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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 Client Service Centre (CSC) 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.


Information – Registration and Orientation January 2016



Immigration Clearance for 2015 registration

Dear International Student/Prospective student,

The University of Pretoria has just been informed by the Department of Home Affairs, South Africa that all international students with pending visa applications will now be permitted to register.

Students must submit a copy of their "Acknowledgment of Receipt" that they have submitted visa applications to the Department of Home Affairs to the International Students Division (ISD), Client Service Centre, University of Pretoria.  Students can email the documents required to in order to streamline the registration process.  Documents stated below must be submitted:

- International Students Information Form and student number (attached)

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

- Copy of Acknowledgment of Receipt issued by DHA

- Copy of proof of medical cover for the academic year 2015 (January to December)

- Medical Indemnity form (attached)

Students who are already in South Africa and in possession of DHA Receipts may also mail the above documents to ISD or alternatively, submit them personally to the ISD, Hatfield campus.

Students who are still outside the borders of South Africa, can endeavour to apply for temporary travel documents in their home countries and enter South Africa with their acknowledgment of receipts and will also be able to register.

 Please note: All students who will be able to register on "Acknowledgment of Receipts" or proof of "Appeal" must submit their legally issued visas to the ISD as soon as they receive them.

Students can apply for medical cover (accepted by UP) at Momentum Health (Ingwe option) on the website 

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

Warm regards,

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