Education to solve real-life problems
The University of Venda, situated in
the fast growing town of Thohoyandou on the southern
slopes of the Soutpansberg Mountains, has repositioned
itself in accordance with the social and economic needs
of South Africa and the international community. It
has developed national and international prominence,
in terms of student enrolment, staff composition and
curriculum designs. Academic programmes encourage team
teaching, cross teaching and interdisciplinary initiatives.
The curriculum is built around projects and solving
A matric exemption and fulfilment of certain requirements, depending on the
field of study, are required.
Academic programmes take place within the following faculties:
Faculty of Health,
Agriculture and Rural Development
of Humanities, Law and Management Sciences and
of Natural and Applied Sciences.
Facilities and services
Bridging programmes in mathematics and science are offered when necessary.
The University provides decent and inexpensive accommodation for both national
and international students.
Teaching staff and
academic niche areas
Academic niche areas include Mining and Environmental Geology, Hydrology and
Water Resources, Environmental Management, Food Science and Technology, Forestry,
Family Ecology and Consumer Services, Tourism, Business Information Systems,
Tourism Management, Hospitality Management and Culinary Sciences.
Two research projects supported by the National Science Foundation, the Natural
Products project and the Solar Energy project, are based at the University.
|University of Venda
|Mr RN Kharidzha: Director Public
Private Bag X5050
Tel: +27 (0)15 962 8000
Fax: +27 (0)15 962 4749