Facts and Figures

In the year that the University celebrates its 90th anniversary, it is serving a total of 8,548 students from its three campuses in Alice, Bhisho and East London. Its five faculties and ten schools cover the range from undergraduate diplomas, through bachelor's and honours degrees to masters and doctoral level studies. In this year the University is tackling the issues of the development and growth of its new urban East London campus and the renewal of its historic campus in Alice.


Faculty of Education
School of Initial Teacher Education ? School of In-Service Programmes ? School of Post-Graduate Studies
1901 students

Faculty of Law
Nelson Mandela School of Law
776 students

Faculty of Management & Commerce
School of Business and Enterprise ? School of Public Management and Development
2080 students

Faculty of Science & Agriculture
School of Science ? School of Agriculture and Agribusiness
1394 students

Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities
School of Social Sciences ? School of Humanities
2397 students


2 winners of the Nobel Peace Prize

5 Presidents
(South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Tanzania)

3 Prime Ministers

Cabinet Ministers


Leaders in Business and Science

Alumni around the world

Office Bearers

Chancellor: Dr Danisa Baloyi

Chairperson of Council: Mr Pepi Silinga

Vice-Chancellor: Dr Mvuyo Tom

Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Prof Rob Midgley

Registrar: Dr Nothemba Mrwetyana


Alice Campus

Founded in 1916 on the site of a disused military fort, this campus supports over 4,000 students, most of whom are housed in residences on the campus.  This campus is situated in a rural setting outside of the town of Alice on the banks of the Thyume River. 

Bhisho Campus

This campus was established in 1990 and is situated opposite the Eastern Cape provincial legislature buildings.  Small but modern, it serves an important training function and specializes in providing capacity-building in public administration and finance to provincial, local and foreign governments.

East London Campus

Founded in 1981 by Rhodes University in downtown East London, this campus has grown dramatically since the University of Fort Hare incorporated it in 2004.  It currently supports over 3,500 students and is the main site for future growth

*The information on this page was prepared by the Planning Unit.