International Student Guide (PDF)
Study Permit Requirements
According to the Immigration Control Act of 19 August 1993, all International students (SADC and Non-SADC) should be in possession of a valid approved Study Permit and Visa before entering Namibia for the purpose of studying. All prospective and senior students are required to apply for a Study Permit and Visa on the prescribed forms obtainable from the University of Namibia or at the Namibian Embassy in your country or the nearest Namibian Embassy.
Only persons with permanent Namibian Residence, Refugees or Asylum Seekers and Diplomatic representatives are exempted from applying for a Study Permit and Visa. The mentioned categories are exempted on condition that they provide the relevant documentation (i.e. Permanent Residence Permit, approved and endorsed Refugee / Political Asylum Seekers status, a Courtesy Visa which confirms diplomatic status) to the University of Namibia.
Study Permits, Work Permits and Tourist Visas are not interchangeable. Kindly note that should you be in possession of a work permit, you will still need to apply for a study permit if you are offered provisional admission to the University of Namibia. It is not allowed to enter Namibia on a visitor’s visa in the hope of filing an application for a study permit from within Namibia. All applications for study permits should be submitted and issued before entering Namibia.
Levi Hafeni Shigwedha
Assistant Dean: Student Support and Liaison & International Student Services
OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF STUDENTS
Private Bag 13301, 340 Mandume Ndemufayo Ave
Pioneerspark, Windhoek, NAMIBIA
Tel: + 264 61 - 206 3689
Fax: + 264 61 - 206 3768
Cell: + 264 81 - 127 3484