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Universities in South Africa

Higher Education in South Africa

2021 Ranking of South Africa Universities

What are South Africa’s most famous universities? Topuniversitieslist attempts to address this issue by releasing the 2021 South African University Ranking, which includes 25 South African higher education institutions that fulfill the Topuniversitieslist selection criteria:

being chartered, registered, or certified by the relevant South African higher education-related institution, and providing at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees) in a conventional, face-to-face, non-distance education style.

Investigate the Topuniversitieslist League Table and University Rankings of 25 South African Universities.

2021 Sub-rankings by provinces and territories

South African university league tables and university sub-rankings in the following provinces:


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