​​Medical Cover Requirements For Stellenbosch University Students 

  • The South African Department of Home Affairs (DHA) requires proof of medical cover registered with the SA Council for Medical Schemes in terms of the Medical Schemes Act, 1998 for the duration of your study visa from a registered scheme in terms of the Medical Schemes Act.
  • Any student registering at Stellenbosch University on a study visa must have South African Medical cover from the commencement date of the study visa until 31 December of the specific academic year of registration.
  • If a student re-registers for a new academic year, the renewal of the medical cover must commence on 1 January until 31 December of the new academic year.
  • Medical cover is required at all times for the period of your study visa validity; no months may be intermittent in between.
  • No continuing student will be allowed to be registered without medical cover from Jan and until Dec.
  • Students are strongly advised to read the contents of their medical cover carefully to ensure they have sufficient coverage during their stay in SA and deal directly with the provider.​


  • Click here for a comprehensive list of medical schemes in South Africa. 
  • Please note that Stellenbosch University is not affiliated with any medical aid provider. The university accepts any medical cover, as long as, it is registered with the SA Council for Medical Schemes.
  • Most of the students registered at Stellenbosch University use the following options: