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IIE Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
IIE Bachelor of Commerce in Economics
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IIE Diploma in Sport Development & Management
IIE Diploma in Business Management & Entrepreneurship
IIE Higher Certificate in Business Principles & Practice
School of Law
IIE Higher Certificate in Legal Studies
IIE Bachelor of Commerce in Law
School of Psychology and Communication
IIE Bachelor of Arts Honours in Communication
IIE Bachelor of Arts
IIE Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communication
IIE Diploma in Public Relations
IIE Higher Certificate in Event Management
School of Finance and Accounting
The IIE Bachelor of Accounting
School of Education
IIE Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching
IIE Bachelor of Education in Intermediate Phase Teaching
School of Information Technology
IIE Bachelor of Computer & Information Sciences in Application Development
IIE Diploma in IT Software Development
IIE Higher Certificate in IT in Support Services
2017 Fee Schedules
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FIRST YEAR APPLICATIONS TO THE IIE VARSITY COLLEGE, FOR STUDY IN THE 2018 ACADEMIC YEAR ARE OPEN. APPLY NOW!
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PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS - CAREER ADVICE
Deciding which qualification to study towards is one of the most important decisions you will make. It will not only impact on your life for the duration of your studies, but will also determine your suitability for employment as well as lay the foundation for your career.
Varsity College's philosophy of academic excellence, combined with the application of essential business tools and skills, can be implemented in the work environment. This puts us, we believe, in a position to offer you qualifications that will develop and prepare you for a future filled with many opportunities.
From an academic institution point of view, the campuses offer enhanced teaching and learning and student support facilities. Small classes will ensure that you will receive individual attention. The academic team on each campus, consisting of highly qualified lecturers, Academic Development Coordinators, Librarians and faculty management staff, is there to take care of your academic needs.
Seeing a Student Advisor on campus is vital to ensure that you, as the prospective student, will get credible and valuable career and study advice.
This will help you make calculated and informed decisions about which qualification to study towards. The Varsity College Student Advisor will guide you through the various qualification options available at Varsity College, talk you through the fee structure, timetabling as well as the registration procedure and introduce you to the campus.
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PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS - REGISTRATION
Each Varsity College campus has a well trained team of registration assistants who will guide you through the process of registration and ensure that you are prepared for the start of your academic year.
How to register:
You are able to register at any of the Varsity College campuses:
The following documents are required for registration at Varsity College.
An original, completed and signed in black ink, Varsity College registration form
A certified copy of your South African ID book or passport
A certified copy of the account payer’s South African ID book or passport
A certified copy of your National Senior Certificate or Statement of Results or equivalent
One passport sized photo
If you hold a foreign passport, a valid study visa made in the name of The Independent Institute of Education is required prior to the course commencement date.
2017 Registration Guides
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2017 Fee Schedules
Please refer to the fee schedule for your selected campus. Further information is also available in the Registration Guide.
Students studying IIE programmes will be responsible for ordering and paying for their own textbooks, therefore the programme fees do not include academic material costs. Please see the Registration Guide for information on our recommended textbook supplier.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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Your investment in your tertiary education is one of the most significant you will ever make and the foundation of a successful career. In years gone by, tertiary education was not something that was affordable to all. However, with the financial options that are available today tertiary study is available and accessible to everyone.
The aim of this section of the website is to illustrate various options that are available to you in terms of financing your studies and also to demonstrate just how manageable it is to pay towards your studies.
Terms with your Tertiary Institution
Students studying at one of our Varsity College campuses may elect to pay fees up front or to pay a deposit at the beginning of the year and the balance of the fees over the stipulated period. Students also have the option of paying a larger deposit which will either reduce the monthly payment or reduce the number of months in the payment period.
FINANCING YOUR STUDIES
A number of finance options are available to eligible prospective students and their parents. This section will guide you through these options and demonstrate just how possible it is to finance your studies.
At Varsity College there are three options for paying for your studies:
1.Pay all fees up front.
2.Pay a deposit at the beginning of the year and the balance of the fees over a specified period.
3.Pay a fixed instalment over a specified period of time (no deposit payable).
Programme fees at Varsity College vary depending on the programme you have registered for. The Schedule of Fees provides details of the fees payable for each programme, and is available from any Varsity College campus. All fees exclude text books, the cost and purchase of which you are responsible for.
HOW DOES A STUDENT LOAN WORK?
Student loans are provided by registered financial institutions such as banks. These loans are structured in such a way that, during the time you are studying, all that needs to be paid on a monthly basis is the interest accrued on the amount you have borrowed. Only once you have completed your studies and enter the working world will the capital and interest on your loan need to be repaid. The amount of R60 000 has been used for illustrative purposes only and is not for a specific Varsity College programme. Interest rates, chosen deposits and monthly repayments will vary in accordance with different lending institutions’ policies and repayment terms.
Programme Cash Fee
Bank Monthly Payment
* The amount of R60, 000 has been used for illustrative purposes only and is not specific for any Varsity College programme. Interest rates and monthly repayments will vary in accordance with different lending institutions’ policies and repayment terms. For illustrative purposes we have not accounted for fee increases
To qualify for a student loan, you will need to provide your bank with certain information, so that they can assess whether they are willing to grant the loan. The bank will insist that there is someone (normally a family member or a guardian) who will stand surety for the debt, and will also require proof that they have sufficient income to cover the monthly repayments. The interest rate that the bank offers may vary depending on the bank’s assessment of the surety.
As with student loans, personal loans are widely available from financial institutions to finance full programmes or short learning programmes on either a full-time or part-time basis. A personal loan differs from a student loan, in that the person responsible for taking out the loan must immediately start paying off the capital amount of the loan as well as the interest. Personal loans can be repaid over a period of up to 60 months, thus making the repayments affordable on a monthly basis. As in the case of student loans, it is important to remember that, to qualify for a personal loan, the person applying for the loan will have to provide the bank with certain information in order to be assessed for credit worthiness. Interest rates that are applied to the loan may vary as a result of the institution assessing the risk attached to the approval of the loan. The table below illustrates how a personal loan works:
Programme Cash Fee
Bank Monthly Payment
Payment of interest & capital
*The amount of R60 000 has been used for illustrative purposes only and is not for any specific Varsity College programme. Interest rates and monthly repayments will vary in accordance with different lending institutions’ policies and repayment terms. The illustration is based on year 1 of study only.
How much should I borrow?
You will need to get sound advice from a qualified advisor to find out how much you can afford to borrow. Only borrow what you need to as there is no such thing as easy finance. Keep in mind that the less you borrow, the less interest you will pay and the less it will cost you at the end of the day. Example: If your programme costs R60 000 and you have R23 000 accessible to you, then only borrow the balance of R37 000. This way your studies will cost you less, and you’ll be able to pay off any outstanding debt more rapidly.
Working to pay for your studies?
At Varsity College we make every effort to structure time efficient timetables to allow students to take on part-time work. Not only do we believe that this will offer our students great experience within the work environment, but will also allow them the opportunity to contribute to paying towards their own studies. The table below gives you an idea of working to pay towards your studies:
Minimum Estimated Earning per Shift
Maximum Estimated Earning per Shift
Number of Shifts per Month
Calculated Monthly Income
Varsity College is not an authorised financial services provider.
Varsity College is not a representative or agent or any financial services provider
Varsity College does not intend to provide financial advice and nothing in this brochure should be construed as constituting a recommendation, guidance, proposal or advice of a financial nature.
All students and parents should obtain sounds financial advice from authorised persons or entities before arranging for financial assistance.
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