With a Student Account, you pay no monthly fee while you study, along with unlimited card swipes, the ability to manage your money 24/7 and a range of value-added services.

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no monthly fee

Monthly fees 

Zero monthly fees on your student account.

Free data monthly

Free data

Stay connected with 1GB free data every month.

Discount meal voucher every month


Take-away or grocery voucher, up to 30% cash back depending on your Rewards Tier and gym membership discount.

Free movie tickets every month

Access to Study Loan

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

What you can expect

  • Better everyday banking

    • Unlimited Absa Online, Banking App and telephone banking transactions
    • 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 enquiries 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.

  • Lifestyle benefits

    • 1GB data
    • Up to 30% discount on a membership at selected gyms
    • R50 take-away or grocery voucher

    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

    • Dial *120*3475# and follow the prompts

    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 a valid passport for foreign nationals
    • 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)

Need more help?

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

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