A substantial portion of postgraduate students studying under the UFS banner are from countries outside South Africa. The growth in doctoral students is fairly stable, but postdoctoral students show a strong increase. International postdoctoral students doubled over the last five years.

(*Doesn’t reflect the full year)

Honours

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20121613313
20131600322
20141654266
*20151513160


Honours


The honours students are mainly from neighbouring Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe. A constant stream of students are also coming from countries outside Africa, namely China, Korea, the Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the USA.

Master’s

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20111962474
20121921380
20131868407
20141891411
*20151702336

Master’s


The biggest contingent of international students studying towards their Master’s degrees is from Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Outside Africa, countries such as Australia, Belgium, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Korea, the Netherlands, the USA and the UK are also represented.

Doctoral

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2011458113
2012444114
2013461126
2014525158
*2015447144

Doctoral


Doctoral students are from even a wider spectrum of countries. Among them are Bangladesh, Canada, China, El Salvador, France, Germany, Grenada, India, Israel, Korea, Malta, Pakistan, Poland, Spain, Sweden, the USA and the UK.

Postdoctoral students

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20111419
20121825
20131747
20142550


Postdoctoral students


Some postdoctoral students (not mentioned before) originate from countries such as Argentina, Cameroon, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Peru, Poland, Vietnam and Yugoslavia.

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