Program Fees

The tuition fee does not include the cost of books, photocopying, extramural activities or pocket money.
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South Africa uses Rand and cents. The currency code is ZAR.

Class dates 2017 (15 weeks each):

  • Term 1:  9th January – 21st April
  • Term 2:  8th May – 18th August
  • Term 3:  4th September – 15th December

General Fees

Application + Registration + Testing Fee ZAR1000
Books per term ZAR1500 per term
ZAR100 per week

Classes Full Time Per Term

1 term 15 weeks ZAR22837 300 hours
2 terms 30 weeks ZAR39375 600 hours
3 terms 45 weeks ZAR54337 900 hours

Classes Short term

Per week (20 hours) ZAR1890
Per calendar month ZAR6531
Per day (4 hours) ZAR400
Per class (hour) ZAR110

Private Lessons

10 hours ZAR2700
20 hours ZAR5000
40 hours ZAR9600
60 hours ZAR13800

TEFL Teacher Training Courses

TEFL course ZAR8100 Deposit for registration R2600


Books and course materials ZAR1500 per term/ZAR100 per week
Visa Application Transport ZAR750
Airport Transfer ZAR600 (during school hours)
Airport Transfer ZAR800 (after school hours)
Visa renewals / extensions from ZAR2500
Accommodation Placement Fee ZAR500

General, Business and Intensive English

The application fee must be paid when your application form is sent to the school. In addition, a registration fee must be paid for every term you plan to attend.

Banking Details

Payment of your fees for the course may be done through your local bank by bank transfer and forex. Our banking details are:

BANK: Standard Bank
BRANCH: Helderberg
CODE: 033012(42)
ACCOUNT: 072289317
NAME: The International English School






Include your name as the reference on the deposit and fax (+27-86-620-8001) or email ( the school to inform us that your payment has been made. The South African Government requires that all international students pay their fees in advance and attend full-time studies. The Government also requires a repatriation guarantee to be paid to the Embassy in your country when you apply for a study visa for more than one year. When you return to your country after your studies are finished this will be refunded.


English Classes – 20 hours tuition per week, 15 week term, 3 terms per year.
Private lessons are governed by the contract that has been taken.
TEFL course – 4 week course of 120 hours

English Classes

All students must pay a local or international application fee. This is non-refundable. Once you have been accepted onto the course of your choice, the balance of fees are due in full. Late payments will incur interest and the student may be asked to leave the course until funds have been received.

Cancellations made one month or more prior to the commencement of the course will receive a full tuition fee refund but the school will retain the application and registration fees.

A 10% administrative fee is retained on all cancellations made less than a month before commencement of the course.

Students, who complete a course in fewer terms than they have paid for, will be refunded in full for those terms not needed.

Students, who begin a course but fail to complete it, will not be refunded.

Private Lessons

Contracts must be paid in full and in advance before lessons can start. A period of one-month’s-notice is required to change the times, days or amount of lessons required.

If you need to cancel a lesson, you are to contact the school at least 24 hours in advance. The lesson will then be re-scheduled and you will not lose this time. If you cancel a lesson in less than 24 hours, the lesson will be charged for. The duration of the course will depend on how often you have lessons.

TEFL Refunds

The deposit is non-refundable. The balance is paid on the first day of the course. Due to limited numbers on each TEFL course, students who start the course but fail to finish it, will not be refunded.

All Refunds

All refunds will be made within 30 days and will be paid directly into a bank account. Before a certificate or report is issued all outstanding fees must be paid in full.

Payment Options

All major credit cards accepted


Electronic Funds Transfer

For all students who do not hold a South African passport and/or Identity Document, the full tuition fee must be paid in advance. This is a South African government requirement. A study visa will not be granted by the Embassy until proof is received from the school that the full amount has been paid.

What You Get For Your Money

  • Student centred small classes of approx 6 students per class
  • Initial placement test when you arrive
  • TEFL qualified instructors teach all classes
  • The school has a long-standing reputation for quality instruction
  • Continual monitoring of progress
  • Homework and regular feedback given
  • Students are able to complete three language levels in one year
  • End of term detailed report on all classes you attend
  • Certificate of attendance at the end of the course
  • Extra courses and private lessons available for fast results
  • Extremely competitive prices
  • An extramural social programme
  • A resource library and tourism centre
  • A student card, which allows you certain local discounts
  • Teachers are available for out-of-classroom consultations
  • Student Affairs Officer to assist you with visas, tourism, accommodation
  • A friendly, caring environment