With a zero monthly fee, our Student Credit Card is another step towards financial independence.

  • Benefits and exclusive features


    • Helps build a credit history
    • R1,5 million automatic basic cover* for a range of travel emergencies
    • Interest-free credit: Get up to 57 days interest-free on purchases.
    • No transaction fees on purchases
    • Lost card protection: You are covered if your card is lost or stolen
    • Everyday shopping worldwide and online: Swipe at any point-of-sale machine worldwide, shop securely online
    • Rewards: Get cash back when you pay with your card locally and internationally
    • Travel insurance: Automatic basic cover* for a range of travel emergencies
    • Contactless: Your card has contactless (tap-and-pay) technology
    • NotifyMe: Get SMSs of any account activity for added security
    • Fixed monthly payments: Ensure you pay more of your capital debt monthly and allow for easy budgeting



  • Digital banking

    • Absa Banking App: Use the App to stop and replace your card, report fraud, manage your daily card limits, lock and unlock certain functions, retrieve your PIN and set your card up for international travel
    • Absa Online Banking: Bank wherever you are 24/7

    Visit our Ways to bank section to find out how you can bank digitally with Absa

  • Qualifying criteria

    • You must be aged between 18 and 30 years
    • You must be a registered full-time student at an FET college, SAQA-approved institution, university, university of technology or private institution
    • Minimum monthly income or allowance of R800
  • Documents needed

    • Valid South African ID book or Smart card
    • Proof of residence
    • Latest proof of income for three consecutive months

Need more help?

Let one of our call centre agents help you get the best account for your needs.

Apply online 24/7 or call:

0861 114 411
Weekdays 08:00 - 17:30
Saturday 08:00-13:00

General card support:

0861 462 273
Weekday: 08:00 - 20:00
Weekends: 08:00 - 13:00

Visit your nearest branch

For 24-hour Services:

For application status updates call:

0861 114 411

For Lost and stolen cards call:

0800 111 155 | Absa App

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