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Practical Information

Visa, Passport, and Health and Safety Information

UCT’s general study abroad information can be found here.

Visa and Passport Information

Please be aware that the student visa requirements for South Africa are time-consuming and begin that process as soon as possible. Among other requirements, you are requested to supply a criminal background screening.

Passports must be valid for at least 30 days beyond the expected period of stay in South Africa. Visitors are required to have two side-by-side passport pages available for use by the South African Immigration Service.

Health and Safety

For health and safety information, please see UCT recommendations here and U.S. State Department information here.

It is strongly recommended that students seek accommodations at the Africa House on campus. A safety briefing will be conducted upon arrival.