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Fees and Accommodation

Before any student is permitted to register at the University, the University requires such a student to make a Minimum Initial Payment (MIP) towards


Tuition: R3 500

Foreign Levy: Non SADC: R3500

Foreign Levy: SADC: R1500


Settlement of outstanding accounts


The balance owing after the payment of the minimal initial payment (MIP) must be settled as follows:


  1. By the end of the first quarter (lectures end)
  2. By the end of the second quarter (lectures end)
  3. By the end of the third quarter (lectures end)


Average Cost of study – Alice Campus (cost excludes application fees, handouts, books and foreign levy.)

Average Cost of study – East London Campus (cost excludes application fees, handouts, books and foreign levy.)

Average Postgraduate fees for all campuses.


Postgraduate diplomas: R27 143

Honours: R18 620

Masters: R 18 620

PhD: R 15 015

Masters of Public Administration: R27 060


NB. Meals are provided by a private company on cash basis. Students should provide about R5 000 for books.

Useful documents for Download

Undergraduate form

Postgraduate form

Student guide



When filling in the application form for an academic programme, please fill in the application form for a residence as well. It is important to attach the proof of payment for the residence application to the application form. As soon as you receive your residence admission letter, please pay your residence deposit, to secure your residence placement.


Please note that the demand for residences exceeds the supply. It is therefore not possible to guarantee residence space.


The University, however, strives to offer residences to the majority of first year students. Residence life enhances the chances of success in studies.


There are 33 residence halls in Alice, some of which are clusters.  While each residence is unique, each supports excellence.  Staff and student leaders live and work in each area, co-ordinating services and programmes that produces contented individuals. The office of the Residence Manager is located in the administration building.



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