Universities

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.

 

Overseas donors play a key role in funding South African universities, and it is vital that more local individuals, companies and philanthropists come on board to support them financially for long-term sustainability.

There is a growing trend among graduates and current students - who understand that they need to differentiate themselves from their peers in the job market - to complement their main qualification with another kind of training in a completely different field, an education expert says.

Applications for a paid six-month internship program in aerospace now open.

As Government continues to grapple with the issue of expanding access to public universities and making higher education affordable or even fee free, it has become more necessary than ever before to reconsider the country’s approach to private universities.

 

 

With university application season now in full swing for Matrics who want to pursue further studies next year, stress levels in homes across the country are rising as a result of the demanding administrative requirements associated with the process.

There are three new exhibitions at the Stellenbosch University Museum – these exhibitions focus on artists or collections from the University Museum’s archive that have not been seen for some time.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on the first batch of students to graduate from the University of Mpumalanga to be innovative and to create new opportunities for inclusive development.

Stellenbosch University as it exists today was founded in 1918, but the institution's history dates back as far as the 17th century. The university campus spreads out across the town of Stellenbosch, just outside Cape Town.

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.

Earlier this week we published an opinion piece titled "Crisis Point: Tertiary Education is Broken", about some of the problems facing universities in South Africa.

Yesterday (25 April 2017), I received an email from Sinenhlanhla Manana, who shared their story. See it below:

The Government should as an interim intervention offer fully subsidised free university education, estimated to cost the state between R6.5 and R7.5 billion, for new 2017 university entrants.

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has announced major new investment in university infrastructure, which will see government spending R7 billion on a range of projects countrywide.

Old Mutual and Nedbank have joined other major South African banks and insurance companies in investing in the African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management (AIFMRM) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) to develop scarce skills for the financial services industry.

The University of the Witwatersrand, or Wits, is located in Braamfontein, Gauteng. Fun fact: Wits University is home to one of the largest fossil collections in the Southern Hemisphere and is a leader in the field of paleo-science.

If you're looking for information on how to apply to Wits, you've come to the right place! Let's get started looking at how you can apply and what steps you'll need to go through to make it happen.

African languages have long played second fiddle to the likes of English and Afrikaans in academic and educational circles in South Africa.

The University College of the Western Cape was established in 1959 as a constituent college of the University of South Africa, specifically for people classified as "Coloured". The first group enrolled in 1960. UWC gained university status in 1970

Thinking of applying to study at the University of the Western Cape? That's great! UWC is a great institution and a good place for you to further your education. Continue reading to find out how to apply.

The University of Cape Town was founded in 1829. UCT's main campus is situated at the foot of Devil's Peak, giving it a beautiful view of the Cape Flats below.
The current Chancellor of UCT is Graça Machel, the fifth person to hold the position. The post of Vice-Chancellor is currently held by Dr Max Price, who is responsible for the leadership of the university.

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.

Students hoping to study at the University of Cape Town (UCT) next year should steer clear of a fake admissions website offering credit card payment facilities.

Finding yourself sitting in a crowded campus lecture hall, unable to understand the person lecturing you from a vast distance, and thinking to yourself: “What am I doing here?” is unfortunately quite a common student experience.

Starting university can be quite intimidating. 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.

False Bay TVET College has officially opened its new campus in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town.

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