South Africa's public universities offer a general education across a range of faculties and will award degrees, diplomas and higher certificates.
Universities usually also have residences for those looking for student accommodation, as well as a rich and varied extra-mural programme of clubs, societies and sports teams.
Here is a list of all the public universities in South Africa:
- Nelson Mandela University
- North West University NWU
- Rhodes University
- Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
- Sol Plaatje University
- University of Cape Town - UCT
- University of Fort Hare
- University of the Free State
- University of Johannesburg
- University of KwaZulu-Natal
- University of Limpopo
- University of Mpumalanga
- University of Pretoria
- University of Stellenbosch
- University of Venda
- University of the Western Cape - UWC
- University of the Witswatersrand
- University of Zululand
Then there are also very good courses available at Universities of Technology which are located in a number of provinces.
You can visit the Where To Study directory to find out what courses they offer, how to apply, and for important information about their student accommodation and funding options.