Upon acceptance, a deposit will be required to continue the process (usually about 30% of the first year’s tuition fee). Thereafter the outstanding class fees are paid in three installments every year. Students can also opt to make a once-off payment of the entirety of their course fees and benefit from a 5% discount.
Upon request, we also offer a range of personalised payment plans to help make studying at The Aleit Academy more affordable. All payment plans are interest-free. An enrolment deposit is payable upon acceptance, after which the agreed personalised payment plan will take effect.
Regrettably, we do not have student accommodation on Lourensford Wine Estate. Generally, our students either live in Stellenbosch or the greater Somerset West area. We have two-bedroom apartments available for Aleit Academy students. The apartments are located in The Jade, in Paardevlei precinct. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information regarding these apartments.
Students are required to bring their own meals to class as well as to work when doing practical hours. There is, however, a lovely coffee shop and restaurant on Lourensford Wine Estate that offers daily meals and a variety of food items for purchase by the students.
Unfortunately there are no public or private transport options available, and each student needs to have his/her own transport. Students should note that travel will be unavoidable after hours as most events only end late at night.
During the 1st year all students have to complete their compulsory 350 practical hours through the Aleit Academy and DIENS Hospitality (The Aleit Group’s Bar & Staffing company), unless otherwise specified.
In the beginning of the students’ 2nd year of studies, they will complete compulsory internal job shadowing within the different Aleit Group business units.
At the end of the students’ 2nd year, they complete external placements with industry suppliers/professionals, coordinated by The Aleit Academy.
In the 3rd year, students do specialised external practical placements with industry suppliers, coordinated by The Aleit Academy.