What you need in order to study in South Africa?


For international students to register at a South African academic institution, it is compulsory to obtain a study permit for the duration of your studies

All international students need to comply with the visa regulations as determined by the Immigration Act, Act 13 of 2002.

Amendment of the Immigration Act – 22 May 2014. Click here to download a copy. 

The amended regulation 10(1) (i) determines the following:

** An applicant for a study permit is required to provide:

(i)*Proof of medical cover with a medical scheme registered in terms of the Medical Schemes Act, 1998 (Act No 131 of 1998).

In terms of the Immigration Amendment Act 19 of 2004, any prospective student to the Republic of South Africa, must provide proof of medical cover with a medical scheme registered in terms of the Medical Schemes Act, 1998 Act 131 of 1998.

Momentum Health is a registered medical scheme in terms of the Medical Schemes Act

Visit www.medicalschemes.com for more information on the Council for Medical Schemes of South Africa and a list of the registered Schemes in South Africa

For more information on the study permit requirements, processes and procedures: click here

To download a copy of the Amendments: click here