Universities in South Africa: South African Universities have attracted a lot of attention home and abroad. South Africa houses the most sought-after universities in Africa. This is mainly due to the fact that their educational facilities and standard compete with many schools in developed countries. Their certifications are also recognized worldwide.
If you’re planning to attend a university in South Africa, you need to arm yourself first with knowledge then, money. Apart from the school fees, you need to plan for accommodation and feeding expenses. Despite all that, South African Universities are not as expensive as many other international universities.
On the average, you will need around £100 for feeding every month. On accommodation, the universities provide comfortable accommodation within the school environment for students. However, you can still opt for private accommodation, off-campus. The average cost of renting an apartment in South Africa ranges from £196 to £231 per month.
International students who are on student permit can do part-time jobs but not more than twenty hours per week. So you can have a means of income to support yourself while studying in South Africa.
There are both public and private universities in South Africa. The public universities in South Africa are divided into three categories namely traditional universities, comprehensive universities, and universities of technology. The traditional universities offer theoretically-oriented university degrees.
The comprehensive universities offer both theoretically-oriented university degrees and vocational oriented degrees and diplomas while the universities of technology offer only vocational oriented degrees and diplomas. South Africa has twenty-six public universities.
Twelve of these public universities are traditional universities, six are comprehensive, and eight are universities of technology.
Below is the list of public South African universities you can opt for as an international student.
List of universities in South Africa according to their categories;
- University of Cape Town
- University of Fort Hare
- University of the Free State
- University of KwaZulu-Natal
- University of Limpopo
- North-West University
- University of Pretoria
- Rhodes University
- Sefako Makgatho University
- University of Stellenbosch
- University of the Western Cape
- University of the Witwatersrand
- University of Johannesburg
- Nelson Mandela University
- University of South Africa
- University of Venda
- Walter Sisulu University
- University of Zululand
Universities of technology
- Cape Peninsula University of Technology
- Central University of Technology
- Durban University of Technology
- Mangosuthu University of Technology
- University of Mpumalanga
- Sol Plaatje University
- Tshwane University of Technology
- Vaal University of Technology.