University of Fort Hare
University of Fort Hare
“Union Hall” at the University of Fort Hare. Originally, Fort Hare was a British fort in the wars between British settlers and the Xhosa of the 19th century. Some of the ruins of the fort are still visible today, as well as the graves of some of the British soldiers who died while on duty there. During the 1830s, the Lovedale Missionary Institute was built near Fort Hare.
James Stewart, one of its missionary principals, suggested in 1878 that an institution for the higher education of black students needed to be created. However, he did not live to see his idea put into operation when, in 1916, Fort Hare was established with Alexander Kerr as its first principal. D.D.T Jabavu was its first black staff member who lectured in Latin and black languages. In accordance with its Christian principles, fees were low and heavily subsidized. Several scholarships were also available for indigent students.
A vibrant, equitable, and sustainable African university, committed to teaching and research excellence at the service of its students, scholars, and the wider community.
To provide high-quality education of international standards contributing to the advancement of knowledge that is socially and ethically relevant and applying technological and socio-economic development of our nation and the wider world.
Integrity – To respect and affirm the dignity, equality, freedom, and rich cultural diversity of all human beings as the basis for peace and social justice, the pursuit of truth, intellectual honesty, and openness to ideas.
Excellence – To be recognized as an international center for excellence that is both rooted in its environment and sensitive to the challenges of human progress, and to foster a culture of teaching and learning and research excellence in the University as a basic minimum requirement for living up to the claim of being a site of knowledge generation.
Innovation – To focus on the challenges presented by new information technologies, information management systems and processes, and opportunities for innovation. And to do so in an enterprising way that benefits the University and humanity.
Ethics – The attainment of the highest professional and ethical standards in teaching, learning, research, community engagement, and corporate governance.
HOW TO APPLY
For South African and international students, the cost of the online application is nothing, while the manual application costs R120 and R500, respectively. Click here to download the application guide for applicants whose ID numbers are already listed on the UFH Online Application portal. To verify the validity of your application, please make sure all required attachments are included.
University of Fort Hare Faculties
- Health Sciences
- Social Sciences and Humanities
- Management & Commerce
- Science & Agriculture
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.
Please make sure you have a valid email address and access to a scanner before proceeding with your online application