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In 2014 students in Africa have a chance to benefit from some world-class universities just as much as students in Europe or America. According to 4icu.org University Web Ranking, top ten best choices include:
- University of Cape Town. Founded in 1829, it offers certificate, bachelor, master and doctorate programs in six categories: Arts and Humanities, Business and Social Sciences, Language and Cultural, Medicine and Health, Engineering, Science and Technology. Scholarships and exchange programs available.
- University of Pretoria. Over one hundred years old, the university offers bachelor, master and doctorate programs in the same six categories. Provides distant learning and online courses.
- Stellenbosch University. Leading public research institution and the first African university to sign the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities. Main campus faculties include: Arts and Social Sciences, Science, Education, Agricultural Sciences, Law, Theology, Economic and Management Sciences, Engineering.
- Cairo University. Founded in 1908, it is the second oldest institution of higher education in Egypt. Faculties: Faculty of Sciences, Agriculture, Archaeology, Arts, Commerce, Computer and Information Science, Dar El-Ulum, Oral Dental Medicine, Economics and Political Science, Engineering, Law, Mass Communications, Medicine, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Urban and Regional planning, Veterinary Medicine.
- The American University in Cairo. Devoted to building bridges between West and East, the university provides high-quality education in liberal arts. It educates over 5.000 undergraduates from 113 countries around the world and has the largest English library in Egypt.
- University of the Witwatersrand. Located in Johannesburg, it is a world-class research institution. Has had 130 000 graduates over 91 years of operation. Holds 24th position in the ranking of top 100 world universities by Times. Faculties: Commerce, Law and Management, Engineering and the Built Environment, Health Sciences, Humanities and Science.
- University of South Africa. Leading open distance learning institution in Africa founded in 1873. In 1946, the university became the first institution in the world to teach only by means of distant learning. Offers opportunities to 400 000 students from Africa and other countries of the world and confers 12.8% of all degrees by public and technology universities in Africa.
- Mansoura University. A relatively new institution founded in 1972, it is one of the biggest universities in Egypt. Faculties: Medicine, Education, Science, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Commerce, Law, Engineering, Agriculture, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Physical Education, Computers and Information, Tourism and Hotels, Kindergartens. (See also: Differences Between European and American Higher Education)
- Alexandria University. Knowledge, innovation, collaboration – this is the motto of Alexandria University. Founded in 1943, it offers bachelor, master and doctorate programs in all areas of studying and certificate programs in Arts and Humanities, Business and Social Sciences, Language and Cultural and Engineering. Tuition for undergraduate programs reaches 1.000 USD for local students and 2.500 USD for international students. Postgraduate programs tuition reaches 2.500 USD and 5.000 USD respectively.
- Rhodes University. The institution has bachelor, master and doctorate programs only in Arts and Humanities, Business and Social Sciences, Language and Cultural and Science and Technology categories.
So, if for some reason you decide to move to Africa, to pursue dissertation writing and get your higher education there, we hope that this information will be useful for you.