University of Fort Hare Study Applications

This page has links to the Study Application forms for the University of Fort Hare in Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa. The 2020 Student intake has started and prospective students will find all the links they need to the University of Fort Hare application forms and course information

About 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 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 higher education of black students needed to be created, but he did not live to see it happen. 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.

It was a key institution in higher education for black Africans from 1916 to 1959. It offered a Western-style academic education to students from across sub-Saharan Africa, creating a black African elite. Fort Hare alumni were part of many subsequent independence movements and governments of newly independent African countries. Presidents of other African countries who attended Fort Hare included Kenneth Kaunda, Seretse Khama, Yusuf Lule, Julius Nyerere, Robert Mugabe and Joshua Nkomo.

Leading opponents of the apartheid regime who attended included Nelson Mandela, Govan Mbeki and Oliver Tambo of the African National Congress, Mangosuthu Buthelezi of the Inkatha Freedom Party, Robert Sobukwe of the Pan Africanist Congress, and Desmond Tutu.


Faculty of Education

Over the last 10 years the Faculty has experienced a quantum growth in enrolment and research productivity. This has earned it a place as one of the highly rated of the five faculties of the University of Fort Hare; as well as nationally.

Faculty of Health Sciences

The vision of the Faculty of Health Sciences is to be a vibrant, competent, committed and be a globally recognized faculty through the provision of excellence in teaching, learning, research and community engagement.

Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law was established in 1961 and received permission to rename itself after former President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela in 1998.

Faculty of Management & Commerce

With a strong focus on entrepreneurship, our aim is to produce graduates who are able to participate in the global economy not only as employees but also as employers.

Faculty of Science & Agriculture

At Fort Hare, you will receive outstanding education at a nationally recognised institution in Science or Agriculture, located in an extremely friendly environment.

Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities

The Faculty has its roots in the former Faculty of African and Democracy Studies which was constituted out of the former Faculties of Arts, Law and Theology.

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