University of Pretoria International Student fees

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.

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.

UNIVERSITY BANK ACCOUNTSAPPLICATION FEE FOR STUDYTUITION FEE PAYMENT
Account holderUniversity of PretoriaUniversity of Pretoria
BankABSAABSA
BranchHatfieldHatfield
Branch code632005632005
Swift codeABSAZAJJABSAZAJJ
Account number2140 000 0382140 000 054
Deposit referenceInitials and surname8 digit Student number

Payment options: When it is not possible to make use of UP Cashiers, you
may use the above banking details for EFT payments, our on-line Credit Card payment system or Flywire.

Flywire Payment Option

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: 2020

Student typeCountryInternational Levy Undergrad Registration Tuition fee factor
Study VisaSADCR3 470R5 000Local fees
non-SADCR3 470R5 000Double local fees for coursework studies
R3 470R5 000Local fees for full research-orientated master’s or doctoral studies
Visitor VisaFor block attendance or distance education research study only. SADCR3 470R5 000Local feesVisa must be endorsed to allow for study
non–SADCR3 470R5 000Double local feesVisa must be endorsed to allow for study
 Work Visa(for full-time work40 hours per week)Part-time studies onlySADCn/aR5 000Local feesVisa must be endorsed to allow for study
non-SADC n/aR5 000Local feesVisa must be endorsed to allow for study
Asylum seekerAlln/aR5 000Local tuition fees
DiplomatAlln/aR5 000Local tuition fees.  Dependents of diplomats pay local tuition fees only if they have a diplomatic visa in their own passports.
RefugeeAlln/aR5 000Local tuition fees
Permanent residency status in South AfricaAlln/aR5 000Local tuition fees
Elective(with Visitors Visa)Alln/an/aR2 710(See note on Visitors Visa endorsement above)
Exchange(with Study Visa)Alln/an/aNo tuition fees billed if in collaboration agreement.  All accommodation will be billed.
Study-abroad(with Study Visa)SADCR3 470R5 000Local fees
non-SADCR3 470R5 000Double local fees

International postgraduate student tuition fee factors:  2020

Student typeCountryInternationalLevyPostgradRegistrationTuition fee factor
Study VisaSADCR3 470R7 500Local fees
non-SADCR3 470R7 500Double local fees for coursework studies 
R3 470R7 500Local fees for full research-orientated master’s or doctoral studies
Visitor VisaFor block attendance or distance education research study only.SADCR3 470R7 500Local feesVisa must be endorsed to allow for study
non–SADCR3 470R7 500Double local feesVisa must be endorsed to allow for study
Work Visa(for full-time work40 hours per week)Part-time studies onlySADCn/aR7 500Local feesVisa must be endorsed to allow for study
non-SADCn/aR7 500Local feesVisa must be endorsed to allow for study
Asylum seekerAlln/aR7 500Local tuition fees
DiplomatAlln/aR7 500Local tuition fees.  Dependents of diplomats pay local tuition fees only if they have a diplomatic visa in their own passports.
RefugeeAlln/aR7 500Local tuition fees
Permanentresidency status in South AfricaAlln/aR7 500Local tuition fees
Elective(with Visitors Visa)Alln/an/aR2 710(See note on Visitors Visa endorsement above)
Exchange(with Study Visa)Alln/an/aNo tuition fees billed if in collaboration agreement.  All accommodation will be billed.
Study-abroad(with Study Visa)SADCR3 470R7 500Local fees
non-SADCR3 470R7 500Double local fees
Postdoc(with Visitors Visa)Alln/an/aNo fees charged(See note on Visitors Visa endorsement above)

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