NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF LESOTHO

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I…

 

  1. Check my application status
  • Admissions are usually issued in June. Names of all new admissions are posted on NUL website and at Education Offices in all the ten Districts of Lesotho. If you reside outside Lesotho, you may call the Admissions Office (+266 340 601 Ext 3809).

     

      2. Request a proof of registration document

  • You should start at the Bursar’s Office to obtain financial clearance. Then proceed to your respective faculty in order to register your courses and obtain a proof of registration.
  • If you have lost your original proof of registration, you will pay M30.00 (via bank deposit) and then go to Students Records (+266 22340601 Ext 3836/3803) to obtain a re-print of your proof of registration.

 

 

      3. Get study permit / VISA?

  • Assistance with application for and inquiries regarding procedures for study permit and visa requirements can be sought from the International Students Office of the Dean of Students Affairs. Tel: +266 22340004, 22340601 or 52213345/47/50 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

      4. Add/delete/substitute a course or courses

  • Students who wish to add, delete, substitute a course or courses must collect appropriate forms from the Academic Office and fill them in under the guidance of the tutor.  This process must be done within the first 3 weeks (21 days) of commencement of classes. After this period, students are fined for late registration (an amount authorised by the University Council from time to time).

 

      5. Know what my fees will cost?

 

 

      6. Pay my fees? Is there an installment payment plan?

  • Payment of fees at NUL is governed by the university financial regulations and policies.  ADM 4.01 stipulates that “fees are payable in full, on or before the beginning of the [given] academic year’s registration. Financial clearance is a pre-condition for academic registration. Thus, no student will be allowed to register for studies, admitted to residence or be allowed to attend classes until the University shall have received proof of required payment of fees. Fees for any one academic term (of the two semesters) must be paid in full or in installments approved by the University Management before the beginning of the term.Payment of fees shall be made directly to the NUL Standard Lesotho Bank Account No.  01400-3377-5301, Code: 062067 – Swift Code: SBICLSMX and proof of payment must be presented to the relevant section of Finance and Administration for financial clearance and to the relevant faculty for academic registration.

 

      7. Check my fee account

  • To check your fees account, you should visit the Bursar’s Office for enquiries. Alternatively, you may call +266 22340601 Ext 3859. Always keep your student number close by in order to be served.

 

      8. Check my exam results

  • Towards the end of June, after consideration of results by Senate, students access their results via the internet and SMS [text message]. They are given passwords and informed about what to do. Pass lists are also posted on Notice Boards in the District Education Offices in the 10 districts of Lesotho. Individual students collect course result slips from relevant faculties (except for those whose results are withheld).
  • Errors and omissions in the result slips must be reported to the Faculty Registrar for corrections.

 

      9. Get an official academic transcript

  • All academic transcripts are obtainable at Student Records Office or Ext 3803. Completing students ready for the graduation get their transcripts at no costs. Returning students and/or supplementing students are charged M20.00. Students who have long completed/past their graduation dates are charged M200.00.

 

      10. Check the course timetable

  • At the beginning of each semester, immediately after academic registration week, a comprehensive timetable is issued covering all the courses and indicating times and venues.
  • Course Timetable is also shared through THUTO (the University Intranet) at the beginning of a semester.

 

      11. Check the exam timetable

  • Examinations time-table is issued to students two weeks before examinations. It is the responsibility of the student to ascertain the date, time, venue and all the requirements of the examinations, e.g. regulations.
  • The Almanac of Events http://www.nul.ls/downloads/Almanac_of_Events.pdf provides indicative dates for the beginning and ending of exams (both final and supplementary).
  • Exam Timetable is also shared through THUTO (the University Intranet) towards the end of a semester.

 

      12. Apply for readmission

  • You must apply like new applicants during application time (before March 31st), attach your result slip for the latest academic year. You may also indicate if you want to change your programme.
  • Only students who have served their time (e.g. two years) being discontinued from the University or who withdrew from the University due to medical or other reasons need to apply for re-admission.

 

      13. Get advice on my subject choices /career advice

  • Each Faculty has one or more Tutors who, with the Dean, advise students on the choice of subjects for a degree programme on the basis of the students' aspirations and abilities taking into account the academic regulations and time table restrictions.

 

      14. Get accommodation in Halls of Residence during vacation?

  • During short vacations, students who live a long way from home may apply to remain in the Halls of Residence. Students will not normally be allowed to remain during long vacations.Students who are writing supplementary examinations may be allowed into residence one (1) week before the examinations. Any such stay in residence will be charged at M100.00 per day.

 

      15. Get financial aid (bursaries, scholarships)

  • The University does not run any bursary scheme for students. The majority of local students are sponsored by the Government of Lesotho through a loan bursary scheme administered by the National Manpower Development Secretariat (NMDS).
  • Since 2010 NMDS shifted away from sponsoring every admissible student in favour of a quota based system. The University follows faculty-specific criteria to allocate the given quota. Students without a bursary are admitted on a self-sponsoring basis and they become personally responsible for payment of all mandatory fees.
  • Regardless of whether a student is sponsored or self-sponsoring, the responsibility to pay all mandatory fees lies with such a student.