Tuition and Related Fees

A differentiated study fees structure for international students will be introduced from 2018, when certain categories of international students registering at Stellenbosch University will be charged an international tuition fee (ITF) for the first time. The ITF comprises an additional fixed amount charged annually for the duration of an academic programme and is payable in full at or prior to registration. The ITF will not apply to international students enrolled in doctoral programmes, or in postgraduate programmes delivered on the telematics platform, or international students with SADC (Southern African Development Community) citizenship or permanent residence in South Africa.

The base ITF is set at R43 380 for internaonal students from outside Africa enrolled for bachelors, honours and postgraduate diploma programmes, and R21 690 for those from outside Africa enrolled for master’s programmes. A reduced amount of R20 520 will apply to students from African countries outside SADC enrolled for bachelors, honours and postgraduate diploma programmes.

International Tuition Fee (ITF)

The International Tuition Fee ( ITF) is an additional fixed amount charged annually at registration for the duration of an academic programme and is payable in full at/or before registration.

  • International Tuition Fee (ITF) only applicable for 1st registration/new-intake as from 2018

NO INTERNATIONAL TUITION FEE (ITF) PAYABLE BY STUDENTS:

  • With permanent residence in SA, including Refugee status students;
  • Enrolled in doctoral programmes;
  • Enrolled in postgraduate programmes delivered on the telematic platform [ITO];
  • With citizenship of countries within SADC including Rwanda

 

International Registration Fees (IRF)

  • The IRF is payable annually by all non-South African students including Asylum Seekers.
  • Permanent residency holders and Refugee status students do not pay IRF.
  • In general, if a permanent residence application is successful by the last date for registration (in March and as determined by the University Calendar, Part 1) for the current academic year, then the permanent resident will be allowed to register on this status. However, if the permanent residence status becomes effective after this date, it will only be taken into consideration at the next registration period of the following academic year.
  • If a refugee status application is successful by the last date for registration (in March and as determined by the University Calendar, Part 1) for the current academic year, then the refugee will be allowed to register on this status. However, if the refugee status becomes effective after this date, it will only be taken into consideration at the next registration period of the following academic year.

 

1. RESIDENTIAL: DEGREE-SEEKING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

RESIDENTIAL: IRF AMOUNTS 2018

  • SADC-citizens:                 R3,695 [Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe]
  •  Non-SADC-citizens:       R7,810

2. NON-RESIDENTIAL: DEGREE SEEKING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

NON-RESIDENTIAL: IRF AMOUNTS 2018

As from 2017, all new-intake, non-residential degree-seeking international students, will be paying a reduced IRF amount as follows:

  • SADC-citizens:                     R1,230[Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe]
  • Non-SADC-citizens:            R2,603

Living Expenses 2018

PERSONAL MONTHLY ESTIMATED BUDGET 2018 (Per student)

Accommodation

R        5 500,00

(This is an average. Prices vary according to type and location)

 

Food

R        3 000,00

 

 

Entertainment & Transport

R        1 000,00

 

 

Telephone

R           500,00

 

 

TOTAL: Monthly Estimated budget 2018

R     10 000,00

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER EXPENSES

Books, etc

R        5 000,00

Annual; variable depending on course selection

 

Medical Insurance

R        4 200,00

Per academic year

 

Clothing

R        3 000,00

Recommended for students from warmer climates

 

Settling-In

R        3 000,00

Once-off

 

Bicycle

R        1 200,00

Optional

 

 

Service Fees

1.    RESIDENTIAL: DEGREE SEEKING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International degree seeking students, except permanent residence holders and refugee status students are required to pay an estimated amount of  R3,790 for academic related services and consumable items per annum (eg. Student Card, Internet, Photocopying Quota, Printing Credits, Washing Quota, Material Costs, Laboratory Fees, Gym membership, Societies, etc.) Credit on this amount is refundable or transferable to the following academic year.

 2.   NON-RESIDENTIAL: DEGREE SEEKING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

      No service fees are charged upfront for non-residential full degree-seeking students, however, should a student incur any services on his/her student account, the account must be settled according to the dates indicated on his/her student account.

Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees are determine as per degree/module enrolled for and as set per Faculty. Click here for undergraduate estimated tuition and residence accommodation fees for 2018 

 

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