With the Student Silver Account you get reduced banking fees while you study, along with unlimited card swipes, the ability to manage your money 24/7 and a range of value-added services. After four years, you will be upgraded to a Gold Graduate account.

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Student Visa
Monthly fee

Low monthly fee of R29.00

Free data monthly
Free data

100MB of data every month.

Discount meal voucher every month

Food voucher, R150 travel voucher and up to 30% gym membership discount.

Free movie tickets every month
Access to loan

Finance your tuition fees, textbooks and more with a student loan.

What you can expect

  • Better everyday banking

    • Low monthly fee of R29.00
    • Unlimited Absa Online, mobile and telephone banking
    • Unlimited NotifyMe SMS and email notifications
    • Mailed or eStatements
    • Unlimited electronic payments including debit and stop orders
    • Unlimited card swipes and cash withdrawals
    • Unlimited Absa ATM balance enquires and mini-statements
    • Unlimited Absa ATM cash deposits (excluding cardless cash deposits) and withdrawals
    • Unlimited internal electronic fund transfers
    • Unlimited CashSend withdrawals at Absa ATMs
    • 24/7 access to the largest ATM network in South Africa

    Please note that not all transaction charges will be included in the monthly fee. Some transactions will be charged at the standard pay-as-you-transact fee. For more information, you can refer to the pricing brochure or visit your nearest branch.

    After four years, you will be upgraded to a Gold Graduate account.

  • Lifestyle benefits

    • Food voucher to be redeemed at McDonald's, Debonairs, Steers (online) or Nando's
    • R150 travel voucher
    • Up to 30% discount on a membership at selected gyms
    • 100MB of data every month

    How to qualify for your monthly benefits

    • Complete at least five debit or credit banking transactions per month of which at least two must be prepaid transactions

    How to redeem your benefits

    Read the terms and conditions

  • What you need to open your account

    • To be 18 – 27 years old
    • Must be a full-time student studying towards an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, or qualification of one year or more
    • A valid, bar-coded South African ID or passport
    • Proof of residence not more than three months old (e.g. proof of registration at a tertiary institution on their letterhead indicating your name and surname, an address and signature of a mandated official or a utility bill or cell phone statement)

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Let one of our consultants help you get the best account for your needs.

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