Get a global education at the institution of your choice

Our international universities and education partners are located across the world in countries such as Australia, Canada, the USA, the UK, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Cyprus, Mauritius, Ireland, Hungary, Sweden, Finland and the United Arab Emirates.


Meet the students we've helped

Mthikazi Shezi

Thank you to the organisation for assigning someone who respects and genuinely loves working with students. Her understanding of processes and competence made it all possible.

Tolu Babatope

Wow this company is the best. If you need help in schooling abroad, they helped me from beginning to end and the communication is excellent. They helped my family to fulfil our dreams of relocating and studying abroad.

Eunice Neidy

Such a great communication between the agent and the student. She made sure everything was in order and that things were well organised. Whenever possible she was able to help me, explaining doubts and was very patient, especially for not being in the same country. It was 100% great communication and interaction.

What Study Abroad can do for you

The benefits of a global education

Better employment opportunities

Whether you choose to stay abroad after your studies or return to your home country, studying abroad contributes significantly to having a more global mindset, which is highly favoured by employers.

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Education at top-tier institutions

Gain access to the best institutions for your chosen field of study across the globe. You don't have to limit yourself to your home country, you can choose and apply based on your long-term goals.

A route to immigration

Some people choose to return home after studying abroad, but you can also decide to stay in your new country. Many countries have reduced immigration requirements if you have chosen to study there.

Build international connections

Studying at an international institution is a fantastic opportunity make friends across the globe, not to mention encountering new cultures, languages and experiences.

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Access over 320 top institutions across 24 countries

We work with over 320 international education partners, many of whom are top international universities throughout the world, offering foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. We have direct access to the university admissions teams, making it easy for you to apply and get your enrolment letter.

Speak to an expert to discuss your options.

Frequently asked questions about studying abroad

If you don't find the answer to your question below, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us. Our skilled study advisers are here to assist you in any way they can.

1. Can you help students from anywhere in the world?

Yes, our advisers can assist from any location. Counselling sessions are done via Skype, Zoom or a digital platform that works for you, as well as over the phone. All paperwork is received via a secure portal so advice and assistance can be offered to anyone without the need to come to our offices.

2. Do you have a special agreement with the institutions?

Yes, in most cases we will have a contract which allows us to represent the institution. This also means that the institution will have given specialised training to our study advisers and that we have direct access to the admissions teams.

3. Do I need to do a foundation/pre-university year or can I go direct to the first year?

This will depend on your grades. However, in most cases, you should be able to enter the first year if you have high grades and have studied for at least 12 years. It will also depend on your chosen country and institution so please discuss this with your study adviser.

4. How long will my visa last for?

Your visa will generally be valid for the duration of your course. However, this will depend on the type of visa you applied for. It may be possible to move to a post-study visa, depending on your course and which country you study in. Please speak to your study adviser for more details.

5. How long will my visa take once I have applied?

It will depend on the country and the type of visa you have applied for. There are also fast track visa application services for most countries. Speak to your study adviser to find out more.

6. Can you help with scholarships?

Most universities offer scholarships. However, these are normally academically based and often take the form of a fee reduction once you’ve been accepted. Browse our list of recently announced scholarships to see if you might qualify.

7. Can I work while I study?

It will depend on your visa and country. In most cases, you will be able to work around 20 hours per week and full time during breaks.

8. Can I get my tuition deposit back if I decide not to go to the university I applied to or I get a visa rejection?

This will depend on the institution’s refund policy. In most cases you should be able to apply for a refund of your deposit if you have not yet arrived at the institution.

9. When are the intake dates?

There are two intakes for most universities, one in January/February and the other in August/September. However, some universities offer a third intake in May/June.

10. Can I transfer my university credits to another university abroad ?

Yes, you can. Requirements will depend on the university where you're applying.

11. Can I do my honour's degree overseas?

Yes, you can. It would depend on the university and whether they have an honour's programme.

12. Can I remain abroad after I've completed my studies?

Your student visa will be valid only for the duration of your studies. However, many countries have immigration programmes for recent graduates. Your study abroad adviser will be able to provide more information about possible immigration routes.

Speak to an expert to discuss your options.


Our vision and mission

We believe in helping students explore all the options available for furthering their studies and acquiring a top-tier education.

We are proudly African and believe the best way to build local communities is through ensuring local students have access to the best education the world has to offer, so that they can bring those skills home.

  • We provide unbiased information to our students about our institution partners.
  • We value our partner institutions and see them as independent to our own mission.
  • We see our students and institutions as part of our team and all strive for success together.
  • We are disruptors in the market and do not follow trends.
  • Our outlook is international, our empathy is local.
  • We see education as the future.

Accredited members of ICEF

As the official, direct, in-country representative for our university partners, we continually train to ensure we are up to date with the correct procedures for each country and educational institute. We’re proud to be accredited members of the ICEF, and confident in the exceptional service offered by all our study advisers.

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Meet the study abroad team

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    Brent Morris
    Managing Director: Study abroad
  • Amy Karabus
    Amy Karabus
    Study Abroad Adviser
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    Dalene Klopper
    Admissions Adviser
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    Hajara Abubakar
    International Study Adviser
  • Lekan Olufeyisan_bw
    Lekan Olufeyisan
    Admissions Coordinator
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    Tendai Sibindi
    Marketing Coordinator
  • Brent Morris
    Managing Director: Study abroad

    Brent was born and raised in South Africa and then travelled to the UK as an international student, where he completed his master’s degree with Anglia Ruskin University. He worked for several public universities in the UK and the US with a continuous focus on Africa. He has spent time travelling the entire continent, supporting students on their journeys to study abroad.

    In 2016, he moved back to South Africa where he set up a pan-African study abroad consultancy. He joined Sable International in 2021 and now manages the Study abroad division.

    When he is not travelling, you will find him in the water, surfing. 

  • Amy Karabus
    Study Abroad Adviser

    Amy grew up on the West Coast of Cape Town and then attended the South African College of Applied Psychology (SACAP). While studying a Bachelor of Social Sciences Honours (BPsych Equivalent), she developed a keen understanding of working across diverse demographics during her practical training.

    Amy utilises her interpersonal training and skills as a Study Abroad Adviser. She is able to assess and guide students to the best international programmes for their education goals. In addition to this, she builds relationships with schools and tertiary institutions.

    In her free time, you can find Amy enjoying the outdoors or in (under) the ocean.

  • Dalene Klopper
    Admissions Adviser

    Dalene grew up in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. She graduated from Stellenbosch University with Bachelor of Arts International Studies degree, as well as an Honours Degree in History. After University, Dalene spent some time in the UK before moving to Vietnam where she worked in Education for five years. 

    Dalene loves to experience new cultures and learn new things. She also loves animals. In her free time she enjoys reading, travelling, doing photography, eating out with friends, going SCUBA diving, and motorbike trips out of the city. 


  • Hajara Abubakar
    International Study Adviser

    Hajara is originally from the North-Central part of Nigeria.

    She worked for about six years with Brookline Consult, an education consulting firm in Lagos, starting as an Education Counselor/Marketing Executive and becoming the Country Manger, before she joined IE Abroad (now Sable International: Study Abroad) in 2021 as one of the International Study Advisers.

    As a counselor, she has discovered a love for working with people and helping them achieve their educational goals. She also loves to learn new things and to constantly improve herself. In her free time, she enjoys movies, music and adventure.


  • Lekan Olufeyisan
    Admissions Coordinator

    Lekan Olufeyisan is a graduate of Biology from University of Abuja. He is passionate about the education industry and he has been contributing to it for many years, even before graduating from the university.

    He was the official in-country representative for Curtin University, Australia and later for University of Chester, UK, while working with British Canadian International Education.  He currently manages the admissions team at Sable International: Study Abroad.

    Lekan is a lover of music. He is a vocalist and an instrumentalist. He loves to relax by watching movies or listening to good music. He also loves to spend time with his family.


  • Tendai Sibindi
    Marketing Coordinator

    Tendai specialises in digital media, marketing and business development with nine years worth of experience in marketing. He has worked in Cape Town and in Harare for companies, events, sports teams and restaurants, plus created campaigns to launch, rebrand and establish brands in the market.

    Tendai's strengths lie in social media management which has seen brands increase their footprint digitally, win awards for campaigns, as well as making a product the most successful product in the company's history. He has formulated and implemented marketing strategies for major corporates in Zimbabwe, brands in South Africa and start-ups in both countries.


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