Payment Arrangements

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.

Payment arrangements (can only be made in the following manner)


  • Always quote your student number as reference when making payments.
  • Allow at least five working days for processing by your bank and retain the proof of payment (deposit slip).
  • Do NOT forward your deposit slip to UP, unless specifically requested to do so. Forwarding the deposit slip to UP will NOT reduce processing time at the University and will NOT allow same day services, especially during registration.
  • No arrangement can be made for the initial fee or residence reservation fee.

Arrangements for payment of the current year’s studies:

  • Arrangements will be considered for students who have no outstanding fees for the previous year and who have paid the current year’s initial fee.
  • Complete and return form A2016 (no stop order needed).
  • Once accepted, the arrangement is visible on the UP portal (My UP Login  >  Student Centre  >  Student Finances > Student Finances > Financial arrangement).
  • Arrangements after February: According to our policy 50% of a student’s account is payable end of April.  Our system is set up to reflect this policy. Failing to comply with this policy, students will be allowed to write tests/exams, but the results will be blocked until 50% (half) of the account is paid. Once paid, the financial block lifts and access is granted.  Notification of a supplementary exam will not be blocked and will be available to the student.
  • The full account is payable 31 July.  Please note the information at the Fees in Arrears icon.

We do accept equal monthly instalments on the condition that it starts February and continues monthly until 31 October.  You may request such an arrangement by completing a financial arrangement form (A2016).  We will not accept requests for monthly instalments after February that will not cover 50% (half) of the account by 30 April. Once 50% (half) of the account is paid, you may request to make equal monthly instalments until October by completing the above- mentioned form.

Arrangements for non-returning students with outstanding debt:

  • Complete and return form B2016 (no stop order needed).

Arrangements for returning students with outstanding debt: (stop order needed – 5 steps)

  • Step 1: Immediately pay a minimum of 50% (half) of the previous year’s debt (balance as at 1 January). This 50% amount excludes the current year’s initial/residence reservation fee. Allow at least five working days for processing at your bank.
  • Step 2: Pay the current year’s initial/residence reservation fee.  Allow at least five working days for processing at your bank. This may be combined as one payment with the amount as in step 1 above.
  • Step 3:  Submit proof of a signed stop order (done at your bank) to pay the other 50% (half) of the outstanding fees still due on a monthly basis. The stop order should include the cost of study for the current year! 

If no bursary/loan is granted for the current study year, the stop order should include the cost of study for the current year.  Add 50% (half) of the previous year’s debt as at 1 January that is still payable, to the study cost of the current year, minus the current year’s initial/residence reservation fee already paid (see step 2 above) and divide the total by the number of payments to obtain the monthly stop order total. Students staying in residence should include the residence cost for the current year in this calculation. The initial/residence reservation fee is not an additional amount, but forms part of the cost of study for the current year. Quotations for the cost of study for the current year can be generated on the UP portal (My UP Login  >  Student Centre  > Student  Finances > Student Finances > Create a UP quotation).   See the quotation icon for assistance on cost of study for the year.

The stop order:

Must be done at the payee’s bank in favour of the University of Pretoria and the last instalment must not be later than the end of July.

Bank details:  Bank: ABSA, Account name: University of Pretoria, Hatfield, branch code 632005,

Account number 214 00 000 54.   As reference, use the 8-digit student number only.

  • Step 4: Complete a Financial Arrangement form A64/96 (ensure that it is completed in full).
  • Step 5: Only after receiving all documents and the payment(s) reflecting, will the University consider lifting the block for registration.  In order to speed up the process, the above-mentioned documents may be submitted to Student Accounts, Student Service Centre or, should that not be possible, by email to [email protected].



Debt at 1 January

R25 000

Previous year’s debt – excluding the initial fee

Cost of study (new year)

R40 000

See the Quotation icon for cost of study for the new year

Total amount payable

R65 000








Pay now (before sending the stop order and arrangement form)



Half of R25 000 debt as at 1 January

R12 500


Initial fee (payable at registration – see When to pay what icon)

R5 000

The initial fee forms part of the cost of study for the new year


R17 500

Payable before registration is possible







Remaining amount

(R65 000 – R17 500)  R47 500

Stop order from your bank for R7 916 per month for 6 months – last payment date 31 July. Arrangement needs to be approved before registration is possible


Published by Sean Booysen

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