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First Year Important Information

Document Verification

Registration Dates 2021

Online Registration

Student Fees

All current and prospective students of the University of Namibia are urged to note the following approved deposits for the 2021 academic year.

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Student Portal

Your one stop shop for all your academic and financial information

The UNAM Student Portal is a system for learning and study administration that is used by students, teachers, and administrators at the University of Namibia. The Student Portal is a web portal where all information and all services that students need can be found in one place. The information on the Student Portal is for active students at Chalmers both campuses >> Student Portal

The contents of the Student Portal are divided into the tabs Studies, Contact and Service, Student Life and Careers and Jobs. There is also a general homepage where you will find news and links to other internal pages, and a home page requiring a login that provides services and personal information. Examples of services are:

  • Examination dates
  • Examination sign-up
  • Select courses
  • Semester registration
  • Show selected courses
  • Courses this semester
  • Create certificate of registration
  • Schedule search (TimeEdit)
These services are located elsewhere in the structure. Remember, you must be logged in to use these services.


(UNAM) Windhoek Main Campus. Newly constructed, this quality student residence opened it’s doors in early January 2014. Although Emona is conveniently situated on the picturesque grounds of the University of Namibia – allowing students safe, easy access to the campus and all of its amenities – the residence is privately managed and maintained by a team of dedicated, professional staff. At Emona, the comfort and security of each resident is our top priority! We offer a selection of comfortable, carefully planned shared-room options, to suit your unique requirements, across 16 exclusively male or female blocks – all with access to professionally cleaned, well-maintained bathrooms, lounge areas and well-equipped communal kitchens. Our grounds are beautifully landscaped with lawns and trees, protected by perimeter fencing, 24/7 security and cutting-edge biometric access control; giving both parents and students the peace-of-mind that comes from knowing that the residence is safe, secure and monitored at all times.

Our Faculties

Not sure of what to study? We offer more than 300 qualifications. Browse through our faculties below.

Agriculture and Natural Resources

The Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR) is part of the eight Faculties under University of Namibia (UNAM) and was founded in 1996.

Faculty website

Economics & Management Sciences

The Faculty is one of the largest at UNAM and arguably most significant, in terms of its contribution to national human resource development in fields related to business and public policy.

Faculty website


The Faculty of Education at the University of Namibia is the largest out of eight Faculties at the University of Namibia. Our total students number 5284.

Faculty website

Engineering & Information Technology

The UNAM School of Medicine is a key medical professional School under the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Namibia.

Faculty website

School of Nursing and Public Health

In November 1985 the university component of the then Academy of South West Africa was officially designated an autonomous university.

Faculty website

School of Pharmacy

The School of Pharmacy is currently one of three Schools in the Faculty of Health Sciences. The creation of Namibia’s first School of Pharmacy has not been accidental nor has it occurred spontaneously.

Faculty website

School of Medicine

The UNAM School of Medicine is a key medical professional School under the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Namibia.

Faculty website

Humanities and Social Sciences

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Namibia is a dynamic and unique grouping of disciplines and subjects of study which provides education to students in the social sciences.

Faculty website


The Faculty of Law consists of three departments namely: Commercial law; Public law and Jurisprudence and Private and Procedural Law.

Faculty website


The faculty of Science attracts bright students and offers basic and applied science qualifications.

Faculty website

School of Postgraduate studies

The mission of the School of Postgraduate Studies is to promote excellence amongst postgraduate staff and students.

School website

Namibia Business School

Namibia Business School (NBS) has been established in response to the needs of the Namibian market

School website

Do's and Dont's

What are things to avoid? Here’s one list:

  • Failing to come to class regularly
  • Arriving to class late (and especially making a big entrance), and worse, making a habit of it
  • Shuffling papers, putting books away, and other “end-of-class” behaviors before the professor has ended class
  • Questioning whether some of the homework for the class is just “busy work.”
  • Asking if “we’re doing anything important in class” when informing the professor that you may have to miss a class
  • Asking about what is happening in class when it is clearly marked on the syllabus
  • Allowing your cell phone to ring in class
  • Text messaging while in class
  • Holding a private discussion with someone during class
  • Asking inane or off-topic questions
  • Eating a meal in class
  • Telling the professor you went to his/her office for help, but that he/she is never there
  • Claiming you did not know an exercise was due, that there was a test, or any other class work that is clearly identified on the class calendar
  • Telling the professor you deserve a break because of who you are
  • Not completing the assigned reading before class
  • Going to the restroom in the middle of class (unless it’s an emergency)
  • Sleeping during class
  • Complaining about the workload in class, stating “you know, this isn’t the only class I’m taking”
  • Wearing inappropriate clothing (or the lack of it) to class
  • Asking to “borrow” a stapler to staple a homework assignment for the class. (Would you ask your boss for a stapler to staple a report?)
  • Turning in assignments that do not follow the class procedure (and every professor has different guidelines; know them!)
  • Making excuses for missed exams, class assignments. (Especially don’t use the time-worn dead grandparent excuse, or that you have to pick someone up at the airport)

Positive Student Behaviors lecturers Love

  • Students who have read the assigned reading and actively participate in class discussion
  • Students who complete all assigned work on time
  • Students who sit toward the front of the classroom
  • Students who visit lecturers during office hours
  • Students who do not make excuses
  • Students who ask for help more than a day before a test or an assignment due date

How is University Different from High School?

University really is the best time of your life. It is a time to be involved in everything your university will have to offer. When you reach your 30s, you will likely look back at your university experience and wish you really could do it all over again. University is a time when the “cool kids” disappear. Who you eat lunch with does not define you as a person. There is no such thing as “un-cool.” Welcome to UNAM, where you are now considered an adult.

Being a first-year student is fun! Unlike high school, where your first year is usually filled with anxiety and the occasional wrong-classroom mishap, UNAM prepares first-year students with an orientation that builds a strong bond among class members. Attend as many orientations options as possible. It will make your university transition easier if you already have bonds with your classmates. Once orientation is over and the upper-class students are back on campus, you will find that they are excited to meet the first-year students, and you become very comfortable in the university setting very quickly.

Get used to saying “Professor” or “Dr.” Your teachers are no longer Mr. or Ms. Haufiku, but Professor or Dr. Simasiku, and guess what? You are expected to have an opinion! You are no longer a passive learner who just sits and listens to a teacher, occasionally writes a paper, and takes a test in which you are expected to simply reiterate what you have learned or been told by the teacher. You will not be provided with notes; rather, you are expected to figure out on your own what’s important. (Lecturers are available during their office hours for help if what’s important is ever unclear.) At UNAM, your lecturers are expecting you to voice your thoughts, and disagreeing with the lecturer’s opinion is considered an interesting debate, not deviant behavior. Class participation and providing your own perspective and analysis are key to success in the university learning environment.

Resources for Dealing with University Life


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Survival Tips for 2021

Strategies and Tips to Help You Survive and Thrive Your First Year

International Students - Procedures 2021

According to the Immigration Control Act of 19 August 1993, all International students (SADC and Non-SADC) should be in possession of a valid approved Study Permit and Visa before entering Namibia for the purpose of studying. All prospective and other senior students are required to apply for a Study Permit and Visa on the prescribed forms obtainable from the University of Namibia or at the Namibian Embassy in your country or the nearest Namibian Embassy. Only persons with permanent Namibian Residence, Refugees or Asylum Seekers and Diplomatic representatives are exempted from applying for a Study Permit and Visa. The mentioned categories are exempted on condition that they provide the relevant documentation (i.e. Permanent Residence Permit, approved and endorsed Refugee / Political Asylum Seekers status, a Courtesy Visa which confirms diplomatic status) to the University of Namibia.

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