Children of diplomatic staff under the age of 23 years are exempt from a study visa and they pay local tuition and related international levies.
Spouses of diplomatic staff do not automatically qualify for exemptions from a study visa. DIRCO (Department of International Relations and Co-operation) will consider each application on its merits.
These concessions are only for the period of the Diplomat is in office in the Republic of South Africa. These benefits are not transferable. Once the Diplomat's service ends in South Africa, the student automatically reverts to regular international student status as per their citizenship for which all relevant international fees will be applicable.