Top Reasons Why You Should Choose To Study At The University of Cape Town
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Top Reasons Why You Should Choose To Study At The University of Cape Town

Top Reasons Why You Should Choose To Study At The University of Cape Town

You might have decided to study abroad but still be undecided on your study destination. Or you might have your preferred study destination but still want to your choices open. Either way, this post is for you.

1. It’s affordable

South Africa’s economy is stable and the cost of living is much lower in Cape Town than in most popular cities in the world. This is due to favorable international exchange rates, and as a result, both tuition and cost of living expenses are a significant value for international students.

This means that you can live a relatively inexpensive life and still get to attend Africa’s best university, the University of Cape Town.

2. Cape Town is beautiful and relaxing

You don’t bother subscribing to Netflix, because you would never get bored of the beauty of Cape Town. There is so much to see and do when you are relaxing from your studies that you won’t even have time for Netflix.

Capetown is full of hiking trails, beautiful beaches, nature parks, beautiful people, etc. All this creates a relaxing environment such that you are never bored during your studies.

In terms of landscape and the geographical features, Cape Town boasts of some of the most unique beautiful landmarks in the world, such as the Lion’s Head, Table Mountain, and Devil’s Peak.


3. Cape Town is diverse

Cape Town is a very diverse city with a rich political, economic, and cultural history. This means that you will get to meet people from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and learn new things from them.

4. Best education

The University of Cape Town is ranked as the best university, not only in South Africa, but in Africa as a whole. The institute has over 5000 academic, administrative, and service staff to cater for their 28 000 students from over 100 countries. Approximately 7200 students graduate annually from UCT.

UCT offers degree programs in six different faculties:

  • Commerce
  • Engineering & the Built Environment
  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Science.

Besides the academic programs listed above, UCT students are often encouraged to participate in volunteer projects that help build leadership and service skills, and also help to combat socio-economic issues such as:

  • High levels of inequality
  • Unequal access to justice
  • Substance abuse
  • Housing shortages
  • Illiteracy and innumeracy

UCT is the highest ranked university in South Africa as it is ranked #1 in Africa and #183rd in the world according to Times Higher Education.

Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics teacher at Sytech Learning Academy. From Junior Secondary School to Tertiary Level Engineering Mathematics and Engineering Science.

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