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5 Things to Look Forward to as a Student in Johannesburg

By Dec 2, 2020 No Comments


So, you have decided that you want to pursue tertiary education in Jozi from next year? Good for you! There are so many reasons to look forward to being a varsity student in Johannesburg. Here are just a few things to get excited about…

The pace as a student in Johannesburg

Jozi is truly a bustling city full of excitement – and it never stops buzzing. Think bright lights, late nights, and a ‘get-it-done’ attitude. There are countless hot spots to explore and a number of thrilling adventures to be had. Grab a quick cup of coffee with a friend at a hipster coffee shop, or spend a lazy Sunday afternoon chilling with bae and listening to live music at a trendy restaurant. Regardless of how you choose to spend your time, you’re always in for a treat.

The affordability

According to the global QS Best Student Cities 2019 rankings, Johannesburg features in the top 10 most affordable student cities in the world. Great news for students on a tight budget (aren’t we all??). Most of the universities ask for reasonable tuition fees and the general cost of living is quite a lot lower than in many other South African cities.

The quality of education

Joburg is home to a variety of some of the country’s best quality universities, including the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of Johannesburg. Did you know that Wits is ranked second in South Africa as per the QS BRICS University Rankings 2019? It is also considered the highest-ranked tertiary institution in Johannesburg.

The potential

Entrepreneurship is the beating heart of the city of Jozi, and there are lots of opportunities for students with strong business acumen and a solid business idea to kick-start a new business. There is also a significant demand for graduates with talent, skills, and knowledge to push existing companies in the right direction, particularly in terms of embracing technology.

The culture

Joburg is considered the financial and cultural hub of South Africa – and for good reason. It is simply overflowing with artistic talent and personality. From arts and crafts markets to theatres and museums, there are countless cultural marvels to explore and enjoy.

What are you most looking forward to as a student in Jozi? Tell us on our Facebook page using the hashtag #StudentsofJozi

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