Where Can I Study Chemistry In South Africa

What is Chemistry?

Chemistry is the scientific study of the properties and behavior of matter. 

Where Can I Study Chemistry In South Africa?

Stellenbosch University

University of Pretoria

Rhodes University

University of Johannesburg

University of the Witwatersrand

University of the Free State

University of KwaZulu-Natal

University of Cape Town

University of Venda

How many years does it take to study chemistry in South Africa?

This is a 3-year undergraduate degree that focuses on the fundamental aspects of chemistry including the different branches of chemistry;

Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry.

Which degree is best for chemistry?

Bachelor of Chemistry programs provide a solid understanding of the fundamentals of chemistry through coursework

that includes inorganic and organic chemistry, physical and environmental chemistry, instrumental analysis, and analytical chemistry. Also, laboratory experience is crucial to any curriculum.

How much does a chemistry scientist earn in South Africa?

R497,302 (ZAR)/yr

An entry-level scientist chemist (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of R361,271. On the other end, a senior-level scientist chemist (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of R617,937.

Are chemists in demand in South Africa?

Chemists are needed to develop new products as well as certify the quality of existing products. Sasol as well as the petrol companies remain big employers in the Fuel and Solvents sector.

Note, however, that Sasol is a very diverse company and one of the largest employers in the South African chemical industry.