University of Fort Hare

country rank  16
world rank  4032

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University Overview

Established in 1916, University of Fort Hare is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the medium-sized town of Alice (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Eastern Cape. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Department of Higher Education and Training, South Africa, University of Fort Hare (UFH) is a medium-sized (EduListing enrollment range: 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Fort Hare (UFH) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details.

University Identity

Acronym UFH
Founded 1916
Motto In lumine tuo videbimus lumen
In Thy light shall we see light

University Location

Address Private Bag X1314
Alice (population range: 10,000-49,999)
5700 Eastern Cape
South Africa
T +27 (40) 602 2181
F +27 (40) 653 1643

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Not reported
Admission Rate Not reported
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 9,000-9,999
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Not reported
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Fort Hare's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of African Universities (AAU)
  • Universities South Africa (USA)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020