University of Fort Hare (UFH)

Here is a  guide and information to assist on how to apply for admission at University of Fort Hare (UFH). Find Application Form download links and institution contact information for enquiries and support.

The University of Fort Hare is a public university in Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa. The University’s main campus is located in Alice and it has campuses in Bisho and East London.

University of Fort Hare (Alice Campus)
Ring Road
040 602 2011

University of Fort Hare (Bisho Campus)
Independence Avenue
040 608 3407

University of Fort Hare (East London)
50 Church Street
East London
043 704 7000

What You Need to Apply

  • A Valid South African ID Document/Passport
  • Valid Email Address
  • Most Recent Grade 12/Report School Results
  • Supporting Documents

How To Apply For Admission

Do you know what you want to study?

It is a good idea to have a career objective in mind, check the admission requirements of the various qualifications offered at the University of Fort Hare.


1.   Submit your application form and all the necessary documentation including application fee before closing date.

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

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.

4.   Successful applicants will receive an admission letter, together with a registration guide, which reflects the registration dates and orientation programme.

It is important to note that all applicants who wrote the National Senior Certificate (NSC) are required to write the National Benchmark test (NBT), before they are allowed to register for their 1st year at University. Read more about this compulsory test on

In which school-leaving category do you fall?

  •  National Senior Certificate (NSC)? The NSC is the new school-leaving qualification since 2009.
  •  Pre-2008 matriculation certificate? This is the old school-leaving qualification before 2009.

Admission Requirements: NSC applicants (since 2009)

The table below explains how well you will need to do in your school subjects in order to meet the minimum entry requirements for each qualification.

The University may add additional requirements for specific qualification programmes


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