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International students

We understand that moving to study in a different country can feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. We're here to help make your journey a little easier.

What you get

Banking

Send and receive money easily with a MyMo Account that offers immediate international transfers and low transaction fees.

Visa assistance

Get expert immigration-related advice through Xpatweb and enjoy discounted rates for your visa renewals

Bursaries and funding

Get valuable information on funding and bursary opportunities to help you cover your tuition and other expenses

Free lifestyle benefits

Take advantage of exclusive deals at over 80 retailers designed for student life through Varsity Vibe
What we offer

Banking

Enjoy a simple and affordable, world-class banking experience with the MyMo Account. Simply visit one of our branches once you get to South Africa to open your account.

Find your nearest branch using the branch locator.

A MyMo Account offers:

  • A gold card with unlimited swipes
  • Flexible fees that allows you to pay for only what you use
  • Lower rates when you withdraw cash at one of our selected retailers or at any ATM 
  • Safe online shopping when you create a Virtual Card
  • Start shopping immediately with your virtual card on the Banking App while you wait for  your gold card to be delivered to your branch
  • Zero data costs when you use the Banking App 
  • Contactless payments with Tap to Pay
  • Premium Varsity Vibe access which gives you even more benefits and discounts, at no cost

Did you know: If your parent or sponsor banks with a Standard Bank Non-Resident account, they can speed up the time it takes for funds to clear in your account if they link you as a beneficiary.


 

Visa assistance

Xpatweb, one of the leading immigration services, can also assist you with the renewal of your visa and guide you through the process of applying for a new visa. They offer a wide range of immigration services, including permits for work, study, business, and permanent residency. 

As a student and Standard Bank client, you qualify for preferential rates and a free consultation with Xpatweb.

If you would like to find out more about Xpatweb and the services they provide, visit their website, send an email to [email protected], or call them on 011 467 0810.

Bursaries and funding

Feenix is a crowdfunding platform specifically designed to help students fund their education and tackle student debt. While Feenix is available to all South African students, it is also available to international students who are refugees, asylum seekers and permanent residents.

Read more about our partnership with Feenix.

Lifestyle benefits

Varsity Vibe offers access to exclusive deals and discounts at over 80 retailers nationwide.

Discounts and offers you can look forward to include:

  • Restaurants and take-aways
  • Food delivery services
  • Gym membership fees 
  • Retail and fashion outlets
  • Sporting events and festivals 
  • Beauty therapy and pharmacies 
  • Textbook Trader which allows you to buy and sell university textbooks anonymously
     

How to get access to Varsity Vibe deals:

  • Open a MyMo Account by visiting your nearest branch when you arrive in South Africa
  • Download the Varsity Vibe app and create your profile
  • Upgrade to VV Premium for free
  • Tap the blue Standard Bank icon
  • Follow the on-screen instructions

*Discounts at various retailers are subject to change.

Your Shyft global wallet

Shyft, an award winning App, enables you to buy, sell, send and spend foreign currency with no fixed monthly fees. Using the app is free and you can make payments to anyone, anywhere with international bank transfers or Shyft-to-Shyft payments.


Shyft also provides you with the platform to invest in international shares most on the US stock markets including the S&P 500 or the Nasdaq-100. You have the freedom to select the industry you would like to invest in depending on your risk appetite and you can also track the performance of your portfolio.

Read more about Shyft Global Wallet

Saving and investments

Did you know that you also have access to growing your money by saving it in a PureSave, Tax-Free Savings, Fixed Deposit or Notice Deposit Account. You can open these accounts for free  on your Banking App.

You can also take advantage of competitive rates by investing in international shares through Shyft.
 

  • Banking
  • Visa assistance
  • Bursaries and funding
  • Lifestyle benefits
  • Your Shyft global wallet
  • Saving and investments

Enjoy a simple and affordable, world-class banking experience with the MyMo Account. Simply visit one of our branches once you get to South Africa to open your account.

Find your nearest branch using the branch locator.

A MyMo Account offers:

  • A gold card with unlimited swipes
  • Flexible fees that allows you to pay for only what you use
  • Lower rates when you withdraw cash at one of our selected retailers or at any ATM 
  • Safe online shopping when you create a Virtual Card
  • Start shopping immediately with your virtual card on the Banking App while you wait for  your gold card to be delivered to your branch
  • Zero data costs when you use the Banking App 
  • Contactless payments with Tap to Pay
  • Premium Varsity Vibe access which gives you even more benefits and discounts, at no cost

Did you know: If your parent or sponsor banks with a Standard Bank Non-Resident account, they can speed up the time it takes for funds to clear in your account if they link you as a beneficiary.


 

Xpatweb, one of the leading immigration services, can also assist you with the renewal of your visa and guide you through the process of applying for a new visa. They offer a wide range of immigration services, including permits for work, study, business, and permanent residency. 

As a student and Standard Bank client, you qualify for preferential rates and a free consultation with Xpatweb.

If you would like to find out more about Xpatweb and the services they provide, visit their website, send an email to [email protected], or call them on 011 467 0810.

Feenix is a crowdfunding platform specifically designed to help students fund their education and tackle student debt. While Feenix is available to all South African students, it is also available to international students who are refugees, asylum seekers and permanent residents.

Read more about our partnership with Feenix.

Varsity Vibe offers access to exclusive deals and discounts at over 80 retailers nationwide.

Discounts and offers you can look forward to include:

  • Restaurants and take-aways
  • Food delivery services
  • Gym membership fees 
  • Retail and fashion outlets
  • Sporting events and festivals 
  • Beauty therapy and pharmacies 
  • Textbook Trader which allows you to buy and sell university textbooks anonymously
     

How to get access to Varsity Vibe deals:

  • Open a MyMo Account by visiting your nearest branch when you arrive in South Africa
  • Download the Varsity Vibe app and create your profile
  • Upgrade to VV Premium for free
  • Tap the blue Standard Bank icon
  • Follow the on-screen instructions

*Discounts at various retailers are subject to change.

Shyft, an award winning App, enables you to buy, sell, send and spend foreign currency with no fixed monthly fees. Using the app is free and you can make payments to anyone, anywhere with international bank transfers or Shyft-to-Shyft payments.


Shyft also provides you with the platform to invest in international shares most on the US stock markets including the S&P 500 or the Nasdaq-100. You have the freedom to select the industry you would like to invest in depending on your risk appetite and you can also track the performance of your portfolio.

Read more about Shyft Global Wallet

Did you know that you also have access to growing your money by saving it in a PureSave, Tax-Free Savings, Fixed Deposit or Notice Deposit Account. You can open these accounts for free  on your Banking App.

You can also take advantage of competitive rates by investing in international shares through Shyft.
 

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