GAP YEAR COSTS
COSTS OF EQUILIBRIA’S GAP YEAR
(Potchefstroom, South Africa)
Total costs of the course in South African Rand:
The total cost of Equilibria’s Gap Year amounts to R44 750 (VAT inclusive). The course fees are to a large extend all-inclusive and cover all study materials, study guides, excursions, the most practical materials, camps, career guidance, fitness monitoring and wellness coaching. This amount is divided into two parts
- A registration fee of R12 000: The registration fee is non-refundable and must be fully paid by 31 October.
- Tuition fees of R32 750: Payable over 10 months from February to November. The monthly amount is R3275.
What is included in the fees?
Tuition: Top quality tuition in a wide spectrum of areas by leading experts in each field (32 short courses, camps and activity weeks).
Camps: all meals, accommodation, recreation and travelling expenses of the camps.
Theoretical course materials: all the theoretical course materials such as study guides, books, CDs and handouts.
Practical course materials: most practical course materials such as most of the foods, wine, first aid, herbs, safety and self-defence equipment.
Fitness support and monitoring: we keep track of students’ participation and progress in the Fitness Programme and arrange expert intervention when needed.
One-on-one wellness counselling: regular one-on-one sessions to monitor well-being, course participation and self-management.
Individual career guidance and psychometric tests: regular one-to-one career guidance and a wide range of scientifically endorsed psychometric tests to determine student’s unique aptitudes, personalities, values and interests.
What is not included in the fees?
Boarding: Boarding fees are payable for 12 months from January to December. Boarding fees vary between R2500 -R3100 per month, depending on the available facilities and the size of the room. Electricity usually costs about R200 – R250 per month.
Meals: Equilibria offers healthy, nutritious lunches on a prepaid system at the school. Meals cost R70 and include a meat dish, a starch dish, vegetables, salads, fruits and dessert once weekly.
Virgin Active Gym membership: Equilibria’s Fitness Programme requires that students should obtain membership at the Virgin Active Gym. Equilibria works together with Virgin Active to coach students and to provide individual attention where needed.
European tour: The optional tour to Europe is made as affordable as possible to enable students to experience this unforgettable opportunity. The costs of the 2018 tour amounted to R24 000 and included flights, the bus tour that includes entrance to the best of European destinations, travel insurance and most meals. Pocket money and visa costs are excluded.
Keep in mind
Equilibria’s course fees are more or less the same as most entry-level tertiary study programmes. Yet, many pay for an extra year at university or college, due to the high drop-out numbers at tertiary institutions. A lack of coping skills, emotional immaturity and wrong career choices commonly cause students to repeat subjects, change courses or drop out. Such a ‘wasted’ year often results in feelings of failure, confusion and guilt.
It makes more sense to prevent the possibility of wasting a year and invest in a gap year to make sure about your career decision and learn how to excel in tertiary studies and adult life.