If you are a resident outside of South Africa and are not a South African citizen or you do not have permanent residence status, you are required to obtain a study permit to enter South Africa for the purpose of attending the University.
If you are offered a place at the University it will be on condition that you obtain a study permit. This does not remove the need for you to obtain official permission to enter the country, nor does it bind the Department of Home Affairs in any way to allow you to reside in South Africa.
You are required to apply for a study permit at the South African High Commission, Embassy, Consulate or Trade Mission in your country of residence or country of origin. If there is no South African representative in your country, you must apply to the South African High Commission, Embassy, Consulate or Trade Mission, nearest to your home country.
As a foreign student, you will also need to consider the following when applying to the University:
You will need a visa as well as a study permit.
Full medical insurance cover from a South African medical insure irrespective of whether or not you are on your parents medical insurance in your home country.
Proficiency in English
Application for accommodation on University campus or off-campus accommodation (Please note that an accommodation deposit fee must accompany your application)
Please note: The University is not permitted to consider any person for admission to an undergraduate degree course unless he/she has a certificate of complete exemption, or foreign conditional exemption, from the South African matriculation examination. The body charged with evaluating foreign qualifications is the MATRICULATION BOARD.