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Visas

Do I need a visa to study at MSA?

If you are coming to South Africa from another country to study, you will need a study visa.
Without a visa, you will be unable to enrol or begin your studies. The Department of Home Affairs in South Africa requires all international students studying at MSA to be in possession of a valid study visa.

Having the correct study visa is very important. Students who are in possession of a travel or visitor visa will not be allowed to take up studies at MSA.

You will also not be able to apply for a study visa in South Africa if you entered on a visitor visa, but will have to go back to your home country to apply for a South African study visa.

How to apply for your visa

Applying for your visa is a two-step process.

  • Step one – Request a confirmation of enrolment (COE) letter from Monash South Africa
    • Complete and return the request for confirmation of enrolment (COE) (pdf, 85Kb).
    • Attach proof that you have paid 80% of your first semester’s tuition fees (for more information see paying your fees). You should write your student number on the receipt as a reference number.
    • You should attach a photocopy of your passport that clearly shows your passport number.

Once processed, your COE will be emailed to you using the details you provided on your form. Now you can apply for your visa.

  • Step two – Visa application process
    • All new applications will be done in your home country. Contact your nearest South African Embassy/Consulate/High Commission to ask for application forms and procedures.
    • Once you already have a study visa, you can apply for an extension in South Africa using a company called VFS Global offices. For more detailed information visit the VFS Global website.

Study Visa FAQ’s

All new applications will need to be done in your home country. Contact your nearest South African Embassy/Consulate/High Commission to ask for application forms and procedures.

Home Affairs

Website: www.dha.gov.za
Department of Home Affairs Toll Free Hotline: 0800 60 11 90

VFS Offices

Website: www.vfsglobal.com/dha/southafrica
VFS Global Call Centre: (012) 425 3000

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