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International levy

International registration and tuition fees

SADC countries

Medical aid

International undergraduate students tuition fee factors


 

All amounts published are in South African Rand currency (ZAR).

This information only refers only to financial aspects of your studies.

International students have to ensure they are aware of all aspects pertaining to them to study at the University of Pretoria which can be found at www.up.ac.za/isd.


International levy

  • This international levy is payable annually by all non-South African citizens as well as students who are citizens of SADC countries on these visas (SADC country list). This amount is payable in addition to the registration fee.

  • Asylum seekers, refugees, diplomats and their dependents stationed in South Africa are exempted from paying the international levy. 

International registration and tuition fees

  • Non-South African citizens (excluding students who are citizens of SADC countries) will be charged double the tuition fee of South African students (see cost factors in the table below), AND the International levy will be charged. (Except for research master’s or doctoral degrees, where only the local tuition fee will be required.)
  • Students who are citizens of SADC countries will pay the same tuition fee as charged for South African citizens BUT also have to pay the international levy.
  • Asylum seekers, refugees and diplomats stationed in South Africa, as well as permanent residents of South Africa only, are exempted from paying double tuition fees and are exempted from the international levy.
  • International students will be required:
    • to pay a initial registration fee (which will form part of the total tuition fees due),  before registration (see amounts in table below).
    • to pay 50% of their full student account by 30 April, and the remainder by 31 July.

SADC countries

The SADC countries include Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

International payments can be made using a credit card (provided you have 3D security in place with your own bank), or by doing a SWIFT transfer from your bank in your own country.

UNIVERSITY BANK ACCOUNTS

APPLICATION FEE FOR STUDY

TUITION FEE PAYMENT

Account holder

University of Pretoria

University of Pretoria

Bank

ABSA

ABSA

Branch

Hatfield    - Branch code: 632005

Hatfield    - Branch code: 632005

Swift code

ABSAZAJJ

ABSAZAJJ

Account number

2140 000 038

2140 000 054

Deposit reference

Initials and surname 

8 digit Student number

 

 

Medical aid cover for international students

Important notice regarding Medical Cover – All International Students

The Department of Home Affairs issued new regulations to the Immigration Act late 2016.  Universities are no longer allowed, from January 2017, to accept any medical cover from outside South Africa.

Many international students were previously allowed to register with proof of membership to specific medical service providers from outside South African borders.  Examples are: PULA Med, Swazimed, Bomaid, Namibhealth, PSEMAS, MARS etc. etc.)

Please take note that for future registration purposes, all international students must join a medical service provider in South Africa, to comply with the Medical Schemes Act and Immigration Act regulations.

Although you may, with another international insurance or medical insurance product, secure a study visa from a South African visa issuing authority, the University of Pretoria, in accordance with the Immigration Act, does not recognise such medical cover for registration purposes.

No exceptions will be made.  This rule is not open to discussion or arguments. 

Momentum Health (Ingwe Option) is UP’s preferred service provider.  To join online, please go to www.ingwehealth.co.za  Please ensure that you have cover for the full academic year, January to December.


International undergraduate students tuition fee factors:

Student type

Country International Levy  Undergrad Registration 

Tuition fee factor

Study Visa

SADC R2 900 R5 000

Local fees

non-SADC R2 900 R5 000

Double local fees for coursework studies

R2 900 R5 000 Local fees for full research-orientated master’s or doctoral studies

Visitor Visa

For block attendance or distance education research study only.

 

SADC R2 900 R5 000

Local fees

Visa must be endorsed to allow for study

non–SADC R2 900 R5 000

Double local fees

Visa must be endorsed to allow for study

 

Work Visa

(for full-time work

40 hours per week)

Part-time studies only

SADC n/a R5 000

Local fees

Visa must be endorsed to allow for study
non-SADC  n/a R5 000

Local fees

Visa must be endorsed to allow for study
Asylum seeker All n/a

R5 000

Local tuition fees
Diplomat All n/a R5 000 Local tuition fees.  Dependents of diplomats pay local tuition fees only if they have a diplomatic visa in their own passports.
Refugee All n/a

R5 000

Local tuition fees

Permanent

residency status in South Africa
All n/a R5 000 Local tuition fees

Elective

(with Visitors Visa)
All n/a n/a

R2 260

(See note on Visitors Visa endorsement above)

Exchange

(with Study Visa)
All n/a n/a No tuition fees billed if in collaboration agreement.  All accommodation will be billed.

Study-abroad

(with Study Visa)
SADC R2 900

R5 000

Local fees
non-SADC R2 900

R5 000

Double local fees

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