When to pay what 2021 Archive

Until further notice, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, cash payments will NOT be accepted at any of the University of Pretoria campuses.

REGISTRATION financial requirements for the academic year 2022

1.  Initial first payments:

1.1 New first time entering and returning students:

The initial first payment, payable before registration is possible (excluding international students):

                     Undergraduate students:    R 5 000

                     Postgraduate students:        R7 500


Students who are funded by an external sponsor or NSFAS are exempt for paying the first payment.

NSFAS students:  https://www.up.ac.za/article/2749200/fees-and-funding

Students studying with a bursary:  https://www.up.ac.za/student-fees/article/2735990/fees-paid-by-bursars


1.2 International students (Citizens from countries other than South Africa):

Initial first payment, payable before/at registration:

       Undergraduate and Honours students – a Flat Fee of R40 000 payable

       Postgraduate students - 50% (half) of the 2022 cost of study fee

Please note that the above is not applicable to:

1.           Students from SADC countries.

2.           Postdoctoral students

3.           Students registering with the following VISA status: Asylum seeker, diplomatic, refugee, permanent resident and work permit.

Please find the undergraduate fee structure at: https://www.up.ac.za/student-fees/article/2735910/undergraduate-tuitionfees-per-faculty

Please find the postgraduate fee structure at:  https://www.up.ac.za/student-fees/article/2735935/postgraduate-tuition-fees-per-faculty

International students (outside of the above-mentioned categories) need to settle their outstanding balance before registration will be allowed.  Financial arrangements will not be accepted.


2.  Students with outstanding debt from previous year (excluding international students):

Students can enter into a payment arrangement with Student Accounts.

A payment arrangement requires 50% of the total outstanding balance to be settled before registration is allowed and the rest of the outstanding balance, together with the current year (2022) fees to be settled in equal monthly instalments by the end of October 2022.   Payment arrangement information (and documents) available at:  https://www.up.ac.za/student-fees/article/2735955/payment-arrangements

Students who have not adhered to a previous payment arrangement will be required to settle the full outstanding balance and no new further payment arrangements will be entered into.


3.  Students returning in 2022 that were not registered in 2021, still having outstanding balances:

All outstanding balances must be settled before/at registration.  No payment arrangements will be accepted.\


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


The fees below are for 2021 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

Summary of fees 2020 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 415 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 for the following year

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

When receiving placement in Res after registration early in the new year or shortly before registration for the new/current year, this reservation fee is payable immediately.

International levy

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


R3 630

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.  Forward bursary letter to  [email protected]


•  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.

Elective students

R2 830



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

Late addition of a semester or year subject course (i.e. after March) – if applicable.  Late addition of a second semester subject course (i.e. after 31 July) - if applicable. 

Late change of undergraduate course of study (after March, but before 31 May) - if applicable

R1 415

Cancellation of studies within ‘wash period’ - as per the adjustment calendar- (undergraduate and postgraduate) Late change of undergraduate or postgraduate course of study (after 31 May) - if applicable


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

As per Service

Provider’s rates


Off-campus (RSA)



As per Service

Provider’s rates


Off-campus (International)

R1 415

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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