With 26 Public Universities across all it's provinces, South Africa has an excellent offering when it comes to higher education studies with a variety of programmes to choose from.
Here are the top 10 Universities in South Africa, according to Times Higher Education's World University Rankings for 2022.
#1 - University of Cape Town
The University of Cape Town (UCT) is the top ranked University in the country and is situated in Cape Town, Western Cape. From a bachelors to doctorate, UCT offers courses within various faculties: Education, Engineering & the Built Environment Faculty, Health Sciences, Science, Commerce, Law and Humanities.
#2 - Stellenbosch University
Stellenbosch University (SU) ranked second for the best Universities in South Africa with a campus life that is both vibrant and exciting. SU is located in the Western Cape.
SU's faculties include: Faculty of Agrisciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Military Science and the Faculty of Theology.
#3 - University of the Witwatersrand
The University of Witwatersrand, also known as Wits, took third place for the best Universities in South Africa and is located in Gauteng with campuses in Braamfontein and Parktown.
Wits offers undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses in the following faculties: Health Sciences, Commerce, Law and Management, Engineering and the Built Environment, Humanities and Science.
#4 - University of Kwazulu-Natal
University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN), which is located across five campuses in Kwazulu-Natal offers certificates, diplomas and degrees.
Their faculties available are Education, Engineering & the Built Environment, Health Sciences, Science, Commerce, Law, Humanities and Theology and Religion Faculties.
#5 - Durban University of Technology
At number 5, the Durban University of Technology (DUT) is the first of South Africa's Universities of Technology to rank. Situated in Kwazulu-Natal, offers many different departments as well as short courses.
DUT's faculties include: Faculty of Accounting and Informatics, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Design, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Management Sciences.
#6 - North West University
North West University (NWU), situated in North West, sees students benefit from great choice and flexibility, enabling them to fulfill their potential and start preparing for their careers.
They provide courses in the faculties of Economic and Management Sciences, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, Natural and Agricultural Sciences and Theology.
#7 - University of Johannesburg
The University of Johannesburg (UJ) took 7th place in the rankings and is made up of three campuses.
Their faculties include Education Faculty, Engineering & the Built Environment Faculty, Health Sciences Faculty, Science Faculty, Business and Economics Faculty, Law Faculty, Humanities Faculty and their Art, Design and Architecture Faculty.
#8 - University of Pretoria
At the University of Pretoria (UP), you will find a high quality of teaching and learning in the classroom, online, or in communities.
You can find a variety of courses within the following faculties: Economic and Management Sciences, Education, Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, Natural and Agricultural Sciences, Theology and Religion and Veterinary Science.
#9 - University of the Western Cape
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) is located in Bellville, Cape Town and is a national university committed to excellence in teaching and learning.
UWC offers Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees, as well as Honours, Masters, Doctorates, Higher Certificates, Advanced Certificates and Advanced Diplomas within their faculties: Arts, Community and Health, Dentistry, Economic and Management Sciences, Education, Law and Natural Science.
#10 - University of South Africa
The University of South Africa (Unisa) is a distance learning University which allows a flexible study schedule. Unisa is often the University of choice when wanting to work and study at the same time.
They offer courses in a variety of faculties: Accounting Sciences, Economic and Management Sciences, Graduate Sciences, Law, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Education, Human Sciences, Science, Engineering and Technology and Business Leadership.
These rankings are based on teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.