University of Fort Hare

country rank  14
world rank  1534

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University Overview

Established in 1916, University of Fort Hare is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the medium-sized town of Alice (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Eastern Cape. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Department of Higher Education and Training, South Africa, University of Fort Hare (UFH) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Fort Hare (UFH) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details.

University Identity

Acronym UFH
Founded 1916
Motto In lumine tuo videbimus lumen
In Thy light shall we see light

University Location

Address Private Bag X1314
Alice (population range: 10,000-49,999)
5700 Eastern Cape
South Africa
T +27 (40) 602 2181
F +27 (40) 653 1643

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student Not reported Not reported
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Not reported
Admission Rate Not reported
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 9,000-9,999
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Not reported
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Department of Higher Education and Training, South Africa


  • Association of African Universities (AAU)
  • Universities South Africa (USA)

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018