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

431 course(s) offered by 93 institutes in South Africa
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Mathematics is a broad subject, but there are specific subfields that are heavily employed in data science: calculus and linear algebra – and this is what the 365 Data Science program covers.

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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.

Institute by Johannesburg Institute of Engineering and Technology [ Claim Listing ]
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Public Administration

The qualification recognises the generic skills, knowledge, understanding, attitudes and values expected of a competent person in a wide range of contexts in Public Sector Administration and the Public Sector in general. Additionally, this qualification contributes to the development of information

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Higher Certificate in Business Management (Digital Banking)

Future-proof your skills. This qualification prepares young professionals for the new age of digital banking. This is ideal for employees who have been in the industry for a while and need to upskill in order to grow with the new trends in the market.

Institute by Eduvos SA [ Claim Listing ]
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Bachelor Of Education (Foundation Phase Teaching)

The daily programme of lectures, experiential sessions and teaching practice takes place over nine weeks a term. The BEd training programme consists of several areas of learning, each with its particular aims in the development of the teacher.

Institute by Centre for Creative Education
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Accommodation Services NQF 2

SAQA ID – 14110, 1 Year, 120 Credits

Institute by Edge Training
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Bachelor of Commerce

The modules covered in a BCom form the foundational theories of business and are focused on modules specific to economics, business management and finance.

Institute by Mancosa [ Claim Listing ]

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Graphic Design

This is a comprehensive study of graphic design incorporating the use of various techniques and various software programmes that will prepare the learner for a career in multiple facets of design. This is a fantastic programme that truly brings the essence of creativity and business together.

Institute by Creative Arts College [ Claim Listing ]
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National Certificate in Journalism

Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies Offers National Certificate in Journalism L5 Course. At Jeppe College we have leveraged variety of methods that can be utilised to successfully apply and become a student at the college.

Institute by Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies
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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering (N1 - N3) A Mechanical Engineer is involved with the design, development, production, marketing, installation, maintenance and general research of machinery and mechanical equipment in almost every type of industry and technology.

Institute by Taal-Net Group [ Claim Listing ]
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