Open your mind and study in South Africa. It's a country full of history and great biodiversity. It was in South Africa where Nelson Mandela fought against racial segregation.

Learn English in South Africa and live an amazing adventure in Cape Town! You can study in South Africa for a term, semester or school year. 

Do you want to know more about South Africa?

​Let us give you some key information:

  • Country: South Africa
  • Number of inhabitants: 62,027,503 (2022 census)
  • Climate: Temperate and subtropical
  • Capital: Pretoria(executive), Cape Town (legislative) and Bloemfontein (judicial)
  • Government type: Unitary parliamentary republic with an executive presidency
  • Currency: South African rand (ZAR)
  • Religions: 78.0% Christianity, 10.9% no religion, 4.4% traditional faiths, 1.6% Islam, 1.0% Hinduism, 2.7% other, 1.4% undetermined
  • Languages: English, Afrikaans, Ndebele, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, South African Sign Language, Swazi, Tshivenda, Xhosa, Xitsonga and Zulu
  • National Holiday: Democratisation - April 27th
  • GDP per capita: $ 16,211 (2023 est.)

English is one of the most spoken languages in the world. English is a pluricentric language, with variations of expressions and accents according to the countries.

Source: Wikipedia.

Did you know that South Africa...

... is the only country in the world with three capital cities? They are Pretoria (executive), Cape Town (legislative) and Bloemfontein (judicial).

... has the highest bungee jump in the world? It's 216 meters high and attracts people from all over the world. Are you up for it?

... is home to the wildest animals on the planet? Examples include the rhinoceros, lion, elephant, and leopard.
... also has a barbecue tradition? The South Africans call it "braai".
... is the cuisine rich and varied? Bobotie is made with minced meat and lots of spices (cutty powder, dried fruit, etc). Another typical dish is Boerewors which is a sausage made with beef and mixed with spices and vinegar. And for sweet lovers, Malva Pudding is the perfect tip: made with sugar, milk, eggs, and apricot jam, it's served warm with custard or ice cream!

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How to apply for a student visa to South Africa?

Certain requirements must be met to obtain a student visa for South Africa. We have some tips to help you have a smooth trip.

First of all, you must have a valid passport; it is important to check that it is valid for the duration of your trip. Fill in the visa application form and take a photograph.

Select the program you are most interested in and have the acceptance document from your chosen institution ready.

Other documents may be requested, such as proof of financial resources and health insurance. You can follow a step-by-step checklist by clicking here.

All the detailed information can be found on the website, click here.

And don't forget, we're here to help you and make everything easier.

Want to know more about studying in South Africa? We'll explain!

Let's explain the education system in South Africa. Classes usually start at around 7:50 in the morning and finish at around 2:30 in the afternoon, and the duration of classes is between 30 and 45 minutes. The academic year starts in January and ends in December.

As for the subjects, are English and Afrikaans. Students can choose from Mathematics, Science, Biology, Geography, History, Art, Accounting, Business Economics, Home Economics, and Woodwork/Metal Work. Some schools offer foreign languages, such as French, German, or an African language, music, and technical subjects.

Students wear uniforms, with girls usually wearing a school-colored dress, a blazer, a school shirt, white socks, and black shoes. Boys wear long gray pants in winter, short gray pants in summer, a white shirt, a school tie, a school blazer, a school shirt, and black school shoes. Their hair is short and well-groomed.

South Africa is a great place to learn English and experience the local culture. We're here if you have any more questions. 

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