University of Fort Hare UFH Registration Dates 2021 – 2022

University of Fort Hare UFH Registration Dates 2021 – 2022

INTRODUCTION

After being informed that your application to study at the University of Fort has been successful, you will be informed of the date in which your particular qualification will be registered (see attached calendar). The registration procedures for the 2021 academic year have been reviewed by the Registrar’s Division in order to streamline the various administrative processes. In an endeavour to reduce the contact time, the registration dates have been scheduled per academic qualifications linked to morning and afternoon sessions. Please ensure you are available at the stipulated venue on the stipulated date. The morning sessions will commence at 08:00 to 13:00 and afternoon sessions will be conducted from 13:00 to 16:30. A schedule of these dates appears on page 11 for Registration in 2021. Please go through the list and identify the date on which you are to register. Please note that if you do not register on the said date, after 5 days, your space will be offered another applicant.

The academic administrative registration processes that have been identified for 2021 are listed as follows:

1.Payment of Tuition Fees

2.Academic Selection

3.Academic Registration

4.Residence Registration

5.Issuing of a Student Identity Card

In order to gain a better understanding of the various processes, please find the respective activities detailed hereunder for information purposes.

2.PAYMENT OF TUITION FEES

In order to enable prospective students to register and study at the University of Fort Hare during 2021, the following guidelines are provided for information purposes. Fees are determined by the University Council on an annual basis and are subject to revision without prior notice. Students with outstanding balances on their fees accounts:

a)will not be permitted to graduate;

b)will not receive examination results;

c)will not receive an academic transcript;

d)will not be permitted to re-register in the following year;

e)will not be permitted to write examinations;

f)will not be allowed into residences;

g)will be charged interest on outstanding accounts; and

h)will be handed over to a debt collection agency for collection.

2.1 Tuition Fees payable to the Institution

At the time of registering, students undertake to pay all fees due on time and in terms of the rules of the University. Failure to do so will result in the above sanctions being applied. Students are advised to familiarize themselves with the Fees Payable to the University section of the University General Prospectus.

1.1.1Minimum Initial Payment (MIP)

Before any student is permitted to register at the University, the University requires such a student to pay a Minimum Initial Payment (MIP) of R3500.00 by no later than 3 days (72 hours) prior to registration. This amount will be credited to the student’s account. Students failing to have a minimum credit balance of R3500.00 in their student account will not be permitted to register.

Students applying for a place in the University residence are also required to pay an amount of R1500.00 as payment towards residence fees for the year. This amount is payable before the 31st of December 2017 in order to secure a place in residence. Should a student not be allocated a place in residence, this amount will be allocated to tuition fees or refunded to the student should he/she not register.

1.1 Bursary/Student Loans/NSFAS

All students who have been allocated a student bursary/NSFAS loan for the 2021 academic year must produce a copy of the Bursars letter to the Student Fees Section 3 days (72 hours) prior registration in order to clear the relevant account and enable registration.

NSFAS applications are now done directly to them by login into www. nsfas.org.zaVERY IMPORTANTLY, please ensure that you apply for your funding through NSFAS as they will be closing on 30 November 2017. The University of Fort Hare in January 2021 does not handle NSFAS applications.

1.2 Methods of Payment

2.3.1 Direct deposits/internet payments

Direct deposits/internet payments may be made into the University’s bank account, and the details are as follows:

Bank: Standard Bank

Branch: Alice Branch

Code: 050119

Account Number: 28 210 1357

Swift Code:

SBZAZAJJ

Account Name:

University of Fort Hare Student Deposit

Reference:

Student Number

OR

Bank: First National Bank

Branch:

FNB Corporate

Branch Code:

21 01 21

Swift Code:

FIRNZAJJ889

Account Name:

University of Fort Hare

Account No:

621 5099 2016

Reference:

Student Number

It is important for all students to use the student number as the reference number when effecting payment via internet or at direct deposits. Payment of R3500.00 foreign levy for non-SADCcountry international students is payable to the institution. Payment of R1500.00 foreign levy, for SADC country international students, is payable to the institution.

2.3.2 Debit and credit card payments

Debit and credit card payments for student fees are accepted, and payments can be made via the Cashiers office by the card holder.

3. QUALIFICATION AND COURSE SELECTION

Students are invited to visit the Faculty Academic representative in order to collect their Registration Form and Course Enrolment Form on the designated day. The Faculty Representative will assist each student with the identification of their academic programme and course selection and endorse both forms accordingly.

1.1 Verification of Biographical Data

Once students have collected these forms from the Faculty Representative, they are requested to verify the biographical details (names, identity number, address and academic record) so as to ensure that all relevant data has been captured accurately on the database.

3.2 Registration Processes

Students will then proceed to the academic registration point, together with their Letter of AcceptanceRegistration Form and Course Enrolment Form, where their qualification and course details will be captured and registered for the 2021 academic year.

Students will be presented with two copies of the relevant “Proof of Registration Form”, which will reflect qualification details as well as all semester 1 and semester 2 courses. It is important for all students to check and verify that the qualification and course details have been captured accurately. All students will be requested to sign the 2nd copy of the “Proof of Registration Form” which will be retained for record purposes.

4. RESIDENCE REGISTRATION

1.1 Hostel Students

All students wishing to register for hostel accommodation must present the necessary Residence Registration Form to the Residence officials and register accordingly. The Student Identity Card will reflect all hostel particulars for access control purposes.

1.2 Hostel Deposit

An amount of R1500.00 must be deposited into the institution’s bank account by no later than the 31st of December 2017 (Please refer to the fees section above for details)

1.2.1Oppidan Students

It is important for all oppidan (day) students to register as such so that their Student Identity Card can be endorsed accordingly for access control purposes into the various campus venues.

5. ISSUING OF STUDENT IDENTIFICATION CARD

All registered students will proceed to the Student Card Section where they will be issued with a “Student Identity Card” which will reflect their student number, name and qualification and residence details.

6.STUDENT WEB ON-LINE REGISTRATION – SELECTED UNDERGRADUATE QUALIFICATIONS, HONOURS, MASTER’S AND DOCTORATE STUDENTS

As part of our ongoing commitment to improving our service, some selected undergraduate, Honours, Masters and PhD students are invited to e-register online in specified venues during scheduled dates at registration.

NB: On their own, the above-mentioned postgraduate students may register up to the 31st of March 2021.

7.ORIENTATION PROGRAMME FOR 2021

Orientation begins from the student registration period in mid-January2021. It is important that you attend this programme as it will assist you to make choices for your educational opportunities and initiate you to the intellectual, cultural and social climate of the institution. Should you need any other information, please contact the Student Affairs Division on

(040)602 2430 / 2166 between 08:00 – 16:30 on Monday to Thursday and 08h00 – 15h30 on Fridays.

Do not miss this opportunity to make friends as you settle in and have lots of fun!!

8.BASIC COMPUTER LITERACY (BCL)

8.1 Introduction

It has been found in the past that there are a number of students entering the University of Fort Hare (UFH) for the first time who have not had an opportunity to use a computer. This lack of computer knowledge has been is due to a lack of exposure to computers during the schooling years. In an attempt to rectify this potential problem, all 1st year students are required to complete a competency assessment in basic computer literacy after/during their registration at UFH. This is to ensure that new students are able to adequately make use of the various electronic teaching mediums available on the UFH network.

8.2 Determining the Level of Competency

A student is considered competent if he/she successfully completes a task sheet with specific requirements. The tasks take, at most, two hours to complete for some and less for others. The student, upon completion of the tasks and assessed as competent, has completed the BCL commitment.

If a student does not successfully complete the task list, then he/she is required to attend information and practical sessions on specific computer related topics in an attempt to improve the level of competency. Typically, this will take, at most, ten hours and can be done over one or more days. Schedules of sections to be covered will be circulated during registration. After attending these information sessions and the completion of the practical tasks, students will once more be assessed. There will be no further assessments if they are still not competent.

8.3 BCL vs. COMPUTER LITERACY

Q:If I am found competent for the BCL, am I then exempt from doing Computer Literacy if it is on my degree structure?

A:No. The BCL and the Computer Literacy course linked to your degree structure assess very different types of competencies. For BCL, we are attempting to determine your basic ability to use a computer. Computer Literacy, we teach you how to use various productivity tools such as word processing and spreadsheets, after which we assess you.

9.FURTHER INFORMATION

At the time of registration, notices will be placed in the various Registration venues detailing the BCL schedule. The competency assessment and practical sessions will be done in the Johnnic lab (Alice) and Umthiza Computer Lab (East London). This is your starting point. The Department of Information Systems can be contacted from 12 January 2021 for queries – on 043-704 7073, or via email at infosys@ufh.ac.za.

10.INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

As a student from outside South Africa who has been accepted for an academic programme of study at the University of Fort Hare, please note the following:

10.1Specific Requirements For A Study Permit

a)An official letter from the university confirming provisional acceptance and duration of course;

b)A study permit, which will be issued by the South African

High Commission/ Embassy or Consulate in your country of origin/residence;

c)Proof of Medical Insurance Cover, recognized in South

Africa; and

d)An International Qualification that must be verified by SAQA.

10.2Contact Particulars – International Affairs

For more information pertaining to issues relevant to international students, please contact the following office:

11

Mr Mbeko B.S. Mnyatheli

Manager: International Programmes Telephone + 27 (040) 602 2221 – Alice campus Telephone + 27 (043) 704 7328 – East London campus Cell +27 (0)79 218 2021

Email address – mmnyatheli@ufh.ac.za

Or

Ms Quinter Onyango (qonyango@ufh.ac.za) and Ms Carol Kukubo (ckukubo@ufh.ac.za)

11.NATIONAL BENCHMARK TESTS (NBT)

Prospective students applying to study at the University of Fort Hare must first write the National Benchmark Test (NBT) before being admitted to a Faculty and placed within a programme. This is particularly important for those applying to study B. Comm. Accounting

The University of Fort Hare uses the National Benchmark Tests to complement first-year students’ Grade 12 results and provide a profile of student’s competencies. This allows the university to make decisions about the placement of students into an appropriate programme.

Your NBT results and Matric results may be used for one or both of the following purposes:

Access: to make decisions about whether or not you may be admitted to the programme for which you applied; and

Placement: if you have already been admitted based on your school results, to help you select the most appropriate programme to achieve your goals.

What does NBT involve?

There are two tests involved and each test has a time allocation of three hours. One test is an Academic and Quantitative Literacy (AQL) Test and the other is a Mathematics Test called the Cognitive Academic Mathematical Proficiency (CAMP) Test.

a)All prospective applicants will be required to write the

Academic & Quantitative Literacy Test (AQL)

b)Prospective applicants to the following Faculties will be required to write the Mathematics Test (MAT):

Faculty of Science and Agriculture

Faculty of Management and Commerce

PLEASE NOTE:

These tests are written under exam conditions, and you are therefore required to comply with the rules and regulations explained to you by the test administrators.

You will NOT be permitted to use a calculator for any of the tests. However, you will be provided with scrap paper to work out your answers.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

What must I bring to the test venue?

• Your ID Book together with a photocopy of your ID. The ven- ue administrator will keep the copy of your ID.

Your receipt as proof that you have paid the testing fee. The venue administrator will stamp the receipt and hand it back to you.

An HB pencil and a black ballpoint pen (not a fibre tipped pen)

An eraser

A pencil sharpener

How can I prepare for the test?

The tests are based on knowledge and skills that you should already have, so there is nothing you can learn to prepare for the test.

The best way to prepare yourself is to have a good night’s rest the night before the test, eat a healthy breakfast and make sure that you arrive for the testing in good time.

What happens on the day of testing?

You will meet the test administrators at the test venue at least 15 minutes before testing is scheduled to begin.

Administrators will identify the tests you will be required to write and show you where to sit.

The test administrators will check your identity book for security reasons.

After each test, question papers and answer sheets will be collected, and you will be given a break before continuing with the next one.

How do I register to write?

a)You may register online OR by cell phone. We recommend that you register online.

b)To register online, you have to access the website www.nbt. ac.za. Read the instructions then click on “Register to Write”. Your acknowledgement and EasyPay barcode will be available for you to download immediately after you click on submit. You can take this downloaded letter to any EasyPay paypoint near you to pay the testing fee.

c)To register on your cell phone, access the website www.nbt. ac.za/mobile and follow the prompts.

14

d)To access your acknowledgement/EasyPay letter you may enter your email address, and the acknowledgement letter will be sent automatically

Call centre: +27 (021) 650 3523

Where do I pay for my test?

The following fee is payable before writing the test:

R195.00 for both AQL and MAT Test

R110.00 for AQL test only

R250.00 for a Re-mark

Where do I pay for my test?

After successfully registering for the test, you will receive a unique EasyPay number which must be used to pay the testing fee at any EasyPay point. You can pay the testing fee at any one of the following EasyPay points:

Best Electric;

Checkers;

Lewis;

Lifestyle Living;

Pick n Pay;

Selected Spar, Score and Boxer stores;

Shoprite;

Woolworths; and

MNT Banking’s MobileMoney product via cellular handsets (MTN Subscribers only) Call Centre 0831 2265 to open an account.

Internet on www.easypay.co.za (click on options to Pay Bills or Buy Prepaid)

15

NBT QUERIES

For more information on the tests, please contact the following staff member:

Ms Nomi Kema – Tel: +27 (043) 704 7075

REGISTRATION SCHEDULE FOR 2021: EAST LONDON, ALICE AND BHISHO CAMPUSES

JANUARY

Day

Date

Event

Time and

qualifications

Monday

15

1st day of registration

08: 00-16:30

in the East London

All 1st year Education

campus

students

All 1st year B Social

Science,

B Arts, B Social Work, B

Music students

08:00-13:30

All 1st year Nursing

Science

16

Tuesday

16

08: 00-16:30

All Senior 2nd and 3rd

year Nursing Science

All 1st year students

:B Commerce and B

Economics

All 1st year LLB students

All 1st year B Commerce

Law students

17

Wednesday

17

08:00-16:30

All Senior B Arts, B

Social Science,

B Music, B Social

Science (Human

Settlement)

08:00 – 14:00

All Senior students: B

Commerce

programme (full time)

All Senior students: B

Accounting

All Senior students:

Economics

programme (full time)

14:00-16:30

All Part time Senior

Students: B Commerce,

B Accounting

B Economics (Part

Time)

18

Thursday

18

08:00-16:30

All Senior LLB students

(2nd year & 3rd year

students only)

10:00 -12:30

4th year students only

13:00 – 16:30

All Commerce Law

Senior students

08:30 – 13:00

All Senior students B

Social Work

19

Friday

19

Last day of

08:30-09:30

registration in the

East London campus

All Senior students: B

Education GET

10:00-16:30

2nd year students only

3rd year students only

4th year students only

09:00-15:00

All Honours, Masters

and PhD students from

all faculties to register

via the Student Web

On-line registration

system in the following

venue:

Baobab Lab (East

London Campus

Ground Floor, Elco

Building )

20

Monday

22

Setting up for

No registration

registration at the

Alice campus

Tuesday

23

1st day of Registration

08:00-16:30

in Alice Campus

All 1st year B Science

students

All 1st year B Education

students

All 1st year B

Agriculture: Mainstream

and Foundation

08:00 -16:00

All 1st year B Science

Agriculture: Mainstream

and Foundation

All 1st year BHS

21

Wednesday

24

08:00-16:30

All 1st year students: B

Arts, B Social Science,

Human Settlement,

B Social Work, B

Fine Arts, B Applied

Communication, B

Library and Information

Science, B Music

13:30-16:30

All 1st year students: B

Commerce

All 1st year students: B

Accounting

All 1st year students: B

Administration

22

Thursday

25

08:00-16:30

All Senior B Science

students

All Master’s: Science

(Course Work) students

All Senior students: B

Commerce

All Senior students: B

Accounting

All Senior students: B

Administration

B Administration

(Honours)

B Social Science

(Development)

(Honours)

23

Friday

26

08:00 -11:30

All Senior students: B

Arts

All Senior students: B

Theology

11:30-16:00

All Senior students: B

Social Science (Plain)

All Senior students: B

Music

Monday

29

08:00-16:00

All Senior B Agriculture

students

All Senior students:

Qualification -70001 &

70401

All Senior students

Qualification – 70002 &

70402

All Senior BHS in HMS

students

24

Tuesday

30

09:00-16:30

School for Initial

Teacher Education

(SITE): PGCE students

(FET)

All Senior students : B

Education -2nd and 3rd

year

Wednesday

31

08:00-13:00

All Senior B Social

Science students

All Senior B Fine Arts

students

All Senior B Applied

Communication

students

13:30-16:30

All Senior B Library and

Information Science

students

All Senior B Social

Science (HRM/)

students

All Human Settlements

students

25 FEBRUARY

Day

Date

Event

Time and qualifications

Thursday

1

08:00 -08:15

All Senior B Science Agriculture

students

All Senior students: Qualifications

71501 & 71401

All Senior students: Qualifications

71521 & 71421

All Senior students: Qualifications

71503, 71403

All Senior students: Qualifications

71506,71507,71509,71406,71407

and 71409

Friday

2

Last day of

09:00-15:00

registration

in Alice

All Honours Masters and PhD

students from all faculties to

register via the Student Web On-

line registration system in the

following venue

Great Hall – Alice Campus

Monday

5

26

Tuesday

6

1st day of

08:30-14:00

registration

in Bhisho

All students for the ff:

campus

Higher Cert in Public Admin for

Community Service(60514)

Advanced Cert in Public Admin for

Community Service (60514)

14:00 – 16:00

B Admin (Public Administration )

(62005)

B Admin (HRM)

Wednesday

7

Last day of

08:00- 12:00

registration

in Bhisho

PG DIP In Public Sector Monitoring

campus

and Evaluation (60516)

13:30 – 16:00

All Honours & Master’s programme

in Public Admin students

2021 Registration Guide Compiled by: Dr Rose Khanyi Masha

Deputy Registrar: Academic Administration

27 ALICE (MAIN CAMPUS)

Private Bag x1314 | King William’s Town Road | Alice | 5700 | RSA Tel: +27(0)40 602 2533 | Fax: +27(0)40 653 1007

BHISHO CAMPUS

Private Box 1153 | King William’s Town | 5600 | Independence Avenue

| 5600 | Bhisho | 5600 | RSA | Tel: +27(0)40 639 2445 | Fax: +27(0)40 639 2447

EAST LONDON CAMPUS

Private Bag x9083 | 50 Church Street | East London | 5201 | RSA Tel: +27(0)43 704 7400 | Fax: +27(0)43 704 7095

v/c dial up: +27(0)43 704 7743 / 7144