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.

It's that time of year again when high school students start to seriously consider their college applications. Here are some insights to help you secure your place.

A Bachelor of Commerce also known as a BCom degree is a popular choice for students entering university for the first time.

There are many career paths and even more emerging professions to choose from today.

The Central Applications Clearing House (CACH) online application service for matriculants, who struggled to secure a place at the educational institution of their choice.

Are you looking for funding for your studies? Start with your university.

Four students from Nelson Mandela University’s (NMU) School of Language, Media and Communication were selected to participate and represent South Africa at the International Youth Organization Forum & Beijing Youth Camp from 25 to 31 October in Beijing, China.

According to Reabetsoe Buys, counselling psychologist at Monash South Africa, ten things that are important to consider when choosing a campus for your tertiary studies include:

Discrimination on the basis of albinism was one of the issues addressed at a screening and discussion of the documentary As We See It at Stellenbosch University Museum on Thursday 28 September.

The Department of Higher Education and Training has informed the Skills Portal that they have withdrawn the press release they issued on Friday the 8th September claiming that a bogus university was launching in Johannesburg. 

Honoris United Universities is the first African private higher education network bringing together the leading tertiary education institutions in North and Southern Africa for the first time.

If you're thinking of applying to Stellenbosch then this page has all the information you need! Read on to find out about application dates and how to apply.

So, you're thinking of applying to study at the University of Cape Town? Read on to find out how, and what forms you'll need to fill in and what documents you'll need copies of.

Starting university can be quite intimidating. A bigger workload, a different environment and new people can be very overwhelming. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your first year on campus.

Tertiary Education is out of reach for many. Here's how you can help students struggling to finance their educations.

With the matric exams done and dusted, thousands of learners are now entering the long wait to see how they performed in one of the most important assessments they will ever sit.

The UCT Faculty of Commerce is the only institution on the African continent to make the prestigious Eduniversal Masters ranking for 2014/2015.

While universities do hold a degree of prestige in the marketplace not everyone is guaranteed to benefit from these institutions.

Cabinet has welcomed the launch of the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU), saying it provides an excellent opportunity for the development of health professionals.

The Universities of Johannesburg and Witwatersrand have received a R25
million donation which will be used for capacity building, facility upgrades and
student support in the mining and engineering faculties.

Registration for the 2014 North West University Preparatory Programme is in
full swing and applicants are invited to apply for admission. The University
preparatory programme (UniPrep)?provides access to BCom, BTh and BA
Development Studies degrees.





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