Program Fees

2018 Fees (2019 fees subject to change)

Class enrolment is granted on a first-come, first-served basis and is normally limited to a maximum of 18 students per class.

The fees are as follows;

1) Program Fee includes:

  • Tuition
  • All courses taught by U of A instructors

2) Ground Fee includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Ground Transportation
  • Course field trips
  • Local guides
  • Course field equipment
  • Safari in Kruger

 3) Not Included:

  • Airfare ($1700 - $2000 RT from YEG)
  • Spending money
  • Optional activities (local music, festival, zip-lining, additional tours by All Out Africa)

Sample 2018 fees are shown below. Fees are subject to change for the 2019 field season.

Program Fee*

5,000

Ground Fee**

3,164

TOTAL

$8,164

* Program fees do not include mandatory non-instructional fees. Please refer to section 22.21 in the calendar.
** Ground fees are subject to change

Financial Assistance

Payment Schedule

Payment Schedule and Refund Policies for January – April 2018 are as follows using the Semester Fees as an example

  • Payment #1 - SAFS Ground Fee = $6,040
  • 50% = $3,020 is due upon acceptance, which secures a place in the program as well as accommodation and vehicle space in Southern Africa
  • The remainder, 50% = $3,020, is given as a post-dated cheque (due March 16, 2018 for Spring/Summer 2018).
  • Ground Fee will be collected by Program Coordinator and Department of Biological Sciences
  • Refund Policy: 50% of the Ground Fee = $3,020 is refundable up to the time of Payment #2 – SAFS Program Fees
  • Payment #2 - SAFS Program Fee = $10,000
  • Due March 16, 2018 for Spring/Sumer 2018 semester
  • Program Fees paid to the Registrar’s Office via Bear Tracks
  • Refund Policy: 50% of the Program Fee is refundable if cancelled by the student before class departure.

Note: For Module Program Fees and Payment #2

  • Program Fees = Module 1 - $5000, Module 2 = $5000, Module 3 = $4000
  • If students take two of the above Modules, the total Fees may equal $10000 or $9000.
  • Note: Program Fees for two or more modules are capped at $10,000. 

Note: If the program does not run due to low student enrollment or other factors, students will be reimbursed 100% of Fees.