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Study Visa Prior to Arrival


​International students are required to have a valid study visa to study at Stellenbosch University (SU).

SU is not permitted to register a student without a valid temporary residence visa.

As part of your visa application, you will be required to submit a medical certificate  in addition to any other documents which may be required (consult with the South African mission closest to you). You will also have to provide proof of medical cover recognis​ed in South Africa from a provider that is registered with the South African Council for Medical Schemes in terms of the Medical Schemes Act, 1998, as per the following link South African Council for Medical Schemes.

Please contact the nearest South Africa​n High Commission to confirm the application process and supporting documents required for the visa application.

IMPORTANT: Please note it can take up to eight (8) weeks to obtain a visa, but the circumstances may vary from country to country. Start your visa application by acquainting yourself with the necessary supporting documentation which may be time-consuming to obtain. Please ensure that you submit a complete application for your visa.

This information serves as a guide only. Requirements for obtaining a visa for South Africa are subject to change and each application is treated as an individual case. Always enquire from your nearest SA Mission before travelling to South Africa.​

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