The following students are exempted from paying the residence down-payment, provided that any outstanding debt is fully settled before registration:

  • Sponsored students where the sponsor’s commitment covers the accommodation fee;
  • NSFAS successful candidates, if the loan covers the accommodation fees; and
  • Nelson Mandela University bursary students if the award is sufficient to cover tuition and residence down-payments. Prior to registration written confirmation of the grant/award amount is required from the faculty/department concerned.  If the amount is less than the required down-payment, the student will be expected to make up the difference before registration.