UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG

Visitor Guidelines

The Internationalisation and Strategic Partnerships Office (ISPO) facilitates and co-ordinates international visits on behalf of the University. This includes:

  • Receiving requests and advising prospective visitor/s on dates, staff members/ units and/or departments best suited to the purpose of the visit etc;
  • Drafting and coordinating the programme for the visit;
  • Scheduling meetings with Wits staff, as appropriate;
  • Arranging a campus tour and
  • Issuing an appropriate letter of invitation, upon request.

Please note that the office will not make travel and/or accommodation bookings.

Wits University will generally accommodate visits from partner institutions as well as non-partner institutions seeking to establish a relationship. The University may decline a request if:

  • The purpose of the visit is not aligned to the University’s strategic objectives;
  • There is no interest from Wits staff in the visit and the proposed areas of collaboration;
  • The proposed date of the visit
    • does not suit the availability of Wits staff who need to be involved.
    • is a national or University holiday.
    • is during registration or examination periods.

Generally, one delegation can be received per day, and most visits will be for half a day.

To request a visit, please complete the International Visit Request Form.  It would be appreciated if you could submit your request at least two months before the intended visit. Please send the form to:

Mrs Samia Chasi
Manager: International Partnerships
Internationalisation and Strategic Partnerships Office (ISPO)
Tel +27 11 717 1052
Fax +27 11 717 1059
Email Samia.Chasi@wits.ac.za.