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South African visa requirements updated for all UK majors

As posted on the VFS United Kingdom application site for South African visas, “A financial undertaking or support by a foreigner (parents/ spouse of an applicant who is not a South African citizen) is no longer recognized in terms of the South African Immigration Regulations.” All applicants, aged 18 and older, applying for a visitor’s […]

South African study visa

International Students given a blanket extension due to protests

All international students affected by the current student protests with South African study visas, issued for tertiary studies, expiring on or before 31 December 2016 have been given a blanket extension on their visa with a conditional date of 31 March 2017. After receiving representations from tertiary institutions and stakeholders about the matter, the Home […]

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You know you’re a foreign student in South Africa when…

Be it the picturesque campuses, diverse cultural variety, or the world-renowned academic acclaim, it’s no secret that many South African Universities attract a flood of international students the world over. While each University offers its own set of unique experiences, there are 20 ‘South African-isms’ that every foreign student can appreciate while hitting the books in Mzansi.