Africa has a history of intellectual enquiry stretching back to the classical period, when the Great Library of Alexandria in Egypt was one of the foremost centres of scholarship in the ancient world.
Modern African universities in countries such as South Africa, Morocco and Nigeria are now home to rapidly expanding higher education systems, with opportunities for talented PhD students to pursue research with a significant social and economic impact.
Our guides explain how PhD study works in African countries, with advice on applications, rankings, university fees and funding opportunities.
Interested in studying a PhD in South Africa? Our guide will help you make your decision, covering essential information on doctoral degrees and university rankings through to applications and student visas.