Which Universities Are In Mpumalanga?

Trying to decide where to study further? Well, Mpumalanga is home to excellent tertiary education offerings. Studying in Mpumalanga, you will be afforded a range of both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Here is a list of the Universities in Mpumalanga. 


Mpumalanga is a province in South Africa which is a major hub for business and education. Universities within the province follows different modes of delivering education such as traditional as well as distance learning programs. 

Should you be coming from another province or country, these institutions will offer you a home away from home with many residence options available both on and off campus as well as lots of fellow students waiting to welcome you to the province.

The University of Mpumalanga

The University of Mpumalanga, also known as UMP, a comprehensive university, was formally and legally promulgated through the publication of Government Notice (No. 36772) on 22 August 2013 and launched on the 31st of October 2013. The Interim Council appointed the Strategic Management Team which managed the day to day operations of the university. 

UMP's Vice-Chancellor, Prof Thoko Mayekiso, states, "Our compelling strength is in our pioneering spirit, and willingness to ensure that our students are among the most sought after in their areas of expertise: notably Agriculture, Nature Conservation, Hospitality Management, Information, Communication and Technology. All of these are crucial for the development of the Province of Mpumalanga specifically, and the country generally and beyond."

It has two campuses namely the Mbombela Campus and the Siyabuswa Campus. 


  • Faculty of Education
    • School of Foundation Phase Teaching
  • Faculty of Agricultural and Natural Sciences
    • School of Agricultural Sciences
    • School of Biology and Environmental Sciences
    • School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
  • Faculty of Economics, Development and Business Sciences
    • School of Development Studies
    • School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
    • School of Social Sciences

The University now offers 26 qualifications. 

Visit the University of Mpumalanga website for more information.

Tshwane University of Technology (Mbombela & eMalahleni)

The Tshwane University of Technology, also known as TUT,  offers more than 400 career options, attracting more than 60 000 students annually. Apart from having the finest academic minds from all over the world, TUT also offers a rich multicultural student life, ensuring that our students enjoy a well-rounded varsity experience.

It has two campuses in Mpumalanga, namely the Mbombela Campus and the eMalahleni Campus. 


  • Economics and Finance
  • Humanities
  • Management Sciences
  • Engineering and the Built Environment 
  • Information and Communication Technology

Visit the Tshwane University of Technology website for more informationhttps://www.tut.ac.za/other/campuses/mbombela/about

The University of South Africa

The University of South Africa (Unisa) is an open and distance learning university. They have close to 400 000 students currently enrolled from across South Africa, Africa and the world.

The Unisa website states that Unisa is South Africa's most productive University. Their website also claims that close to 50 000 students received certificates, degrees and diplomas annually.


  • Accounting Sciences
  • Economic and Management Sciences
  • Graduate Sciences
  • Law
  • Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
  • Education
  • Human Sciences
  • Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Business Leadership

Visit Unisa's website for more information.

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