South Africa

Business Schools Ranking in South Africa





The Education System in South Africa
Called the “Rainbow Nation,” South Africa is an extraordinary multiethnic mosaic comprised of over 20 ethnic groups, 11 official languages and a half a dozen religions. This uniquely diverse mix is also marked by differences in levels and lifestyles. For example, for students who enjoy sport and adventure, this beautiful country provides all of the necessary conditions to both study and live their passions simultaneously with all it has to offer. In addition, the South African education system is of a very high quality and is recognized by international institutions.

Eduniversal in South Africa: 19 schools
Schools with 5 Palmes    2
Schools with 4 Palmes    2
Schools with 3 Palmes    7 
Schools with 2 Palmes    4
Schools with 1 Palme     4

Useful Sources for Studying in South Africa
- Information Website in French:
- Young Africa, a weekly magazine also available on the Internet:
- Information Website in English:
- The SAQA is an organization that helps with the acclimation of individuals to South Africa, whether for study abroad students or foreign workers (
- The registration process and admission requirements are unique to each institution, thus it is best to ask for information from the institution’s specific Department of International Students or the International Affairs Office.
- For general information, international students can contact the International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA) at

Number of Foreign Students in South Africa: 15,000 (source: Department of National Education 2001)

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University and Business Schools Ranking in South Africa

5 Palmes Of Excellence - UNIVERSAL business school with strong global influence  

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Palmes league
Dean’s recommendation rate 2016

University of Cape Town - UCT Graduate School of Business

1 358‰

University of Stellenbosch Business School

2 319‰

4 Palmes Of Excellence - TOP business school with significant international influence  

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Palmes league
Dean’s recommendation rate 2016

University of the Witwatersrand - Wits Business School

1 175‰

University Of Pretoria - Gordon Institute Of Business Science

2 135‰

3 Palmes Of Excellence - EXCELLENT business school with reinforcing international influence  

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Palmes league
Dean’s recommendation rate 2016

UNISA - University of South Africa - Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL)

1 79‰

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) Business School

2 66‰

Rhodes University - Rhodes Business School

3 57‰


4 39‰

University of the Free State - Universiteit van die Vrystaat - UFS Business School

5 35‰

University of Limpopo - Turfloop Graduate School of Leadership

6 26‰

University of Kwazulu-Natal - Graduate School of Business and Leadership

7 22‰

2 Palmes Of Excellence - GOOD business school with strong regional influence  

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Palmes league
Dean’s recommendation rate 2016

Henley Business School South Africa

1 87‰

Regent Business School

2 44‰

Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA)

3 35‰

Milpark Business School

4 17‰

1 Palme Of Excellence - BUSINESS school with considerable local influence  

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Palmes league
Dean’s recommendation rate 2016

North-West University - Mafikeng Campus - Faculty Of Commerce & Administration

1 26‰

Damelin School Of Business And Management - Randburg

2 9‰

Tshwane University of Technology - TUT Business School

2 9‰

Regenesys Business School (RBS)

2 9‰