International Students Insights: Choosing South Africa as your education destination

International Students Insights: Choosing South Africa as your education destination

South African Higher Learning Institutions are considered to be one of the best in the African continent. The 2022 QS-World University Rankings lists 6 Public SA institutions in the top 10 African institutions, and 4ICU lists 7 Public SA institutions in their ranking system.  The notable highly ranked institutions across various ranking systems include: 

  • University of Cape Town

  • University of Witwatersrand

  • University of Johannesburg

  • Stellenbosch University

  • University of Pretoria

In the past decade, South Africa has proven to be one of the education destinations of choice for students from across the African continent. The latest Statistics on Post-School Education and Training in South Africa highlights more than 58 000 international students that are registered in South African Public Higher Learning Institutions, with students from Zimbabwe, Namibia, DRC, Nigeria and Lesotho leading the pack.

See the top 10 countries that are leading in students registered in South Africa’s public institutions:

See the top 10 countries that are leading in students registered in South Africa’s private  institutions:

Higher Learning Institutions in South Africa have numerous specialised faculties, offering qualifications that unlock in-demand career pathways. The public institutions and their world-renowned faculties are capacitated with exceptional, award-winning lecturers and researchers that are at the cutting edge of innovation and research.