DUT Undergraduate Scholarship Award Scheme – for Returning Students



DUT Undergraduate Scholarship Award Scheme – for Returning Students (after Year 1/semester 1)

This award is given to full-time, second and later year/semester South African students who obtain excellent results in the various levels of undergraduate study, and takes the form of a tuition fee remission as follows:

12.2.1     A returning student who achieved distinctions as final results for all subjects for the previous year/level of study on the first attempt, and provided that the full curriculum was taken and passed, shall qualify for a full remission of tuition fees for the subsequent higher level of study.

12.2.2     A returning student who has achieved an overall pass with distinction (average of 75% and above, incl. rounding off) for the previous year/level of study on the first attempt and provided that the full curriculum was taken and passed, shall qualify for a 50% remission of tuition fees for the subsequent higher levels of study.

NB: Performance in the Experiential Training Component is not considered in the above cases.

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Explanatory Notes

12.2.2..1  The term ’subsequent level of study’ as used in this policy, shall mean:

the subsequent year of study, if the student is pursuing an annual programme of study.

the first semester following the final examination in which the student obtained the qualifying distinctions/overall pass with distinction for all the subjects, if the student is pursuing a semesterised course of study.

distinctions/overall pass with distinction for all the subjects in the first semester).

The semester following the co-operative education or experiential training component, in the event that a student is placed in industry for this purpose at the beginning of the year/semester following the final examination in which the student obtained the qualifying distinctions/overall pass with distinction for all institutional offerings.

Should a student achieve the qualifying distinctions/overall pass for the third year or final semester of the national diploma, such a student is entitled to a remission of fees for the B Tech programme for that year/semester provided the student registers for the full curriculum of the B Tech programme on a full time and part-time basis.

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PLEASE NOTE: A B Tech student who registers for part of the programme i.e. part-time over two years is only entitled to the remission of the part-time tuition fees for the first year/semester of study if he/she qualified for the award in his/her third year/semester.

For students who receive qualifying distinctions/overall pass with distinction for all subjects in the B Tech programme, the student is advised to contact the Research Department to enquire about further incentives for the M Tech programme.

12.2.2.2   Should the student register for a combination of semester and annual subjects in the subsequent level of study, the remission shall apply to the annual subjects and to the first semester of the subsequent level of study only.

(To qualify for the remission of fees for the second semester, the student must achieve the qualifying distinctions/overall pass with distinction for all the subjects in the first semester.)

12.2.2.3   The onus is on the student to establish whether he/she qualifies for a remission of fees at the time of student registration.

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12.2.2.4   ’Exemption’ subjects do not qualify for the purposes of determining whether a full curriculum is taken, whether such exemptions are granted from the DUT or any other institution.

12.2.2.5   Should a recipient of the scholarship withdraw from studies in the year/semester for which the scholarship is granted, the full scholarship becomes payable to the Institution.

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