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25% of Doctorate students at South African Universities are foreigners

 A quarter of all doctoral graduates in South Africa are not from this country, according to the Council on Higher Education, and around one in 10 postgraduate students are foreign. Attracting students from other Southern African countries, especially postgraduates, is an explicit policy aimed at developing research in the region. But efforts to grow the number of research postgraduates are being thwarted by lack of supervision capacity.

In 2007 there were some 60,000 international students in this country, representing 8% of the total student population. according to Higher Education Monitor – The state of higher education in South Africa, published by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) late last year.

To read more go to Karen MacGregor’s article in University World News by Clicking Here!

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