UNISA Short Course in Refugee Law and Humanitarian Support

UNISA Short Course in Refugee Law and Humanitarian Support

Short Course in Refugee Law and Humanitarian Support (72877)Purpose

The purpose of the module is to equip students with a basic understanding of the different categories of migrants, the various aspects of migration, and the rights and responsibilities of migrants, in order to promote effective and sustainable solutions to human migration and displacement and reduce prejudices towards foreign nationals as a means to this end, to equip students with an integrated legal, psychosocial and humanitarian perspective on the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced persons, migrants and stateless people, and the capacity (knowledge, skills and competencies) to provide legal protection and humanitarian support to different categories of migrants, by applying relevant legislation, international law and human rights instruments with contextualised understanding and empathy.

Target group

Humanitarian Aid Workers, Government Officials, Lawyers, Welfare and NGO Employees, Lay Counsellors, Church Leaders, Refugees and other people involved with Foreign Nationals and other displaced persons.
 Admission requirements

Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification
 Duration

Six months
 Language medium

English

Registration periods

Semester dates
 Tuition method

Distance Learning, Workshops
 Kind of assessment

Note:
Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies
Formative assessment:
Assignments
Summative assessment:
An examination
 Refugee Law and Humanitarian Support (SCRL01A)Syllabus/Content Topics

  • Introduction: Background to migration and human displacement into the 21st century
  • International, African and regional frameworks for refugee protection
  • South African framework for refugee protection
  • Basic principles of humanitarian response management
  • Basic principles of psychosocial support

Course leader

Prof W B Le Roux LLD
Discipline expertise: Public Law and Constitutional Law
VerLoren van Themaat Centre for Public Law Studies
Office 7-068, Cas van Vuuren Building, UNISA
Tel: 012 429 8423
Fax: 012 429 8985
E-mail: lrouxwb@unisa.ac.za


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.