Welcome To International Relations Office

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Dean: Mr P Mandava

Midlands State University has a long history of welcoming international students from around the world. Our beautiful safe campuses situated in Gweru, the Midlands Province of Zimbabwe and just ten minutes away from town, offer a friendly and cosmopolitan student experience. Students who are not citizens or permanent residents of Zimbabwe should apply to Midlands State University as international students.

 

International students

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Midlands State University has a long history of welcoming international students from around the world. Our beautiful safe campuses situated in Gweru the Midlands Province of Zimbabwe and just ten minutes away from town, offers a friendly and cosmopolitan student experience. Students who are not citizens or permanent residents of Zimbabwe should apply to Midlands State University as international students.

Our Office

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Think of us as a ‘first-stop shop’ – we have friendly staff trained to deal with a wide range of enquiries and provide key information and help on University issues. If we cannot answer your question, we will contact colleagues to get the answer or direct you elsewhere if need be. We are here to assist you with some of these issues which include:

  • Visas & Immigration
  • Police Registration

How To Apply

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Applicants can download application forms on our website www.msu.ac.zw or apply on line

  • Pay the us$50-00 non-refundable application fee straight to the university or deposit the application fee through a telegraphic transfer into the institution’s account (which is available on our website) and forward confirmation of transfer to Midlands State University.

Student money, fees and funding

  • Tuition Fees – you can access this on the main website page (Admissions)
  • Funding – the university is in process of creating Hardship fund to assist those having difficulties
  • Money advice –as an international student you need to budget your money so that you can finish the semester well.It is very essential to make sure that you have paid your fees during registration period.
  • Grants /Loans – those on grants or loans should make sure that they pass through the Registry office to have their supporting documents assessed.
  • Accommodation and health insurance (medical services) should always be paid at the beginning of every semester

International Student -Representatives

As an international student you will be welcomed by our students support team that will assist you in settling well. We have a team which is ready to welcome you with open arms and give you a brief orientation on Zimbabwe, MSU and their experiences as international students’. This support team is made up of the student representative council member and four international student leaders.

Work Related Learning

Work Related Learning abroad will provide students with an opportunity to experience a different culture and possibly a different language, as well as getting an insight into a foreign work environment. We encourage students to work abroad, but this will operate within a different legislative framework from Zimbabwe, so students will need to be aware and expect differences. We recommend that students start preparing for work related learning abroad early in their second year so that visas and other legal documentation, as well as cultural and language preparation courses, are in place by the time one starts work related learning. Graduate employers value the additional cultural awareness and linguistic skills that working abroad enables you to develop.

FAQ

How To Apply

Applicants can download application forms on our website www.msu.ac.zw or apply on line

  • Pay the us$50-00 non-refundable application fee straight to the university or deposit the application fee through a telegraphic transfer into the institution’s account (which is available on our website) and forward confirmation of transfer to Midlands State University.
  • Attach clear certified copies of high school certificates and any other professional qualification to support application. In addition, where the original documents are not issued in English, also provide an official English translation of each document by a certified translator.
  • Please do not send letters of recommendation, photographs, portfolios, or additional personal essays unless requested by the Office of Admissions.
  • Those with no English background are obliged to go through a bridging English semester before they can enroll into the degree programmes.

Immigration Issues

PASSPORTS AND STUDY PERMITS

All international students must have passports from their respective governments and study permits from Zimbabwe before they can enter the country. In the event that one does not have a visa, he/she should produce us$200 as proof and other study permit requirements to the University International Students Office on arrival.

Please be advised that no international students will be registered at the University unless one possesses a valid study permit.

 REQUIREMENTS FOR A STUDY PERMIT

  •  Statutory fees US$200
  • Acceptance letter x2
  • Passport pages showing applicant’s details x3
  • Proof of registration x3
  • Proof of accommodation x3
  • Previous semester’s results x3
  • Current Chest x-ray certificate x3 not less than 2months
  • Passport size photographs x3
  • Proof of payment of fees x3
  •  Police clearance

 

WHAT YOU RECEIVE AT THE IMMIGRATION OFFICE

  1. A temporary PRN if it is the first time to apply.
  2. Blue/Yellow receipt which should be kept safe at all times

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: 

 1)   A student should always check on the date of expiry of his / her     PRN.

2)   A student is also required to renew his / her permit every year   and failure to do so a statutory fine of USD100 will be charged.

Accomodation

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Fees

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