(These steps below are only for new students who have already been accepted to study at Helderberg College. If you have not been accepted, please apply online or email

If you have not activated your Student Manager (SMP) account yet, please check “Your HCHE Registration has Started” email for the Activation Link. This will give you access to SMP.

If you have already activated your SMP account, then sign in with the link below.

Sign in to Student Manager (SMP)


Select the Registrations menu in the Student Manager (SMP).

Click on Register for modules.

Your modules have already been selected, and you are now on the Payment Details page.
You can review your modules and their costs.


The modules and cost on the SMP payment page is the total tuition fee for the first semester 2024. In order to register for your chosen programme there is an initial payment. This fee varies slightly according to the overall cost of your programme (degree, higher certificate or foundation).
Note that R1000 of this payment is non refundable.

Degree: R5000
Higher Certificate: R3000
Foundation Year: R3000

This payment will secure your place as a registered student for the 2024 intake. The different discounts and payment options will not affect the initial cost to register (R5000 for degrees, R3000 for foundation and higher certificate programmes). For more information and FAQ concerning fees payment, please click here.

All international (non-South African) students must pay 100% of their tuition & boarding fees in order to register. International students in their second year or higher need only pay 50% during registration.

The Finance Office will check your proof of payment.
(If you are unable to upload a proof of payment, please contact the our Finance Office:


You are done!

Once you submit your proof of payment and any other forms, you must now wait for final approval. This can take up to 48 hours (2 working days).

Only once your registration is finalised, will you receive an email with the subject “You have been Registered at HCHE!”


• After your registration is complete, you will receive your HCHE email account and access to Microsoft Office 365. This information will follow within 48 hours.

• First Semester classes start on 5 February 2024. Your lecturers will contact you when classes start in February 2024 on your HCHE email address. They will not contact you on your personal email.