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.

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.

Are you thinking about studying further after school? A university education opens doors to people who are fortunate enough to get in.

With the 2016 Matric results being released on 5 January 2017, questions regarding future generations’ academic prospects remain a major concern for South Africans. In a recent statement by leading economist, Mike Schussler, SA campuses’ lack of financial resources and poor support system for students, are a large setback in the country’s education sector. 

Matriculants, who are currently receiving a social grant and are accepted at higher learning institutions, will no longer go through a means test to qualify for financial aid.

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says a lot of ground work has been done to ensure a seamless registration period for the 2017 academic year.

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.

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 progressive dearth of available and affordable student accommodation.

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has raised R100 million to support the studies of almost 2 500 missing middle students.

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