Student Permit

Cost of Living
Talent Migration


If you plan to study in Zimbabwe more than 3 months, You need a student permit.

No application for prospective students at Independent Colleges, Technical or Vocational Training Colleges will be considered whilst the applicant is in Zimbabwe.



12 months



120 Month(s)





P. Residency

60 Month(s)


Processing time

4-6 weeks




What are eligibility requirements for the Student Permit?

6 Eligibility Requirements

  • You need a passport valid for at least 6 months.
  • You need to enroll in an educational institute in Zimbabwe.
  • You need sufficient funds to cover stay period in Zimbabwe.
  • You need proof of accommodation arrangement.
  • You need a local resident as the guardian if you are below the age of 18.
  • You need to pay visa fee.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Student Permit?

9 Document Required

  • Certified copy of applicant’s birth certificate.
  • A letter of offer of a place to study signed by the Head of the College stating course of study and anticipated period in hours of attendance per day should be reflected if applicant is attending an Independent College. Please note that a student should at least attend lessons for not less than five hours per day.
  • A sworn affidavit or notarized letter from the applicant’s parents appointing a local resident as the guardian to the applicant, if the applicant is below the age of 18.
  • A letter from the parent’s bank confirming that the parents can afford to pay school fees for the child in foreign currency.
  • A non-refundable statutory fee of US$200.00 or the equivalent in acceptable currency must be paid on submission of application. Note: the statutory fee is subject to review.
  • A valid radiological certificate confirming freedom from active pulmonary tuberculosis.
  • Documentary proof of accommodation arrangement if applicant is not accommodated at his or her learning institution.
  • 2 full face passport size photographs certified true likeness.
  • One residence permit application form.

Talent Migration data for Zimbabwe

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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