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    Study Abroad

    Those with international accreditation possess desirable traits and skills such as maturity, superior communication skills, flexibility, cross-cultural awareness, and independence.

Study Programs

Foundation program
Foundation program

Prepare for an undergraduate degree to attain the correct level of qualifications and skills

Under Graduate
Under Graduate

Complete international entrance exams to supplement your academic record like SAT, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, IELTS, and TOEFL.

Full Degree
Full Degree

Complete courses, diplomas, undergraduate and graduate certificates, bachelors, masters and doctorates

Exchange semester
Exchange semester

Study overseas at a partner institution while staying enrolled at the local university


Gain vital job or business skills by finding international internships


Learn a foreign language in the country where the language is spoken

Benefits of Studying Abroad

Through study abroad, you can gain international experience and skills such as intercultural sensitivity, the ability to deal with ambiguity, and adaptation to new surroundings. Become the person with cool stories to tell, having had learned more than a few new things about yourself in the process.

  • Explore and experience a new culture, traditions, language and sights

  • Gain access to the best institutions for your chosen field of study

  • Network with both students and academics from different parts of the world

  • Find a route to immigration if you decide to stay in the new country

  • Build international connections and make friends across the globe

  • Allows you to travel the world, to gain invaluable life experiences and make lasting friendships

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Getting a Study Visa

You can only apply for a student visa once you’ve received a letter of acceptance from your chosen university or college.

Requirements for a student visa application:

  • Letter of admission from the training institution

  • A printout of the online application

  • Language certification (if needed)

  • Evidence of financial means

  • Passport with expiry >180 days

  • Previous education record

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How To Pay For My Studies?

  • Family, Friend or Employer's sponsorship

  • Work while studying abroad

  • Student Loans and Financial Aid

  • Scholarships and Bursaries

  • The country pays you to study

Kinds of Scholarships


Students with exemplary academic (or athletic) results


Students from minority groups or disadvantaged backgrounds


Students planning to pursue to study in a specific country


Individual study-abroad programs based on academic achievements


Students based on their field of study to conduct research

Scholarships available for South African students wanting to study abroad:

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  • The Fulbright Program

  • The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

  • The Chevening UK Scholarships

  • The AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship Program

  • The Rhodes Scholarships

  • Macquarie Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships

  • Australian Awards Scholarships

  • The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

  • The Commonwealth Scholarships

  • First Rand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship

Requirements For Study Visa

Letter of Acceptance
Approved submission
Valid Passport
Proof of Financial Means

Three steps to get your study visa:

Decide where to apply

Choose on a country, study program in institution based on your academic and career goals

Enter at Academic Institution

Get everything together for a compelling application at the academic institute

Get Your Visa

VisaRequest will assist with your visa application to make it easy and hassle-free

Questions About Studying Abroad

Reasons why students pursue education in a foreign country are academic excellence, cultural exposure, language acquisition, career opportunities, personal growth, networking, adventure and exploration

You're required to pay a refundable deposit but the semester fees are only due before you are enrolled

Various factors beyond just academic performance is taken into account, such as work experience and extracurricular activities but alternative test scores such as foundation programs, language courses or conditional admission programs to improve your academic standing can also help to get admission.

It will depend on the country and the type of visa you've applied for, but VisaRequest specialize in getting your visa fast, easy and hassle-free

Yes, see the website for a list of scholarships available for South African students who wish to study abroad

In many countries, international students are allowed to work part-time during their studies. However, there are often restrictions on the number of hours you can work per week and some countries also have restrictions on the types of jobs you can take.

Yes, if your study visa has been rejected and this is the reason you've withdrawn from your course, you are entitled to a refund regardless of why your visa was refused.

Start the process now!

Complete the form and pay 50% deposit for a dedicated consultant to assist with the application process

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