Student Fees Section – An overview

The Student Fees section is committed to providing a range of services to ensure that accurate information are processed to student accounts.

Student Fee Email address:

Our services primarily include the following:

  • Initial Fee Payment clearance for registration at Rhodes – recording payments, bursar information, etc.
  • Raising tuition,residence and departmental charges on accounts
  • Preparing and sending of pro-forma invoices
  • Processing of meal refunds
  • Facilitating refund/credit payouts to students’s bank accounts

Click on link to download fees booklet for 2020


Last Modified: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 11:31:38 SAST

About Undergraduate Financial Aid





Apply online @


Government has set up the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to provide students with financial assistance to cover the cost for registration, tuition and provide allowances them with allowances for books, food, transport and accommodation. 




Make sure that you have certified and valid copies of the following documents before attempting to apply for funding:

  • Your South African identity document/card (or an unabridged birth certificate (if you are younger than 16 years old)

  • ID of parents and/or guardian (or death certificate where applicable)

  • Pay advice/letter of employment/pension advice stating income (SASSA slips are not required and SASSA should not be included as household income)

  • A completed and signed consent form, which you may download here and must be filled in with your parent/guardian’s signatures. Applications without a consent form signed by all people whose incomes have been declared in the application will not be accepted and will be considered incomplete.

  • If you have a disability, please download the Disability Annexure A from fill it in and submit it with your application

    NB: The stamp on all certified documents should not be older than three months



  • You are a South African citizen with a household income of R350k or less, you are registered at this Institution and have not been approved for NSFAS funding in 2019

    You are a South African citizen with a household income of R350k or less, you are registered at this Institution but have not applied for NSFAS funding before


    You are a South African citizen with a household income of R350k or less and you plan to study at a public university or TVET College in 2020 and require funding




You have already applied for 2020 on and have an application reference number

You already have NSFAS funding for 2019

You already have an undergraduate degree/diploma or postgraduate degree other than the postgraduate qualifications listed below which you may apply for:

  • B Tech - Architecture/Architectural Technology

  • B Tech - Engineering (all disciplines), Cartography, Forestry

  • B Tech - Biokinetics, Biomedical Technology, Biotechnology

  • B Tech - Chiropractic, Homoeopathy, all Nursing

  • B Tech - Clinical or Dental Technology, Emergency Medical Care

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting

  • LLB


Applicants may make use of the computer lab on campus to apply and may also contact the financial aid office on campus for assistance with their 2020 applications.


You may Call the NSFAS Contact Centre on 08 000 67327

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Last Modified: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 11:36:09 SAST