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 2019 (15 weeks each):

  • Term 1:  7th January – 19th April
  • Term 2:  6th May – 16th August
  • Term 3:  2nd September – 13th December

General Fees

Application + Registration + Testing Fee ZAR1000
Books per term ZAR1800 per term
ZAR125 per week

Classes Full Time Per Term

1 term 15 weeks ZAR30000 300 hours
2 terms 30 weeks ZAR52500 600 hours
3 terms 45 weeks ZAR67500 900 hours

Classes Part Time

Per week (20 hours) ZAR2000
Per calendar month ZAR8000
Per day (4 hours) ZAR500
Per class (hour) ZAR125

Private Lessons

10 hours (ZAR270 per hour) ZAR2700
20 hours (ZAR250 per hour) ZAR5000
40 hours ZAR9600
60 hours ZAR13800

TEFL Teacher Training Courses

Full time TEFL course (4 weeks) ZAR8500 Deposit for registration R3000
Part time TEFL course (10 weeks) ZAR9500


Books and course materials ZAR1800 per term
Visa application (renewal) ZAR4775
Airport transfer each way ZAR600 (school hours)
Airport transfer each way ZAR800 (after hours)
Accommodation placement fee ZAR500
Self-catering accommodation per month ZAR4500
Catered accommodation with breakfast (self-help) and evening meal per month ZAR9000

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

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


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


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