N.B The costs indicated are estimates and are for guideline purposes only. Student can obtain the actual fees from their statement of accounts upon registration.
Students must take note of the increased fees and International Students note that they will be paying 100% Upfront including Residences?
1. IMPORTANT NOTES
1.1 The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) reserves the right to alter fees, without giving prior notice, during the course of the academic year.
1.2 All fees are payable in full, irrespective of whether the academic programme is interrupted by factors beyond the VUT’s control, e.g. strikes, student boycotts, civil unrest, or other disruptions on campus.
1.3 The student’s liability is not affected nor reduced through ignorance on the part of the student (or his/her principle) regarding the rules and regulations of the VUT or of the invalidity of his/her registration in terms of the said rules and regulations.
1.4 No post-dated or unguaranteed cheques will be accepted for payment of fees.
1.5 No cheque presented with an alteration will be accepted by the University.
1.6 Students who have outstanding balance from the previous year, or who have not made the required initial payment for the current year by due date; will not be permitted to register until the total amount required has been paid in full.
1.7 Students who are indebted in any way to the University at the end of a semester/year their timetable will not be distributed for examination purposes and have their examination results withheld, together with their degree or diploma as applicable.
1.8 By signing and submitting the registration form the student accepts responsibility for the payment of all subscribed fees (irrespective of whether a mailed account is not received by the student). Statements of accounts are dispatched quarterly from March. It is the responsibility of students to make enquiries should he/she not receive a statement of account.
1.9 Please note that the residence fee quoted applies only to the academic period and does not include June and December vacation. Students who cannot vacate their rooms on the last day of the academic calendar must make necessary arrangement with Residence Management.
1.10 Interest will be charged on overdue accounts at 80% of the prevailing bank prime rate on the balance as at 31 October.
1.11 Students are urged to acquaint themselves with the requirements governing withdrawal from the University and/or Residence, per this booklet.
1.12 Note that no payments will be made to students if their fees account is outstanding.
1.13 Accounts are sent to the address provided by the student/guardian for account purposes. It is the responsibility of the student to forward such accounts to the person/party responsible for payment thereof if not him/herself.
1.14 Should a student not attend lectures and neglect to give written notice of cancellation within the stipulated cancellation periods, such a student will be held liable for payment of all tuition fees and/or residence fees for the full study period.
1.15 Outstanding accounts will be forwarded to the VUT’s external collection agents.
As required by law, the VUT must be notified in writing within 14 days of any address changes and students should specifically indicate to which addresses the changes apply, e.g. the postal and/or account and/or study and/or next of kin addresses.
Correspondence sent by the VUT will be deemed received by the addressee. The VUT does not accept responsibility for incorrect addresses resulting in non-delivery of a mailed account. It is the responsibility of the student to make enquiries should he/she not receive an account.
Details of the charges for each module, as well as supplementary charges, may be obtained from the offices of the various faculties, Finance and Student Administration.
IMPORTANT: Please read next paragraph carefully
The fees listed below are for guideline purposes only. They indicate the ESTIMATED amounts payable by students who are registered for the normal academic load on a full@time basis. The actual fees raised will vary depending on the specific modules taken as per STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT.
2.1 ESTIMATED COSTS PER COURSE:
2.1.1 Semester Courses:
2.1.2 Year Courses:
2.1.3 Post Graduates:
NB. The above costs EXCLUDE Residence, Registration, Laboratory Fees, Levies and (Sundry Services See 2.3).
2.2 RESIDENCE FEES
Please note that the residence fee quoted applies only to the academic period and does not include the June and December vacation. Students who cannot vacate their rooms on the last day of the academic calendar will be levied a pro-rated fee applicable to residence students.
|Uhuru, Ubuntu, Dikgalala Inkwenkwez||R10,190||R20,380|
|New Residence Phase 1||R12,330||R24,660|
|New Residence Phase 2||R12,330||R24,660|
|Post Graduate Flats||R14,190||R28,300|
|Khomanani, Kutwanong & Meloding||R 8,980||R17,960|
|New Residence Phase 1||R12,330||R24,660|
|New Residence Phase 2||R12,330||R24,660|
|Science Park Residence||R12,330||R24,660|
2.3 SUNDRY SERVICES
|Application fee (SA Citizen)||R 100|
|Late application fee||R 140|
|Re-write and supplementary exams (per subject)||R 130|
|Re-mark per subject (refundable if pass mark is obtained and fee account is zero)||R 130|
|Diploma absentia fee||R 130|
|Subject statement (per subject)||R 40|
|Subject exemption certificate||R 60|
|Duplicate ‘proof of registration’||R 40|
|Duplicate student access card||R 60|
|Duplicate receipt of payment||R 10|
|Duplicate statement of account||R 20|
|Surcharge payable||R 1,600|
First Instalment payable before Registration (Students are encouraged to pay more where possible).
3.1 ACADEMIC REGISTRATION
|First years (students who will be enrolling first year subjects)||R 2,000|
|Senior Students (Returning students who will be enrolling second year subjects)||R 2,000|
3.2 RESIDENCE REGISTRATION
|Registration for||First Minimum Payment|
|National Students||R 2000|
3.3 SATELLITE CAMPUS UPINGTON
Due to the fact that services for students at Upington are being supported by National Institute for Higher Education (NIHE) Northern Cape, a service fee may be charged for students at this Campus.
3.4 MASTERS AND DOCTORATE STUDENTS
|First Minimum Payment||R 330|
3.5 NON-REFUNDABLE REGISTRATION LEVIES (Charged on registration)
|Levy Type||Amount per Year|
|Access Cards||R 190|
|Registration Levy||R 390|
|Student Levy||R 240|
|Funeral Levy||R 40|
|Sports Cultural Levy||R 90|
|Residence Social Levy||R 220|
3.6 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
A surcharge is applicable as follows – R 1,600.
3.7.1 Up-front payments:
Discount on class fees: 10% on the following conditions:
3.7.2 Family Rebates
Students from the same biological parents where two or more dependent children are concurrently registered full-time at VUT for the same academic year can apply for a discount on tuition fees.
NB: The discount is only granted to the last registered student.
3.7.3 Personnel Discount
Personnel and Dependents are entitled to the following:
3.8 PAYMENT AGREEMENTS
The balance of the accounts after registration is payable as follows:
Kindly take note: Should these payment agreements not be adhered to, your account will be handed over to the legal external collection agents.
3.8.1 Method of Payment
On VUT website click on “Submit Payment” and follow the steps, Credit Card is Needed for this method and payment will reflect immediately on the student account.
NB: The Student Number, Surname and 01(If its for Tuition fees), 02(If its to Residences) must be clearly indicated on the deposit slip as the “reference” to avoid your payment being misallocated.
A copy of the deposit slip should be forwarded to the Finance Department, either by faxing to number (016) 950 9106, or submitting a copy in person at the Financial Enquiries Cashiers.
Allow up to 4 working days for payment to reflect on your student account when using this methods.
220.127.116.11 Cash or Credit/Debit Cards at the Cashiers (Finance Department):
NB: DO NOT GIVE ANY PERSON CASH EXCEPT CASHIERS AT FINANCE DEPARTMENT (SHOULD YOU DO SO IT WILL BE AT YOUR OWN RISK).
We are able to process card payments in single payment and budget facilities. Credit card details may be submitted in writing to fax number (016) 950 9106 (Student Revenue).
Please quote the following:
18.104.22.168 Direct Deposits at the Bank/EFT (Electronic Fund Transfer):
Deposits can be made at any ABSA branch:
3.9 Refunds on Student Accounts
Credit balance on student accounts may be refunded on the following conditions:
In order to claim a refund, you have to complete the Refund Form obtainable at the Financial Enquiries Cashiers or Financial Aid Section for sponsored students.
The VUT is not obliged to grant a pro-rated refund of fees to students who withdraw from the University. Such refund may, however, be granted at the University’s sole discretion, provided the Faculty Dean and Financial Department is notified in writing on the official withdrawal form.
Students who withdraw from the University without completing a withdrawal form will remain liable for the payment of fees due for the entire semester of study.
Students wishing to change curricula (modules or degree/diploma) must complete the applicable change of forms, which are available from Student Administration. Administration will confirm the effective dates for all approved changes.
4.1 SEMESTER STUDENTS 9 DISCONTINUATION OF STUDIES
Up to 31 March:
After 31 March:
4.2 YEAR STUDENTS 9 DISCONTINUATION OF STUDIES
Up to 31 May:
After 30 September:
4.3 2ND SEMESTER STUDENTS – DISCONTINUATION OF STUDIES
Up to 30 September:
After 30 September:
In the event of cancellation or withdrawal no credit will be given.
Reimbursement of credit balance on account:
Any deviation from the fixed procedure may be considered if proof is forthcoming of the following:
Suspension: Should the Council temporarily or permanently deprive a student of the rights and privileges he/she enjoys, or deny the student, whether it be permanently or temporarily, further admission, the student shall forfeit all claims to reimbursement, a decrease or remission of monies payable or paid to the University.
What is NSFAS?
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a loan and bursary scheme operating in terms of Act 56 of 99 and funded by the National Department of Education. NSFAS has been established to assist academically deserving and financially needy students to achieve academic goals at tertiary educational institutions in South Africa, with particular concern in overcoming barriers created by structural disadvantagement.
What does NSFAS offer?
– The means to obtain a tertiary qualification
– Loans at low interest rates
– Loans without guarantees
– A reasonable repayment plan
NSFAS convert loan (s) to a Bursary. Up to 40% of the award may be converted into a bursary depending on your end of year results.
– If you pass all the courses for which you have registered,
you qualify for a 40% bursary.
– If you pass three quarters of the course, you qualify for a 30% bursary.
– If you pass half of the courses, you qualify for a 20% bursary.
– If you pass one quarter of the course, you qualify for a 10% bursary.
– If you pass none of the courses, you qualify for no bursary at all.
– A loan is the money you borrow to cover tertiary studies.
– This loan has to be repaid.
Who qualifies for a NSFAS loan?
You can qualify for a NSFAS loan if you are:
– A South African citizen;
– Registered at a South African university or University of Technology;
– An undergraduate, studying for a first tertiary educational qualification; or
– Studying for a second tertiary qualification, if this is necessary to practice in your chosen profession; (e.g. LLB or HDE)
– Able to demonstrate potential for academic success;
– Financially needy;
– You will, however, be expected to make your own family contribution towards the total costs of your studies.(EFC)
How much money do you get?
– There is a minimum award and a maximum award, which is determined annually by NSFAS. Please enquire at the Financial Aid Office for the current limits.
Where do you apply for a loan?
At the Financial Aid Office of the Vaal University of Technology.
NOTE: Interest on NSFAS awards is determined annually by NSFAS.
Contact numbers: (016) 950 9484, 9972, 9486, 9485, 9571
Brochures for NSFAS ‘Students guide to funding’ are available at the Financial Aid Bureau office.
Do you need study finance?
You can apply for Edu-loan at the VUT campus (Finance). Edu-loan offers hassle free educational finance. As long as you, or a family member, receive a salary, paid into a bank account then you could qualify for an Edu-loan. What’s more, if we have an agreement with your, or your family member’s employer, we won’t even have to carry out credit checks.
Once your loan is approved we will:
You don’t even have to pay a deposit.
Contact numbers EDU-LOAN (016) 950 9948/9373
Call Centre: 0861 861 888 or 0861 861 VUT
Financial Aid Office
Vaal University of Technology
Private Bag X021
Information on loans and bursaries
VUT’s Financial Aid Office strives to assist prospective and current Undergraduate and Postgraduate students with information on available sources of funding for their studies. Financial assistance is made available to as many students as possible to the financial burden on students and their families, while providing students an opportunity to access tertiary education.
To be recognised as a leading administrative section providing creative, holistic, personalised and satisfactory services to a wide range of clients, to the maximum benefit of all concerned.
VUT’s Financial Aid Office strives to offer a comprehensive internal and external administrative service to all stakeholders, specifically catering for individual needs in a creative and professional manner, to make a meaningful contribution to their success and in so doing to foster a long-term working relationship.
The Financial Aid Office offers the following services to help students to obtain bursaries and/or loans to be able to complete their studies. Bursaries and/or loans are offered in all study fields at the Vaal University of Technology.
VUT offers the following types of financial assistance for students:
Click Here to download the NSFAS Forms