Walter Sisulu University

country rank  19
world rank  4519

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University Overview

Founded in 2005, Walter Sisulu University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Mthatha (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Eastern Cape. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): East London, Queenstown, Butterworth. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Department of Higher Education and Training, South Africa, Walter Sisulu University (WSU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Walter Sisulu University (WSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 13 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.

University Identity

Acronym WSU
Founded 2005 Origins date back to 1976
Motto A Developmental University

University Location

Address Nelson Mandela Drive
Mthatha (population range: 50,000-249,999)
5117 Eastern Cape
South Africa
T +27 (47) 502 2111
F +27 (47) 502 2211
Other locations East London, Queenstown, Butterworth

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 Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Private Bag X1
+27 (47) 502 2111

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Continuous
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Walter Sisulu University's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Not reported


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


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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018