University of South Africa

country rank  3
world rank  330

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University Overview

Founded in 1873, University of South Africa is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large city of Pretoria (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Gauteng. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Cape Town, Durban, Pietersburg, Nelspruit, Johannesburg, Umtata. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Department of Higher Education and Training, South Africa, University of South Africa (UNISA) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of South Africa (UNISA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), 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. This 144 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UNISA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

University Name(s)

Acronym
UNISA

Founded
1873

Motto
Pro Gentibus Sapientia Learning in Service to Humanity

University Location

Address
Preller Street Muckleneuk
Pretoria (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
0003 Gauteng South Africa

T +27 (12) 429 3111

F +27 (12) 429 4150

Other locations
Cape Town, Durban, Pietersburg, Nelspruit, Johannesburg, Umtata

Degree Levels & Study Areas


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate
Postgraduate
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int'l student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission
Men and Women (coed)

International Students
Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission

Admission Selection
Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades

Admission Rate
Not reported

Admission Office
PO Box 392 UNISA
Pretoria 0003
+27 (11) 670 9000

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment
Total Enrolment Range over-45,000

Academic Staff
Total Faculty Range 4,000-4,499

Control Type
Control Type Public

Entity Type
Entity Type Non-Profit

Academic Calendar
Academic Calendar Semesters

Campus Setting
Campus Setting Suburban

Religious Affiliation
None

Facilities and Services

Library
University Library Yes

Housing
Not reported

Sport Facilities
Not reported

Financial Aids
Not reported

Study Abroad
Not reported

Distance Learning
Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Accreditation

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

Affiliations

  • Association of African Universities (AAU)
  • Universities South Africa (USA)
  • National Association of Distance Education and Open Learning in South Africa (NADEOSA)

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Site last updated: Sunday, 24 December 2017