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Office for International Education

1. DEFINITION OF TERMS

1.1 International Student : If a student is NOT in a possession of a SA identity document, he/she will be liable for the fees applicable to International students. Should the SA identity document be submitted before the following dates, the fees payable by SA students would then be applicable and the student’s fees account would be adjusted accordingly.

1 April - 100% of the Foreign Tuition Fee will be refunded

1 September - 50% of the Foreign Tuition Fee will be refunded

2.1 SADC students - Students from a country in the South African Development Community, namely Angola, Botswana, Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland,Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

These students are exempt from the Foreign Tuition Fee.

 

2. APPLICATION FEES

An application form WILL NOT be processed before the applicable fee has been paid. (Application fees are not refundable under any circumstances.)

Application fees are not applicable to Nelson Mandela Univesity students who continue their studies without interruption.

 

3. FEES PAYABLE IN ADVANCE

Once you have received your letter of acceptance please ensure the following fees are submitted with your acceptance of offer. These are all outlined in the inserted Fees Leaflet.

3.1 Non Refundable Acceptance Deposit

The non-refundable acceptance deposit is the first advance payment towards tuition fees in order to secure your place. This amount will be credited towards your student fees account upon registration. (This fee is not refundable under any circumstances.)

3.2 Accommodation Deposit

A Deposit is required in advance in order to secure your accommodation. The IO cannot be held responsible for sourcing your accom modation if you do not submit such a deposit. Should the Office for International Education not receive your deposit and application prior to arrival, you will be liable for paying a further R500 location fee to ensure placement.

3.3 Medical Aid

To be paid directly to Medical Aid provider. Please bring proof of payment or medical aid details with you.

3.4 Orientation

Orientation is compulsory for all international students and you are required to pay this fee with your initial deposit.

 

4. FEES PAYABLE PRIOR TO REGISTRATION

The following fees are payable for the different categories of students prior to registration. These are outlined in the inserted Fees Leaflet.

4.1 Foreign Admin And Foreign Tuition Fees

SADC Student Reg Fee + Foreign Admin Fee + Module Fees

NON-SADC Student Reg Fee + Foreign Admin Fee + Foreign Tuition Fee + Module Fee

Masters Student Reg Fee + Foreign Admin Fee + Module Fee

PHD Student Reg Fee + Foreign Admin Fee + Module Fee

Study Abroad Reg Fee + Foreign Admin Fee + Foreign Tuition Fee + Module Fee

Exchange Student Reg Fee + Foreign Admin Fee + Module Fees (depending on exchange agreement)

4.2 Enrolment fees

Enrolment Fees are debited to students’ accounts and are payable every year. (Registration fees are not refundable under any circumstances.)

4.3 Module Fees (These are outlined in the inserted Fees Leaflet)

Prescribed compulsory modules for a diploma / degree divided into years, semesters, terms or trimesters

Year module – Runs from January to November.

Semester module – A module offered over a six-month period.

Trimester/Term module – A module that is offered over a three-month period.

5. PAYMENT EXEMPTIONS

The following students are exempt from paying their fees in full prior to registration, provided that previous debt is fully settled before registration:

5.1 Sponsored students

A letter of authority confirming the sponsorship amount is required prior to registration and is subject to the approval of the OIE: Manager of Finance. The sponsor’s commitment must be specified in the confirmation letter. The amount should exceed the applicable down-payment required. If the amount is less than the required down-payment the student will be expected to make up the difference before registration.

5.2 Nelson Mandela Univesity Bursary Holders

Students qualifying for grants/bursaries where the Nelson Mandela Univesity is the fund administrator. Prior to registration, written confirmation of the grant or bursary is required from the faculty/department concerned. If the amount is less than the required payment the student will be expected to make up the difference before registration.

6. ACCOMMODATION FEES (These are all outlined in the inserted Accommodation Fees Leaflet)

6.1 Residence / Post Grad Village Fees

The Full Semester’s accommodation is payable in advance in order to obtain your room keys.

2nd Semester fees are payable at the beginning of July. You will also be charged a Registration Fee and Refundable breakage deposit for on-campus accommodation.

6.2 Off-campus Accommodation Rental

Off-campus accommodation: The Full Semester’s accommodation is payable in advance in order to obtain your room keys.Thereafter fees are payable in advance per term.