2021 academic registration process 100% online

In the aftermath of Covid-19 pandemic, the registration of new and returning students at the University of Limpopo (UL) for the 2021 academic year will be conducted 100% online from March

First entering students in all the four faculties of the university are expected to register between 8 and 13 March whereas undergraduate returning students in the faculties of Humanities, Management and Law, and Science and Agriculture will register between 15 and 19 March. Meanwhile, all students living with disabilities, Faculty of Health Sciences returning students and postgraduate students will register between 3 and 5 March. 

When quizzed about the first entering students enrolment processes, UL Registrar, Prof Kwena Masha said that between 23 and 28 February prospective students who applied online ought to visit the university’s website and login to online facilities using their credentials to access their application status. He explains further that during the same period, an email will be sent to all applicants informing them of the outcomes of their applications.

Prof Masha says information regarding admissions and registrations should be directed to the university's Call-Centre (015 268 3332) for relevant assistance.
"The call centre has a minimum of 30 lines that will be active throughout the registration period.  Staff members from faculties, enrolment services and finance are manning the service to ensure that no student is left out," explains Prof Masha.  

For this academic year, the university received 89 933 applications from first entering prospective students. About 87 451 applications were online-based while 2 482 were paper-based. According to Prof Masha, "this is significant as it suggests that the majority of applicants are familiar with technology and our online facilities system." With this high record of applications, the university will accept just over 5 000 first entering students.

In terms of financial clearance, Prof Masha says all NSFAS qualifying and approved students as well as bursary holders will be cleared in bulk.
"Clearance messages will be sent to them informing them about the next stage of registration,” Prof Masha confirms. He reveals that self-funded students should deposit registration or money owed to the university five days prior to their registration day.

Although it is not clear when the students will return to campus on a full-time basis due to Covid-19 regulations, qualifying students who have applied for accommodation will be processed immediately after completing the academic registration.
“The system will use their academic registration statuses to process room allocation and the outcome of the process will be communicated to students,’’ Prof Masha highlights.

N.B: The registration is taking place online. No applicant will be serviced on campus. The staff members will be providing registration services remotely.

Registration fee details:

Description Amount
Upfront payment: (Tuition Fee) R 3 000
Upfront payment: (Residence Fee) R 2 000
Upfront payment: International SADC students (Tuition Fee) R 3 000
Upfront payment: International SADC students (Residence Fees) R 2 000
Upfront payment: International African but Non-SADC students (Tuition Fee) R 6000
Upfront payment: International African but Non-SADC students (Residence Fee) R 2 000
Upfront payment: International Other (Tuition Fee) R 9 000
Upfront payment: International Other (Residence Fee) R 2 000

By Mosela Selepe

Date created:2021-02-23 23:57:45