Frequently Asked Quesions

​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 ( 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)
IIE ​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
​Rosebank College is an educational brand of The IIE and a site of delivery for the IIE qualifications
​You can choose to study full-time: face-to-face, online or through blended learning.
IIE Degrees, Diploma and Higher Certificates are offered at IIE Rosebank College campuses.
​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.

​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.
​The Independent Institute of Education​​​
National Senior Certificate​.
National Certificate (Vocational)​

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

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

  • Study materials Ebooks (textbooks) are included with your tuition fees
  • No application fee for distance/Online 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/Online 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

Applications for The IIE distance/online qualifications are open and can be made on
Follow these simple steps and register today.
  • Click on Register to create your registration profile.
  • Complete the online registration contract.
  • Pay deposit via our website.
  • Upload supporting documents and proof of payment.
  • Submit.

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

​To apply online, click apply on our website. Complete all the required fields and click submit.
National Senior Certificate​.
Application fees can be paid at the bank or online, via our website, click here to make a payment on our website., 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. The application and registration fee/s is non-refundable.

​You can enquire, apply and register on our website: 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).
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.​
Please note the application fee is non-refundable and a different application fee applies for international students. Contact us for more information. ​
​Early bird Application Fee: 1 Mar-31 December: R150, thereafter R300.
No Application fee for online courses
Rosebank College unfortunately does not have accommodation on our campuses, however, we recommend that students may consult South Point or DigsConnect accommodation providers.
​Your registration is pending until you have paid a non-refundable R1 600 registration fee and met all admission requirements.

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