International students seeking to enrol at the National University of Samoa must apply for admission on the appropriate application form.
International students must have a Temporary Resident Permit to Study before entering Samoa and the offer of place in any NUS programme does not guarantee that a Study Permit will be granted. Applications for a Study Permit cost SAT$300 for the principal applicant and $150 for each dependent. Applicants must supply the following documentation to the Samoa Immigration Division of the Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

  • A passport valid for minimum of six months after the intended period of stay in Samoa for the principal applicant and any dependents
  • A letter from NUS confirming the offer of a place in an NUS programme
  • If studying under a scholarship, a letter confirming details of the award
  • If a self-supporting student, evidence of accommodation arrangements
  • Evidence of sufficient funds for self-support (typically a copy of a bank statement)
  • If coming to Samoa for more than one year, a medical report and a police report

Permits are issued for a maximum of three years.

Academic or Scientific Research Work

Individuals seeking to come to Samoa under the auspices of the NUS to conduct academic or scientific research must have a Temporary Resident Permit for Academic or Scientific Research before entering Samoa. Applications for a Research Permit cost $600 for the principal applicant and $300 for each dependent. Applicants must supply the following documentation to the Samoa Immigration Division of the Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

  • A passport valid for a minimum of six months after the intended period of stay in Samoa for the principal applicant and any dependents
  • A letter from the applicant's home institution supporting the research
  • A letter from NUS supporting the research
  • Evidence of sufficient funds for self-support and onward travel (typically a copy of a bank statement and plane ticket).

For further information see www.samoaimmigration.gov.ws

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FACULTIES                                                     STUDENTS

Faculty of Applied Science                                    International Students

Faculty of Arts                                                          Current Students

Faculty of Business and Entrepreneurship      Student Administration

Faculty of Education                                               Student Support Services

Faculty of Medicine                                                 Statutes and Regulations

Faculty of Science

CENTRES

Centre for Samoan Studies

Oloamanu Centre

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