Momentum Medical Schemesolutions have been moving the healthcare industry forward with innovative thinking that has reimagined the possibilities in health and wellness management. We continue to provide quality healthcare benefits to more than 32 000 foreign students and offer an on-site campus service at all major academic institutions in South Africa to ensure that foreign students are taken care of during their studies.
Momentum Medical Scheme is currently the service provider of choice for many African Embassies and academic institutions. Momentum's African footprint allows us to extend our cover to Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and Tanzania. We also have partners in Zimbabwe and other countries.
Momentum Medical Scheme has been approved and accredited as a medical scheme service provider by the International Education Association of South Africa since 2001.
Momentum Medical Scheme has an intimate understanding of the healthcare cover that students need and we aim to remain the preferred medical aid provider for students.
The Ingwe option is a customised entry level medical aid solution for students, with a stable benefit design and a strong focus on affordability. Members that require more comprehensive and specialised medical cover may review the wider range of flexible options offered by the Scheme.
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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. Many students join a medical scheme and only pay for one month's medical aid cover to get a confirmation letter and then cancel / suspend their medical cover thereafter. Please check the confirmation letter handed in with the study permit application, there should always be a specific end date.
For international students to register at a South African academic institution, it is compulsory to obtain a study permit for the duration of their studies.
All international students need to comply with the visa regulations as determined by the Immigration Act, Act 13 of 2002.
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.
For more information on the study permit requirements, processes and procedures: click here
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