Academic year: January to December.
Admission requirements. Grade 12 or its equivalent in terms of the National Qualifications Framework. Each admitting institution is autonomous and determines its own foreign student quota.
Immigration requirements. Students need a travel document (passport) valid for at least one year, a duly completed application form BI-159 (available from the Department of Home Affairs), a standard letter of provisional admission to a South African institution, a letter of motivation setting out the reasons for studying at a South African institution, proof that the applicant is in a financial position to pay tuition fees and has adequate means of support for the full duration of the period of study, details about accommodation arrangements, a refundable cash deposit or bank guarantee for repatriation purposes, a written undertaking by the applicant that he/she will return to his/her country of residence after completion of the studies, a medical report and particulars about medical cover.
Language proficiency required. Proficient in at least English or Afrikaans.
Monetary unit: rand (R).
Each admitting institution has its own information services.
- Department of Education, Private Bag X895, Pretoria 0001. (Tel.: 27 12 312 5999; fax: 27 12 321 6770; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com).
- 1996/1997 Guide to Higher Education in South Africa, HSRC Publishers, P.O. Box 5556, Pretoria. (Tel.: 27 12 302 2999).
- 1996/1997 Guide to Distance Education in South Africa HSRC Publishers.