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About The Independent Institute of Education and Varsity College

The Independent Institute of Education (IIE) IIE Varsity College

The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) is South Africa’s leading registered private provider of higher education with over 70 qualifications registered and accredited from Higher Certificate to Masters level. It operates through six higher education brands including Varsity College. The IIE is owned by a public company (AdvTech Ltd) which is listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange. As a result students on Varsity College campuses of The IIE are able to access the superb teaching and learning and student support offered by Varsity College while studying towards a recognised, NQF registered, accredited degree safe in the knowledge that the degree is conferred by South African’s leading private higher education institution and backed up with the stability, good governance and sustainability inherent in the public listing of AdvTech. The Independent Institute of Education is proud, through Varsity College, to be offering these two degrees which are recognised by the Open University. For more on The IIE please go to

Varsity College

Varsity College was founded over twenty 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 IIE.

Varsity College has recently added to its impressive range of qualifications with the introduction of two IIE qualifications; Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) and Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communication (BACC) and these provide a pathway to The Open University’s BA or BSc Open degree with Honours.

Varsity College

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