South Africa is known for its world class educational facilities and renowned universities. Students in South Africa have attained certified degrees and working in leading sectors with handful of salaries. Thus, a number of people enter to South Africa to pursue their further education. Even, if you are aiming to do so, then you need to apply for a Study Visa.
Who needs a study permit?
If you are an overseas national and want to study in South Africa – either in a primary or secondary, or tertiary educational institution – you should initially apply for and be issued a study permit. A South African university or educational institution cannot accept an international student till he or she hold a valid study permit. If anyone in your family has engaged in a job in South Africa and you plan to attend the educational institute or school, you also need a South Africa student visa.
When to apply for Study permit
Prior to applying for a study permit, you must be accepted by the respective South African educational institution or university. Once you obtain conditional acceptance from the respective South African educational institution or educational institution you want to study, fill the study permit application and submit it at your nearest South African office abroad.
International students need to abide by the following requirements in order to obtain Student visa for South Africa:
· A valid passport
· Letter of acceptance from South African university
· Enough funds to pay tuition fee and other living expenses
· Medical or health insurance
· A medical certificate
· If applicant is a minor, then he or she need to provide the details of guardian who is already residing in South Africa and get a letter of consent from their respective guardian
· A police clearance certificate