Durban University of Technology Fees & Finance Rules 2022-2023

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Official Durban University of Technology (DUT) Fees & Finance Rules 2022-2023 |






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RULES – 2020
The fee rules apply to all students registered with the Durban University of Technology
1.1 First Instalment (Non-Residence Students)
The following first instalment is compulsory on the day of registration:
1.3.1 Annual Students Tuition Only R 4 200.00
1.3.2 Semester Students Tuition Only R 2 570.00
NB: Single registration students will be charged the annual 1st instalment (ie those students who are
registering for both 1st and 2nd semester at the beginning of the year)

First Instalment (Residence Students)
The following first instalment is compulsory on the day of registration:
1.3.3 Annual Students Tuition plus Residence R 8 480.00
1.3.4 Semester Students Tuition plus Residence R 5 190.00
N.B.: 1. NSFAS students are required to pay their family contributions, if any, before the exam
results are released.
2. The first instalment, for students studying towards a formal programme at the Durban
University of Technology, excludes any deposits, additional subject levies, Administration &
Transport levies that may be required by Academic Departments / Campuses and residence
fees or back payments. Midlands Campuses may increase the minimum amount payable to
include transport levy, etc. Thereafter students are required to pay their Tuition and Residence
fees according to the fee instalment plans set out on pages 13 and 14.
2.1 The first instalment for students studying towards formal and non-formal programmes
through the Business Studies Unit is determined by the Department concerned.
2.2 In the event of the fees costing less than the first instalment requested by the University,
the lesser amount will be payable onregistration.
N.B.: Please see acceptance letters for details as more stringent requirements exist for
some programmes, i.e. IMM, ICB, etc.
Self-Funding Courses & Experiential Learning Registration
Payments for the above courses, is required in full on the day of Registration (including
the First Instalment/Student Services Levy Amount, where applicable).
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1.2 Cashiers (FeesOffice)
Please note that no monies should be paid to the University’s officials other than the official
cashiers (fees office) at the various campuses. Students must insist on an official receipt as proof
of payment. Failure to adhere to this procedure will absolve this University of any liability.
1.3 Postal Payments
All postal payments must be addressed to the Chief Finance Officer, P.O. Box 1334, Durban,
4000 and to no other address. Payments should not be addressed to any particular person and
must bemade outin the name oftheUniversity. Avoid forwarding bank notes and coins through
the post. Please note: -That any postal payment should include at least the following minimum
information: – Surname, Initials, Identity Number, Date of Birth, Course Description, Student
Number and Details ofPayment.
Direct deposits limit the amount of cash on the University premises and consequently
students who do not pay their fees directly into the listed bank can expect to spend
a considerable amount of time standing in queues at the cashiers.
Standard Bank Account Number: 05050 5416 Branch Code: 040126
Students who have a valid student number are to deposit fees directly into the
Universities Standard Bank account using the prescribed M65 (deposit slip) form.
These forms are available at registration venues, cashier’s offices and the DUT website.
The M65 deposit slip will also accompany the accounts / statements posted.
N.B. 1. The bank will refuse deposits in the above account if invalid student numbers
are supplied.
2. Only bank guaranteed cheques will be accepted using the M65 form.
3. Students to please note that a two working day period after the date of deposit is
required, before Student account is automaticallycredited.
1.5 Payment for subject additions
After the dates for the final instalment (refer page 13) has expired, registration of
additional subjects will only be allowed on condition that these subjects are paid in
advance, in cash/cheque or credit card.
2.1 No student will be registered on presentation of anything otherthanminimumrequired
amount (see paragraph 1.1), a letter of authority from an acceptable employer or
sponsor, loan and/or bursary documentsmust be originals(photocopiesorfaxes are not
acceptable), authorised and properly approved by the issuing authorities. An
application for a loan or bursary is NOT acceptable.
2.2 Any fee defaulter from previous years wishing to re-register must comply with the
following conditions in order to register: –
2.2.1 All arrears must be paid in full, in cash, through EFT/Internet banking (subject to clearance
into DUT bank account), using DUT online credit card facility, or by a bank-guaranteed cheque.
Please note that students, who have been handed over, have to settle their fees with
the Debt Collectors.
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2.2.2 No letter of authority, debit orders, bursary or loan documents will be accepted in these
circumstances. Companies sponsoring these students are required to pay the arrears in full before
documentation for the current registration will beconsidered.
2.2.3 In the event of the employer not paying, the student will be held liable for fees and penalties,
as the official contract (registration form) is between the Durban University of Technology and the
3.1 Cash
This method of payment will be accepted at any official University’s cashier’s office.
3.2 Cheques
Cheques must be made payable to the Durban University of Technology and must be crossed “not
transferable”. In event of a cheque being dishonored (‘refer to drawer’), a R300 penalty will be
added to the student’s fee account. Thereafter, a repayment of fees will be acceptable only in cash
or by a bank guaranteed cheque. Post-dated cheques are not acceptable. No personal cheques will
be accepted
3.3 Credit Cards/Debit Cards
Credit (Master Card / VISA) and Debit cards will be accepted. This facility is available throughout
the year at the official cashiers’ offices on the Durban and Midlandscampus respectively. You may
complete the attached credit card form on page 25 and submit to the Durban or Midlands Finance
Cashier’s office.
3.4 Postal Orders and Money Orders
Postal and money orders should be made payable to the Durban University of Technology.
Please retain stubs as proof of payment.
3.5 Letters of Authority
Letters of authority and bursaries will be accepted only from pre-approved companies. A letter of
authority applies only where a student’s employer pays fees. Similar letters must be produced in
the case of bursaries or loans. A detailed verification of the sponsor/employer, as well as
confirmation of the Student’s sponsorship will be conducted before approving the letter of
authority. In the event of an employer or bursar not paying, the student will be held liable for fees
and penalties as the official contract (registration form) is between Durban University of Technology
and thestudent.
Employers should supply each student with a separate letter of authority. The University does not
involve itself in disputes between the employer and the employee. Accounts are sent to both
students and employer/donors. Payments by employers/donors should include detail list of the
distribution of the total payment.
3.6 Direct Deposit/Payments
Any student with an official University student number can make a deposit at the bank
mentioned in 1.4 above using the prescribed ‘M65’ deposit slip, which is available from
the Finance Department or on the University website. The ‘M65’ deposit slip will also
accompany all accounts posted and students are to ensure a copy is faxed/emailed to:


About the Durban University of Technology (DUT)

With approximately 33 000 students, the Durban University of Technology (DUT) is the first choice for higher education in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). It is located in the beautiful cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg (PMB). As a University of Technology, it prioritizes the quality of teaching and learning by ensuring its academic staff possesses the highest possible qualification that they can get.

The Durban University of Technology is a result of the merger in April 2002 of two prestigious technikons, ML Sultan and Technikon Natal. It was named the Durban Institute of Technology and later became the Durban University of Technology in line with the rest of the universities of technology.

DUT, a member of the International Association of Universities, is a multi-campus university of technology at the cutting edge of higher education, technological training and research. The university aspires to be a “preferred university for developing leadership in technology and productive citizenship”, and to “making knowledge useful”.

As a butterfly develops from a pupa, so have the students at our institution. From the moment they register as green freshers, to their capping at the hallowed graduation ceremony, our students undergo an intellectual evolution.

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