GED® South Africa

Can I get a grade 12 online? 

Online GED South Africa offers a course to get a Grade 12 equivalent*, which is recognised by various educational institutions and regulatory bodies.


If you are looking for an adult matric second chance option or if you are homeschooling or if you didn’t pass matric at school or you want an alternative option than high school, then the GED® could be the solution that you need.
You can study online in your own time.

Sign up FREE at to watch The GED Webinar which will explain everything you need to know in about 25 minutes. You can download the webinar to view at your convenience.

Your success is our goal.

silhouette-978956_640What does Online GED South Africa offer?

Online GED South Africa offers an online study programme powered by Essential Education GED Academy™ to prepare you for the GED® tests. Enrolment is for 12 months starting anytime. This can be renewed if necessary.

You need to have a computer or tablet with internet access to study online.

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Get your GED® credential as an alternative to a South African matric online.

The GED® opens doors of opportunity for you to study at colleges and universities, or you could find a better job because you have a grade 12 equivalent*.

All you need to write the GED® tests is a South African ID or passport. You must be age 16 or older.  The online course will help you to prepare for and pass the GED® tests.

Click here for a list of all 38 of the GED® test centres in South Africa.

Once a student has completed the GED®, they can apply to study at South African colleges and TVETs. For degree courses we recommend applying to overseas universities that offer Online University Degrees as there are so many benefits of pursuing internationally recognised degree courses from the safety of your home and with the flexibility that online education offers.

Enrol Now – Choose Online GED South Africa to get your high school equivalency online.


*SAQA (the South African Qualifications Authority) has evaluated the GED® and found the  National Senior Certificate as its closest comparable qualification. SAQA evaluates each submission of a foreign qualification on a case by case basis and therefore students with a GED® are eligible for SAQA Foreign Qualification evaluation.