How we can help you obtain a South Africa Study Visa
Consultation by face to face meeting, Skype or telephone
Advice on the correct category of working visa
Checklist of visa requirements
Preparation of supporting documents
Assistance with preparation of a first application at the embassy or an extension in South Africa
Discussions on alterative visa options and future visa strategy
A study visa may be issued to a foreign national intending to study in South Africa for longer than three months
Foreign Nationals over 21 years of age
If the applicant is over the age of 21, they will need to prove that they have been accepted by an accredited learning institution in South Africa and that the individual or organisation sponsoring their studies can support them financially. If the applicant is not being sponsored, then they will have to prove that they can support themselves financially.
Foreign Nationals under 21 years of age
In the case of a minor, a person in South Africa will need to be nominated to act as such minor’s guardian while in South Africa if the biological parents are not accompanying the minor.
A study visa holder may undertake part-time work for a period not exceeding 20 hours per week.
The Director-General may, in appropriate cases, authorise the holder of a study permit to conduct work as practical training in a field related to that of his or her studies.
Study visas for studies at higher learning institutions or universities shall be issued for the duration of course. Study visas schools shall be issued for the duration of the study, provided the duration shall not exceed eight years at a primary school and 6 years at secondary school.
On a working visa or business visa?
Under Immigration Directive 8 of 2015, foreign nationals on General Work Visas, Critical Skills Visa, Intra Company Transfer Visas and Business Visas may register for part time studies at tertiary institutions without applying for a study visa or study endorsement.