list of universities in South Africa


Government tertiary institutions

Universities of Technology

  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Western Cape
  • Central University of Technology, Free State
  • Durban University of Technology, KZN
  • Mangosuthu University of Technology, KZN
  • Tshwane University of Technology, Gauteng
  • Vaal University of Technology, Gauteng

TVET Colleges

For a complete directory of TVET colleges, see here:

Traditional and comprehensive universities

  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Eastern Cape
  • North-West University, North-West
  • Rhodes University, Eastern Cape
  • Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (formerly Medunsa), Gauteng
  • Sol Plaatje University, Northern Cape
  • Stellenbosch University, Western Cape
  • University of Cape Town, Western Cape
  • University of Fort Hare, Eastern Cape
  • University of Johannesburg, Gauteng
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal, KZN
  • University of Limpopo, Limpopo
  • University of Mpumalanga, Mpumalanga
  • University of Pretoria, Gauteng
  • University of South Africa (Unisa), Gauteng / national
  • University of the Free State, Free State
  • University of Venda, Limpopo
  • University of the Western Cape, Western Cape
  • University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University), Gauteng
  • University of Zululand, KZN
  • Walter Sisulu University, Eastern Cape

Private institutions


  • ACT Cape Town
  • Academy for Facilities Management (A4FM)
  • Akademia
  • Belgium Campus
  • Centurion Akademie
  • City Changers Institute
  • College of Production Technology (CPT)
  • College of the Transfiguration
  • Concept Interactive
  • CTI Education Group
  • Damelin
  • The Da Vinci Institute
  • Durbanville College
  • eta College
  • George Whitefield College
  • Helderberg College
  • ICESA City Campus
  • International Peace College South Africa
  • IQ Academy
  • Lyceum Correspondence College
  • Milpark Education
  • Monash South Africa
  • Open Learning Group
  • Oval International
  • Pearson Institute of Higher Education
  • Potchefstroom Academy
  • Prestige Academy
  • Qualitas Career Academy
  • Rosebank College
  • SAE Institute of South Africa
  • SANTS Private Higher Education Institution
  • Sonett International Academy
  • The South African College of Applied Psychology (SACAP)
  • Southern African Wildlife College
  • St Augustine Private Tertiary Institution of South Africa
  • Stenden South Africa
  • Towerstone
  • TSIBA Education
  • Varsity College


  • Boston City Campus and Business College
  • Business Management Training (BMT) College
  • Cranefield College of Project Programme Management Institute
  • East London Management Institute (ELMI)
  • Foundation for Professional Development
  • Henley Business School
  • IMM Graduate School of Marketing
  • International Trade Institute of Southern Africa
  • Management College of Southern Africa (Mancosa)
  • Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI)
  • Regenesys Business School
  • Regent Business School
  • Southern Business School

Creative arts and design

  • AAA School of Advertising
  • The Animation School
  • BHC School of Design
  • Centre for Fine Art Animation and Design
  • Design Academy of Fashion
  • Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion Design
  • Friends of Design Academy of Digital Arts
  • Greenside Design Center College of Design
  • LISOF Fashion Design School and Retail Education Institute
  • Open Window Institute for Arts and Digital Sciences
  • Red and Yellow School
  • Ruth Prowse School of Art
  • The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (AFDA)
  • Spero Villioti Elite Design Academy
  • Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography
  • Vega School


  • Ed-U College
  • Embury Institute for Teacher Education
  • Headstart Mercy Montessori Teacher Training Centre
  • Inscape Education Group
  • Centre for Creative Education

Medicine, health, fitness & beauty

  • Camelot International Health and Skin Care Education
  • Health and Fitness Professionals Academy
  • Healthnicon Nursing College
  • International Academy of Health and Skin Care
  • International Academy of Reflexology and Meridian Therapy
  • International Institute for Sports Science and Fitness Training (IIFT)
  • Isa Carstens Health and Wellness Academy
  • Life Healthcare College of Learning
  • Mediclinic Private Higher Education Institution


  • IHT Hotel School
  • The International Hotel School
  • The Private Hotel School
  • The Swiss Hotel School South Africa

Information technology

  • Durban Computer College
  • Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology

Music and production

  • Academy of Sound Engineering
  • Campus of Performing Arts
  • Cape Audio College


  • Die Afrikaanse Protestantse Akademie NPC
  • Akademie Reformatoriese Opleiding en Studies
  • Auckland Park Theological Seminary
  • Baptist Theological College of Southern Africa
  • Christ Baptist Church Seminary
  • Christian Reformed Theological Seminary
  • Cornerstone Christian College
  • Hebron Theological College
  • Southern Africa Bible College
  • Mukhanyo Theological College
  • South African Theological Seminary
  • St John Vianney Seminary
  • St Joseph’s Theological Institute
  • Theological Education by Extension College
  • Union Bible Institute


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