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 will be levied a fee equivalent to the daily rate.
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.
1.16 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.
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:
|Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences||Amount (Per Annum)|
|Analytical Chemistry||R 28, 080|
|Non-Destructive Testing||R 35, 402|
|Information Technology||R 30, 560|
|Faculty of Engineering and Technology||Amount (Per Annum)|
|Chemical Engineering||R 43,145|
|Electrical Engineering: Process Control||R 41,900|
|Power Engineering||R 35, 105|
|Electronic Engineering||R 35, 230|
|Civil Engineering||R 42, 120|
|Industrial Engineering||R 43, 990|
|Mechanical Engineering||R 42, 780|
|Metallurgical Engineering||R 33, 415|
|Operations Management||R 26, 010|
|Electrical Engineering: Computer Systems||R 29, 560|
|Extended Diplomas||Amount (Year)|
|Extended Engineering Diplomas (All the of the above) Except Operations Management||R 30, 560|
|Extended Information Technology Diploma||R 30, 560|
2.1.2 Year Courses:
|Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences||Amount (Year)|
|Biomedical Technology||R 23,380|
|Office Management and Technology (2012 last intake)||R 14,490|
|Faculty of Human Sciences||Amount (Year)|
|Labour Law||R 17,770|
|Fine Art||R 22,070|
|Graphic Design||R 22,880|
|Hospitality Management||R 18,930|
|Ecotourism Management||R 21,570|
|Public Relations Management||R 17,770|
|Tourism Management||R 17,770|
|Safety Management (Day and Evening Classes – 18:00-22:00)||R 12,680|
|Legal Assistance||R 17,770|
|Faculty of Management Sciences||Amount (Year)|
|Cost & Management Accounting (3rd Year Level)||R 17,770|
|Internal Auditing (3rd Year Level)||R 17,770|
|Financial Information Systems||R 20,390|
|Logistics Management||R 17,070|
|Human Resources Management||R 15,450|
|Retail Business Management||R 17,120|
|Sport Management||R 14,490|
|Extended Diplomas||Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Cost & Management Accounting, Financial Information Systems & Internal Auditing||R 8,640||R 12,960|
|Extended Diplomas (Group 1)||Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Fashion, Fine Art, Graphic Design & Photography||R 8,860||R 13,284|
|Extended Diplomas (Group 2)||Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Labour Law, Legal Assistance, Safety Management & Policing||R 8,640||R 12,960|
|Extended Diplomas (Group 3)||Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Ecotourism Management, Hospitality Management, Public
Relations Management & Tourism Management
|R 8,000||R 12,960|
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 210|
|Registration Levy||R 420|
|Student Levy||R 260|
|Funeral Levy||R 40|
|Sports & Cultural Levy||R 100|
|Residence Social Levy||R 240|
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.
126.96.36.199 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:
188.8.131.52 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.
We offer a range of University funded bursaries for both new and senior students. (Apply at Financial Aid Office – Finances).
5.1 External bursaries offered by sponsors are administered by our section.
For sport bursary enquiries, please contact our Sports Bureau at (016) 950 9282.
5.2 NSFAS loans are being offered according to the criteria set by NSFAS, who offers loans with fair interest rates.
5.3 FUNDI (former EDU-LOAN) has been approved to offer financial assistance to students on campus
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
We only start processing the applications in March and August yearly. You therefore need to apply for admission to the VUT and be a registered student before a loan / bursary can be allocated. Our loan and academic bursaries do not cover registration fees and deposits.The loan/bursary results will only be available in April/August; therefore students have to make some provision for their first minimum payment, Registration Fee and the needed books, for at least the first quarter of the semester.
Closing dates for application are:
NSFAS Senior students 31 October
NSFAS First-year students 24 January
Academic Merit Awards 31 January
|FUNDI (EDU-LOAN) FUNDI (EDU-LOAN)
Should you need assistance in order to finance your studies –FUNDI (former EDU-LOAN) Client Service will be able to give you the details of your nearest representative (there’s one at Finance Department).
VUT Campus : (016) 950 9948 E-mai : email@example.com
Client Services: 0860 555 544 website: www.fundi.co.za