Can I get a study permit?
Q: I wish to come to South Africa in order to study at a university there, but I have not decided which one yet. Can I obtain a study permit and decide where I want to study once I get there?
A: No, you may not. In order to obtain a study permit, you must already have been accepted, by way of written acceptance, by the educational institution at which you intend to study.
About Julian Pokroy, the author
Julian Pokroy is one of South Africa’s leading Immigration Specialist Attorneys. He has been practicing immigration law since 1980 and celebrates 30 years of specialist immigration, nationality and refugee law practice in 2010! Julian heads up the Immigration, Nationality and Refugee Law Committee of the Law Society of South Africa and is is a member of the South African Law Commission’s Committee for Home Affairs. Julian is also a prolific author on immigration matters both in South Africa and internationally.