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International Affairs Staff
Dr. P. Mbiji Mahlangu:
Director and Head International Affairs
The Director of International Affairs is responsible for fostering an organizational culture and climate that fully supports global education and welcomes diversity. This is achieved through developing and applying policies specific to international education, developing relevant international academic partnerships, fostering the recruitment of international students, offering and publicizing international programs, seeking grant and funding opportunities and supporting international students who choose to study at the University of Fort Hare.
Tel +27 (0)43 704 7350
Mr. Mbeko B. S. Mnyatheli:
Manager International Programmes
The purpose of this position is to assists the Director in the implementation of the Departmental Strategy. Its main thrust is to conceptualise, plan, organize, implement, monitor, evaluate and manage the international programmes. It is also responsible for the development of policies, systems and procedures, as well as monitoring, thereof. It also ensures that internationalization filters throughout the whole Institution through proper usage of resources. Through constant attendance of meetings, dissemination of information, reporting, analysing feedback, the impact of internationalization of the institution is, constantly evaluated so as to keep improving.
Tel: +27 (0)40 602 2221
Mrs. Xolelwa Mapango:
The International Mobility Programme Coordinator’s role is to coordinate and administer all aspects of the bilateral mobility agreement processes to ensure efficient and seamless service delivery across the programmes and activities of International Mobility Team, with the aim to assist the university to meet strategic targets in student mobility. She also oversees, develops and delivers an effective International Mobility Strategy to increase student take.
Tel: +27 (0)43 704 7137
Ms. Caroline Kukubo:
Oversees the day-to-day operations of the unit and make recommendations to improve unit efficiency. Senior Administrator is also responsible for facilitation and provision of documentation, advice; intervene on issues pertaining to immigration and compliance for International student, academics, their families and post-doc fellows. The roles also advocates for coordination of training, induction, orientation and verification of accreditation and interpretation of credentials.
Tel: 27 (0)40 602 2244
Ms. Quinter Onyango:
International Student Life and Services Officer
International student life and services officer is responsible for promoting internationalization in the campus by complementing and enhancing the academic experiences of all international students ,while providing excellent student services to international students who choose to study and intend to study at Fort Hare. She also facilitates the process of social integration and adaptation to cultural diversity and initiates international activities and programmes whilst overseeing and implementing communication across campus and internationally.
Tel: +27 (0)40 602 2424
Ms. Melissa Malambile:
Oversees the day-to-day administration of facilitating queries from international students on and off campus, assist international students with Residence Rules and Regulations, instructions, policies and procedures while supporting the students during registration .She also oversees the visits and presentations of external stakeholders and service providers, including international visitors
Tel: +27 (0)43 704 7328
Ms. Ayanda Boysen:
The Administrator provides an administrative and organizational support, customer service through handling any local or international related demands. Her portfolio also includes distribution and dispensing of University implements and materials, processing application and admission data and information related to immigration and visa related matters. She’s the liaison person for International visitors including the coordination and planning of Internationalization events.
Tel: +27 (0)43 704 7348
The Office of International Affairs vision is to engage in a vibrant and viable internationalisation agenda that is internationally recognised, culturally enriching and promotes a diverse approach to academic excellence through international best practice.
The University of Fort Hare is committed to promote International Relations through co-operative and collaborative linkage partnerships, international programmes and activities with fraternal institutions of higher education within the Higher education regulatory framework, provisions of the national planning and policy imperatives, whilst also ensuring consistence with the Vision, Mission and the Goals of the university.
In order to achieve coherent, value-adding, and strategic international relations and partnerships, a regulatory framework that orientates co-ordinates and directs all UFH international activities, co-operations and partnerships profiling are essential. These will help serve, inter alia, to eliminate unnecessary duplication, overlap of efforts and ensure effective and efficient utilization of resources, thereby. Such a framework and profiling of partnerships also serve to harmonize existing practices and ensure integrated and coordinated approach to internationalization.
With over 2000 international students from across the globe registered, the International Affairs Office ensures a smooth transition and study experience for the students. The Office also has the dual function of serving the university's international students and scholars who are interested in mobility programmes for faculty and students, through an extensive network of partner collaborators on campus and abroad. It also strives to support these three core values; research development, improved services for international students and community engagement.
To mobilize all possible resources to implement our comprehensive internationalization programme to achieve innovative excellence using the University of Fort Hare’s rural and urban environments.
The programme shall be socially and ethically relevant, and applicable to scientific, technological and socio-economic development.
The International Office serves as a central hub for international students, providing support across a large platform, which includes:
Additional services provided by the International Office comprise:
Verification of Accreditation
International Student Life Section (ISL) enhances the student‐learning environment through programs and services that internationalize the campus experience. This work is accomplished through focused and intentional efforts in three core areas:
Services and programs aimed at supporting international students to assist with their ongoing transition to the University of Fort Hare
Opportunities and events designed for the communities to share, explore, and learn about cultures in an effort to build an inclusive and internationalized campus.
The University of Fort Hare is a public University in Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa
The main campus of the university of Fort Hare is situated in the fertile valley, some 120 kilometres due west of East London. It lies adjacent to Alice, a small town in rural setting and the capital of Nkonkobe Municipality. The Campus has over 8000 registered students, the majority of which lives in the small town and contributes considerably to the development of its economy.
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