Students intending to enrol for distance learning
Students enrolling via distance learning do not need to comply with any visa or residency requirements. Admission and registration will be concluded at a distance. Study materials will be couriered to the student’s country of residence and support will be provided via distance methods as well.
Distance students who want to visit South Africa, attend a single short workshop or write an examination at a local venue have to do so based on the normal visa/visiting requirements as stipulated by the Department of International Affairs (or Home Affairs). Such a visit does not imply permission to remain in South Africa indefinitely based on registration at Milpark Business School.
Distance learning students are not allowed to provide a South African residential or postal address – such registrations will not be concluded as the normal visa/study permit requirements have to be complied with as for contact/residential students below.
Students intending to enrol for contact learning
Foreign students who do not have permanent residence in South Africa or who are not South African citizens must consult their embassy/ Department of International Relations/ South African Embassy for specific prerequisites with regards to the legal requirements for registration with a South African academic institution. This includes matters such as study permits, medical cover and English language proficiency. The embassy/ Department of International Relations/South African Embassy will provide information about the application procedure.
The following information is also required for study permit purposes:
An official letter of provisional acceptance from Milpark.
Proof of sufficient funds to cover tuition fees, maintenance and incidental costs.
A cash deposit or bank guarantee equivalent to airfare or transportation costs to the student’s country of origin for repatriation purposes or forfeiture to the state should permit conditions not be complied with.
A medical certificate for the student – a clean bill of health is required.
An undertaking that the applicant will leave South Africa on completion of her/his studies.
The prospective student must apply for a study permit by submitting Form 1 to the local Department of International Relations/South African Embassy.
Students should await the outcome of their application prior to making travel arrangements to South Africa. If a student is unable to obtain a study permit on time, then s/he must postpone her/ his programme until the date on which s/he is in possession of a study permit.
A certified copy of the foreign student’s passport together with a certified copy of a valid study permit must/will be kept in the student’s record file at Milpark Business School.
Note: The relevant South African law states: "In terms of the Immigration Act No. 13 of 2002 as Amended and its Regulations, any prospective student to the Republic of South Africa, must provide proof of medical cover with a medical scheme registered in terms of the Medical Schemes Act, 1998 Act 131 of 1998."