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Standard Bank Account For Students


Student Achiever Account

Monthly Fee - R9.99

Age range - 16 to 24 years old

Monthly Income - Not required


  • Buy data or airtime by dialling *130*2345# or using the mobile banking app
  • Access to exclusive student discounts on Varsity Vibe
  • Pay by phone (by linking Snapscan and Masterpass apps to your phone)
  • Unlimited free swipes at till points
  • 10 free electronic debit transactions per month
  • Cash withdrawals to the maximum value of R1350 Standard Bank ATMs
  • 2 free cash deposits at Standard Bank ATMs
  • Free balance enquiries on your phone
  • Get 250MB or R25 airtime for free every month from Standard Bank Mobile 

You will be charged R 26 if you use more than the standard transactions. Pay as you transact rates will apply once you’ve used your bundled services for the month.

How to open your account:

Visit a Standard Bank near you and make sure you have the following documents:

  • Your South African ID* (or residence permit if not an SA citizen)
  • Copy of your registration at a recognised institution
  • Proof of residence not older than 3 months
  • If you’re studying part-time, you must earn less than R 3 000 a month


Latest Bursaries

The the South African Institute of Race Relations is offering bursaries to students who are intending to study, or are already studying for a first degree/diploma.

Do you want to see big changes in the world? Are you a natural-born leader – one who sees problems as opportunities and opportunities as challenges to solve?

Masakh’iSizwe offers bursaries for full-time studies towards a degree or diploma in the transport, engineering and built environment disciplines: