Colleges and universities in Cape Town

University in Cape TownThe universities in Cape Town are some of the most esteemed in the country. The institutions not only employ a significant number of expats, they offer internationally accredited degrees and courses open to students of all nationalities.

Students will need to secure a study permit in order to formally enrol.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

The former Cape and Peninsula technikons have now been amalgamated into the largest university in the Western Cape, with over 30,000 students on two main campuses.

Stellenbosch University

Located in the historic heart of the surrounding Winelands, this world-class university is highly regarded for its research institutions.
 

University of Cape Town

The country’s oldest higher education institute was founded in 1829 on the picturesque slopes of Table Mountain. Today it has a sterling reputation worldwide and is consistently ranked as the best university on the continent.

University of South Africa

One of the largest correspondence universities in the world, Pretoria-based University of South Africa (UNISA) offers distance education to over 300,000 students in South Africa and abroad.
 

University of the Western Cape

Founded in 1960 as a separate college for non-white students, UWC has evolved into an internationally respected university with over 20,000 students in a variety of departments, institutes and research centres.