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“It’s all systems go for the 2020 registration programme at the University of Fort Hare”, says Dr Rose Masha, Deputy Registrar: Academic Administration.

She has given the assurance that, based on meticulous planning, a smooth registration process is expected.

Over the next three weeks, scores of students are expected to congregate on our campuses with one goal in mind: ‘taking up space and cementing themselves’, as they cultivate careers at this historical institution.

Registration will take place as follows:

  • 20-24 January - East London Campus
  • 28 January until 7 February - Alice Campus
  • 11 and 12 February - Bhisho Campus

“Selections are done and we are ready for the registration. We have even piloted the online registration system and successfully registered a number of students. Security measures are in place and our staff is ready to assist.”

Students have an option of registering online or to register manually (traditional registration). A step-by-step guideline for online registration is available on our website and on all our social media platforms.

To avoid over-crowding during this period, or worst case scenario, a stampede, Dr Masha said there will be holding rooms at each venue where no more than 50 students will be allowed inside the registration venues.

“We want this process to be as comfortable as possible. We also want it to be safe for everyone.”

So who will be allowed to register?

  • Students who have been accepted for registration;
  • Late applicants who qualify and are placed  where there are spaces;
  • Students that have been cleared by NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme) and have signed an agreement form;
  • Self-funded students that are finance unblocked or have signed an acknowledgement of debt;
  • International students who are finance unblocked, have a study permit and medical insurance. First time international students will be required to produce a SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority) clearance.

Dr Masha has a special message for first time entering students;

“Remember, communication is vital and when in doubt, please ask. Student support officials will be available to assist and answer all queries”. 

For more information and to view the 2020 Study Guide, please visit our website