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How to apply for a Study Visa

The applicant must first be accepted by the University on academic grounds before they may apply for a study visa. For this the applicant needs a provisional admission/acceptance letter from the University Faculty. Without this letter this person will not be able to obtain a valid study visa.

Documents required for a Study Visa

If you are a foreign student and wish to study in South Africa you can apply for a study visa by completing Form BI-1738. Study visas must be applied for at VFS Centre across the country near the educational institution you will be studying at or at the nearest South African embassy, mission or consulate abroad. 
Study visas for studies at a learning institution shall be issued other than a school shall be issued for the duration of course registered for.

List of required documents

Documents required for a Study Visa Renewal

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