Universities in South Africa

Higher Education in South Africa

2021 Ranking of South African Universities

What are the most popular Universities in South Africa? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing the 2021 South African University Ranking of 25 South African higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed 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

Explore the uniRank League Table and University Ranking of 25 Universities in South Africa

2021 Sub-rankings by provinces

League Tables and University sub-rankings of South African Universities in the following provinces:


Eastern Cape (4)   Free State (2)  
Gauteng (6)   KwaZulu-Natal (4)  
Limpopo (2)   Western Cape (4)  

South African University lists

Other South African University lists: