Institutions of higher education, universities offer both undergraduate and postgraduate education for students. Many students who pass Matric go on to study at one of the universities in South Africa or around the world, continuing their education. Some stop after their Bachelor's degree, while others go on to be awarded their Honours, Masters and Doctorates. Universities are an essential part of society, providing tertiary education to each new group of students and preparing them for demanding, skill-intensive jobs. Without universities, we would be without doctors, engineers and mathematicians, to name a few. Look below for news relating to universities, fees and registration, as well as the challenges facing tertiary education in South Africa.
Using the Ulink student portal is important for all UJ students, If you are going to study at the University of Johannesburg you'll want to read through our comprehensive guide to the Ulink student portal.
Leaving home and heading off to university is a rite of passage for many young people but it’s also a stressful time of adjustment for them and their parents; one which is exacerbated by the lack of available and affordable student accommodation.
University registrations for first-year, returning and postgraduate students are opening, as it is the start of the academic year. Here are the dates for the different universities.
The cost of studying at Unisa depends on the qualification and modules chosen, but is generally lower than other higher education institutions. Studying is a significant investment, either way. The cost varies according to the qualification and the number of modules chosen.
Unisa offers a range of undergraduate courses and qualifications in seven major fields of study. These courses lead to qualifications like higher certificates, advanced certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and bachelor's degrees.
The results of the April 2021 Initial Test of Competence (ITC) of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) released on Friday 2 July 2021, once again reaffirms the University of Johannesburg (UJ) as a leader in Accounting Education in South Africa. The ITC is the first of two professional examinations which candidate Chartered Accountants (CAs) are required to pass in order to register with SAICA as CAs, and the result tables compare the performance of all universities offering SAICA accredited degrees.
The University of South Africa (UNISA) has appointed its first female vice-chancellor. This comes after the UNISA Council conducted a selection process to find a candidate fit for the job.
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The education department has announced several changes in the hope of improving education outcomes in South Africa. One significant change has been revealed in the 2024 school calendar covering school terms and school holidays.
The University of South Africa (Unisa) has opened applications for the 2023 academic year’s undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The undergraduate programs provides qualifications such as higher certificates, advanced certificates, national diplomas, advanced diplomas and degrees.