Know about South Africa: education system, reputed universities and scholarships

Want to study abroad in South Africa and are looking for information about South Africa? Check this page to know about South Africa and its life, living costs , universities and scholarships for international students as well as the Visa applications Centres in India.


South Africa is the Southernmost Sovereign State in Africa. It is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean in the north. Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique and Swaziland are it's neighbors. It is the 25th largest country in the world by land area and 24th most populous nation in the world. Afrikaans, Northern Sotho, English, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu are official languages of South Africa. Johannesburg is largest city of South Africa. The Drakensberg is the highest mountain range in Southern Africa.

Life and Living Cost in South Africa

Living costs in South Africa are generally cheaper than other countries. Average costs of food, bills, travel accommodation for Students is relatively low. College and school fees in South Africa depends on school, college programmes. Thai Poosam kavady festival, New year, Christmas, Eid-UL-Fiter, Rosh Hashanah, Diwali are the major festivals of South Africa.

Education System in South Africa

In South Africa the education system is governed by two national departments. Those departments are The Department of Basic Education and The Department of Higher Education and Training. The Department of Basic Education is the one which controls primary and secondary schools. The Department of Higher Education and Training is the one which controls territory education and vocational training. South Africa offers the best universities and education in the African Countries. In South Africa the tuition fees are depend on the university.

There are three types of Institutions in South Africa. Where you can study :
1. Traditional Universities
2. Universities of Technology
3. Comprehensive Universities

Universities in South Africa

  • The University of Cape Town

  • Stellenbosch University

  • University of Pretoria

  • University of the Witwatersrand

  • University of Kwazulu Natal

  • University of the Western Cape

  • Rhodes University

  • The University of South Africa

  • University of Johannesburg

  • North West University

  • University of the Free State

  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan

  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Durban University of Technology

  • University of Zululand

  • Monash University

  • Vaal University of Technology

  • Central University of Technology

  • Walter Sisulu University

  • University of Limpopo

  • Tshwane University of Technology

  • University of Fort Hare

  • Scholarships and Fellowships in South Africa

  • DRD Scholarships for Sub-Saharan Africans

  • Canon Collins Postgraduate
    Scholarships for Africans

  • MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program for Africans

  • MTN Solution Space Scholarships for Africans

  • Bertha Scholarships for Social
    Innovators in Africa

  • SANSA HCD Bursary Programme in South Africa

  • Masters Scholarships at University of Cape Town in South Africa

  • Undergraduate South Africa Bursary in Engineering

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Systems Immunology at University of Cape Town in South Africa

  • SAP Graduate Scholarship
    Programme in South Africa

  • GIBB Bursary for South African

  • Monash South Africa Scholarships for Undergraduate Programme

  • TDR International Postgraduate Scholarships in Implementation Science

  • South Africa Visa Application Centres in India

    • New Delhi
      Address : South Africa Visa Application Centre
      VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
      Shivaji Stadium Metro Station,
      Mezzanine Level Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place New Delhi- 110001

    • Gurugram ( Gurgaon)
      Address: South Africa Visa Application Centre
      VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
      ILD Tower, Unit No 419-420,4th
      Floor, Sec 47,Sohna Road,
      Gurgaon-122018 India

    • Jaipur
      Address : South Africa Visa Application Centre
      VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
      Mangalam Ambition Tower, 1st
      Floor, 106-114, Subhash marg (Malan Ka Chauraha) C Scheme, Jaipur-302001, Rajasthan, India

    • Kolkata
      Address : South Africa Visa Application Centre
      VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
      Rene Tower, 5th Floor, Plot No. AA-1, 1842 Rajdanga Main Road, Kasba, Kolkata - 700107. India

    • Mumbai
      Address : South Africa Visa Application Centre
      VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
      Urmi Axis Building, Ground Floor, Behind Famous Studio,Opp. E Moses Road, Mahalaxmi (West),Mumbai – 400 011

    • Ahmedabad
      Address: South Africa Visa Application Centre
      VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
      First Floor, GCCI, Opp. Vallabh sadan Temple, Ashram Road,
      Ahmedabad – 380006, India

    • For More Details visit

      South Africa High Commission and Consulate in India

    • South Africa High Commission in New Delhi
      Address : South African High Commission
      B18 Vasant Marg, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi 110 057
      Tel: + 91 11 2 614 9411
      Tel: + 91 11 2 614 9412
      Tel: + 91 11 2 614 9413
      Tel: + 91 11 2 614 9414
      Tel: + 91 11 2 614 9415
      Tel: + 91 11 2 614 9416
      Tel: + 91 11 2 614 9417
      Tel: + 91 11 2 614 9418
      Tel: + 91 11 2 614 9419
      Fax: + 91 11 2 614 3605
    • South African Consulate-General in Mumbai
      Address : Gandhi Mansion
      20 Altamount Road, Mumbai 400 026
      Postal Add: P O Box 6504 Cumballa Hill, Mumbai 400 026 India
      Tel: + 91 22 2351 3725
      Tel: + 91 22 2352 3726
      Fax: + 91 22 2351 3730
      Fax: + 91 22 2352 3735 (Admin)
      Fax: + 91 22 2353 3729 (Immigration & Civic Affairs)
      Fax: + 91 22 2352 1158 (Economic)
    • South African Honorary Consulate in Calcutta
      Address : 225-B Acharya J C Bose Road, Calcutta 700 020
      Tel: + 91 33 2240 0950
      Tel: + 91 33 2247 4107
      Fax: + 91 33 2240 2439
      Fax: + 91 33 2247 0253
    • South African Honorary Consulate in Chennai
      Address : 234 N S C Bose Road
      Chennai 600 001 Tamil Nadu
      Tel: + 91 44 2530 6789
      Tel: + 91 44 2530 6222
    • South African Honorary Consulate in Chandigarh
      Address : House No 545
      Sector 10
      Union Territory of Chandigarh
      Tel: + 91 172 274 4435
      For more information visit

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