Undergraduate

DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO STUDY?

It is a good idea to have a career objective in mind, check the admission requirements of the various qualifications offered at the University of Fort Hare.

 

HOW TO APPLY

APPLICATION FORMS

ONLINE APPLICATIONS

Click here to apply. A non-refundable application fee of R120.00 is payable by all applicants (for online applications).


APPLICATION FEES

(a) Non‐refundable application fee to accompany all applications for admission by new students payable on or before the 30st September: R120.00
(b) Non‐refundable application fee to accompany all late applications for admission by new students after 31st September for any undersubscribed qualifications, as informed by the faculties: R 300.00

Application Fee – Residence Admissions

(a) Non‐refundable application fee to accompany all applications for accommodation by new students payable on or before the 31st September: R 120.00
(b) Acceptance of accommodation payable before the 31st December : R 1000.00

APPLICATION PROCESS

1. Submit your application form and all the necessary documentation including application fee before closing date.

2. An SMS will be sent to you informing you of the status of your application thereafter a letter of confirmation.

3. Current matriculants who qualify based on their Grade 12 mid-term performance, are provisionally admitted pending the submission of their final matric results and subject to availability of space.

4. Successful applicants will receive an admission letter, together with a registration guide, which reflects the registration dates and orientation programme. It is important to note that all applicants who wrote the National Senior Certificate (NSC) are required to write the National Benchmark test (NBT) before they are allowed to register for their 1st year at University.

HOW TO SUBMIT APPLICATION FORMS

1. MANUAL SUBMISSION

You can submit your completed application forms by hand at any of our admissions Offices in Alice or East London Campuses.

2. SEND VIA EMAIL

IMPORTANT INFORMATION WHEN SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION FORMS via Email

  • After completing filling the application form make sure you save your form using your name and surname e.g. SAM MHLANA
  • Scan all your other documents (ID, RESULTS, PROOF OF PAYMENT OR ANY OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS) and make sure you also save these using your name and surname e.g. SAM MHLANA
  • Once you have all your documents please email to applications@ufh.ac.za
  • Make sure that your email address or cellphone number that you write in your application forms is working for us to contact you.
Qualifications

It is a good idea to have a career objective in mind, check the admission requirements of the various qualifications offered at the University of Fort Hare.

Student Life

The Student Affairs Division, like the University in general, operates in terms of the provisions of the Higher Education Act, 1997 (Act no.1 of 1997), and in accordance with the Statute of the University of Fort Hare. The Division promotes programmes that give students a sense of belonging to a supportive educational community, promote inspired learning and encourage development skills that foster personal and academic growth. In addition it provides students many opportunities to participate in various activities beyond the classroom such as recreational sport, student organisations and societies that train students on leadership skills, both at the University and beyond.

Student Affairs comprises of the following departments: Student Counselling Unit, Student Governance and Development, Residences, Health Care Centre, Disability Unit, HIV & Aids Unit and the Sport and Recreation Unit.

Registration Fees

Upon registering all students will be charged the following:

(a) Registration Costs ............................................................ R550.00
(b) Student ID card:................................................................. R80.00
(c) Late registration fee:………………………………………............... R700.00
(d) Student levy:..................................................................... R2 000.00
(e) Student levy (part time students):...................……………… R1 000.00

International Students

The Office of International Affairs vision is to engage in a vibrant and viable internationalisation agenda that is internationally recognised,  culturally enriching and promotes a diverse approach to academic excellence through international best practice. The University of Fort Hare is committed to promote International Relations through co‐operative and collaborative linkage partnerships, international programmes and  activities with fraternal institutions of higher education within the Higher education regulatory framework, provisions of the national planning and policy imperatives, whilst also ensuring consistence with the Vision, Mission and the Goals of the university.

Academic Performance Incentives

In order to attract, reward and retain top performing students the University offers following incentives on tuition to such students:
 New Undergraduates
(a) 34 to 38 Merit points……………………………………...R 3 500.00
(b) 39 to 42 Merit points……………………………………...R 4 500.00
(c) 43 to 47 Merit points……………………………………...R 5 500.00
(d) 48 to 100 Swedish points………………………………..Full tuition

Points % Obtained in Grade 12
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%

In order for a first year student to qualify for the above award, they need to meet the following criteria:

(a) Must have obtained the minimum as stated above.
(b) Must have matriculated not more than 5 years prior to registration.
(c) Must be a South African Citizen
(d) May be a non‐South African citizen who pays for their own fees.
(e) Must be studying full time
(f) Must submit a certified copy of their matric results to the Student Accounts department before the 31 March each year
NB: Only the top six results are taken into consideration for the above mentioned award.

Current Returning Undergraduates
(a) 75 to 80 ‐ 50%
(b) 81 to 84 ‐ 55%
(c) 85 to 89 ‐ 60%
(d) 90 + ‐ 100%

In order to qualify for the above incentives a student will have to register for at least 100 credits on a full time basis or 50 credits on a part time basis for the full academic year.
In order for a student to qualify for the above award, they need to meet the following criteria:

 Must be a South African citizen
 May be a non‐South African citizen who pays for their own fees
 Must obtain an average of 70% and above for all subjects
 Must have passed all their modules and should therefore have not failed a single module with a minimum of 100 credits registered in the previous academic year
 The award is purely for students doing their first undergraduate qualification. No post graduate qualifications will be considered. This includes PGDip Acc, PGCE and LLB Post Graduate Stream.
 The fee waiver is only awarded to returning students based on their previous year’s results.
 Should a student skip a year or return after a period of longer than a year, then that student will be required to submit a motivation in order to be considered for a fee incentive.

All qualifying students who meet the said criteria as stated above will receive the incentive in the  form of a cash and these funds will be paid out directly to the qualifying students.

Methods of Payment

Direct deposits/internet payments

Direct deposits/internet payments can be made into the University’s bank account at:

Standard Bank:Alice Branch
Branch Code 050119
Account Number.28 210

Payment via M65
The preferred method of payment is via the M65 form which is obtainable at any branch of Standard Bank or from the cashiers’ office at the University’s campuses.
In order to ensure prompt credit of payment students are encouraged to use this method of payment and ensure that their student number is reflected on the deposit slip.

Cheques

Only Bank guaranteed cheques will be accepted by the cashier. Post‐ dated cheques will not be accepted. A R150.00 administration fee will be charged on all unpaid cheques and this amount will be debited to the student’s fees account. In addition to this the students account will be flagged not to receipt cheques in future and the drawer will be required to make an alternative payment within 7 days of being notified of the cheque being unpaid.

The student number must be used as the reference when using this method of payment.

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

International payments

Where payment is being made for students from outside the rand currency area, payment must be made by telegraphic transfer into the University’s bank account
at Standard Bank, Alice; Branch Code 050119; Account Number: 28 210 1357 swift address, SBZAZAJJ.

To avoid the possibility of a payment not being timeously credited to the correct student fee account, it is essential that the student name and student number
are entered on the deposit slip/telegraphic transfer. Please fax a copy of the deposit slip/transfer to the Fees Office, University of Fort Hare (040) 653 1789.

Debit Orders

The University no longer offers a Debit order payments system. You are however advised to see the HOD: Student Accounts should you wish to make a monthly payment arrangement to settle your fees before the 31st January.