All international students are required to pay an additional levy of R2700. International students that are not from a Southern African Development Community country pay double the tuition amount. Karissa Johnson, a student from Zimbabwe, told Perdeby that the sharp increase in fees will “obviously stress my parents because they support us with accommodation and food as well”.
For residence placement, a fee of R5700 is required to book a room. For 2014 the cost of living at res ranged from R29 700 for a single room to R37 800 for a two bedroom flat. Food allowance ranged from R14 400 to R28 800 (maximum cost if three meals are taken per day).
Infographics: Hendro van der Merwe