Cornerstone Institute Undergraduate Prospectus 2022 – 2023
Cornerstone Institute Undergraduate Prospectus 2022 – 2023 – See Details Below:
To expand our offering, and add value for students across all walks of life, the Fundamentals Training Centre has been incorporated into the Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Economic Transformation of Cornerstone Institute. FTC offers leadership and management training programmes to corporates, government and communities. They have an outstanding track record in delivering responsive, high-quality training programmes and courses to all sectors, both locally and internationally. All our courses and training programmes are customised to meet the client’s needs, time frames and budget. Read here for more information:
- The Green Economy;
- Business Trends;
- Applied Science for a Sustainable World;
- Media and Technology Convergence; and
- Arts and Culture
WHY CHOOSE CORNERSTONE INSTITUTE?
- Have a signature approach where we offer a fundamental foundational set of courses, referred to as the ‘Cornerstone Core’. These include Intercultural Communication, Economics, Leadership Studies, Worldviews, South African History and Society, and Ethics.
- Designed a ‘Four Year Solution’, where students who do not achieve a bachelor’s pass in Grade 12 will be able to access our certificate programmes across all the disciplines we offer, to bridge them into a degree programme, leading to post-graduate studies if desired.
- Create access to a university education in a caring and competent community.
- Provide a productive and stimulating environment in which learning and teaching can take place, on our campuses and through our online learning environments.
- Are committed to community development in all its various forms.
- Have an ethically grounded ethos.
- Focus on effective career preparation and pathways.
- Offer competitive fees and financial support for qualifying students.
Undergraduate: must have passed the equivalent of a South African Grade 12.
Postgraduate: see admission requirements of your specific program of interest under ‘programs’ on our website
For further inquiries regarding admission requirements, feel free to e-mail email@example.com
Feedback and Acceptance Letters
Feedback will be provided via e-mail 2 weeks after the full application has been received. If you are accepted, you
will be provided with a fee quote. Before a visa letter can be issued, a deposit of 60% of the total fee is required.
Once you have received a provisional acceptance letter from Cornerstone Institute, 60% of the annual tuition fee
must be paid to Cornerstone Institute in order for the registrar to issue you with a visa letter to apply for a study
permit. (Many of our foreign students struggle to get their visa in time and end up arriving later for the start of lectures.)
In adherence to South African Government rules and regulations, your final registration is subject to producing a
valid study permit that can be applied for at the nearest South African representative, normally in your home country. For this purpose you will use the official visa letter issued by the Registrar. This letter must be presented to a
South African diplomatic mission abroad, which has the authority to process applications for study permits. The
South African Department of Home Affairs and South African diplomatic offices abroad are responsible for the regulations and procedures. Do not proceed to Cornerstone Institute without the study permit/visa.
Should you require assistance with finding accommodation please contact Student Services at
Tel: 021 448 0050 www.cornerstone.ac.za
Fax: 086 663 2280 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Study Permit Requirements
Letter of Admission from Cornerstone Institute.
Proof that sufficient funds are available for the proposed stay in South Africa to cover tuition fees, maintenance
and incidental costs.
Details regarding arranged accommodation, which should be in Cape Town or surrounding areas. (The Embassy requires proof of residence, i.e. a formal letter with a lease agreement from the owner of the residence.
Cornerstone cannot supply this.)
A police clearance certificate.
The expiry date of your study permit is very important. It is your own responsibility to apply for an extension 30
days before it expires.
You should provide a medical certificate as provided for on the study permit application form and particulars
of, or arrangements made with regard to, medical insurance/cover in South Africa. You will also need to submit
medical and radiological reports, which should be less than six months old and relevant certificates if you are married, widowed, divorced or separated.
If the duration of your studies is longer than one year, you will have to lodge a cash deposit or bank guarantee
equivalent to the airfare or transportation costs to your country of origin for repatriation purposes. Please keep the
receipt issued for the guarantee for a possible extension of your study permit in South Africa. The cash deposit will
only be reimbursed once you are back in your home country.
Formal admission to Cornerstone Institute does not guarantee the issuing of a study permit.
Students without valid study permits cannot be registered at Cornerstone Institute.
Permit Applications should be made at least 30 days prior to the date of departure.
All documents required when you apply for a study permit or visitor’s visa must be originals or certified copies. (A
certified copy is a photocopy of the original document with an original certified stamp that the authorized person
[Commissioner of Oaths] has seen the original document. An uncertified photocopy of the original or a photocopy
of a certified copy is not sufficient.)
Working while studying in South Africa
The holder of a study permit may conduct part-time work as long as the period does not exceed 20 hours per
a week and may also work full-time during academic vacations.
A holder of a study permit may also be granted permission to conduct work in the form of practical training in
a field related to his/her studies, on submission of the following documentation:
A letter from Cornerstone Institute confirming that practical training is required or advantageous to complete
the intended study, and
A letter from the prospective employer offering practical training
If writing the National Benchmark Tests is a requirement for your studies, please follow the link below to apply to
write them in your own country.
- Bachelor of Theology in Community Leadership: Business Studies
- Bachelor Of Arts Majoring in Psychology
- Bachelor Of Arts Majoring in Sociology / Community Development
- Bachelor Of Arts Majoring in Theology
- Bachelor Of Arts Majoring in Media Studies