Logo - Embassy of Congo
Embassy of
the Republic of Congo

 

CULTURAL SERVICES


In this section you will find out about all cultural services, Student, and social events hosted by the Embassy.

Bursaries Read more

A Bursary / scholarship is a grant of money to a student to enable him to continue his studies and obtain a better education. Scholarships are generally awarded on the basis of resources or merit. In developing countries, scholarships are awarded primarily on merit.

CRITERIA FOR AWARDING BURSARIES / SCHOLARSHIPS

For Congolese students abroad (1st and 2nd cycle):

  • To be Matriculant;
  • Be 22 years of age or older in the year of graduation;
  • Be under 30 years of age at the time of the scholarship application;
  • To be enrolled in an institution of Public Higher Education;
  • Have achieved success (admission in the next year);
  • Being of Congolese nationality;
  • Obtain a favorable opinion from the subcommittee;

The candidate fulfilling these conditions and wishing to obtain a scholarship must address to the Directorate of Scholarships and University Works (DBOU)/ Direction des Bourse et Oeuvres Universitaires.

Requirements for Bursary Application

Below are all documents needed to process your visa application:

A request addressed to the Minister in charge of Higher Education : Online /hard copy
An online application form can be filled.

Four 50 mm x 50 mm passport colour photographs : (with white background)
Applicants are required to bring their own ID photos.

University curriculum : (form to be completed at the Embassy)
A type written curriculum need to be sumbitted directly at the Embassy with a motivation letter stating the reasons why you are a suitable candidate for a bursary.

Matric Certificate & Transcript : (certified copies of transcript)
Please note that your Matric Certificate and transcripts need to be certified by relevant authorities in Congo.

Registration at a public/private higher education institution : (Only accredited institutions)
Evidence of at least success for Congolese candidates abroad

A photocopy of the passport :
A copy of Consular ID + copy of Passport

Medical Certificate : (Embassy recommends Doctors)
The Embassy will recommends a qualified / certified doctor to issue a medical certificate for you.

Processing time :
Your application is submitted to the relevant officials in Brazzaville and might take longer, depending on the number of applications the Embassy will have to deal with.

Please note that the Embassy will not be liable at any given time should you fail to apply the above requirements.

Read about Student advisory

Student avisory Read more

1

Renewal or application of Scholarship

Requirements)

  • Renewal
    • To be admitted in a higher year;
    • Repeat only once per level;
    • Not to exceed thirty (30) years of age;
    • Not to exceed six (06) years of benefit from the scholarship at the first two university cycles.
  • New application
    • Achieve two consecutive successes after the suspension of the scholarship
    • Not to exceed thirty (30) years
    • Not to exceed six (06) years of benefit from the scholarship at the first two university cycles
    • Benefit from a cancellation of the school year of the establishment
    • obtain a medical certificate signed or countersigned by the doctor of the DGASOU (case of illness)
  • Documents required
    • A Certificate of Registration of the current year
    • All the Statements of the previous year
    • A certified Photocopy of Matric + Degree (for the 2nd Cycle)
    • A certified Photocopy of Matric + Degree + Master (For the 3rd Cycle)

    Please note: All copies must be certified.

2

Banking details

All the scholarship students are asked to send their banking details upon application or renewal of their scholarship/bursaries to the Embassy, and ask those who have not yet opened their account to do so as soon as possible, as the Embassy will not make cash payments to scholarship students. .


Should you need advice, or help with regards to opening a student account, kindly contact the cultural service department directly by email.


bourse@embassyofcongo.co.za.
For more information with regard to Bursaries and Scholarships, pleasecontact us.

 

Read about recomendation

RecommendationRead more

1

Recommended Physicians

The Embassy has a list of doctors that are certified to issue your Medical certificates

A list will be uploaded on the website in due time

We advise all scholarship students to have their Medical certificates ready before applying.

2

Accredited Institutions and Universities

We will advise you on getting the right choice of University / Institions / Colleges.

A list of accredited institutions will be uoploaded on the site in due time

No application will be reviewed if you are not enrolled with an accredited institution.

Learn EnglishRead more

1

English courses and institutions

The Embassy also has a list of English Training Centres

All information related to the Training centres will be published soon

Temporary lists of Training centres

Gauteng, Western Cape & Kwazulu Natal
ABC (Based in Braamfontein)
• All levels : Basic, Int, Adv •Johannesburg
DEF (Based in Hatfield)
• All levels : Basic, Int, Adv •Pretoria
GHE (Based in Cape town CBD)
• All levels : Basic, Int, Adv •Cape town
JKL (Based in Durban CBD)
• All levels : Basic, Int, Adv •Durban
2

What you need to know

Since English is the official language in South Africa, it stands to reason that to develop English language proficiency opens many doors for the non-native speaker; from the opportunity to study to the increase in employment opportunities in the many multinational companies that are based in Congo and anywhere else.


In addition to improved work and social opportunities, learning a second language can dramatically improve cognitive function. Studies have shown that learning a second language, regardless of your current stage in life, stimulates growth and development in areas of the brain that no other skill-learning activity can. There are many cognitive benefits to learning a second language – including improved listening skills and memory.

Language proficiency test

  • Those who have an IELTS score of LESS than 6.5
  • Those who are unsure of their level
  • Those who are unable to submit IELTS or TOEFL result dated within the year prior to application
  • Those referred to the Language Centre by the faculty or department in which they intend to study
  • Those students who come from non-english speaking countries

Please note: There's a minimum English language proficiency requirements for acceptance to University courses or College

SapologyRead more

2

Document checklist

Below are all documents needed to process your visa application:

A fully completed visa application form : Online /hard copy
An online application form can be filled by clicking on apply now.

Two 50 mm x 50 mm passport colour photographs : (with white background)
Applicants are required to bring their own ID photos.

A copy of airline tickets or itinerary : must be provided by applicant
A copy of your airline ticket showing arrival and departure dates in the Republic of Congo.(Mandatory).

An invitation letter or Hotel reservation : Letter legalized by D.G.S.T
A type written invitation letter legalized by by the D.G.S.T, stating the nature of your trip, the names and the address of references to be visited in the Republic of Congo. The Legalised invitation must be forwarded to the Embassy of the Republic of Congo: Visa section.

Recent bank statements : (not older than 3 months)
Last 3 months bank statement, Credit card statement, Note: The applicant names , surname and physical address must appear on it.

A business letter : (For Business visa)
A typewritten letter on company letterhead stating the nature of business to be performed, the names and the address of a reference to be contacted in the Republic of Congo. The Legalised invitation must be forwarded to the Embassy of the Republic of Congo: Visa section.

A verbal notefrom Foreign Affairs : (For Diplomatic / Official visa)
This is applicable only for Diplomatic and Official visa

Visa Fees :
Visa fees vary depending on your stay

  • Short stay: 1 month (ZAR 100) Regular service.
  • Short stay: 1 month (ZAR 1500) Expedited service
  • Long stay:3 months & more(ZAR 1200) Regular service
  • Long stay:3 months & more(ZAR 2000) Expedited service
  • Diplomatic visa applications are exempt from any visa fees

Submission time :
You can't print and copy documents at our offices as the officer will only assist you if you have all documents printed, submitted and in order

  • Submission: 09 am to 12 pm
  • Collection: 02 pm to 03:30 pm

Processing time :
You can't print and copy documents at our offices as the officer will only assist you if you have all documents printed, submitted and in order

 

Click on the link below to apply for your visa.

Apply online