Rhodes University Fees for 2024/2025 Academic Year

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Rhodes University Fees for 2024/2025 Academic Year

Rhodes University Fees 2024/2025 – General Fee Information (only available in December)

The full schedule of all the fees and charges for 2020 can be found under Fees and Financial Aid:

Below you will find general fees that you can expect to pay when applying to Rhodes University.

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Rhodes University Fees

Application Fees

The closing date for applications from all new students for admission to the University is 30 September. This is also the official deadline for foreign applicants.

Initial applications for admission must be accompanied by a non refund¬able application fee of R100 for all applicants. Late applications will be considered.

No applications from foreign students can be considered after 30 September.

Rhodes University Tuition Fees (estimate)

R32 120 to R55 770 (this varies from degree to degree)

Allow approximately R6 050 for books and stationery.

Note: that these fees shown do NOT include travel expenses or pocket money.

Residence Fees

R57 200 to R60 060 (this includes all meals but excludes vacations)
The residence fees also depend on the grade of accommodation chosen.

Acceptance Fees

Tuition Acceptance Fee

This deposit is payable on acceptance of an academic place at the University.
Fee payable for 2020 is R800.

This deposit must be paid by a date specified in the letter of acceptance.

The deposit is non-refundable and will be forfeited should the student choose
not to register
 at the University.

Residence Acceptance Fee

On acceptance of a place at the University, a R1 000.00 residence deposit must be paid
before a student is allocated to residence

This deposit is non-refundable and will be forfeited to the University should the student
fail to register and into residence for at least one term

Rhodes University Fees Details

There are two basic fees (tuition and residence) and some additional lesser fees (e.g. for handouts or special examination costs).

  1. Tuition fees for undergraduate degrees range from R36 050 to R65 075 (refer section (B) for the exact fee for your selected degree)
  2. Residence fees range from R68 987 to R72 428 for undergraduate residences and R81 750 for postgraduate residence. (refer section (E))

PAYMENT OPTIONS

The payment options that are available follow, but please note carefully the payment due dates if you wish to be accommodated in residence. Registration will not be permitted if none of the options below have been taken up.

The Initial Fee is required upfront and cannot be paid by payment arrangement unless you opt for a Debit Order.

SOUTH AFRICAN STUDENTS (excluding NSFAS and missing middle)

Option 1

Pay an Initial Fee Payment (roughly 10% of tuition fees and where applicable 25% of residence fees), by 22 January 2024 for returning students and 27 February 2024 for new first year students;

The Initial Fee Payment:

Tuition only:

R5 650.

Or

Tuition and Residence: R5 650 + R18 000 = R23 650.

The balance of fees to be paid as set out below;

Tuition

Residence

By Initial Fee Payment Due Date22 Jan/27 Feb 2024

10%

25%

Paid

A further 25% of fee amount by 31 Mar 2024

35%

50%

Paid

A further 25% of fee amount by 30 Jun 2024

60%

75%

Paid

A further 25% of fee amount by 30 Sep 2024

85%

100%

Paid

Any balance still outstanding 30 Nov 2024

100%

Paid

Extras to be paid monthly per student fee statements.

Option 2

Make a direct deposit or internet transfer of the full tuition fee and, if applicable, the full tuition and residence fee, prior to 22 January 2024 for returning students and before 27 February 2024 for new first year students. A 5% discount may be claimed in writing if you opt for this option. The discount cannot be applied to tuition or Residence fee separately they are considered the full fee when taken together.

Option 3

Arrange payment of the full fees by debit order with 11 monthly instalments from 1 February to

1 December. The debit order application form, obtainable from the Student Bureau, the Student Fees Office or on the Rhodes website under StudyingFees and Financial Aid, must be completed and signed by the person whose bank account is to be debited and returned, together with all other documentation, to the Student Fees Office by 11 January 2024. This may be done via email: debitorders@ru.ac.za or fax: 046 603 7019. Incomplete applications will not be considered and the facility must be approved prior to 22 January 2024.

NSFAS STUDENTS

This applies to all students who have been granted NSFAS funding

Option 1:

NSFAS students are not required to pay an Initial Fee Payment.

However please note that those with an own contribution will need to settle, as set out below:

By Initial Fee Payment Due date

22 Jan/27 Feb 2024

0%

Paid

35% of own contribution amount by

31 Mar 2024

35%

Paid

60% of own contribution amount by

30 Jun 2024

60%

Paid

85% of own contribution amount by

30 Sep 2024

85%

Paid

The outstanding balance by

30 Nov 2024

100%

Paid

Extras to be paid monthly per student fee statements.

Option 2:

Make a direct deposit or internet transfer of the full own contribution prior to 22 January 2024 for returning students and the 27 February for new first year students. A 5% discount may be claimed in writing if fees are paid in full before due date of the 22 January 2024 for returning students or 27 February 2024 for new first year students.

Option 3:

Arrange payment of the full own contribution by debit order with 11 monthly instalments from 1 February to

1 December. The debit order application form, obtainable from the Student Bureau, the Student Fees Office or on the Rhodes website under StudyingFees and Financial Aid, must be completed and signed by the person whose bank account is to be debited and returned, together with all other documentation, to the Student Fees Office by 11 January 2024. This may be done via email: debitorders@ru.ac.za or fax: 046 603 7019. Incomplete applications will not be considered and the facility must be approved prior to 22 January 2024.

FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Option 1

New and returning international students will be required to pay 50% of their tuition and residence fees for the year by 22 January 2024 for returning students and 27 February 2024 for new first year students.

The balance of fees to be paid by the 31 May 2024.

Extras to be paid on receipt of student fee statements.

International Students Initial Fee Payment:

Tuition only

R27 300

or

R64 000

Tuition and residence

Option 2

Make a direct deposit or internet transfer of the full tuition fee and, if applicable, the full residence fee, prior to 22 January 2024 for returning students and 27 February 2024 for new first year students. A 5% discount may be claimed in writing if you opt for this option.

Surcharge for International students (compulsory additional charge for all International students)

Undergraduates:

Postgraduates:

From SADC countries

R10 970

R7 440

From Africa (excl. SADC)

R14 010

R9 270

Elsewhere

R15 580

R10 970

NOTE: Master/Visa credit card facilities are available for all payments but no discounts may be claimed if this method of payment is used.

TUITION FEES

Block fees

The regulations of the various faculties prescribe the number of courses full-time students are normally expected to take in each year of their curriculum.

Unless otherwise stated, the annual block fees include tuition fees for classes and laboratories, fees for ordinary University examinations and library fees for the normal number of courses. Full-time students taking fewer than the normal number of courses in any given year will still be liable for the full block fee.

OTHER FEE CONSIDERATIONS

Additional courses

Subject to the regulations of the various Faculties, undergraduate students may take in any year one course more than the normal number prescribed for that year of their curriculum without extra charge. Full-timepostgraduate students may take in any year one undergraduate course free of charge, provided that they have obtained the prior approval of their head of department and of the Dean of the Faculty, and provided that a postgraduate student in Law may take first year courses in any one language subject in any year without extra charge. The undergraduate course becomes payable separately once deregistered from full-time course.

Single course fees

Students doing one course towards their degree must be registered as full-time, but will be charged the single course fee.

Departmental and additional charges

These are for course materials, handouts, field trips, printing vouchers, etc. and are additional charges to the student fee account. These charges vary as they depend on the courses taken and options chosen in each year of study.

Societies: Charges to student accounts

These refer to subscriptions to societies to be charged to student accounts. No further subscriptions will be charged after 31 March of each academic year.

Cost of meals:

Meals for Oppidans (Students who live off-campus)

Meal options available are breakfast, lunch and supper on weekdays and weekends. The costs vary:

Breakfast

R14.87

Lunch/Supper

40.00 (each)

Meals for residence students:

Breakfast

R11.36

Lunch/Supper

R26.76 (each)

EXAMINATION FEES

Must be paid at the start of each semester for ordinary examinations written by students returning to write on extended DP certificates.

Students who fail to provide acceptable identification at examinations will be fined R300.00 per exam session.

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