University of Limpopo

The University of Limpopo (UL)


The University of Limpopo (UL) is a public university in Polokwane, Limpopo Province, South Africa. Established in 2005 through the merger of the University of the North and the Technikon Northern Transvaal, UL has a rich history of providing accessible and quality education to students from diverse backgrounds. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across eight faculties, catering to over 30,000 students from across South Africa and around the globe.


UL offers a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across eight faculties:

  • Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Sciences
  • Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering and Technology
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Science


UL provides a variety of scholarships for both domestic and international students to support their academic pursuits. These scholarships are based on merit, financial need, or specific academic disciplines. Undergraduate scholarships are typically awarded based on academic achievement, while postgraduate scholarships may consider additional factors such as research potential and leadership experience.

The university also offers bursaries and grants specifically for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. These financial aid opportunities are designed to promote access to education and help students from underserved communities achieve their academic goals.


Tuition fees at UL vary depending on the program and nationality of the student. However, prices are generally competitive with other South African universities. For international students, additional costs may include accommodation, health insurance, and travel expenses.

Admission Time

The application deadlines for undergraduate and postgraduate programs at UL vary depending on the agenda. Generally, the application period for undergraduate programs is from September to October, and for doctoral programs, it is from October to November.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for both national and international students vary depending on the program. However, general requirements typically include:

  • National Senior Certificate (NSC) or equivalent with good grades in relevant subjects
  • A solid academic record in previous studies
  • Meeting the English language proficiency requirements

Benefits for International Students

International students at UL enjoy a range of benefits, including:

  • A welcoming and multicultural campus environment
  • Access to world-class academic resources and facilities
  • Opportunities to participate in international research and exchange programs
  • Support from the International Office and other student support services
  • A location in Polokwane, the capital city of Limpopo Province, known for its rich cultural heritage and diverse natural beauty

Varsity Website Address

The official website of the University of Limpopo is:

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