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Best Universities for PHD Programs in South Africa 2023

Number of institutions: 79
    • Swakopmund, Namibia
    • Johannesburg, South Africa
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    Through positive encouragement by governments and industry (Fortune 500 companies), we supply training in various Business Degrees and are a fully online international business school.

    • Stellenbosch, South Africa

    Stellenbosch University (SU) is home to an academic community of 29 000 students (including 4 000 foreign students from 100 countries) as well as 3 000 permanent staff members (including 1 000 academics) on five campuses. The historical oak-lined university town amongst the Boland Mountains in the Winelands of the Western Cape creates a unique campus atmosphere, which attracts local and foreign students alike. On the main campus, paved walkways wind between campus buildings – some dating from previous centuries; others just a few years old. Architecture from various eras attests to the sound academic foundation and establishment of an institution of excellence. This, together with the scenic beauty of the area; state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly facilities, and technology, as well as visionary thinking about the creation of a sustainable 21st-century institution, makes for the unique character of Stellenbosch University.

    • Cape Town, South Africa

    UCT is a community of exceptionally talented students, teachers and researchers – and a wide range of professional, administrative support and service staff – all of whom are committed to helping change this world for the better. We encourage one another to work hard, not only to earn degrees or public recognition but also to be leaders in this increasingly changing world.

    • Cape Town, South Africa

    Globally renowned for its academic excellence and commitment to social change and development, the University of Cape Town (UCT) is an inclusive, research-intensive top-tier institution.

    • Stellenbosch, South Africa

    As a private Higher Educational Institution, the Academy is committed to providing students with an exceptional learning environment, a world-class curriculum, and a solid foundation upon which to build a successful professional future in the visual communication industry.

    • Durban, South Africa
    • Johannesburg, South Africa
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    REGENT is a Private Higher Education Institution with our head office located in the heart of the central business district and the industrial hub of Durban, one of the busiest port cities on the eastern seaboard of South Africa. RBS is deeply embedded as a premier private higher education provider in Africa with learning centres in all major cities in South Africa, Eswatini and Namibia. The institution has adapted the distance learning model to support students through online lectures, webinars and tutorials.

    • Cape Town, South Africa

    The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (GSB) is internationally renowned as one of a handful of business schools in Africa with the prestigious triple-crown accreditation with endorsements from EQUIS (the European Foundation for Management Development), AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), and AMBA (The Association of MBAs).

    • Cape Town, South Africa
    • Johannesburg, South Africa
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    We are one of the first private providers of higher management education in South Africa. Since 1997, we have evolved into an internationally recognised institution. Our mission is to equip students with the knowledge and skills to lead and excel in a changed world.

    • Johannesburg, South Africa
    • Cape Town, South Africa
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    AFDA was founded in 1994 by Garth Holmes, Bata Passchier and Deon Opperman. From its early beginnings of 6 students, a rented VCR, and broken TV, it has become one of the leading institutions of its kind in the world today. AFDA has over 1200 students, a permanent staff of over 150 academics and administrators, and 5 fully equipped campuses in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, and Botswana. It has produced some of the top filmmakers and actors in South Africa today and has made a significant contribution to developing a sustainable local entertainment industry.

    • Manchester, United Kingdom
    • Budapest, Hungary
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    World-class university preparation qualifications designed by universities for international students to succeed at university.

    • East London, South Africa

    Founded in 1998, East London University is one of the country’s premier private universities. The University's S1-hectare campus, a few kilometers south of downtown East London, is home to more than 2,300 students hailing from all regions of the South Africa and 27 other countries.

    • Johannesburg, South Africa

    A quality National University, raising standards of education and applied research in the Pacific region.

    • Sandton, South Africa

    At GIBS, you are assured of a business school experience that embraces technology and disruption while, at all times, finding ways to humanise and connect to the new digital world of work.

    • Johannesburg, South Africa

    SAE, with 47 campuses in 23 countries, has been setting the global benchmark for creative media education since 1976. SAE Dubai, proudly offers TEQSA accredited Bachelor Degrees across 5 disciplines - Animation, Audio, Design, Film and Games, in addition to short course certificates.

    • Mmabatho, South Africa

    The NWU is committed to functioning as a unitary, integrated, multi-campus university that enables equity, redress and globally competitive teaching and research across all three campuses.