TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO FEE REMISSION FOR FULL-TIME POSTGRADUATE STUDIES


1. DEFINITION OF TERMS:



“You/Your”            a student registered for postgraduate study at the University and who is eligible for remissionof fees


“University”                means the University of KwaZulu-Natal, a public higher education institution in terms of the Higher Education Act No. 101 of 1997, as amended


“Fee Remission

Period”                     the Fee Remission Period applicable is 12 months (2 semesters) for a Master’s student and 36 months (6 semesters) for a Doctoral student


“Full-Time

Student/s”             means a student who is able to devote at least 40 hours a week to their studies and undertake a full credit load of coursework and/or research in each semester


“Part-time

Student/s”                means a student who is unable to devote the required time to their studies and spreads their degree over a longer period, taking fewer credits than the required credit load of a Full-Time Student in each semester.



2.   CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO REMISSION OF FEES GRANTED BY THE UNIVERSITY


2.1.    Fee remission is ONLY available to You if You are a Full-Time registered student and undertaking a Masters by Research or Doctoral degree.

2.2      During the Fee Remission Period no tuition fees are payable by You. Notwithstanding any fee remission granted in respect of tuition fees, You will remain liable for any levies and ad hoc charges that will be levied to Your student account. These charges may include, for example, lecture note fees, costs for DALRO copyright fee or a co-curricular levy). 
 

2.3.      A continuation fee is payable by You as set out in the continuing fees schedule for Full-Time Students (research Masters and Doctoral) if You do not complete Your studies within the Fee Remission Period. Full-time continuing fees are payable even if You change Your registration from Full-Time to Part-Time save and except for clause 2.7 below.

2.4.    If You drop out, that is deregister, are excluded for any reason whatsoever, or You fail to re-register before the final date for registration in any subsequent academic year/semester,  You will be liable to immediately repay the University the full amount of the fee remission received to date, and any scholarships, bursaries or grants received from the University Main Fund.

2.5.    You will not be permitted to register or remain a registered student if You default on payment of any funds due to the University, including any charges for interest, collection commission or other charges which may be applicable.

2.6.    If You initially register as a Full-Time Student and subsequently change Your registration to Part-Time within the first semester/ first 6 months of date of registration, the fee remission will be forfeited. You will be then charged part-time tuition fees as per the student fees schedule for the Part-Time Students (research Masters and Doctoral) for the first and subsequent years of study. You will be liable to immediately repay the University the full amount of the fee remission received to date subject to clause 2.4 above.

2.7.      If You initially register as a Full-Time Student and subsequently change Your registration to Part-Time in the second semester/ second 6 months since date of registration, in the second or subsequent years of study, You will be charged continuation tuition fees as per the continuation fees schedule for Full-Time Students. You will not be liable to repay the entire amount of fee remission received to date subject to clause 2.4 above. 

2.8.    If You initially register as a Part-Time Student and subsequently change Your registration to that of a Full-Time Student, You will not be eligible for fee remission.

2.9     You and/or Your dependents will not qualify for tuition fee remission if You and/or Your dependents are in receipt of staff fee remission or eligible to receive staff fee remission.

2.10     If You are found guilty of any misconduct or offence during the course of Your studies, the fee remission, any scholarships and/or grants awarded to You from the University may be withdrawn.

2.11     The above fee remission conditions apply to all students who receive fee remission from the University. The student is liable for the fees as outlined above.  


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