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International Cooperation Division

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Welcome to International Cooperation Division

The vision of the University of Pretoria is to be a leading research-intensive university in Africa, recognised internationally for its quality, relevance and impact, as also for developing people, creating knowledge and making a difference locally and globally.

The International Students Division (ISD) at the Department of Research and Innovation Support (DRIS) will ensure that your alliance with UP is a positive experience. With over 4500 international students at the University of Pretoria, you are embarking on an exciting academic journey and we pride ourselves on being the “home away from home” for all our international students. Undergraduates, Postgraduate, Postdoctoral Fellows, Exchange Students, Study Abroad Students and Elective Students can be assured of our support at all times.


Immigration Clearance for 2017 registration

Please note, that DHA does NOT accept any outside medical cover anymore. Including the ones that have always been accepted: (PULA, Swazimed, Bomaid, Namibhealth etc. etc.) since last year according to International Education Association Of South Africa (IEASA).

Students can email documents required to in order to streamline the registration process.  Documents stated below must be submitted:

- International Students Information Form and student number (attached below on a banner)

- Where possible, copy of passport (first page with photo and passport number)

- Copy of a valid visa

- Copy of proof of medical cover for the academic year 2017 (January to December)

- Medical Indemnity form 

Students who submit their documents to ISD for clearing and holds are lifted, must please endeavour to register online.

We appreciate your cooperation in this regard and welcome you to the University of Pretoria.

Warm regards,


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