Oldest Universities in South Africa

Introduction

What are the oldest Universities in South Africa? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing a list of 25 South African Universities ordered by year of establishment and meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed and/or accredited by the appropriate South African higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format
Our aim is to highlight which South African Universities have the longest history and tradition and how this correlates to their uniRank University Ranking.

Oldest Universities in South Africa 2018 League Table

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