About evaluation of foreign qualifications
If you have foreign qualifications and wish to study or work in South Africa, you might have to apply to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) to have your qualifications evaluated. When you apply for either a quota or a general work permit in South Africa, immigration policy requires you to submit a Saqa certificate of evaluation as part of your application.
If you wish to attend a South African educational institution, you will need the Saqa to evaluate your qualification if the institution you have applied to requires you to do so.
Professional bodies may also require you to get a Saqa evaluation of your foreign qualification before you are allowed to practice your profession.
The purpose of the Saqa evaluation is to determine the level of the National Qualifications Framework at which foreign qualifications should be recognised.
This service is offered by the Directorate of Foreign Qualifications Evaluation and Advisory Services (DFQEAS) at the SAQA.
Note: To apply for the evaluation of foreign qualifications, study the procedural guidelines and tariff structure contained in the application form.