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What do you need 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.

Some academic institutions in South Africa require you to have active medical cover for a defined minimum period in order for you to be registered for the academic year. Click here to find out the minimum membership period required.

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

To download a copy of the Amendments: click here

Allinternational studentsneed 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 Medical Scheme 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