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International Students

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.
-Except for 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 that confirms diplomatic status).

Entry Requirements
  • High school results.
  • Radiological Report.
  • Deed of Surety Form.
  • Medical Certificate (original).
  • Two (2) Passport size photos.
  • Admission letter from WHCC.
  • Proof of Registration from WHCC.
  • Proof of accommodation in Namibia.
  • Completed main application form and visa form.
  • Police Clearance from home country (compulsory).
  • Reasons for studying in Namibia (write one paragraph).
  • Proof of medical aid/insurance (valid and active) – there is a valid medical aid/insurance option available at the University. (Interested? Contact our International Students’ office below).
Please take note:
  • All copies must be certified.
  • A letter indicating as to who is paying for your studies needs to be included.
  • A copy of the page in your passport that was stamped when entering Namibia.
  • A copy of your passports.
  • Study permit fee for the year of study will only be paid once your application has been approved.
  • You first have to register, and submit all documents at the final point of your registration.
- No application forms will be accepted after any announced due dates.
- Always make copies of all your receipts and or documents that you be submitting.
- Payment receipts copies will be submitted during the permit endorsement time, make sure you have it safe.

Study and work visas are not issued by the Embassy but they are issued at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety and Security in Windhoek.
Study and work visas can be applied for a maximum period of 6 months.
You can apply through the Embassy.
Please send the completed visa application form and all the required documents by e-mail to:
Do not send the documents by ordinary mail.
Visa application form (Ref No: 3-1/0033 - 2 pages) is available on the Embassy homepage and can be filled online, printed and signed. See Application forms on the Embassy homepage:
It is indicated on the page 2 that this form is for (A) Holiday/Business/Work/Transit visa and (B) Return visa.
Please note that this form is also to be filled in when applying for study visa.
Do not fill in the application form for Temporary work or study permit. It is to be filled in when a person is going to Namibia for a period of more than 6 months.
Study visa:
Completed visa application form
Certified copy of passport (Certified copy of passport = a true, correct copy of passport - relevant page only - can be certified for example by Police or Notary) N.B. regarding passport - Passport must be valid at least six (6) months after departure from Namibia. Please note that airline companies might require machine-readable passport - also when traveling with provisional/emergency passport
Motivation letter from applicant/employer or institution/university where the applicant is studying
Proof of acceptance/registration with an Institution recognized by the Namibian Qualification Authority (NQA) (in case of Minor Field Study: Invitation/Motivation Letter from the Institution/Organization in Namibia connected to Minor Field Study)
Confirmed Return ticket and Proof of Accommodation
Proof of means of sustenance while in Namibia
Police Clearance Certificate from country of origin (for 6 months visas)
Medical and Radiological Reports (for 6 months visas)

Study Permit Form

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International Students Brochure

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