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Type: Public Institution
Motto: Together in excellence
Affiliated to: AAU; ACU; HESA
Established: 1916
No of Students: 15,000
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Sakhela Buhlungu
Campuses: Alice (main campus), Bhisho, East London
Website: https://www.ufh.ac.za
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The University of Fort Hare is a public university in Alice, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. It was established in 1916 as an institution for the higher education of black students, initially known as the South African Native College. It was attached to the University of South Africa, before becoming University College of Fort Hare associated with Rhodes University. With the introduction of apartheid, higher educational institutions in So.. more

The University of Fort Hare is a public university in Alice, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. It was established in 1916 as an institution for the higher education of black students, initially known as the South African Native College. It was attached to the University of South Africa, before becoming University College of Fort Hare associated with Rhodes University. With the introduction of apartheid, higher educational institutions in South Africa were strictly segregated along racial lines, and Fort Hare wasn’t spared. It became a black university in 1970, operated by the state government. It was a key institution in higher education for black Africans from 1916 to 1959, offering a western-style academic education to students from across sub-Saharan African. It is greatly responsible for the creation of the black African elite that would later shape several of the independence movements across the continent. The University counts 3 campuses across the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

The University of Fort Hare ranks 15th in South Africa, according to Webometrics’ ranking of African Universities. The university is redefining its role as the producer and disseminator of new knowledge,  particularly focusing on its central place in the reshaping of post-apartheid South Africa, and repositioning itself as the empowerment agent in the political, economic, cultural and social revolution that is unfolding in the subcontinent and beyond. Its curriculum and research agenda is being tuned to resonate with the contextual social renaissance, both by stimulating it and by responding to it. At the same time, it is utterly conscious of the need to engage and partner with the surrounding communities and region in a serving capacity and to extend into society at large through interesting new interconnections. The University now has over 15000 students.

The University of Fort Hare counts several facilities and services that contribute to a suitable academic environment for the entire university community. In addition to its administrative and academic facilities, which include a network of libraries across the 3 campuses and complete with electronic resources, it equally counts a teaching and learning centre dedicated to facilitating learning at the university. The University’s Department of Properties and Services exists to provide a safe environment for the students, and for the maintenance of facilities and infrastructure, which include sporting infrastructure, security, cleaning, catering and gardening.
Throughout its years of existence, the university has graduated several notable alumni, including Nelson Mandela (former President of South Africa), Seretse Khama (first President of Botswana), Julius Nyerere (first President of Tanzania), Robert Mugabe (former President of Zimbabwe), Kenneth Kaunda (first President of Zambia), Oliver Tambo (anti-apartheid politician & ex-president of the ANC).

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Faculty of Management & Commerce

  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Development Studies
  • Department of Business Management
  • Department of Industrial Psychology
  • Department of Information Systems
  • Department of Public Administratio.. more

Faculty of Management & Commerce

  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Development Studies
  • Department of Business Management
  • Department of Industrial Psychology
  • Department of Information Systems
  • Department of Public Administration

Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Department of Human Movement Studies
  • Department of Nursing Science
  • Department of Natural Sciences
  • Department of Public Health
  • Department of Rehabilitative Studies

Faculty of Education

  • Early Childhood Development Centre of Excellence (ECD)
  • Nelson Mandela Institute for Education and Rural Development (NMI)

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Department of African Languages
  • Department of Afrikaans
  • Department of Communication
  • Department of Criminology
  • Department of English
  • Department of Fine Arts
  • Department of History
  • Department of Library and Information Science
  • Department of Music
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Sociology & Anthropology
  • Department of Theology
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Social Work & Development

Faculty of Science & Agriculture

  • Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension
  • Department of Agronomy
  • Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Geographic Information Systems
  • Department of Geography & Environmental Science
  • Department of Geology
  • Department of Human Movement Science
  • Department of Livestock and Pasture Science
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Statistics
  • Department of Zoology and Entomology

Nelson R. Mandela School of Law

  • Department of Adjectival Law
  • Department of Mercantile Law
  • Department of Public Law
  • Department of Private Law
  • Legal Clinic
  • UNESCO Oliver Tambo Centre for Human Rights
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GENERAL ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
A student who was not previously registered at this or another University shall meet one of the following requirements –
A Matriculation Certificate, a National Senior Certificate, a School Leaving Certificate or a Further Education and Training (FET 4) Certificate; or
Mature age, Senate discretionary or any other form of condit.. more

GENERAL ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
A student who was not previously registered at this or another University shall meet one of the following requirements –
A Matriculation Certificate, a National Senior Certificate, a School Leaving Certificate or a Further Education and Training (FET 4) Certificate; or
Mature age, Senate discretionary or any other form of conditional or complete exemption; or

Any alternative qualification, examination or experience (prior learning and/or experience) which is recognized in terms of the admission policy of the University as laid down by Council in consultation with Senate; provided that Council in consultation with Senate may further prescribe by regulation additional requirements as it deems fit as a prerequisite for admission to any specific programme.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR’S DEGREES
Minimum of level 4 in English 1st Additional Language or
Minimum of level 3 in English Home Language.
Minimum of Level 4 or better in four 20-credit subjects from the designated list, excluding Life Orientation.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR MATURE AGE APPLICANTS
Mature age applicants (turning 23 years during year of registration), who have met the requirements in bullets 1 – 3 above, qualify for admission to mainstream programmes. They need to apply for conditional exemption from HESA.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Senior Certificate (pre-2008)
A candidate is expected to possess a minimum level of proficiency in English language. A pass mark of at least E symbol on SG is considered to be sufficient. A pass mark of at least an F symbol on HG English 1st language is also considered to be sufficient.
A Matriculation Exemption or Further Education and Training Certificate.
A standard qualification to study for a degree is a Matriculation endorsement or equivalent.

NATIONAL CERTIFICATE (VOCATIONAL) (NCV) GUIDELINES
The minimum admission requirement to a Bachelor’s degree programme is a National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4 issued by the Council for General and Further Education and Training.
The minimum requirements for admission to a Bachelor’s degree include the achievement of the following,

National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4;
At least three (3) fundamental subjects with a minimum pass mark of 60% (including English as the language of learning)
Three (3) vocational subjects from the designated list between 70 ‐ 79% (4).
Prospective students are also required to meet specified faculty NVC admission criteria, as determined by the respective Faculty Boards.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Undergraduate
All applicants with non-South African school-leaving require a certificate of exemption from the Matriculation Board of South Africa for admission into an undergraduate qualification. For more information regarding the Matriculation Exemptions please visit the Matriculation Board website on www.he-enrol.ac.za

The University of Fort Hare will also submit applications to the Matriculation Board on behalf of the applicant on submission of the following:

Form M30E (also available from the matriculation board website); Copies of educational qualification (certified at the University); Copy of Passport or birth certificate (certified at the University);
Exemption application fee charged at R400.00 (payable at the university); and

Sworn English translation of documents required where applicable.

Postgraduate
All applicants with non-South African qualifications are required to have their qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). For more information regarding evaluation of qualifications please visit the SAQA website: www.saqa.org.za

Student selection and admissions process:

Students receive application forms from the Students Registration Office through the post/contact.

These are completed and returned to the Students Registration Office and get sorted per-Faculty.

Then the faculty selection committee (Deputy Dean: Teaching and Learning, Faculty Manager, HODs and Administrators) convenes to do the selection.

Admission is done on merit, using the Swedish point system. High scores are considered first in chronological order

For interview programmes, students are invited for presentations prior to selection. The current matrics are provisionally accepted pending their matric final results and availability for admission into programmes, plus NBT results. The application forms are checked and signed by the Faculty Manager according to the admission status.  Once the forms are signed, they are given back to the Students Registration Office to capture the status which is then communicated to the students as backup. The Faculty keeps records of the accepted students as backup. Waitlisted students are considered after registration of accepted students. Accepted students get notification from the Students Registration Office.

POSTGRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Postgraduate Diplomas Requirements
An appropriate Bachelor’s degree OR
Admission to the status of that degree OR
Attained a level of competence
Some Schools/College may accept and Advanced Diploma for entry into a Postgraduate Diploma if HEQF  (Higher Education Qualification Framework) requirements are met.

Duration
A minimum of at least two consecutive semesters. Except with the permission of Senate all modules shall be completed at the University.

Curriculum
The curriculum will contain advanced reflection, practice and research methods in the area of specialization and may include a sustained research project in accordance with College rules approved by Senate.

Bachelor of Honours Degrees Requirements
An appropriate Bachelor’s degree OR
Admission to the status of that degree OR
Attained a level of competence

Duration
A minimum of at least two consecutive semesters. Except with the permission of Senate all modules shall be completed at the University.

Curriculum: The curriculum for the Honours degree shall include a prescribed research project as one of the modules which shall account for a minimum of 25% of the credits for the degree.

Masters by Coursework and Masters by Research Requirements
A relevant prerequisite degree OR
Admission to the status of that degree OR
Attained a level of competence

Duration Coursework
A minimum of two consecutive semesters (full time) or 4 consecutive semesters (part-time) before the degree may be conferred.
With permission and in terms of College regulations, periods of attendance at the graduate level at another institution or in another College may be accepted. (Consult with relevant School).

Research
A minimum of two consecutive semesters (full time) or 4 consecutive semesters (part-time) before the degree may be conferred.

Research
Candidates shall be required to pursue an appropriate programme of research on a subject on a subject falling within the scope of the studies presented at the University. Students must also adhere to possible other conditions prescribed by Colleges/Schools.

Doctor of philosophy or supervised Doctor degrees by research 

Requirements
A relevant prerequisite degree OR Admission to the status of that degree

Duration
A minimum of four consecutive semesters (full time) or eight consecutive semester (part-time) before the degree may be conferred.

Curriculum
Students will be required to pursue an approved programme of research on a subject falling within the scope of studies at the University. Such a programme shall make a distinct contribution to the knowledge or understanding of the subject and afford evidence of originality shown either by the discovery of new facts and by the exercise of independent critical power. Students must also adhere to other possible conditions prescribed by Colleges/Schools.

How to Apply
Meet Entry Requirements and submit your application form and all the necessary documentation before 31 October 2018.
A non-refundable application fee of R80.00 is payable by all applicants (for online applications). Please use the following bank details to deposit and upload the deposit slip with the rest of your required documents.

BANKING DETAILS
Bank: Standard Bank
Branch: Alice
Branch code: 05 01 19
Account name: University of Fort Hare
Account number: 28 210 1357
Reference: Applicant’s name and surname

STEP 2
-An SMS will be sent to you informing you of the status of your application thereafter a letter of confirmation.

STEP 3
-Current matriculants who qualify based on their Grade 12 mid-term performance, are provisionally admitted pending the submission of their final matric results and subject to availability of space
STEP 4
-Successful applicants will receive SMS and an admission letter, together with a registration guide, which reflects the registration dates and orientation programme.

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East London is a city on the southeast coast of South Africa, part of the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality of the Eastern Cape Province. The city lies on the Indian Ocean coast, between the Buffalo River and the Nahoon River. It was founded in 1836, forming around the only river port in South Africa. It was initially known as Port Rex, later renamed London in honour of the capital city of.. more

East London is a city on the southeast coast of South Africa, part of the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality of the Eastern Cape Province. The city lies on the Indian Ocean coast, between the Buffalo River and the Nahoon River. It was founded in 1836, forming around the only river port in South Africa. It was initially known as Port Rex, later renamed London in honour of the capital city of Great Britain. In 1914 it was elevated to city status, prospering after the arrival of German settlers in the late 1850s. This explains the German names of some towns in the vicinity of East London. East London has an oceanic climate bordering on a humid subtropical climate, with the warm temperatures and moderation typical of the South African coastline. Although it has no true dry season, there is a drying trend in the winter, with the wettest times of year being spring and autumn. There is also a shorter and lesser dry period in December and January. Average temperatures go from 14.4 degrees Celsius to 22.9 degrees Celsius. It is the second-largest industrial centre in the province, with the major employer being the motor industry. Other industries include clothing, textiles, pharmaceuticals and food processing.

East London is a city with a number of touristic attractions, including resorts and parks. Resorts like Yellowsands, Kidds Beach, Glen Eden and Queensbury Bay are found in the city. It boasts attractions like the East London Zoo and Museum, several private game reserves, a City Hall, a Casino, and an Art Gallery. East London is home to the Prince George Race Circuit, a historic motor racing track opened in 1959, that has hosted 3 Formula One South African Grand Prix. East London is serviced by two national roads, connecting to towns west and east of the city. The East London railway station offers long-distance passenger services to Cape Town and Johannesburg, and the East London Airport runs services to other large South African metropolitan areas. East London lays claim to the only double-decker bridge in South Africa.

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