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South Africa offers the highest standard of university education in Africa. It is home to 25 public universities offering both academic and vocational study, including many rating highly in the QS World University Rankings. Most courses are taught in English.
Cambridge International and Universities South Africa have produced a joint publication which details the minimum requirements to gain exemption for entry to South African universities:
Universities South Africa brochure
Find out more information about the recognition of Cambridge qualifications in Destination South Africa (PDF, 1MB) – our detailed guide to the application process which also features Cambridge student success stories.
Please always check directly with your target institution and/or study destination for up-to-date admissions requirements and policies for local and international students.
The following video – for schools, guidance counsellors, parents and students - provides advice on how to apply to Cape Town University.
VIDEO: Why we welcome Cambridge students.
Find out which universities in South Africa recognise Cambridge qualifications by searching our recognitions database.