International Student fees

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 initial fee payable at registration.

  • 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 an initial 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, and Zimbabwe.

International payments:

Can be made using a credit card (provided you have 3D one-time pin security in place with your own bank) on the university website, 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.

 

Medical aid cover for international students:

 Please note, that DHA does NOT accept any outside medical cover anymore. Including the ones that have previously been accepted (PULA, Swazimed, Bomaid, Namibhealth etc. etc.) according to International Education Association Of South Africa (IEASA).

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.

 

International undergraduate student tuition fee factors: 2019

Student type

Country

International Levy 

Undergrad Registration 

Tuition fee factor

Study Visa

SADC

R3 295

R5 000

Local fees

non-SADC

R3 295

R5 000

Double local fees for coursework studies

R3 295

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

R3 295

R5 000

Local fees

Visa must be endorsed to allow for study

non–SADC

R3 295

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 570

(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

R3 295

R5 000

Local fees

non-SADC

R3 295

R5 000

Double local fees

 

 

 

 

International postgraduate student tuition fee factors:  2019

Student type

Country

International

Levy

Postgrad

Registration

Tuition fee factor

Study Visa

SADC

R3 295

R7 500

Local fees

non-SADC

R3 295

R7 500

Double local fees for coursework studies

 

R3 295

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

R3 295

R7 500

Local fees

Visa must be endorsed to allow for study

non–SADC

R3 295

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 570

(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

R3 295

R7 500

Local fees

non-SADC

R3 295

R7 500

Double local fees

Postdoc

(with Visitors Visa)

All

n/a

n/a

No fees charged

(See note on Visitors Visa endorsement above)

2016 Archived Levies

2017 Archived Levies

2018 Archived Levies

Last edited by Sean Booysen

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