According to the immigrations Act No. 13 of 2002 as Amended and its Regulations, Internationals who wish to apply for a study VISA, ir order to embark on as an academic programme in South Africa, are required to provide "proof of medical cover renewed annually for the period of study with a registered medical scheme registered in terms of the Medical Schemes Act". In an attempt to comply with this legislation, the University of the Western Cape will under no circumstances grant pre-registration clearance without meeting the following requirements:
1. Prospective student are to supply a membership certificate as proof of Medical Cover from a South African Medical Scheme as comtemplated in the Medical Schemes Act No. 13 of 1998.
See SA MEDICAL AID SCHEMES for a list of approved Medical Aid Schemes in South Africa.
2. Medical Cover from the date of Registration to 31 December of the Academic Year.
Please make sure that sufficient financial resources are available to meet this requirement since a student without the
requisite Medical Cover will not receive clearance to register.
While certain immigration categories do not require Medical Cover for pre-registration clearance, it is still highly recommended.
The following Medical Aid Schemes have weekly consultation hours on the UWC Campus: