Technology Andries Potgieter Blvd, Vanderbijlpark, 1900, South Africa

Vaal University of Technology

Vaal University of Technology is a tertiary institution in South Africa. It attracts students from all over the country.

University of South Africa 1 Preller St, Muckleneuk, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa

University of South Africa

The University of South Africa is the largest university on the African continent and attracts a third of all higher education students in South Africa.

University of Zululand Guldengracht st & East Arterial Road, Arboretum, Richards Bay, 3900, South Africa

University of Zululand

The University of Zululand is the only comprehensive tertiary educational institution north of the Tugela River in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

University of Mpumalanga Mbombela, South Africa

University of Mpumalanga

University of Mpumalanga is based in Mbombela, South Africa. It was established in 2014, initially accommodating a modest intake of one hundred and forty students.

University of Limpopo

University of Limpopo

The University of Limpopo is a university in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. It was formed on 1 January 2005, by the merger of the University of the North and the Medical University of South Africa (MEDUNSA). These previous institutions formed the Turfloop and MEDUNSA campuses of the university, respectively. In 2015 the MEDUNSA campus split and became the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University.

University of Free State 205 Nelson Mandela Dr, Park West, Bloemfontein, 9301, South Africa

University of Free State

The University of the Free State is a multi campus public university in Bloemfontein, the capital of the Free State and the judicial capital of South Africa.

VARSITY COLLEGE 12 Radar Drive, Durban North, Durban 4051

VARSITY COLLEGE

Department of Education and Training The Independent Institute of Education SAQA

CTI EDUCATION GROUP The Brookside Building, 11 Imam Haron Street (old Lansdowne Road), Claremont, South Africa

CTI EDUCATION GROUP

CTI is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) as a private higher education institution. Its programmes are accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE) in South Africa and registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

MONASH SOUTH AFRICA 144 Peter Rd, Roodepoort, 1724

MONASH SOUTH AFRICA

Monash South Africa is a private university founded in 2001, located on a 100 hectare site in Ruimsig in north-west Johannesburg, in the province of Gauteng. The student mix at Monash South Africa is diverse.

BOSTON MEDIA HOUSE 1st Floor 130 Main Street (Opposite Carlton Centre)

BOSTON MEDIA HOUSE

At Boston City Campus and Business College, we know that this decision can be quite daunting because there is so much on offer and so much riding on your decision. We believe these facts will speak for themselves and will help you make the better choice

MGI (MIDRAND GRADUATE INSTITUTE) Alsatian Rd, Midrand

MGI (MIDRAND GRADUATE INSTITUTE)

MGI is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training, under the Higher Education Act No. 101 of 1997, as a private higher education institution (Registration Certificate No. 2001/HE07/008). All our programmes are accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE’s) Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) and registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). In 2013, Pearson Education, the world’s leading learning company, acquired a 100% stake in MGI, creating an opportunity for MGI to broaden its range of courses and degrees.

BOSTON CITY CAMPUS 331 Anton Lembede Street (old Smith Street)

BOSTON CITY CAMPUS

At Boston City Campus and Business College, we know that this decision can be quite daunting because there is so much on offer and so much riding on your decision. We believe these facts will speak for themselves and will help you make the better choice

University of KwaZulu Nata King George V Ave, Glenwood, Durban, 4041, South Africa

University of KwaZulu Nata

The University of KwaZulu-Natal or UKZN is a university with five campuses in the province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. It was formed on 1 January 2004 after the merger between the University of Natal and the University of Durban-Westville.

University of Fort Hare Ring Road, Alice, 5700, South Africa

University of Fort Hare

The University of Fort Hare is a public university in Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa. It was a key institution of higher education for black Africans from 1916 to 1959.

Tshwane University of Technology Staatsartillerie Rd, Philip Nel Park, Pretoria, 0183, South Africa

Tshwane University of Technology

Tshwane University of Technology is a higher education institution in South Africa that came into being through a merger of three technikons — Technikon Northern Gauteng, Technikon North-West and Technikon Pretoria.

Sefako Makgatho Health Science University

Sefako Makgatho Health Science University

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is a university in Pretoria North, Gauteng Province, South Africa. It was formed on 1 January 2015. Previously it was known as Medical University of South Africa.

North West University Potchefstroom (North West) / Mahikeng (North West) / Vanderbijlpark (Gauteng), South Africa

North West University

The North-West University is a newly merged institution from 1 January 2004 onwards with three campuses at Potchefstroom, Mahikeng and Vanderbijlpark, South Africa.

Mangosuthu University of Technology 511 Griffiths Mxenge Hwy, Umlazi, Durban, 4031, South Africa

Mangosuthu University of Technology

Mangosuthu University of Technology is a University of Technology situated on the outskirts of Durban, South Africa, on a site overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Durban University of Technology 41/43 M L Sultan Rd, Greyville, Durban, 4001, South Africa

Durban University of Technology

The Durban University of Technology is a Leading University of Technology in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It was formed in 2002 by the merger of Technikon Natal and ML Sultan Technikon and was previously known as the Durban Institute of Technology.

Central University of Technology 20 President Brand St, Westdene, Bloemfontein, 9300, South Africa

Central University of Technology

Central University of Technology, Free State or Central University of Technology is a University of Technology in Bloemfontein in the Free State province of South Africa. It was established in 1981 as "Technikon Free State".

Cape Peninsula University of Technology Symphony Way, Bellville, Cape Town, 7535, South Africa

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Cape Peninsula University of Technology, a university in Cape Town, South Africa, is the only university of Technology in the Western Cape province, and is also the largest university in the province, with over 32,000 students.

UNIVERSITY OF WITSWATERSRAND Gauteng

UNIVERSITY OF WITSWATERSRAND

As a research intensive university, Wits has a long history and reputation built on promoting the freedom of enquiry and the search for knowledge and truth.

UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN CAPE Western cape

UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN CAPE

The University of the Western Cape is a national university, alert to its African and international context as it strives to be a place of quality, a place to grow. It is committed to excellence in teaching, learning and research, to nurturing the cultural diversity of South Africa, and to responding in critical and creative ways to the needs of a society in transition. Drawing on its proud experience in the liberation struggle, the university is aware of a distinctive academic role in helping build an equitable and dynamic society. In particular it aims to: • Advance and protect the independence of the academic enterprise. • Design curricular and research programmes appropriate to its southern African context. • Further global perspectives among its staff and students, thereby strengthening intellectual life and contributing to South Africa’s reintegration in the world community. • Assist educationally disadvantaged students gain access to higher education and succeed in their studies. • Nurture and use the abilities of all in the university community. • Develop effective structures and conventions of governance, which are democratic, transparent and accountable. • Seek racial and gender equality and contribute to helping the historically marginalised participate fully in the life of the nation. • Encourage and provide opportunities for lifelong learning through programmes and courses. • Help conserve and explore the environmental and cultural resources of the southern African region, and to encourage a wide awareness of these resources in the community. • Co-operate fully with other stakeholders to develop an excellent, and therefore transformed, higher education system.

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA Gauteng

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the University of Pretoria (UP). We are a diverse and dynamic university community comprising students from all parts of South Africa and an increasing number of international students. As a leading research intensive university, the University of Pretoria is proud of its academic excellence and the contributions of its researchers to finding solutions to local and global challenges. If you are an independent thinker who is eager to discover and create new knowledge that will help make a difference in your community and in the world, then UP is a place where you can excel. UP students are fondly known as Tukkies, and as a Tukkie, your academic career and future job prospects are important to us. A UP degree is sought after in the job market because employers and industry experts know that they can rely on the quality of University of Pretoria graduates. Our degrees are internationally recognised and are structured similarly to those of the world’s great universities. Each year a growing number of students who graduated from UP, having been well prepared, go on to make an impact in industry, in government and the public sector as well as in nongovernmental organisations. The University fosters a holistic approach to education. Our academic activities are enriched by meaningful community engagement and collaboration with other institutions, government and industry and we encourage all our students to participate in at least one of the very many arts, cultural and sporting activities offered by the University.

UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG Gauteng

UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. The phenomenal success story of the University is one that has surprised critics and won over sceptics. Being an institution that prides itself in its accessible excellence, after only 11 years UJ has established itself as an institution of global excellence and world-class stature. In its first five years of existence, UJ doubled its accredited research output and increased its number of distinguished South African Research Chairs from none to seven. This remarkable achievement was reached well ahead of the target set for 2015. The 2010 research outcome was the result of UJ’s desire, during the initial period, to establish UJ as a thoroughly research-focused university. UJ is the first and only African university admitted to the highly respected consortium of 28 research-intensive universities in the world, Universitas 21 – an important endorsement of the growing international stature of UJ. UJ boasts world-class, internationally recognised academic programmes based on curricula informed by cutting-edge developments in both undergraduate and postgraduate education. UJ’s programmes, within its nine faculties, are designed to prepare students for the world of work and for global citizenship. The University has four campuses, namely the Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus; the Auckland Park Kingsway Campus; the Doornfontein Campus; and the Soweto Campus. Based on the choices of UJ’s Orange Carpet First-Year Students – those with an APS score equal to and greater than 40 points – the flagship programmes include: Accounting; Electrical and Electronic/ Mechanical/ Civil/ Mining Engineering; LLB/ BA Law/ BCom Law; Mathematics/ Applied Mathematics; IT/ Computer Sciences; Human Physiology; Optometry; Finance; Psychology; and Teacher Education. In order to make UJ’s teaching, research and innovation goals a reality, UJ has, over the past eight years, invested in excess of R2 billion into the upgrading and expansion of living and learning facilities on all of its campuses and into creating a safe and secure, world-class learning and research environment for both staff and students. UJ also introduced handheld devices (a tablet or laptop) into first-year classrooms in 2014, in a bid to connect these young minds with the world of e-knowledge that they are growing into, and to transform their ability to contribute and compete. UJ’s graduate success rate now stands at 83,4% and the overall annual graduate output is in excess of 11,400 students. The University’s First Year Experience Programme (FYE), an initiative offering academic skills reinforcement with an accent on students mentoring fellow students, is one of the support programmes that help ease the school-to-university transition. Almost 1,300 student tutors, selected from third-year level and up, act as an interface between students and teaching staff. UJ also introduced academic advisors in University residences and approved off-campus accommodation facilities. Under UJ’s Academic Excellence Programme, 250 student advisors are serving 2,000 first-year students in 25 residences. Notable, too, is that UJ, with more than 49,500 students; 2,300 international students; 6,700 postgraduates and renowned academic staff, is an institution with an admirable graduation rate. UJ is home to 133 rated researchers, six of whom are A-rated, and has seven National Research Foundation Chairs. Additionally, it produces the largest number of black accountants of all accredited residential universities in the country. While UJ pursues global excellence and stature, the University envisages being nationally responsive in a manner that only UJ can. In this regard, among South Africa’s six leading universities, only UJ successfully provides access to almost 2,000 first-year students who come from the poorest communities, providing them, where needed, with top-up NSFAS funding, bursaries and two healthy meals a day.

UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN Western cape

UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

Welcome to the University of Cape Town. This website is designed to give you an overview of life and work at UCT. Founded in 1829, UCT has a proud tradition of academic excellence and effecting social change and development through its pioneering scholarship, faculty and students. It is also renowned for its striking beauty, with its campus located at the foot of Table Mountain’s Devil’s Peak, with panoramic views of much of Cape Town. UCT is very similar to the city of Cape Town: it has a vibrant, cosmopolitan community. It is a cultural melting pot where each person contributes their unique blend of knowledge and thinking. Our staff and students come from over 100 countries in Africa and the rest of the world. The university has also built links, partnerships and exchange agreements with leading African and international institutions that further enrich the academic, social and cultural diversity of our campus. This heritage characterises the experience of studying at UCT, where our students are introduced to a life of leadership and service through social engagement. They also have the opportunity to hone their leadership skills by participating in the over 100 clubs and societies on campus, as well as in student governance. As a university we are committed to producing graduates who are not only well-educated, but also mindful of the responsibilities of democratic citizenship. This is important as higher education in general has a duty to develop an educated and thoughtful citizenry, which is a critical element of a successful democracy. This is the basis upon which UCT makes its most profound contribution to the development and transformation of our society. UCT’s reputation for excellence is underpinned by its distinctive research, led by its distinguished faculty, many of whom are world-leaders in their field. Our researchers also teach and so ensure that our undergraduate and postgraduate students benefit directly from the latest scholarly work and discoveries. Universities have the unique opportunity to influence the future of our society by educating and shaping the future leaders of the country – both in business and government. Our reputation as a leading research and teaching university is also embodied by the quality of our alumni, many of whom continue to make outstanding contributions to society.

STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY Western Cape

STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY

Stellenbosch University (SU) is home to an academic community of 29 000 students (including 4 000 foreign students from 100 countries) as well as 3 000 permanent staff members (including 1 000 academics) on five campuses. The historical oak-lined university town amongst the Boland Mountains in the winelands of the Western Cape creates a unique campus atmosphere, which attracts local and foreign students alike. On the main campus, paved walkways wind between campus buildings – some dating from previous centuries; others just a few years old. Architecture from various eras attests to the sound academic foundation and establishment of an institution of excellence. This, together with the scenic beauty of the area; state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly facilities and technology, as well as visionary thinking about the creation of a sustainable 21st-century institution, makes for the unique character of Stellenbosch University.

RHODES UNIVERSITY Eastern Cape

RHODES UNIVERSITY

Rhodes owes its unique character among South African universities to a combination of factors some historical, some geographical, some cultural and some architectural. An important influence in this respect is the University’s smallness which, together with its residence system, allows unusually close contact between students and their lecturers, in surroundings that foster fellowship and learning. Small classes mean more personal attention and encourage greater involvement of students in their work. The end result is that successive generations of Rhodes graduates have had an influence on southern Africa and world affairs out of all proportion to their small number.