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

422 course(s) offered by 89 institutes in South Africa
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Damelin Het Logo

Bachelor Of Commerce In Marketing & Business Management

This programme prepares the student to enter a range of professional careers in the fields of Marketing and Business Management.

Institute by Damelin Het [ Claim Listing ]
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Finance Economics And Accounting

In a nutshell finance, economics and accounting is aimed at students who will study at a public FET College and then exit for further learning or employment/self employment in the finance, economics and accounting sector.

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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.

Institute by Central Johannesburg TVET College

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Bachelor of Architectural Studies Honours

Architects design, plan and decorate buildings, with a view to utility, durability, convenience and aesthetic appeal.

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Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) in Psychology

Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) in Psychology Degree is offered by University of Fort Hare. 

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Bachelor of Accounting

Bachelor of Accounting Course is Offered by Boston City Campus.

Institute by Boston City Campus [ Claim Listing ]
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Performance and Teaching Diplomas in Speech and Drama

Performance and Teaching diplomas in Speech and Drama Course is Offered by Cape Academy of Dramatic Art.

Institute by Cape Academy of Dramatic Art [ 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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Speed Reading

This course in Speed Reading could permanently increase your reading speed and improve your retention. It is likely to save you time every day and allow you to be better informed.

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