When to pay what

Payment dates 2020:

The 50% (half of the account) due date on 30 April has been extended until 30 June 2020. The deadline for payments due on 31 July (full payment of the account) has also been extended by 2 months to 30 September 2020.

The 30 April payment date for the 2,5% discount will remain.

The fees below are for 2020 year of study unless otherwise indicated. 

Summary of fees 2016 archive

Summary of fees 2017 archive

Summary of fees 2018 achive

Summary of fees 2019 archive


Amount payable

When to pay


Application fee


With submission of application for studies


Initial fee (first payment) for undergraduate students


•  Payable prior to registration

•  Also payable every  subsequent year before registration


R5 000

Selection study programmes


Payable WITHIN 30 days of placement to reserve your study place – your Faculty will inform you


•  The initial fee (first payment) forms part of the tuition fees and is an initial payment towards the tuition fees.

•  R1 355 of the initial fee will be retained for cancellations made WITHIN 30 days after study placement.

•  R2 500 of the initial fee will be retained for cancellations made MORE THAN 30 days after study placement.

All other study programmes


Payable at least 5 days before registration


•  The initial fee (first payment) forms part of the tuition fees and is an initial payment towards the tuition fees.

•  This fee is fully refundable if the student does not register.

Initial fee (first payment) for post graduate students

R7 500

Payable at least 5 days before registration


The initial fee (first payment) forms part of the tuition fees and is an initial payment towards the tuition fees.

Residence reservation fee

R5 700

Payable within 30 days after placement or before registration is allowed

See the Residence tile for full details, including information on meals.

International levy

Applicable to various visa types, in addition to the initial fee.


R3 470

Payable together with the tuition account


See the International fees tile for more information

•  This levy is fully refundable if the student does not register.

Tuition fees

See the Tuition fees per faculty tile

•  Half (50%) of the student account is payable before or on 30 April.

•  The full (100%) student account is payable before or on 31 July.

•  Accounts are available on the UP Portal (Student Centre) after registration.

•  Accounts are mailed monthly, starting March.


Refer to the Statement of Account tile for important detail.


Discount for early payment


A discount of 2.5% is granted if the student account is paid in full by 30 April.

Refer to the “2,5% Discount tile” for very important  details.

Family rebate

R2 500 maximum per student for two or more students

Apply in UP Student Self-Service before
30 March

•  Only applicable for tuition fees.

•  If account is less than
R2 500, then only account amount is rebated.

•  Students must apply annually. Applications for previous years will not be granted.

•  Refer to the Family Rebate tile for more details.

Summer School and

Winter School


See tile for more detail.

Full tuition fees will be charged for the modules taken.

Immediately payable upon registration for the module(s)

These extra modules will impact negatively on NSFAS or other bursary living costs that are requested to be paid out. 

Fees paid by bursaries



See tile for more detail.

Ensure that you are aware of the conditions and value of your bursary as bursaries may or may not cover the full costs of your study costs.

External companies or other institutions that sponsor students with bursaries need to make the required payments to students’ accounts by the same due dates as if the students were paying the accounts themselves.

•  Students must submit written proof from the sponsor of the bursary awarded to them prior to registration, otherwise the initial fee will be payable by the student.

•  The final decision regarding the acceptability of a bursary letter rests with the university.

•  Students remain responsible for their student accounts if their bursary sponsor does not pay their account. 

Credit balances

Amounts in credit on your account

Depends on the source of the credit balance

•  The refund application form is available at the SSC or refer to the Refund tile for more detail.

Other living costs

Not included on account

As required, for example books, food, travel, stationery, printing,  and photocopies

Students should manage these costs themselves.  Refer to the Other costs tile for more detail.

Cancellation fees


Total discontinuation of studies and discontinuation of a module.


Refer to the Module changes and termination of studies tile for more detail and the dates table

Determined by the official date the university received the written discontinuation notification

In cases where cancellation is due to the hospitalisation or death of a student, cancellation fees may be waived if sufficient proof is provided.

Late addition of module






Before adding the module

For first semester or year course after 1 March




For second semester after 31 July


Late change of course of study








Before changing course

After 1 March but before
31 May





R1 355

After 31 May


Recognition of subjects transferred from other institutions



As required

Quarter module




Semester module




Year course


Special Examination fees








As required

Special exams




Remark/verify result of exam



Off-campus (RSA)



R1 800


Off-campus (International)

R1 355

Post graduate in order to complete the evaluation thesis/dissertation










As required

Translation and/or issuing of duplicate certificate (1st one free)




Duplicate registration certificate (1st one free)



Duplicate of statements of account – previous year(s) (1st one free)

Bank charges


As required


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