Payment process and starting your studies

For those in their first year with us, we have resolved to process all online registrations ourselves. So please do not do it yourself. Consult Janine Kader for assistance.

For those in their first year with us, we have resolved to process all online registrations ourselves. So please do not do it yourself. Consult Janine Kader for assistance.

 Bear in mind that delayed payment delays the start of your studies. Aim to have access to your study material and to be working towards your first assignment by the 15th of February for the absolute latest. This means that your fees must be paid before 18 January. All of these processes take time, so you must read the following carefully and try not to contribute to delays.

                                                                

  • You were sent your Student number by Janine Kader at SOPH; it is different to your Applicant number.  Phone if you have not received it by now.  If you have not submitted your SAQA Certificate, a student number cannot be generated.
  • Late payment means a delay in registration and further delays accessing your study materials,which will jeopardise your progress.
  • A memo detailing the registration process has been sent to you.  Please consult it.
  • If you change your mind about one of the modules after you are registered, there are two opportunities to make changes.  
  • Be aware that you must register every year that you intend to study, and you must inform the Student Administrators iyodo nointend to study for a year. The SOPH StudenAdministrator will facilitate the registratioprocess for you but it iyour responsibility to make sure that you are registered in time annually.
  • If you are not attending Summer School, please email a jpeg or pdf passport size photo for your Student Card. You need this card to use the library and other facilities when on campus, but you must first be registered.

Study Permits

No study permits are required because the courses are offered at a distance. To attend Summer or Winter School, apply for a Holiday Visa, as you would for a conference. You must, however, send us evidence of Medical Insurance in advance. This can, in many instances, be purchased when you buy your air ticket. For students who choose to live in South Africa during their studies, a study permit and medical insurance are required.

IN SUMMARY, DON’T FORGET TO …

  • Pay your Minimum Initial Fees as soon as possible.
  • When you deposit fees, make sure that your surname,initial and Student Number are on the bank deposit form or cheque, otherwise your payment cannot be allocated to your account.
  • Keep a copy of your receipt of payment,and all transactions and communication with SOPH.
  • Scan a copy of these receiptto the Student Administrator at SOPH, asap.
  • Student cards are available on request. Ithis instance, email a jpeg or pdf passport size photo to the SOPH Student Administrators at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape
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Tel: +27-21 - 959 2809 | Fax: +27- 21 - 959 2872 | Email: mppetersen@uwc.ac.za