VISA EXEMPTION FOR OVERSEAS STUDENTS IN SOUTH AFRICA
Study in South Africa
There is a piece of good news from the South African Government that they may very soon exempt the visa requirement for overseas student who possesses special skills and wants to study in South Africa. The country intends to be very supportive towards international students, and as per Malusi Gigaba, the Home Affairs Minister supports overseas students and allows them to stay in the country after the completion of their course to work in the country and make contribution towards the development of the country. In an International student's conference held in New lands which was hosted by the University of Cape Town, Gigaba mentioned that African continent has educated 20,000 African health care professionals who are now working in North America or Europe.
Gigaba stated that their government wants to retain international students on their continent so they are willing to introduce a visa waiver program for overseas students who have special skills. And the students who are willing to Work in the South Africa will be qualified for a long term visa. The South African students will be motivated to continue their studies in different parts of the continent.
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More about South African Universities
In the year 2003, South Africa began to restructure its universities so as to broaden the access to its tertiary education system, and to come out of the traditional education system. The earlier small universities and technikons have been transformed in to big institutions in order to build complete universities. Some of the well known South African Universities are Rhodes University, which is a century old university and comprises of 1450 international students from 57 countries, North-West University, which is one of the biggest university in South Africa`, University of Cape Town, is one of the oldest and the most picturesque campus in the world. It is one of the top research institutions on the African Continent. It produced five Nobel Laureates. Apart from these, there are many more like University of Fort Hare, Free State, Kwazulu-Natal, Limpopo, Pretoria etc. and the list continues. These universities are providing excellent research programs and offering large number course with trained and expert faculties and better job prospects.
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