Welcome to International Students 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.
Please note: Compulsory Orientation Day Friday, 27 January 2017 has been cancelled. The Excursion Day on Sunday, 29 January 2017 will still remain and open for bookings. If you are still interested, you may proceed with payment for Bela Bela – A Forever Resort trip spaces are still available.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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