International Services (IS) provides immigration advisory services and assistance for the community of non-immigrant students, scholars and employees that the University sponsors. International Services is the primary office responsible for the University’s compliance with Immigration regulations.
Apply as an international student if you hold or will need to obtain a non-immigrant visa.
Application Procedures – International Students
Apply Online Anytime – FREE
Additional directions and information are available as you complete our secure online application.
Application deadlines vary by individual program; please consult the deadlines web page.
TOEFL Internet-based test: 95 minimum (with no individual score below a 23)
TOEFL Paper-based test: 587 minimum
IELTS: 7.0 minimum overall band score
Applicants who are academically prepared to pursue a university program but are unable to meet the minimum English proficiency requirement may apply to the International Study Center (ISC) – available for School of Business, Engineering and Management only.
Application requirements vary by individual program
Please consult the Admissions Requirements web page.
Applicants interested in Biology and Chemistry should send supporting documents directly to those offices.
Graduate Programs offered through the School of Arts and Sciences (MACJ, MLS, MPA) and certificate programs for all the Schools are available on a part-time basis only. Therefore, these programs are not available to applicants who are on a Student Visa.
Immigration Status and Financial Consideration
International Student Funding Source
Applicants who require a non-immigrant visa must provide written proof that they have adequate funds to meet the expenses incurred while studying in the South Africa. For additional information regarding the visa process, please visit the Office of International Student Services.
Please contact the Office of International Admissions if you need further assistance.