Read useful application advices for international students and you’ll be one step closer to study at SIST and living in one of the best countries in Africa.

Discover more about the British Education system and which programme to choose.

Undergraduate and postgraduate study are both types of higher education. An undergraduate has just passed high school diploma or equivalent. A postgraduate is a student who has graduated from university and obtained a bachelor degree.

What are undergraduate courses?

In the UK, we can distinguish two types of undergraduate courses:

  • Foundation Year, is a full-time year introductory programme designed to help students develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence for a fully-fledged three-year undergraduate degree.
  • Bachelor’s degrees, which takes three years of study.

What are postgraduate courses?

If you have already received your bachelor degree and wish to further your education, postgraduate courses are designed as follow in the British Education system:

  • Master’s degrees, which last one to two years. The most common are Masters of Arts (MA), Masters of Science (MSc) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA).
  • Postgraduate diplomas and certificates, which are on the same education level as a master’s degree but shorter in length.
  • PhDs, the highest academic degrees available, usually after graduating from a master’s degree.


Find out what you need to apply to SIST programmes.


Make sure you have prepared all your documents and find all the information you need to complete your university application successfully.

SIST application Process:

There are some important steps to start your application to study at SIST.

  • Search the programmes on Academic to find the right course for you.
  • Apply online to receive further information.
  • Apply for your student visa.

How and when to apply:

The process for applying to study at SIST depends on whether you want to study for an undergraduate degree or postgraduate degree.

Undergraduate application deadline:

For undergraduate degrees, visit Admissions to fill out an application form. You must submit your application and send your scanned documents before 15 July, or you will be considered as a late applicant. Keep in mind places might be limited, so make sure you apply early.

Postgraduate application deadline:

For postgraduate degrees, SIST offers two MBA intakes during the academic year, you will need to apply before 15 th July for October intake and before 31 st December for March intake.

Find out more about MBA programmes.

Student visa requirements:

As you are an international student, you will need a visa to study at SIST. You need to send SIST Admission department all required documents in this checklist to receive your acceptance letter and apply for your visa.

Don’t miss out key dates and deadlines.


Find out all you need to know about SIST academic deadlines.

Academic Dates:

SIST academic year generally runs from October to May, with holidays at Christmas and Easter and a summer break.

  • Welcome week, also known as induction week, to introduce you to the academic department and your teachers. This week also includes integration events.
  • Academic semesters, first semester starts on 1st October and ends on 13 th January, and second semester starts on 27 th January and ends on 18 th May. Students who join January intake, they still need to study a one-month summer session.
  • Examination boards, take place each academic year on 15 th July & 10 th September.Retake exams are scheduled on 3 rd August.
  • Graduation ceremony for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are celebrated on September.




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Your time to study at SIST has finally arrived.

  1. Attend SIST induction week:

Make sure to attend the induction week on the date and the time SIST has provided. The academic department will provide you with all details concerning your academic calendar, timetables, assessments and examinations.

  1. Enjoy your SIST integration week:

Don’t miss the integration week – one of the highlights of the student calendar before lectures and deadlines begin! It takes place during the first week of university and is a great way to step into student life and meet new people.

Join in fairs and talks, discover your students’ union. It is typically a moment where students will enjoy a good mix of day-time activities and

If you can’t attend, visit the communication department, which can provide you with useful advice on university life.

3.Join a student Club:

Join a society to get to know your classmates. Find which club interests you, extracurricular activities will definitely help you to find internships and job opportunities. SIST has different clubs and associations that you are welcome to join, find out more about it in student life section.

Find out all you need to know about SIST tuition fees.

Make sure you check how much the tuition fee for your chosen course and university is before you apply.

Check below the fees for each programme:

Foundation Year Fees

NCC Foundation Year Fees

Undergraduate Fees

Postgraduate Fees

To arrange Financial agreement, it’ s better to contact directly SIST finance department.

An overview.

Before you apply for your student visa. You need to check the following:

  1. Course confirmation: you must receive an unconditional offer and confirmation letter from SIST admission department.
  2. Funding: Make sure that you have enough funds to pay for both your  tuition fees and your monthly living expenses.