Tuition Fees

As funding is limited and the day to day running of the institute generates a huge financial liability, all male students in all departments – irrespective of whether or not they are accommodated at the premises of the institute – are financially liable for the following fees:

  • A once off annual maintenance fee of R350 ($20 USD) to aid in the maintenance of the physical structures of the institute. 
  • Monthly tuition and board & lodge fees of R3000 ($167 USD) for the 12 months of the year. This amounts to R36,000 ($2000 USD) per annum.

The total yearly financial liability of all male students towards the institute therefore amounts to only R36,350 ($2020 USD) – excluding the cost of textbooks. Bursaries may be awarded to students who are unable to pay the entire amount. In general, however, all students are required to assume responsibility for at least one third of the total monthly fee, which currently amounts to R1000 ($56 USD) for males. The institute will then, in conjunction with the student, apply for bursaries from organisations or parties to cover the remainder. The bursaries are subject to qualification and acceptance and, as such, the institute makes no guarantee to any students that bursaries will be provided for them.

Board & Lodge

Accommodation and meals are provided at the premises of the institute, the cost of which is included in the aforementioned tuition fees. Meals are provided three times a day as per the usual breakfast, lunch and supper system employed at other sister institutes. Accommodation is usually shared by other students and can amount to up to 10 students per room in large rooms. Beds, bedding [linen] and lockers are also provided. Students are however advised to bring along their own bedding if they have special requirements or just feel more comfortable in their own bedding.

In the event that the student wishes to find accommodation off-premises, the board & lodge fee will not be deducted and all resultant expenses are to the student’s liability. In addition, the institute accepts no responsibility or liability for students living off-premises and their safety and security is their own priority. Permission to live off-premises is only granted on condition of Sharīʿah compliant accommodation and living conditions. Periodic investigations may also be conducted to ensure that such students perform their religious duties such as regular attendance of local congregational prayers. Failure to comply with requirements can lead to the revocation of any such concessions.

Additional Expenses

Financial obligations generated by personal needs as diverse as the cost of toiletry, traveling expenses, textbooks and stationery are to be assumed by the student and the institute assumes no responsibility whatsoever for its provision. The cost of textbooks (for students in the Arabic and Islamic Studies Department) ranges from R1000–R3000 ($56–$167 USD) depending on the year of study.

Emergency medical and other expenses generated during the fulfillment of essential needs will however be provided as per the discretion of the institute for which it will have to be reimbursed.


Maintenance FeeR350 ($20 USD)
Tuition FeesR36,000 ($2000 USD)
TextbooksR1000–R3000 ($56–$167 USD)
TOTALR37,350–R39,350 ($2076–$2187 USD)

Payment Options

The maintenance fee is to be paid immediately upon student registration. The annual tuition and board & lodge fees may be paid as follows:

  • A once off payment of the full amount of R36,000 ($2000 USD) which should be settled before the end of March. Failure to pay the entire amount prior to the end of March will result in the payment plan converting to either the quarterly or monthly payment plan.
  • Quarterly payments of R9000 ($500 USD) – to be paid before the end of the first month of the respective quarter [January, April, July, October].
  • Monthly payments of R3000 ($167 USD) – to be paid before the 7th of every month.

Sponsor a Student

We strongly believe that a student’s socio-economic background should not be an obstacle in their pursuit of ʿilm. With around 80% of our students being eligible for Zakāh, we rely mainly on Zakāh, Lillāh and Ṣadaqah to cover the running costs of our institutes.