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Study in South Africa

Study in South Africa

Study in South Africa

Situated at the southern-most tip of the African continent, South Africa is a land of adventure and beauty. South Africa’s diverse landscape is made up of mountains, forests, deserts, and 3,000 kilometers of rugged coastline. The wildlife native to South Africa is among the most unique in the world, ranging from whales to dung beetles and everything between. And with South Africa’s sunny, warm weather throughout most of the year, there is plenty of time to enjoy the great outdoors!

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About Studying in South Africa

South Africa boasts both the strongest and largest higher education system in the region, and is the most popular place to study in Africa. Students from around the world flock to South Africa’s world-class facilities where they study at South African schools within education programmes unlike anywhere else. In fact, South Africa ranks 11th as a preferred destination for international students to pursue their education.

South Africa is often referred to as the Rainbow Nation for the dozens of African ethnic groups and their cultures who live within the country. This diversity provides a unique, progressive educational environment for students to learn about and from each other throughout their academic voyage in South Africa.

South Africa in short facts & figures

Capital: Pretoria (executive), Bloemfontein (judicial), Cape Town (legislative)
Area: 1,221,037 square kilometers
Official Languages: 11
Population: 51 million
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Currency: South African rand (ZAR)
GDP per capita: $13,321
Calling Code: +27

In this Study in South Africa guide

South Africa is placing a renewed focus on the importance of higher education with regards to a country’s social, economic, and community development. With this in mind, South Africa is strengthening the global partnerships which are emerging through a growing higher education sector, drawing more international students than ever before to South Africa’s schools. South Africa attracted almost 65,000 foreign students in 2010 (about a quarter of whom were postgraduate) who constituted over 7% of the entire student population. And the number is only growing as South Africa draws an increasing number of students from countries like the United States. The knowledge these international students gain in South Africa changes its students who, in turn, graduate to change the world.

This Study in South Africa guide includes all the information you need to make your dream of studying in South Africa become a reality, whether you already live in South Africa or have never been there. From South Africa’s education system and course types to in-depth guides for its major cities, this study guide offers everything you need to know for an education in South Africa.

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City Guides in South Africa:

City Guide: Cape Town, South AfricaCity Guide: Study in Cape Town
City Guide: Johannesburg, South AfricaCity Guide: Study in Johannesburg
City Guide: Port Elizabeth, South AfricaCity Guide: Study in Port Elizabeth
City Guide: Pretoria, South AfricaCity Guide: Study in Pretoria

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Last update: 30 Nov 2016