Services

The AFDA International Student Affairs department was established to facilitate and support the large number of international students who wish to study abroad at AFDA.

AFDA currently enrols over 100 foreign students. The international student affairs department offers a wide range of services, which include:

  • liaising with international students before and during their stay in South Africa
  • providing pre-departure information and advice to students before their arrival in the country
  • assistance with off-campus accommodation
  • assistance with visa processing documentation and renewing visas
  • general advice about their stay
  • Quarterly surveys with international learners to assess their level of satisfaction and progress
  • 24 hours emergency contact for international students
  • most importantly being their support system when away from home!


International students on study permits wishing to RENEW their permits (excluding Zimbabwean citizens) or wishing to APPLY for permits are required to do so through VFS Global. Students wishing to renew their visas should be advised that this must be renewed 60 days prior to expiry and should note that Home Affairs have implemented several amendments to the existing Immigration Regulations which has taken immediate effect for current and new international students. The regulations are taken up in the following gazette: Download here

The International Student Fact Sheet has been designed to keep you up-to-date with South African permit regulations and other important pre-arrival information pertaining to your studies here at AFDA. Look at this and downloads for more information and useful documentation.

We look forward to hearing from you.

For further information on International Student Affairs please Nadia Chalkley / NadiaC@afda.co.za / +27 021 448 7600

AFDA is the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997. Registration certificate no. 2001/HE07/012.

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