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International students

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

This publication only refers 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 who have Study Visas or Visitors Visas that are endorsed to allow study, including students who are citizens of SADC countries on these visas. This amount is payable in addition to the registration fee.
  • Asylum seekers, refugees and diplomats stationed in South Africa, as well as permanent residents of South Africa only, are exempted from paying the international levy. See the table for the various fee factors.

International registration and tuition fees

  • 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.

  • 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.

 

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. 

Please use the correct university bank account for the various international transactions.

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

ABSAZAJJCPT

ABSAZAJJCPT

Account number

2140 000 038

2140 000 054

Deposit reference

Initials and surname

8 digit Student number

International postgraduate students’ tuition fee factors: 

Student type

Country

Int’l

Levy

Postgrad

Registration

Tuition fee factor

Study Visa

SADC

R2900

R7 500

Local fees

non-SADC

R2900

R7 500

Double local fees for coursework studies

 

R2900

R7 500

Local fees for full research-orientated master’s or doctoral studies

Visitor Visa

For block attendance or distance education research study only.

SADC

R2900

R7 500

Local fees

Visa must be endorsed to allow for study

non–SADC

R2900

R7 500

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

R7 500

Local fees

Visa must be endorsed to allow for study

non-SADC

n/a

R7 500

Local fees

Visa must be endorsed to allow for study

Asylum seeker

All

n/a

R7 500

Local tuition fees

Diplomat

All

n/a

R7 500

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

R7 500

Local tuition fees

Permanent

residency status in South Africa

All

n/a

R7 500

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

R2900

R7 500

Local fees

non-SADC

R2900

R7 500

Double local fees

Postdoc

(with Visitors Visa)

All

n/a

n/a

No fees charged

(See note on Visitors Visa endorsement above)

 

Medical aid for international students

All non-South African citizens, including students who are citizens from SADC countries, need to comply with the visa regulation as determined by the Immigration Act, 13 of 2002, amended by the Immigration Amendment Act, 13 of 2011. Revised immigration regulations came into effect on 26 May 2014.

Regulation 12(1) (f) determines the following:

  • The University requires that the medical aid cover be valid for the full academic year for which you seek registration (January to December). Regardless of whether students are in the country or not (postgraduates), medical cover is required for the full duration that the Study Visa is issued. This does not apply to those on Visitor Visas, Asylum Seekers, Refugees or Diplomats.

 

  • Take note:  Although you may, with another international insurance or medical 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.

The University of Pretoria will accept one of the medical service providers stated below.  Momentum Health offers weekly consultation sessions on the Hatfield Campus, International Students Division offices.  Students can join these schemes online.

 

Medical Scheme Contact details

Momentum Health  (Ingwe option)

Tel: +27 (0)12 673 1800

Mobile: +27 (0)71 884 3578

Email: [email protected]

or [email protected]  

Website:  www.ingwehealth.co.za

Payable in advance  January - December

BestMed Medical Scheme

(Blueprint student option)

Tel: +27 (0)12 339 9800

or 086 000 2378

or 086000 BEST

Email: [email protected]

Website:  www.bestmed.co.za

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