Study Location / South Africa

All you need to know about studying in South Africa

Why study in South Africa

What can you imagine when the modern world mixes with the developing world? Probably something has beautiful as South Africa. South Africa has a cultural and historical blend that has made it something of a treasure in Southeast Asia. And, when someone says, “historical blend”, in Southeast Asia, that has got make you hungry. After all, such a combination can only mean one thing: delicious food to make you go wild. Lately, too, universities and colleges in South Africa have started introducing English-taught Master’s and Bachelor’s programmes. Students come from everywhere to join in their classes, living long-term in a place that most people only dream of. Recently, the South African government has instituted the main body that oversees higher education there. Now, almost all of the universities where you can study in South Africa have been accredited and certified to offer high-quality Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. So, you can be sure that, once you’re there, your degree will compel you to success, and still offer you the unique education that you’d hope for in such a magical place.

Here’s why you should choose South Africa as your study abroad destination!

  • It’s one of the most beautiful places in the world.
  • Value for money
  • A vibrant and diverse country
  • A friendly and welcoming place
  • A range of unique learning opportunities

The South Africa Education System

The levels are divided into three “sub-frameworks” which span general education, higher education and occupational training. These are the:

  • General and Further Education and Training Sub-Framework (GFETQSF)
  • Higher Education Qualifications Sub-Framework (HEQFS)
  • Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF).

Higher Education: TVET and Academic Institutions

  • Technical Education
  • Academic Education: Universities
  • Teacher Education

The cost of studying in South Africa

Fees ranged from R53, 440 to R64, 890 (US$3,800 – 4,600) at undergraduate level. At master's level throughout the country, fees range from R25, 000 to R70, 000 (US$1,800-5,000) per year. Specialized postgraduate courses and MBAs can cost up to R410, 000 (US$29,300).

Employment opportunities in South Africa

Working on a South African student visa If you hold a South African student visa and are studying at tertiary level, you are allowed to work part-time for no more than 20 hours a week during term-time, and full-time during vacations

A guide to study application & Visa requirements

Step 1 - Register with GT Western and talk with an Education Counsellor

Step 2 - Choose a course according to your areas of interest

Step 3 - Shortlist a university that suits your preferences, entry requirements and budget

Step 4 - Apply for the South African university with our assistance

Step 5 - Get counselling on visa from our experts

Step 6 - Pay financial deposits

Step 7 - Receive Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies from the university

Step 8 - Apply for your visa with our help

Step 9 - Attend our pre-departure session and get ready to depart for South Africa

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