The Department of Home Affairs issues permits for foreign nationals to study in South Africa. Study permits are issued for two main types of immigrants:

  • Stand-alone immigrants who wish to continue their studies in South Africa, for example at universities.
  • Students who are accompanying their families during immigration to South Africa.

The attached documents outline the steps involved in applying for a study permit, and what may be required of an independent school as part of the process.

Study Permits for Foreign Students
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ISASA Policy FAQs October 2017
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