Study Visa Requirements
All international students (those who are not South
African citizens or who do not have permanent residence
in South Africa) are required to have a valid study
permit by the South African government prior to being
permitted to register at the College of Transfiguration.
Applications for study permits should be made at your
nearest South African Consulate, Embassy or High
Commission, usually in your home country. A study permit
is usually granted for the period of the programme for
which you are registering at a specific institution.
Should you change programme or institution, your study
visa will need to be amended accordingly by the
Department of Home Affairs. Students are responsible for
attaining and maintaining the validity of their permits
at all times.
Please do not proceed to College of Transfiguration
without a valid study permit.
The following documentation will be required in support
of your study visa application:
− an official letter of provisional acceptance from the
− medical and radiological reports
− relevant certificate (if married, divorced, widowed or
− proof of valid medical insurance recognized in South
− details regarding accommodation
− proof of sufficient funds to cover tuition fees,
accommodation, living expenses and miscellaneous costs
− a police clearance certificate (less than 6 months
− a repatriation deposit
In addition you will be charged an application fee.
Please note that processing time for study visa
applications can be six to eight weeks and your passport
will be retained by the South African Consulate, Embassy
or High Commission for the duration of the application
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. Please contact the nearest
South African High Commission or Embassy
confirm the application process and supporting documents
required for the visa application.
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