Study Year in Cape Town

Who is it for?

The Study Year concept has been designed to cater for the specific needs of long-term students. 

It is ideal if you want to become proficient in English and/or want to study or live in an English-speaking country. 

The programme is tailor-made for those students who need extra support, both in and beyond the classroom, in reaching their English language goals.


Lessons/week 16, 20, 25 or 30 lessons
Starting dates Any Monday
Group size Mini group (maximum 10 students)
Course duration 12 - 48 weeks
Levels Beginner (A1) to Proficiency (C2)
Minimum age 17 years
Availability Newlands and City Centre

Price List

Compare our prices with others, but keep in mind that our lessons take 50 minutes each and that our classes are intensive, with a maximum of 10 students in a class.


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Who is it for?

For students who aim to study at a university or college in an English-speaking country, Study Year is designed to help them to reach the right level of English. We also offer related support: we assist you with applications for further study and help you to register and prepare for the English qualifications you need (e.g. IELTS).

Study Year Advisor

Study Year students receive free additional support, which is not offered to short-term students. You are closely monitored through regular meetings and tutorials with your Study Year Advisor. Tutorials and remedial teaching are provided on a regular basis. We have a Study Year Advisor at each of our premises. These are friendly, competent teachers who teach in the mornings and focus on Study Year support in the afternoons.

You can meet with the Study Year Advisor in the afternoon at no extra charge for any of the following:

  • Progress meetings: discuss progress and keep motivated;
  • Academic support: get extra help with grammar, language skills or even handwriting;
  • Assistance with writing letters or applications to universities or other institutions;
  • SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority) assistance: a necessary requirement for any students studying further at South African universities;
  • Study programme counselling for your time at Good Hope Studies, or for your university plans;
  • Tutorials on areas of interest to Study Year students.

Study Year Packages

The needs of Study Year students can best be met by booking a Study Year package. Typically, this starts with General English (either mornings or full day). Many Study Year students plan to study at an English university, and for these students we would recommend the IELTS or TOEFL course. Exam preparation courses help to keep Study Year students motivated once their English is at a high enough level.

The most suitable Study Year package depends on your budget, needs and length of stay. Our registrar can advise you on the best possible Study Year package.

Special services

  • The course fees are reduced by up to 30%.
  • You do not pay an administration fee when changing to another course. 
  • You can change between group courses at the beginning of each cycle for a minimum of four weeks.
  • You receive university and college placement free of charge.
  • You can take a break from your studies. After 8 weeks of study, you can take either one break of four weeks or two breaks of two weeks each. Certain conditions apply.
  • If you choose, you can upgrade to an exam preparation course once your level is high enough. Additional course fees may apply.
  • You also receive social support: You are encouraged to participate in social activities, such as theatre trips, dinners, a cinema club, ten pin bowling, and hiking. 


This course is provided at 7 levels. To find out which level is the most suitable for you, complete the online Placement Test.