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SA university rankings help to determine which universities are the best internationally based on specific criteria. Find SA university rankings here.

Official university rankings

Many don’t believe in the value of university rankings while others believe that it is the single most important thing to consider when applying to university. Either way it’s good to know where your university stands in the international market. Here are some of the most popular university rankings available:

Times Higher Education Rankings:

World University Ranking Category

Brief Description: Their World University Ranking is the single most quoted and used university ranking available. This is the only global ranking that measures research-led institutions across all indicators including teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

126th University of Cape Town

226-250th University of Witwatersrand

301-350th University of Stellenbosch

BRICS & Emerging Economies Ranking 2014

Brief description: This ranking was launched for the first time this year. It only includes institutions in countries classified as “emerging economies” as well as universities from BRICS countries, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

3rd University of Cape Town

15th University of Witwatersrand

21st Stellenbosch University

45th University of KwaZulu-Natal

78th University of Pretoria

QS World University Rankings

Brief Description: This ranking is almost just as widely used as the Times Higher Rankings. In fact, the two are often used and quoted together.

145th University of Cape Town

313th University of Witwatersrand

387th Stellenbosch University

471-480th University of Pretoria

501-550th University of Kwazulu-Natal

551-600th Rhodes University

601-700th University of Johannesburg


Sourced from the following websites:

Times Higher Education World University Rankings: https://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/

QS University Rankings: https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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