About usIs The IIE registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)?
Yes, The Independent Institute of Education (Pty) Ltd is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997 (reg.no. 2007/HE07/002). Company registration number: 1987/004754/07. To legally offer higher education qualifications in South Africa an institution must be registered with the Department and its qualifications must   be accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee of the Council on Higher Education and registered on the National Qualifications Framework by Southern African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)

About usIs Rosebank College a private college?

Rosebank College is a private higher education institution – an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE). For more information on The IIE registration status, visit http://www.dhet.gov.za/SitePages/DocRegisters.aspx

About usIs Rosebank College an accredited institution?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The IIE and a site of delivery for the IIE qualifications

About usWhat study options are available at Rosebank College?

You can choose to study full-time, online or through blended learning. 

About usWhat qualifications are available at Rosebank College?
IIE Degrees, Diploma and Higher Certificates are offered at Rosebank College campuses. 

About usWhat is the Ethics Hotline and what is it used for?

​The Ethics Hotline is used to report unethical behaviour. Through the ethics hotline you will be able to report any activity of which you have a reasonable suspicion that could undermine the safety of the teaching and learning environment or the integrity and reputation of the qualifications. This could then include cheating in assessments or assessment leaks, pressure from anyone to carry out any activity in exchange for a favour including but not limited to succeeding in an assessment or module; sale or trading of illegal substances; intimidation; harassment, dishonesty, theft or fraud.

Acronyms explainedWhat does SAQA stand for?

The South African Qualification Authority is the statutory body responsible for registering qualification and part qualifications as recommended by the relevant Quality Council on the National Qualifications Framework. Recognised international and other qualifications are evaluated for equivalence to South African qualifications by its Directorate: Foreign Qualifications Evaluation and Advisory Services (DFQEAS). SAQA issues a Certificate of Evaluation upon review of such applications.

Acronyms explainedWhat does The IIE stand for?

​The Independent Institute of Education​

Acronyms explainedWhat does NSC stand for?

​National Senior Certificate​.

Acronyms explainedWhat does NC(V) stand for?

​National Certificate (Vocational)​

Closing datesWhen do registrations close at Rosebank College?

The end of February of each academic year. Application date may vary depending on mode of offering, faculty or qualification. 

Distance LearningWhy distance learning is the best choice?

  • Study materials are  included with your tuition fees
  • No application fee for distance learning 
  • Flexibility and the freedom to study around work and other commitments
  • Study from home or from any other location that is convenient for you
  • Study at your own pace, in your own time
  • Affordable payment terms that suit your pocket
  • Distance learning is generally less expensive than face to face tuition. You save on transport and accommodation costs that usually come with face to face tuition
  • And most importantly, you can have a full time job and study at the same time



Distance LearningHow do I register for distance learning

​Applications for The IIE distance/online qualifications are open and can be made on www.rosebankcollege.co.za.

Follow these simple steps and register today.

  1. Complete a registration contract at Rosebank College:
  2. Submit your signed contract and all your supporting documents (certified copy of ID and Grade 12 certificate);
  3. Pay your deposit;
  4. Once you are accepted by Rosebank College.

Distance LearningWhat are the different forms of assessments?

​Formative – assignments and Summative – exams for each ​semester. 

Faculty of EducationWhat is the admission criteria for IIE Education qualifications?

To ensure you have the correct information we highly recommend that you speak to a Student Advisor or call center on 0861 253 276. 

Financing your feesDoes Rosebank College offer bursaries?

We unfortunately do not offer bursaries. We do however, accept external bursaries and study loans. 

Online applications and registrationsWhere can I find my online reference number?
A reference number is sent to your cell phone, when you initially enquire online. Use the same reference number when applying or registering online. Should you delete the SMSs sent to you by mistake, click on “forgot password” and your reference number will be resent to your cell phone. Alternatively contact 0861 256 273 for assistance. 

Online applications and registrationsHow do I apply online?
To apply online, click apply on our website and input the reference number sent to your cell phone. Click on forgot password to have your reference number resent to you. Complete all the required fields and click submit. 

Online applications and registrationsI applied online, what do I do next?
Visit one of our campuses, call us or complete your registration online. Should you choose to complete your registration online, you will need to use the same reference number you used to apply or enquire to register online. 

Online applications and registrationsWhere do I pay the application and registration fees?
Application fees can be paid at ABSA, you will then be required to email (your consultant will give you the relevant email address) or take your proof of payment to your nearest campus. Please note cash is not accepted on any of our campuses.​ The application and registration fee/s is non-refundable.

Studying at Rosebank CollegeI want to apply, what must I do?

You can enquire, apply and register on our website: www.rosebankcollege.co.za or at one of our campuses. Please ensure that you have the following on hand should you choose to apply/register – certified copy of your ID and account payer’ ID, certified copy matric results and application fee (non-refundable). 


Studying at Rosebank CollegeWhat requirements are needed for international students?

NB: Admission criteria vary on the type of qualification. 

If you are an international student, you must ensure that:

  • you have an equivalent qualification to the aforementioned;
  • your equivalent qualification is evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA);
  • you have a valid study visa from the Department of Home Affairs issued in the name of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) that covers the duration of your studies.
  • Degree exemption from Universities South Africa, formerly Higher Education South Africa (HESA):


The Matriculation Board of Universities South Africa regulates admission to bachelor degree studies by requiring all applicants who are completing or have completed their schooling outside of South Africa or through a system other that the South African National Senior Certificate examinations to fulfil the criteria that the  Board has set for that system. For international students, the procedure in "The International Student Handbook – Appendix 1" must be followed and for South African students, The IIE "Conditional Admissions Based on not Meeting Entrance Requirements-: South African Students - Application and Monitoring Procedure" must be followed. Universities South Africa issues a certificate of exemption (conditional or complete) to such applicants. Students who have been issued with a degree exemption certificate must still meet any specific/additional admission requirements of The IIE degree programmes in order to qualify for admission.
To avoid any disappointment we recommend that you register and pay your deposit, especially when applying in January and February. If you are an international student refer to the international student section on the FAQ document.​
Studying at Rosebank CollegeHow much is the application fee?

Please note the application fee is non-refundable and a different application fee applies for international students. Contact us for more information. ​

​Early bird: 1 Mar-31 December R150, thereafter R300. 


Studying at Rosebank CollegeDoes Rosebank College have a student residence?
Rosebank College unfortunately does not have accommodation on our campuses, however, we recommend that students may consult South Point or DigsConnect accommodation providers.

Studying at Rosebank CollegeHow much is registration fee?

​Your registration is pending until you have paid a non-refundable R1 600 registration fee