Topic 1: Where can I study?
Not all institutions in South Africa offer psychology. If you wish to pursue an accredited psychology qualification, this has to be done at a university or a private institution. Currently, only two private institutions in South Africa are accredited: the South African College of Applied Psychology (SACAP) and the Cornerstone Institute. Unfortunately it is not possible to receive an accredited psychology-related qualification from a University of Technology or TVET. A degree in psychology can only be obtained through a university or private college, while a Higher Certificate or Diploma can be obtained through a private institution.
Some of the best psychology departments in South Africa are at the following universities:
- University of Cape Town
- University of the Witwatersrand
- University of Pretoria
- Stellenbosch University
- University of Johannesburg
- University of KwaZulu-Natal
- Rhodes University
- University of the Western Cape