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Registration procedures for 2018

The International Students Division in the Graduate Centre will be open from 3 January 2018.

All students are urged to ensure that they have been admitted for their preferred study programme before embarking to South Africa after final school results or other tertiary results are published/released.  Please do not assume that you have maintained your admission on prior results submitted when applying for studies at the University of Pretoria.

Students, who have forfeited their academic placements, will not be able to move into residences.

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The new Immigration Regulations of 2014 came into effect on 26 May 2014.  Effectively, this marked the commencement of the Immigration Amendment Acts of 2007 and 2011 and the new Immigration Regulations, 2014. 

In order for you to lodge your application for a study visa, please visit the website:  

 All non-RSA citizen students who are holders of the following temporary residence permits are classified as international students at UP:

Study Visa

Relatives Visa with an endorsement to study

Visitors Visa

Diplomatic Visa (No diplomatic cards are accepted)

Refugees Permit

Asylum Seekers Permit

Work/Business Visa to study part-time at the University of Pretoria

Permanent Residents (Permanent Residence status in South Africa only)

Immigration clearance 2018

When reporting to the International Students Division, please ensure that you bring the following documents:

      2.1 Study visa holder

         Valid passport; and

1 X Copy of Passport (Page with photo and page with passport number)

1 X Copy of Study visa (endorsed for studies at the University of Pretoria)

1 X Completed International Students Information Form (attached)

1 X Medical Indemnity Form (attached)

1 X Proof of South African medical cover as stated under point

     2.2 Asylum Seekers and Refugee permit holders1 X Copy of

         valid Asylum Seekers permit or Refugee permit

     2.3 Diplomatic Status

      Only students with diplomatic visas (cards are not acceptable) will obtain the benefits of diplomats.

     2.4 Work Visa holders

           Work visas to study part-time at the University of Pretoria.

      2.5 Permanent Residents of South Africa

            1 X Copy of South African Identity Document

If you are in possession of a South African Identity document, please email a copy to [email protected] as soon as possible in order for us to lift your immigration block before the registration period commences, clearly stating your student number.

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