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Tuition Fees - 2013

Fees are valid for the 2011 academic year only. Your registration fee will pay for the module for which you have registered, your examination (excluding supplementary, special and aegrotat exams) and your study material. You will, however, need to buy your prescribed books separately at one of the approved Unisa booksellers.

Students will be required to pay the fees once registration is approved. Due to the constant fluctuations in the exchange rate, you may not be debited with the exact amount. In this case, the difference may be paid at a later stage.

It is impossible to indicate precise study costs for a particular student. However, the following will give you some indication.

All distance learning programmes offered in this website are UNISA (University of South Africa) academic programmes. Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees are awarded by UNISA and not by IACI. All fees shown in this page are UNISA exact fees in Rand currency.

Most students take only two or three courses per year. Remember that you also have to purchase prescribed books. You should therefore budget carefully to determine whether the financial burden will not be too heavy.

Most first degree programs consist of workloads between 10 modules per year, 5 per semester for BA degree, in total 30 modules. A module runs for 32 weeks. Each module will require written assignments and at least one proctored examination. A module runs for 14 -16 weeks. Each module will require written assignments and at least one proctored examination.

* Part-time students are advised to distribute their study over five years (6:6:6:6:6).
* Full-time students are advised to distribute their study over three years (10:10:10).

In other words, a complete B.A. degree will cost about US$5600 in tuition fees only. Master's Dissertation about US$1985 per year, and Doctoral Dissertation about US$2264 per year. This does not include externally purchased textbooks, which some modules will require

The government is currently investigating the policy regarding the subsidy for foreign students. Your attention is drawn to the fact that prescribed student fees could increase substantially in the future. The university reserves the right to charge fees in certain countries in the currency of that country.

Please note that you do not need to provide credit card details along with your application form. You will be notified of the amount payable and methods of payment only when your application is approved. You may also use PayPal directly from our homepage website for Tuition and Application Fees payment.

Application/Administration Fees:

Application fees are $100. This fee will pay the university application fees and the currier cost to send your full package application to UNISA. You may use PayPal for payment directly from our homepage website.

Student Fees for 2013

For Education, Law, Libraries and Museums, Psychology,
Public Administration and Social Services:

Description

Semester

Rands

US$

Undergraduate Level:

Half Module

S1

1505

184

 

S2

1505

184

 

Year

1505

184

Module/Paper

S1

2110

257

 

S2

2110

257

 

Year

2110

257

Full Year Module

Year

4220

514
       
       

Honours Level:

Half Module

Year

1752 214
Module S1 2604 314
  S2 2604 314

 

Year

2604 314

Full Year Module/paper

Year

4308 625

Full Year Module/Paper 36 credits

Year

5700 694
       

Masters Level

Module

Year

   

Paper

Year

ASK US FOR QUOTATION

Short Dissertation

Year

   
Research Proposal Module Year    
Dissertation of Limited Scope Year    
Dissertation Master's Year    

Doctoral Level:

Research Proposal Module

Year

   
Dissertation (Thesis) Year    
       
For Business, Commerce, Management Sciences, Communication,
Computer Science, Data Processing, Languages, Linguistics, Literature,
Philosophy, Religion, Theology,   Social Sciences and Social Studies:

Description

Semester

Rands

US$

Undergraduate Level:

Half Module

S1

1490

182
 

S2

1490

182
 

Year

1490

182

Module/Paper

S1

2080

254
 

S2

2080

254
 

Year

2080

254

Full Year Module

Year

3260

397
       
       

Honours Level:

Half Module

Year

1700 207
Module S1 2500 305
  S2 2500 305

 

Year

2500 305

Full Year Course/paper

Year

4100 499

Full Year Module/Paper 36 credits

Year

5700 694
       

Masters Level

Module

Year

   

Paper

Year

   

Short Dissertation

Year

   
Research Proposal Module Year ASK US FOR QUOTATION
Dissertation of Limited Scope Year    
Dissertation Master's Year    

Doctoral Level

Research Proposal Module

Year

   
Dissertation (Thesis) Year    
       
Architecture, Environmental Design, Engineering, Engineering Technology,
Home Economics, Industrial Arts, Trades, Technology, Mathematical Science, Physical Education and Health Education and Leisure:

Description

Semester

Rands

US$

Undergraduate Level

Half Module

S1

1475

180
 

S2

1475

180
 

Year

1475

180

Module/Paper

S1

2050

250
 

S2

2050

250
 

Year

2050

250

Full Year Module

Year

3200

390
       
       

Honours Level

Half Module

Year

1662

203
Module S1 2424 295
  S2 2424 295

 

Year

2424

295

Full Year Course/paper

Year

3948

481

Full Year Modulee/Paper 36 credits

Year

5472

666
       

Masters Level

Module

Year

   

Paper

Year

   

Short Dissertation

Year

   
Research Proposal Module Year ASK US FOR QUOTATION
Dissertation of Limited Scope Year    
Dissertation Master's Year    

Doctoral Level

Research Proposal Module

Year

   
Dissertation (Thesis) Year    
       
For Agriculture and Renewable Natural Resources, Arts, Visual, Performing
Arts, Health Care, Health Sciences, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences:

Description

Semester

Rands

US$

Undergraduate Level

Half Module

S1

1420

173
 

S2

1420

173
 

Year

1420

173

Module/Paper

S1

1940

237
 

S2

1940

237
 

Year

1940

237

Full Year Module

Year

2980

363
       
       

Honours Level

Half Module

Year

1600

195
Module S1 2300 280
  S2 2300 280

 

Year

2300

280

Full Year Course/paper

Year

3700

451

Full Year Module/Paper 36 credits

Year

5100

621
       

Masters Level

Module

Year

   

Paper

Year

   

Short Dissertation

Year

   
Research Proposal Module Year ASK US FOR QUOTATION
Dissertation of Limited Scope Year    
Dissertation Master's Year    

Doctoral Level

Research Proposal Module

Year

   
Dissertation (Thesis) Year    

GSBL -  Graduate School of Business Leadership:

MBL Degree

Rands

US$

First Year (per module)

4748

 

Books

5371

 

Levies

750

 

Second Year (per module)

4752

 

Books

6044

 

Levies

to be advised

Third Year (per module)

5276

 

MBLREP

15824

 

Books

2310

 

Levies

to be advised

MBA1 (per module)    
First Semester 5936  
Second Semester 5936  
Books 7220  
MBA2 (per module)    
First Semester 5944  
Second Semester 5944  
Books 5776  
MBA3  Research Module    
First Semester 25052  
Books

1444

 
MBA3 (per module)

 

 
Second Semester 5948  
Books 1444  

DBL Degree

16633

 
   

 

 

Miscellaneous Levies 
Amount forfeited in case of deceased   US$140   (R1140)
Appeal for transcripts (per request)  US$22
Checking marks of examination script  US$17     (R135)
Disabled students to be advised
Dishonoured cheque for other  US$63      (R470)
Dishonoured cheque for registration  US$63
Doctoral thesis for examination to be advised
Duplicate degree certificate US$30
Graduation ceremonies (per ticket)   US$6
Issue of Intermediate Degree Qualification US$72      (R400)
Learning centers/tutorial levy US$13      (R100)
Levy on restitution of financial cancellation    US$13
Library card (smart card)  US$7         (R45)
Masters dissertation for examination to be advised
Matriculation Board exemption certificate US$50      (R380)
Per complete academic record, statement of results       US$4
Registration levy (if you register after the relevant closing date(s)) US$80
Remark of examination script   US$40      (R315)
Restitution of financial cancellation prior to the exams period US13
Supplementary special and aegrotat examinations per study unit  US$24      (R180)
Visual art studio fee US$31      (R240)
All tuition fees include a compulsory postal levy for foreign students. Students 
will be required to pay the fees once registration is approved. Due to the constant fluctuations in the exchange rate, you may not be debited with the exact amount.
In this case, the difference may be paid at a later stage.  

Please Note

  • Since it is impossible to indicate precise study costs for a particular student, the above will give you some close indication for student fees in the 2013 year. 
  • The above fees include a postal/courier levy on students in foreign countries (including North and South America). For example, R1800 (levy per course/paper/year); R900 (levy per module/semester; course paper on second/third/fourth-year level).
  • The fee for a complete or conditional exemption certificate issued by the Matriculation Board (per certificate) is R380.
  • The above fees include a postal levy of R4510 for Masters degrees and R4860 for Doctor's degrees, per year.
  • Sending a copy of the summary of an accepted masters dissertation or doctoral thesis to ProQuest Information and Learning carry an additional amount of R300.
  • IACI undertakes no responsibility or liability for student fee changes by Unisa.
  • Final cost per year, per student will be mailed directly to you by Unisa (IACI does not add any charges).
  • Payment can be made by PayPal (or use your any credit card and pay the university directly). All the particulars required under 'Particulars of Payment' on the registration form must be supplied. 
  • A student will not forfeit the payment if he/she is not accepted to the semester/year of study.
  • It is difficult to find reliable information about student aid, check out the following web sites for information about finding money for university tuition.
    USA: The Student Guide to Federal Student Aid 
    Canada: Directory of Canadian Government Aid Websites 

     

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