Student Visa

The International Centre (IC) is responsible for all visa matters for UniSZA international students and their dependants. To apply for a student visa, please refer to the relevant checklist below and contact IC at any time for any inquiries you may have for your visa application.

Visa Approval Letter (VAL) Application

VAL Pre Arrival Flowchart

Progression & Variation Application

VARIATION: Student change programme from another university
PROGRESSION: Student upgrade programme of study from the same or different university (Degree to Master, Master to PhD)

Change or Progression VAL Application Flowchart


  1. VISA APPROVAL LETTER Application Checklist [Download]
  2. Progression Application Checklist [Download]
  3. Variation Application Checklist [Download]