The temporary permit allows you to stay in South Africa for a limited period: from 30 days to three years depending on the type of license.
You must apply for a tourist visa from the Embassy of South Africa in your country before leaving.
The following will be checked:
– The validity of the passport with an expiration date must not be less than 30 days after the end of the visit
– One of the pages marked “visa” on the passport must be white, that is to say completely unused
– A vaccination certificate is required if the journey starts or includes going through the countries of Africa or South America affected by yellow fever
– Proof of sufficient funds
– The return ticket or onward travel
– Documentation confirming the purpose and duration of the visit.
For citizens of visa-free countries, the temporary residence permit will be affixed to the passport on arrival without prior approach.
To obtain a study permit, you can apply at the Embassy of South Africa in your country. This license will give you more opportunities to work 20 hours per week during the school year and full time during holidays.
If you need a permit extension or an internship you must contact the Home Affairs of the Government.
In addition to the documents required to obtain a visa, you must provide proof of registration with a letter from your prospective institution. The letter must clearly indicate: courses taken, the duration of the course, payment of registration fees.
Cost: $ 200 (100,000 CFA francs)
Several local and international scholarships are awarded annually to South African students and researchers and foreign students. A list is available on the website of the Department of Education.
Other grants are also available on the National Research Foundation site.