Walter Sisulu University

country rank  18
world rank  4917

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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 (EduListing 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 EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 15 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

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

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Not reported


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Universities South Africa (USA)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020