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Study Permit for South Africa

A Study permit for South Africa is issued by the Department of Home Affairs for foreigners who are looking to study at a South African accredited learning institute and reside in South Africa.

The two types of Study Permit for South Africa

1. Stand alone study permits

Issued to "stand alone immigrants" that wish to continue their studies in South Africa and therefore require a study permit for South Africa. For example at universities or other suitable further learning institutions. Applications for this type of study permit for South Africa need to be submitted with various supporting documentation such as:
  • Medical insurance
  • Acceptance by the school as proof of the ability of the student,
  • Adequate finances of the student or their sponsor to support themselves throughout the study period.

Study permits are issued if the applicant submits, besides other documentations, an official letter from the relevant institution confirming provisional acceptance and the duration of the course. As an added bonus a Study Permit for South Africa allows the student to work for up to 20 hours per week. Please note: Study permit holders do not qualify for a permanent residence application.

2. Students who are accompanying their families in immigration to South Africa.

This may be (for example) that one of the parents has taken up employment in South Africa and has obtained the applicable work permit.

In this event a study permit for South Africa must be applied for and issued to allow the student to attend a learning institution. This is achieved by supplying the appropriate application, acceptance by the school, proof of medical insurance and the normal requirements associated with a permit / visa application.

Further information on Study permits for South Africa

Does a study permit for South Africa allow the student to work?

The student may work for up to 20 hours per week during the semester or when the workplace is a learning institution.

Does holding a study permit for South Africa lead to permanent residency?

Please note: Study permit holders do not qualify for a permanent residence application.

What is the Validity Period of Study Permits for South Africa?

Study permits in South Africa are normally issued for the duration of the course at the approved learning centre, up to a maximum of 3 years.

Where can the holder of a study permit for South Africa study?

In general you can study at schools, universities, colleges, approved learning/training centers and language schools. In reality most learning activities that are approved and you must attend, will allow for the submission of a study permit application. It should be noted that correspondence / distance learning courses do not allow for the issuance of a study permit.

The next steps towards your study permit for South Africa

Completing the online enquiry form

Requesting a call back

E-mailing us

Our telephone contact details including local lines for our German and United Kingdom clients can be found on top of this page, feel free to call us and discuss your prospective application application for a study permit for South Africa.

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