University of Fort Hare Tuition Fee 2025

University of Fort Hare Tuition Fee 2025

APPLICATION FEES

 

TUITION: 
Non-refundable fee of R120-00 on or before 31st October.
Late Applications not accepted.
Acceptance of accommodation of R1000-00 before 31st December

 

RESIDENCE:  
Non-Refundable fee of R120-00 on or  before 31st October.
Non-Refundable fee of R250-00 LATE APPLICATION: 01 NOVEMBER – 31st DECEMBER
Acceptance of accommodation of R1000-00 before 31st December

 

BANKING DETAILS

Bank:     Standard Bank
Branch:Alice
Branch Code:     05 01 19
Account Name:University of Fort Hare
Account Number:            28 210 1357
Reference:         Applicant’s full name

 

AVERAGE COST OF STUDYING AT FORT HARE -2025

 

  1. 1.                Introduction

 

In order to enable current and prospective students wishing to study at the University of Fort Hare in 2016, the following details are provided as a guide to determine the cost of study.

 

  1. Fees

 

2.1                       Non Refundable Application Fee – Tuition

Before the 31st October 2016                                         R 120

 

 

2.2                       Non Refundable Application Fee – Residence

Before the 31st October 2016                                         R 120

after 1st November 2016                                                R 300

 

 

2.3 Acceptance of accommodation payable before the 31st December 2016  

R1 000

2.4 Minimum Initial Payment  

 

Before any student is permitted to register at the University, the University requires such a student to make a Minimum Initial Payment (MIP) towards

Tuition …………………………………………………..R3 500

 

Foreign Levy: Non SADC.………………………………R3500 Foreign Levy: SADC.……………………………………..R1500

 

 

 

2.5      Settlement of outstanding accounts

 

The balance owing after the payment of the minimal initial payment (MIP) must be settled as follows:

 

i. By the end of the first quarter (lectures end) 30%
ii. By the end of the second quarter (lectures end) 60%
iii. By the end of the third quarter (lectures end) 100%

 

 

 

2.6   Average Cost of study – Alice Campus (cost excludes application fees, handouts, books and foreign levy.)

 

Service Faculty of Agriculture and Science Faculties of Social Science & Humanities, Management & Commerce, Law

& Education

Honours
Tuition 26 236 – 41 831 26 553 – 44 374 18 620
Residence 14 500-  25 000 14 500 – 25 000 14 500- 25 000
Meals 15 000 15 000 15 000
Registration fees 2 630 2 630 2 630
TOTAL 58 366 – 84 461 58 683 – 87 004 50 750 – 61 250

 

 

2.7   Average Cost of Study – East London Campus (cost excludes application fees handouts, books and foreign levy.)

 

 

Service Faculty of Science and Technology Faculties of Social Science & Humanities, Management & Commerce, Law

& Education

Honours
Tuition 26 236 – 41 831 26 553 – 44 374 18 620
Residence 21 054 – 37 500 21 054 – 37 500 21 054 – 37 500
Meals 15 000 15 000 15 000
Registration fees 2 630 2 630 2 630
TOTAL 64 920 – 96 961 65 237 – 99 504 57 304 – 73 750

 

 

 

2.8   Average Postgraduate fees for all campuses.

 

Postgraduate diplomas……………………………………………………..R27 143

Honours…………………………….………………………………………R18 620

Masters……………………………………………………………………..R 18 620

PhD…………………………………………………………………………R 15 015

Masters of Public Administration…………………………………………..R27 060

 

 

  1. Meals are provided by a private company on cash basis. Students should provide about R5 000 for books.

 

 

  1. 3.                Discounts

 

Early Settlement Discounts

 

The following discounts are applicable for all students:

 

(a)    Settlement of 100% of all fees during registration ……….………………..10%

(b)   Settlement of 75% of all fees during registration …………………………..5%

 

 

Second Child Discounts

 

A discount is granted on tuition fees only for every additional child registered at the University.

Discount for every additional child registered …………….…………………….10%

 

Academic Performance Discounts

 

In order to attract, reward and retain top performing students the University offers following discounts on tuition to such students:

 

 

3.1. New undergraduates

 

(a) 34 to 38 Merit points……………………………………………..……….R 3 500

(b) 39 to 42 Merit points………………………………………….…………R 4 500

(c) 43 to 47 Merit points………………………………………….…………..R 5 500

(d) 48 to 100 Swedish points………………………………………………Full tuition

 

 

 

 

Points Standard Grade
8 90% +
7 80% to 89%
6 70% to 79%
5 60% to 69%
4 50% to 59%
3 40% to 49%
0 30% to 39%

 

 

3.2.                     Returning undergraduates

 

NB: Please note that the current rule is currently under review and a special addendum will be published as soon as this rule has been reviewed and approved by the Rules Committee and Senate.

 

 

  1. 4.                Methods of Payment

 

  1. Direct deposits/internet payments

 

Direct deposits/internet payments can be made into the University’s bank account at Standard Bank, Alice or East London, Branch Code 050119, Account Number: 282101357 or at First National Bank, Oxford Street East London, Branch Code 210121; Account Number.62150992016. The student number must be used as the reference when using this method of payment.

 

  1. Debit and credit card payments

 

Debit and credit card payments for student fees are accepted and payments can be made via the Cashiers office by the card holder.

 

iii.          Debit Orders

 

Debit order payments are no longer accepted by the University. Students/Parents may however implement a Stop Order with their respective banks and submit a copy of the stop order to the Student Account’s office on or before the 15th of January. This however will not exempt the student from paying the Minimum Initial Payment for registration. The last payment on your stop order should be set for the 31st October.

 

  1. Edu-Loan

 

Edu-Loan is a study loan that is repayable over a maximum period of 10 months. For further information contact Andisa Magqabi at 043 704 7225 or e-mail her at andisam@eduloan.co.za. Fax: 086 630 4347.

 

 

  1. FINANCIAL AID & BURSARIES

 

5.1.          The University currently offers financial aid to South African citizens who are financially needy and who show academic potential.

5.2.          Students are required to apply annually for financial aid and any aid granted is granted for one academic year only.

5.3.          Funding for such financial aid is made through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) and hence the size of any award is determined according to the NSFAS means test.

5.4.          The closing date for application for financial aid is the 31st August 2016 for Senior Students and 30 September 2016 in respect of returning students.

 

5.5.        First Year Student will only be given an application form for Financial Assistance upon providing the Financial Aid Office with a letter from the University indicating that the student has been either accepted or provisionally accepted for the 2015 academic year.

5.5.          The value of the NSFAS award will only be credited to the student’s fee account in the third term, once all bursaries have been awarded and paid into the student’s account. This is to ensure that the loans granted are as low as possible.

5.6.          Students receiving NSFAS loans will be required to complete an application form and a loan agreement before any payment will be effected.

5.7.          The allocation received from NSFAS is limited and hence the Financial Aid Committee of the University, who makes financial aid awards, must ensure that as many students are supported as possible while at the same time taking into account financial need. Students are therefore advised that registering on the basis of receiving a full loan from NSFAS should not be considered and that a family contribution as determined by the Means Test may be required.

5.8         It is also important to note that there are various different kinds of funding made available each year through NSFAS. Below are just a few categories that are made available each year:

 

  • Ø NSFAS Department of Education General Loan Funding: This categories covers any undergraduate degree or diploma that is offered by the University
  • Ø NSFAS Department of Education Teacher (Ring fenced) Loan Funding: This category only cover student who wish to pursue a Bachelor Degrees in Education or a Post Graduate Certificate in Education.
  • Ø NSFAS Department of Education Disability Bursary: Covers students who  are disabled. Please note that this category covers various disabilities and you are therefore encouraged to contact the Financial Aid and Bursaries Department for  further information pertaining to this category
  • Ø NSFAS Natskills for Scarce Skills: This category funds student who wish to study a degree in the following fields of study: a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in either Accounting, Business Management, Economics, Financial Accounting, Auditing and Information Systems, a Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in either  Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Statistics or Geographical Information Systems or Bachelor of Agriculture.
  • Ø NSFAS Natskills for Initial Teacher Funding: category only cover student who wish to pursue a Bachelor Degrees in Education or a Post Graduate Certificate in Education.
  • Ø NSFAS EC Premiers Loan Fund: These category funds students who wish to study a degree in the following fields of study: a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting, Business Management, Economics, Financial Accounting, Auditing and Information Systems, a Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Statistics or Geographical Information Systems or Bachelor of Agriculture.
  • Ø NSFAS Funza Lushaka Bursary: category only cover student who wish to pursue a Bachelor Degrees in Education or a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. For more information on this bursary please visit the following website: www.funzalushaka.gov.za
  • Ø NSFAS National Department of Social Development: this category only cover student who wish to pursue a Bachelor Degrees in Social Work. In order for you to qualify for this bursary you need to apply at your nearest Provincial Department of Social Development.
  • Ø NSFAS Final Year Donor Funding: this category only covers students who are in their Final Year of Study of their Degree or Diploma as well as a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. Please note that you may only receive this award for one full academic year.

 

 

The above are just a few examples of the different kinds of funding that are on offer at the University of Fort Hare. For further information pertaining to  Financial Assistance and Bursaries, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid and Bursaries Department at the University of Fort Hare.


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.