Foreign students get grace period for study permits

WINDHOEK: The Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration has extended the period for submission of study permits for foreign students wishing to study in Namibia.

The due date has been extended from January 2015 to 31 March 2015.

There will be no further extensions this year.

The applications for short courses may be submitted anytime provided that there is an offer from the relevant institution, and the foreign student should apply and wait for the outcome while he or she is outside Namibia.

The ministry highlighted that all applications should comply with all the stipulated requirements, adding that applicants renewing their study permits should attach the latest school or academic results obtained from the institutions for which study permits were given by the ministry.

Meanwhile, the ministry warned foreign students who apply for studies but do not actually attend classes but engage themselves in other businesses.