University of Venda (Univen)

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The University of Venda (UNIVEN) is a South African Comprehensive rural based university, located in Thohoyandou in Limpopo province. It was established in 1982 under the then Republic of Venda government.

Univen History

It was established in 1982 to serve the inhabitants of the Venda bantustan, however, the student body at Univen never consisted of Venda students only, student from all over the Northern Transvaal attended the Institution. After the end of apartheid and the re-integration of the bantustans into South Africa, Univen student body were drawn from all over South Africa. With the South African government’s programme of tertiary education reform in the new millennium, Univen became a “comprehensive university”, offering both theoretically oriented and practically oriented courses.

Univen Campuses

The University of Venda has one main Campus in Thohoyandou. The Campus houses all seven faculties of the institution namely

  • The School of Agriculture,
  • School of Education,
  • School of Environmental Science,
  • School of Health Sciences,
  • School of Human and Social Sciences,
  • School of Management Sciences,
  • School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences,
  • The Univen School of Law.
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The campus also houses the Art Gallery, which has a display of carvings, paintings and clay pots made by both students and local community members. Furthermore, the campus has a full-time Sport Center that is used for indoor Sports as well as other recreational activities such as drama and dance.

The main campus houses nine of the eleven official residences, namely Bernard Ncube, Carousel, F3, F4, F5, Lost City Boys, Lost City Girls, Mango Groove, Riverside and Prefab.

University of Venda Online Application

Only new South African undergraduate applicants who are to write a South African matric in 2017 can apply on online application wizard.

All post graduate and international (Non South Africans) applicants are to submit paper applications to: University of Venda, Student Admissions, Private bag x5050. Thohoyandou.0950

To apply online, you should be having a South African Identity number, cell phone number, and an e-mail address, If you do not have one, you can obtain one from free e-mail providers such as or

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During online application process, you may save and return at a later stage to complete the application.

After online submission of the application, R100-00 (one hundred rand only) non-refundable application fee must be paid at Absa bank account no. 1000 000 589 and write your computer generated student number as reference.

A copy of I.D. document; Testimonial, Grade 11 report; and proof of payment (i.e. all documents in PDF format) must be uploaded online.

After successful submission and completion of your online application, you can log into My Access page to access / view your application details

Click here Apply Online

Closing date for application 29th September  @ 12:00

For more information regarding online application contact

Mr Mpfariseni Ligudu
Assistant Registrar: Student Administration
+27 15 9628192/ 9628251/ 9628351 / 9628002 / 8954

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