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Varsity College was founded over 20 years ago and today enjoys the reputation of being at the forefront of private tertiary education in South Africa.

Varsity College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), the largest and most accredited higher education provider in South Africa. The brand offers The IIE degrees, diplomas and certificates on eight campuses. The campuses are in Sandton, Pretoria, Midrand, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban North, Westville and Pietermaritzburg. Varsity College also has developed a reputation for offering tuition support for qualifications of The University of the Free State (UFS) and has academic partnerships with international institutions such as The Open University of the UK (OU) and the International College of Hotel Management (ICHM). We believe our success stems from our progressive attitudes to learning, investment in resources and, most importantly, the development of a personalised support system for each student.

The Varsity College teaching philosophy of "Quality Teaching for Quality Learning" aims to make academic life as interesting and participative as possible. The most effective learning, we believe, stems from a dynamic two-way exchange. Our unique, collaborative approach means active participation by our students, which builds understanding and develops critical thinking.

Varsity College takes full advantage of the latest technological developments and innovations in taking our students' learning experience to the next level. Increasingly, lecturers use the likes of touchscreens and multimedia content as teaching aids, while email, SMS and social media provide greater academic support outside lecture halls.
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