Coordinator: International Student Services


The Department of Student Administration is part of the Registrar’s portfolio. The department runs and co-ordinates many of the student-based administrative functions of the University e.g. admission and registration of students; administration of examinations and graduations; official release of results and academic transcripts; student cards (ID), and assisting students with a range of registration/enrolment related-matters. Our goal is to provide a professional, friendly and quality service in an efficient manner. We strive to effectively administer the University’s policies, procedures and rules while ensuring compliance with applicable legislation and adhering to the highest ethical standards.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Coordinator: International Student Services. Reporting to the Deputy Registrar: Academic Administration, the incumbent will coordinate the functioning of the International Student Services unit which services the whole University in respect of the application, registration and ongoing administrative support of international students in all programmes of study.

The incumbent will also be expected to develop and maintain strong working relationships with the Department of Home Affairs, Foreign Embassies and University stakeholders to ensure adequate resolution of issues that international applicants and students may face. Additionally, the incumbent will also be expected to update and advise the Deputy Registrar: Academic Administration and the Office of the Registrar on all changes to immigration and other relevant policies that may impact on the study requirements of international students.

Minimum Requirements

    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent (NQF7)
    • Five years’ university administrative experience,
    • Two to three years’ administrative experience dealing with international students
    • At least one year’s experience in supervision of staff
    • Working knowledge of legislation and policies in relation to study for international students and visa and study permit regulations

Desired skills/competencies:

  • High levels of honesty and integrity are essential
  • Ability to work under pressure and be prepared to work after hours
  • High energy levels over sustained periods of the academic cycle are required

In your application, you are encouraged to highlight your strengths and also include anything else that you feel may be pertinent to the selection panel. Please attach your covering letter, a detailed curriculum vitae and highest qualification to your online profile. To be considered for this vacancy, you must click on the Apply for this Job link below or apply directly via UWC Careers at For any queries, please contact the Human Resources Department at +27 21 959 4063/9763/9708/3551/3756.

EQUITY DISCLAIMER: In line with the University’s commitment to diversifying its workforce, preference will be given to suitably qualified applicants in line with Employment Targets of the University. The University reserves the right to not make an appointment, make an appointment at a different level, seek additional candidates and may conduct competency assessments.

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