​New Students

Once you have gone through The Design School Southern Africa selection process, there are various merit awards available should you qualify:

Higher Certificate in Art & Design
Distinctions / A’s / Level 7 in the following Grade 12 (or equivalent) subjects are rewarded with a R2000 discount per distinction subject against the total fee. Should the student have matriculated prior to 2008, the subjects must have been taken on Higher Grade to qualify.
• Art / Design / Visual art
• Language (home and first additional language)

BA Fashion Design , BA Graphic Design & BA Interior Design
Students accepted into one of the BA programmes qualify for a merit award based on their academic performance in Grade 12subjects. Should the student have matriculated prior to 2008, the subjects must have been taken on Higher Grade to qualify. A merit award is only granted to students registering for First Year, for the first time in 2015.

The award works as follows:

Distinctions / A’s / Level 7 in the following Grade 12 (or equivalent) subjects are rewarded with a R2000 discount per subject distinction against the total First Year fee.

BA Graphic Design
• Language (home and first additional language)
• Art / Design / Visual Art

BA Fashion Design
• Language (home and first additional language)
• Art / Design / Visual Art
• Consumer Studies

BA Interior Design
• Language (home and first additional language)
• Art / Design / Visual Art
• Maths

Current S​​​tudents

Second Year Students: The Design School Southern Africa Merit Award carries a 20% fee reduction on the total Second Year fee for students who achieve an overall programme average of 75% in their First Year of study at The Design School Southern Africa.

Third Year Students: The Design School Southern Africa Merit Award carries a 20% fee reduction on the total Second Year fee for students who achieve an overall programme average of 75% in their Second Year of study at The Design School Southern Africa.

The Design School Southern Africa Merit Award carries a 20% fee reduction for students who achieve an overall programme average of 75% in their Diploma.

BA Honours in Graphic Design
The Design School Southern Africa Merit Award carries a 20% fee reduction for students who achieve an overall programme average of 75% in the Third Year of the BA in Graphic Design degree or students who achieve a Cum Laude undergraduate degree from another accredited tertiary institution.