Top 10 Academic Classes in South Africa |


Course Fees : R130 to R94000

Planning to continue your Academic studies in South Africa?


If you want to study in Africa, South Africa should definitely be one of your considerations. With a meticulously designed education system that caters to over one million students, Academic courses in South Africa can add value that no country in the African continent can. And here’s why!


South Africa is home to one of the world’s most efficient Higher Education System which raises stakes of Academic courses in South Africa.  The country has 26 public universities distributed within all 9 provinces of South Africa which offer a variety of academic courses in the field of business, arts, social sciences, engineering, and natural and basic sciences.


Here’s is a table of Academic degrees in South Africa along with the duration of the degree and cost of tuition fees for Engineering, Marketing and Management programs.





Engineering studies

3-4 years for B. Eng

1-2 years for M. Eng

R45000 - 65000

Marketing studies

1-2 Years

R30000 - 68000

Management studies

3-4 Years for Bachelor degree and 1-2 Year for Masters degree




What are the Top Colleges and Universities in South Africa?


Some of the most famous Universities for higher education in South Africa are:


1. University of Cape Town, Cape Town

2. University of the Witwatersrand, Witwatersrand

3. University of Pretoria, Pretoria

4. Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch

5. University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg

6. North-West University (Potchefstroom, Mahikeng and Vanderbijlpark)

7. University of Western Cape, Cape Town

8. Rhodes University, Grahamstown

9. University of the Free States, Bloemfontein

10. Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth

11. University of Limpopo, Limpopo

12. Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town

13. Durban University of Technology, Durban


What is the cost of studying in South Africa?


Depending on the type of course, the cost varies. For example, a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering would cost approximately R50000 whereas a BCom degree in marketing costs somewhere between R30000 - 70000. On average, the average cost of pursuing academic courses in South Africa would lie between R30000 - R70000.


What is the duration of Degree programs in South Africa?


 The average duration of taking up Academic courses in South Africa is about 3-4 years for a Bachelor degree and 1-2 years for Masters.  


Why study in South Africa?


Comprising bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, the vastness of the South African higher education system is the best in Africa. Not only academic courses in South Africa offer great employment opportunities but also paves the way for personal enrichment. 


The cost of education in South Africa is relatively low in comparison to the other countries and various scholarships, loans, and financial schemes are available to offset the cost.


What jobs can I get after completing college in South Africa?


After completing you higher education in South Africa, you can take up following jobs respective of the course chosen:


Finance and commerce-related jobs:


  • Chartered Accountant
  • Company Secretary
  • Finance manager
  • Accountant
  • General manager
  • Professor in the respective field
  • HR Manager
  • Certified Financial Analysts
  • Certified Financial Planner
  • Economist
  • Venture Capitalist


 Science stream related jobs:


  •  Engineer
  •  Doctor
  •  Biochemist/ biophysicist
  •  Scientist


 Humanities stream related jobs:


  • Teacher
  •  Advertising
  •  Technical Writer
  •  Counselor
  •  Event manager/organizer
  •  Public relations manager
  •  Journalist
  •  linguist

409 course(s) offered by 84 institutes in South Africa
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Bachelor of Arts in Drama

Bachelor of Arts in Drama is offered by El University. Founded in 1998, East London University is one of the country's premier private universities.

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Bachelor of Fashion

The programme philosophy is to create a learning environment in which innovation, and originality are encouraged and nurtured

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ND Financial Management

ND Financial Management are offered by Amitek Business College for all skill levels. We believe that every student has the ability to realize their potential and purpose through proper career guidance and supervision.

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Diploma in Nursing (General. Community, Psychiatry) and Midwifery

Diploma in Nursing (General. Community, Psychiatry) and Midwifery Course is Offered by Lilitha College of Nursing.

Institute by Lilitha College of Nursing
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Financial Management (N4 - N6)

Financial Management enables the prospective student to record accounting information manually and electronically. Neatness, orderliness, thoroughness, accuracy, sound judgment and a sense of responsibility are the characteristics needed for this field of study.

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Accounting Tuition

In these lessons we focus on guiding students to understand the fundamentals of accounting and the conceptual framework to ensure success in their first year of university.

Institute by Durban Accounting Institution Services [ Claim Listing ]
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Financial Management

Course offerings are subject to change. The College reserves the right to only offer courses that are justified by student numbers. The College reserves the right to move a programme/course offering to other campuses without prior notification.

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Keyline Digital Design College Logo

1 Year Digital Communication Design Course

Incorporating Graphic Design, Web Design, Video Production, Photography, Interactive Media, Mobi App Design, Game Design, 3D Modelling & Animation and more.

Institute by Keyline Digital Design College
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Research Skills (NQF Level 6)

This learning program is intended for learners who do not necessarily have formal training in research methods and who need to be able to apply knowledge of research methodology in an authentic situation.

Institute by Institute of Professional Student and Services
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Bachelor of Commerce

By studying towards a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree, you will achieve comprehensive insight into the world of business and commerce.

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