South Africa PHD General


South Africa is one of the best places to study in Africa and it is steadily and increasingly earning a respectable reputation around the world. Accreditation and certificates from the universities in South Africa are recognized and accepted everywhere in the world.

South African universities welcome a lot of international students from all over the across the globe. The government of South Africa has set up several immigration policies that encourage the entry of foreign students who wish to study in South Africa. These policies also cover applicants who wish to take up the PhD course.

Popular Universities in South Africa

  • University of Cape Town
  • University of the Witwatersrand
  • Stellenbosch University
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of Kwazulu-Natal
  • Rhodes University
  • University of the Western Cape
  • University of the Free State
  • North-West University

Popular Colleges in South Africa

  • College of Cape Town
  • Boland College
  • INTEC College
  • West Coast College
  • Buffalo City College
  • Waterberg College
  • False Bay College
  • IMM Graduate School of Marketing

Popular courses in South Africa

  • African Christianity, PMB (PhD)
  • Accounting (PhD)
  • Agricultural, PMB (PhD)
  • Art History, PMB (PhD)
  • Analytical Chemistry (Doctoral Program)
  • Anthropology (PhD)
  • BDr?mH?n? in Drama and Theatre (Doctorate)


To be eligible to study in South Africa, the applicant must meet the following requirements to Study in South Africa: 

The applicant must:

  • Have a valid passport.
  • Have a Masters degree from a university that is internationally recognized.
  • Present a copy of the Admission letter from the educational institution where he or she intends to study.
  • Provide proof of adequate finances to sponsor him or her throughout the duration of his or her studies in the country.
  • Have all required educational certificates.

Visa Fee

The visa fee in South Africa is placed at R425.

Please Note

The governing authorities may change this amount at any time. Applicants are therefore advised to check the current fee at the time of their application.

Tuition Fee

The different universities and colleges in the South Africa have different tuition fees, but generally, the fees fall between R20,000 to R25,000 for post graduate programs.

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