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PhD Study in Africa

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.


South Africa

Home to the continent's leading research universities, South Africa has a lot to offer PhD students. Read our guides to PhD study and student life in South Africa.

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Other countries

Interested in other postgraduate destinations? Browse our full range of guides to PhD study abroad in Europe, Asia, Australasia and the Americas.

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Last Updated: 22 November 2021