Donations and Fees

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Donations and Fees 2017

The Parkmore Institute does not run on a profit basis … we make every effort to keep our overhead as low as possible and never to turn away a promising Candidate for lack of tuition funds.  Donations support the education of those who cannot afford the fees for their education.

Below are both the procedure for donations, and the system of fees for admission and progression through one of the doctoral degree programs.  The fees for diploma programs will be announced as soon as these programs are further developed.

Donations

We are pleased to accept donations, particularly since contributed monies will be applied directly to support a doctoral Candidate, who cannot afford normal tuition fees and who comes from a historically disadvantaged community.

To make a donation, please contact:  Director@ParkmoreInstitute.org or simply deposition your donation into our bank account and then inform the Director how you wish it to be used and acknowledged.

Our South African bank details are…

Account: Parkmore Institute
Bank: Standard Bank
Account: 0226 68616
Branch: 051001
SWIFT address: SBZA ZAJJ

 

Our USA Bank details are…

Account: Parkmore Institute
Bank: Citibank
Account: 678 241 5653
Branch: 021 0000 89
SWIFT address: CITIUS33

Tuition Fees 2017 … Planning the cost of your Doctoral Degree!

  • Initially, there is a $200 USD or R2,500 South African Rand application fee, which is non-refundable. This fee enables you to engage with the Director of Studies in a conversation by email concerning what you need to achieve. The fee is non‑refundable.
  • Every doctoral degree Candidate at the Parkmore Institute has to take:

Bothat least one sequence of “Qualifying Tutorials,” which are mentored individually by a Faculty with every Candidate  entitled to 8 contact hours with the Faculty person during this sequence. Since every doctoral degree is individually tailored to the requirements of the Candidate, some Candidates will want, or be required to take, more than one such Tutorial, and this will be negotiated with the assigned Faculty mentor and the Director of Studies.

And … subsequently at least one sequence of “Doctoral Project Preparation,” which involves individual mentoring by a Faculty towards and including the Candidate’s completion of the doctoral project and its approval by the Director of Studies (which signifies the Candidate’s graduation and receipt of his or her doctoral diploma). A sequence of “Doctoral Project Preparation” entitles the Candidate to 8 hours of mentoring by the assigned Faculty.  Some Candidates will want or need more than one such sequence of mentoring appointments in order to complete their doctoral project satisfactorily, and this will be negotiated with the assigned Faculty mentor and the Director of Studies.

Thus … Candidates who are better prepared (that is, able to work more independently and, as a consequence, proceed more swiftly toward the achievement of their doctorate, requiring less time with Faculty) will achieve their degree with less financial obligation that those who need more Faculty attention. If you wish to anticipate your possible need for more than one sequence of “Qualifying Tutorials or “Doctoral Project Preparation,” please feel free to discuss these issues with the Director of Studies.

In 2017 the fee for each sequence of “Qualifying Tutorials” and for each sequence of “Doctoral Project Preparation” is $1,600 USD or R20,000 South African Rand. There will probably be a 5% to 10% increase in these fees in 2018 (as stated below).

Please know that 60% of all these tuition fees are paid directly to Faculty and 40% contribute to the Institute’s overhead and administrative expenses.

Also, please note that additionally Candidates have to bear the cost of:

(i) whatever system is used to communicate with their assigned Faculty (Zoom, which is recommended, Skype, or telephone);

(ii) preparing the “Doctoral Project” so that it is typed without errors in a scholarly style (such as those required by the American Psychological Association or the Modern Languages Association);

(iii) whatever books or library access services are needed.

  • Upon satisfactory completion of the Doctoral Project, every Candidate at the Parkmore Institute is required to pay a $200 USD or R2,500 South African Rand graduation fee (which covers the costs of issuing the diploma, etc.)

In sum, the cost for a doctoral degree for a Candidate, who is well prepared and able to work independently, (and who thus achieves completion of a satisfactory Doctoral Project with only one “Qualifying Tutorial” and one sequence of “Doctoral Project Preparation”) would be:

Application Fee $200 USD or R2,500 South African Rand
Qualifying Tutorial $1,600 USD or R20,000 South African Rand
Doctoral Project Prep $1,600 USD or R20,000 South African Rand
Graduation Fee $200 USD or R2,500 South African Rand
Total $3,600 USD or R45,000 South African Rand

For a Candidate, who is less well prepared and who needs — for example — three sequences of “Qualifying Tutorials” and three sequences for the “Doctoral Project Preparation,” the cost of a doctoral degree would be:

Application Fee $200 USD or R2,500 South African Rand
Qualifying Tutorial $4,800 USD or R60,000 South African Rand
Doctoral Project Prep $4,800 USD or R60,000 South African Rand
Graduation Fee $200 USD or R2,500 South African Rand
Total $10,000 USD or R125,000 South African Rand

Please know that these are 2017 costs, which will likely increase by about 5%-10% annually at the first of each year.

Please contact the Director of Studies at Director@ParkmoreInstitute.org with any questions or concerns about these conditions.  Again, we wish to emphasize that, if at all possible, no serious Candidate will be turned away from the Parkmore Institute due to lack of funds.

If making payment, please deposit you fees into our bank account, after you have been in communication with the Director …

Our South African bank details are…

Account: Parkmore Institute
Bank: Standard Bank
Account: 0226 68616
Branch: 051001
SWIFT address: SBZA ZAJJ

 

Our USA Bank details are…

Account: Parkmore Institute
Bank: Citibank
Account: 678 241 5653
Branch: 021 0000 89
SWIFT address: CITIUS33

Again, the Parkmore Institute wishes to affirm its commitment to bring doctoral education to every suitable applicant, from whatever background or circumstances. Please contact the Director of Studies if you have special needs.

The Parkmore Institute has offices in South Africa (Johannesburg, Gauteng) and the USA (Wilmington, Delaware).  However, it is currently expanding and welcomes applications from prospective students, as well as potential Faculty and Fellows, from all parts of the world.