There are 15 technikons (technical colleges) in South Africa
offering career-oriented educational programs. The basic qualification
is the 3-year National Diploma.
The South-African universities are engaged in both teaching
and research. They offer undergraduate and graduate programs in
a wide range of fields : information technology, medicine,
business administration, humanities, natural sciences, law, agriculture,
engineering, architecture, social sciences, and more.
The Bachelors degree programs can be completed
in 3 or 4 years, depending on the field.
The Honors degree is a one-year program after the
bachelors degree focusing on one subject.
This stage of greater specialization is open to candidates
who have completed a bachelors degree. It leads to a :
Masters Degree, 1 to 3 years after the undergraduate
studies, depending on the field.
Doctorate Degree, after 4 years or more, corresponding
to a period of individual research, submission and defense
of a thesis