How To Spot Fake Universities & Colleges

Don't be fooled, there are many chancers out there. Here's some insight on how to spot fake Universities and Colleges. 


You'd be surprised by how many people fall prey to fake Universities and Colleges and this has so many consequences for someone who was merely looking to further their education.

First, let's speak about the difference between Colleges and Universities.

They are both tertiary education institutions. The difference is in the level of qualification your receive. 

A college will typically offer up until NQF level 6 which is a diploma while a University will offer up until NQF level 7 to 10 which is a Bachelor's degree to a Doctorate.

Here's how to spot fake Universities and Colleges.

You can check through the Department of Higher Education website and see if the institution is accredited or not.

For details regarding the list of provisionally registered colleges, contact the Department of Education on 0800 734338.

Enquiries on the registration status of private FET colleges and private HE institutions must be directed to the national Department of Education at 012 312 5878 and 012 312 5320 respectively.



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