No. 1 choice for students


For international students to obtain a study permit at a South African academic institution, it is compulsory to provide proof of medical cover with a medical scheme registered in terms of the Medical Schemes Act 131 of 1998.

Our 26 Year track record

More than 25 000 students started out on their journey to success by trusting us to take care of their healthcare needs 26 years ago.

Cost down and benefits up! 

12% saving in 2016 - reduced from R349 per month to just R305 per month

At the same time, the benefits we offer continue to set the benchmark:

  • Unlimited access to any GP on our Ingwe Active Network
  • Cover at any private hospital up to R1 120 000 per year
  • Medication, dentistry and optometry benefits
  • Emergency and specialist cover
  • Unlimited emergency transport via Netcare911
3rd largest open Scheme in South Africa

Momentum Health achieved 150% growth over the past 10 years. More than 15 000 students joined Momentum Health's Ingwe Option between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015.

Accredited by the International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA), endorsed as the No. 1 service provider to 148 countries

Momentum Health has been approved and accredited as medical scheme service providerby IEASA since 2001. We offer a dedicated student service and distribution segment on a national basis to all International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA) associated academic institutions. Our regional offices in Gauteng (four), KwaZulu Natal, Free State, Eastern Cape and the Western Cape are well placed to serve students through our depth of resources, 26 years experience and our unique understanding of student needs.

Our footprint in Africa 

The Scheme has extensive experience in managing international student medical aid options, covering students from across Africa. Momentum Health is currently the service provider of choice for many African Embassies and academic institutions. Our African footprint allows us to extend our cover to Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Moçambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia. We also have partners in Zimbabwe and Democratic Republic of Congo.

Reputation for innovation trustworthiness and service excellence

Momentum Health has an intimate understanding of the healthcare cover that students need and we aim to remain the preferred medical aid provider for students.