International Relations and Partnerships

Registration opens in January every year. Exact date for registration is announced on the university main website

Before registration, see below for documents required:

Study Visa

Any student, who is not a South African citizen or a permanent residence in South Africa, must be in possession of a study visa in order to register at the University. It may take up to three months to obtain a study visa and prospective International students are advised to apply as early as possible.

As from May 2014 the new immigration Act requires all interna- tional students applying for study in South African Universities to apply through VFS Global online services dha/southafrica/. VFS online services includes; Study Visa, Study Visa Renewal, Visitors Visa, Critical Skills Visa and General Work Visa amongst other services.

All applications for study visas need to be submitted at the South African Embassy or Consulate at your country of origin/resident at the time of application. You cannot apply for a new study visa/ change of visa status within South Africa’s borders.

How to apply for a Study Visa?

The applicant must first apply and be accepted by the University of choice before applying for a study visa. For this, the applicant needs a provisional admission/acceptance letter from the Uni- versity. Students will not be able to obtain a valid study visa with- out an admission letter.

Documents required for a new Study Visa/Study Visa renewal:

– An original letter of acceptance from the university – A valid passport
– Proof of comprehensive medical insurance
– Proof of accommodation
– A radiology report not older than 6 months
– A medical report not older than 6 months
– The student must have proof of sufficient funds/sponsorship let- ter to pay for day-to-day living expenses, as well as tuition fees during his/her stay in South Africa.

Medical Health Cover

In terms of the South African Immigration Act, all international students are required to be a member of a medical aid registered in terms of the Medical Schemes Act 1998 of South Africa. It is im- portant that your medical aid cover MUST be valid for the duration of your studies at UNIVEN. The following are not accepted: travel insurance, hospital plans or foreign medical aids, etc. For more information on registered medical aids, visit: https://www.medi- Some of these schemes are listed below:


Proof of payment for registration fee

(please see UNIVEN fee structure on the University website)

N.B. Payments must be deposited into the University’s bank account, ABSA: 1 000 000 589 Use your student number as reference

You can email all documentations to:


Call the International Student Helpdesk for all enquiries

and further assistance +27 15 962 9346 /9347 /9348 /9349

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