INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

ADMISSION  

All International students must follow the following procedure when applying for admission at Walter Sisulu University:

 

STUDY PERMITS

All international students must be in possession of a valid study permit before they register at Walter Sisulu University. Study permits are issued by South African High Commission or South African Embassy of the student’s home country.

 

FEES

Registration and tuition fees

 

Financial aid

 

Sponsored students

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ASSOCIATION

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ISA was formed in 2008 as a result of merger between former Border Technikon, UNITRA and Eastern Cape Technikon. It is an association formed by international students to bring themselves together in order to achieve the following objectives;

 

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

CULTURAL DAY

Walter Sisulu University has a diverse community and once a year in the third semester international students organise a cultural day to showcase their cultures through music, dance, food, and attire.

 

Orientation

At the beginning of each academic year international students visit WSU campuses, some historical sites, the beach and all emergency points surrounding WSU campuses.

 

Welcome Spring

International students come together to play at the beach as a way of celebrating a new season of beauty and warmth. They play all sorts of games, make friends and a braai (barbeque).

 

ACCOMMODATION

There are lots of options with regard to accommodation. Students can reside on campus or off campus in the residential areas surrounding the university.

On-campus accommodation

 

Off-campus accommodation

 

Alternative accommodation

 

PRE-ARRIVAL INFORMATION

Climate

The Eastern Cape Province, where WSU is located, lies between the subtropical conditions of KwaZulu-Natal and the Mediterranean conditions of the Western Cape.MoreThe climate around this region varies considerably but has year round holiday weather. The coastal region experience long, hot, balmy conditions and high rainfall, while its inlands experience long hot summer months and moderate winters. Summers are 16ºC to 31ºC of temperate and in winter temperatures ranges from 12ºC to 26ºC, except Mthatha some winter days could be as cold as 5º C.

 South African Currency

The South African currency is Rand (ZAR).


Transport

The following means of transport are commonly used by students:

Travel by bus

Travel by train


Travel by air

Accommodation prior to registration

If you arrive before registration, you can book in at any of the following guest houses, hotels or Bed & Breakfast establishments:

East London (Buffalo City campus)

Butterworth (Ibika campus)

Mthatha (Nelson Mandela Drive campus)

 

CONTACTS

Administrative Officer

Ms Nontlanhla Ntakana

Telephone +27 43 7029267

Fax +27 43 702 9274 (F)

international@wsu.ac.za

Administrative Assistant (Mthatha)

Ms Nolusindiso Mbilase

Telephone +27 47 502 2955

Administrative Officer (Chiselhurst)

Ms Refiloe Khitsane

Telephone +27 43 709 4030

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