The Guide to South African Higher Education | 18th Edition

University of Fort Hare

Together in Excellence

University of Fort Hare (UFH) is a global university committed to meeting the needs and ambitions of a culturally and internationally diverse range of students, by providing competitive academic programmes underpinned by innovative research, scholarship and professional practice. We prepare our students to be professional, skilled individuals fitted to be a global citizen, committed to lifelong learning and able to contribute and engage in community development initiatives.

UFH is a vibrant, equitable and sustainable African university, committed to teaching and research excellence at the service of its students, scholars and the wider community.

Location and Campuses

The University has 16800 students located across the three campuses. These campuses provide the perfect environment for urban-rural cultural integration and production of knowledge, which addresses the regional, national, African and international challenges of the 21st century.

  • The Alice Campus, which is the main campus, is located in a small town of Alice, in a rural setting and the capital of Raymond Mhlaba Municipality. The campus has over 8000 registered students, the majority of which lives in the small town and contributes considerably to the development of its economy. 
  • The East London Campus is a robust and urban-based campus itself to attracting a varied mix of students and staff and caters for long-distance learning and part-time students with programmes and courses that meet the need of vast students.
  • The Bhisho Campus, which is just outside King William’s Town and sited close to the seat of the present-day provincial government, has developed a reputation in public-service-related courses.


The university has a comprehensive range of academic programmes and career-oriented programmes that are offered across five faculties. These programmes are designed to equip future leaders in various disciplines and fields, ranging from Diplomas, Bachelors, Honours, Masters and Doctoral Degree, with appropriate skills and knowledge.

  • Health Sciences
  • Law
  • Science and Agriculture
  • Social sciences and Humanities
  • Education
  • Management and Commerce

University of Fort Hare

International Affairs Office
Alice Campus
Private Bag X1314, South Africa
Tel:+27(0)40 602 2424
Fax: +27 (0) 86 628 2383

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