by The CBI
Top Universities in South Africa Proffer Amenities Which Are At Par With International Standards
When it comes to study abroad universities, one nation which is often overlooked is South Africa. The fact that many a foreigners returned satisfied from the recently held FIFA world cup 2010 in South Africa proves the fact that it is indeed a friendly country with warm hearted and hospitable people. Students from all walks of life are welcomed unbiased here irrespective of their color, caste, creed or race.
The colossal infrastructure, advanced technologies, contemporary culture together makes this place exhilarating and thrilling. The sheer number of admirable colleges and universities in this diverse nation will surely bewilder you. The choice of studying in English and round about ten local languages makes your stay even more interesting and knowledgeable. There are also a plethora of courses to choose from like humanities, arts, medicine, engineering, business, media and communication, arts, African languages, education, pharmaceuticals, political science and environmental science. The wide assortment of adventure alternatives accessible in this part of the world makes sure that your every weekend is a thrilling and fun one. Traveling to nature’s lap on weekends is also an exciting option.
The cost of living in South Africa is very low compared to the states or other European countries which makes your cost of education crazy low. The reasonable priced tuition fee structure along with international standard education makes this nation a perfect study abroad destination. The thrust on research and development activities in South African institutions also makes them a favorite destination for intellectuals who are inclined on research studies. The cost effectiveness of South African Universities can be gauged from the fact that they charge more or less R12000 and R 22000 for undergraduate and post graduate programs respectively. A student can easily accommodate himself/herself in just about R 8000 per month which also includes food expenditure, accommodation, utility bills and travel.
If that was not enough, here is some food for thoughts; Top Universities in South Africa also proffers university grants (Financial Aid) to students with exceptional academic records or outstanding sports career. There is also facility of bank loans proffered by major banking institutions of South Africa. Some of the top universities in South Africa are: – University of Cape Town, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Limpopo, Central University of Technology, Durban University of Technology, Mangosuthu University of Technology, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Stellenbosch University, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), Walter Sisulu University for Technology and Science, University of the Witwatersrand (WITS), etc.
One should not be completely biased by the claims made by various institutions and should also do a bit of intricate research on the World Wide Web in order to get a first hand look at the overall performance of the institution. Once sure about the study abroad destination, you should also gain in depth know how about the institution by participating in different forums on the web and conversing with former students. Be prepared to learn new languages and feel new cultural sensitivities when you travel to South Africa for educational purpose.