university of pretoria fees

Last Updated on December 24, 2022

ALL POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS

  • Fees for the next study year are normally available as from December.  Quotations will be available (before the new fees are known) with the current year’s fees.  Please see the information at the bottom of this page or the Quotation icon.
  • The Fees paid by bursaries icon has information for students studying with a bursary.
  • There is no distinction in tuition fees between part-time and full-time studies.
  • The initial fee is a minimum fee payable in order to register.  After registration it is reversed and the true cost for the year is charged. The initial fee is not an additional amount, not the true cost for the year, but only an up-front payment (deposit) payable at registration.  It is payable every year of registration, before registration is possible. 

RESEARCH MASTERS and DOCTORATES


Registrations for research Masters and Doctorates will be levied an annual tuition fee, subject to a possible annual increase and will be payable for each year of registration.

HONOURS and MASTERS BY COURSEWORK


Registrations for Honours and Masters by coursework degrees will be levied as per the tables per faculty, provided that the student completes the degree in the prescribed period.


NOT COMPLETED DEGREE WITHIN PRESCRIBED PERIOD


Should a masters by research or doctoral degree not be completed in the prescribed period, the new annual fee structure applicable at that point in time will be applicable for any subsequent years of re-registration that are allowed.


Where a final hard copy of the thesis in the case of doctoral studies; a dissertation in the case of Masters by Research studies and a mini-dissertation in the case of Masters by Coursework studies is submitted to the Student Administration Office of the respective faculty by 15 February, the faculty should liaise with the finance department to have the fees adjusted. Any student who did not submit the final copy of the thesis/dissertation/mini-dissertation by 15 February will have to register again. If the final hard copy of the thesis in the case of doctoral studies; a dissertation in the case of Masters by Research studies and a mini-dissertation in the case of Masters by Coursework studies is submitted to the Student Administration Office of the respective faculty by 31 March, a student will have to re-register and an administration fee (determined on an annual basis) will be levied. If the final hard copy of the thesis in the case of doctoral studies; a dissertation in the case of Masters by Research studies and a mini-dissertation in the case of Masters by Coursework studies is not submitted to the Student Administration Office of the respective faculty by 31 March a student will have to re-register and tuition fees will be levied accordingly.


Should a one-year master’s degree not be completed in one year, the annual fee applicable for that master’s degree will be charged annually from the second year onwards.


INTERRUPTION/LEAVE OF ABSENCE DURING STUDIES

No interruption may occur in a postgraduate student’s registration for a postgraduate study programme. The student has to register every year even if they require a leave of absence for that year. Students who are in exceptional cases granted a period of leave of absence, are liable for re-registration fees for the year for which leave of absence was granted. On their return, new annual tuition fee structure for the year at that point in time will be applicable.

  • Once a student has registered his/her personal and own specific student account details, as well as information on possible rebates, can be found on the UP Student Portal (“Student Centre”).
  • If you are a first-time user of the UP Student Portal, go to http://www.up.ac.za/portal; click on “New User” and enter your student number as username. Type in your ID/passport number and click on “Proceed”.
  • Average fees for the various programmes in the faculties are set out in the tables on the following pages and are based on the average cost of the study programmes. 
  • Note that the fees for some study programmes may differ from those specified in the table on the following pages.
  • Fees do not include the cost of prescribed books, stationery, research costs or other study-related expenses.
  • University fees are payable in advance, however, it is permissible to pay your fees in three instalments, viz.:
  • The initial fee or re-registration fee is payable prior to registration.
  • Half (50%) of the student’s full account is payable before or on 30 April
  • The full (100%) amount of the student’s account is payable before or on 31 July.
  • The Summary of fees and Statement of Account icons contain handy information. 
  • On discontinuation of studies, all outstanding fees become due immediately.  See the Discontinuation icon for discontinuation dates and how to discontinue.
  • If a degree is completed mid-year, AND the student registers for a new degree in the same year, the FULL tuition fees are immediately payable on registration. Fees are fully payable by end of July of any study year, irrespective of when in the year the student registered for the programme.
  • Tuition fees are levied for the study programme as a whole or per individual subject course. The latter applies to coursework-based study programmes.
  • Tuition fees for subject course/modules taken in addition to the standard study programme are levied in addition to the tuition fees.
  • In the following tables “p.s.” indicates the tuition fees that are levied per individual subject/module/course. An estimate of the total fee for the study programme provided on the following pages.

Estimated tuition fees per year (SA and SADC country citizens)

Note: The estimated average fees below are for 2021.

Please see below table or view the pdf version of the latest fees here

 Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
DOCTORATES2021
All Research DoctoratesR20 315 per annumSubject to annual increases
MASTER’S PROGRAMMES2021
Research•  MCom•  MAdmin•  MPhil      R18 960 per annum Subject to annual increases
Coursework (includes part-coursework/part research)•  MCom•  MPhil •  MPhil Taxation  •  MPA•  MPhil Internal Audit•  MBA(at GIBS) (get info from GIBS)  From R34 000 to R67 000  www.GIBS.co.za**Subject to annual increases
HONOUR’S PROGRAMMES2021
Coursework(includes part-coursework/part research)•  BCom(Hons),•  BAdmin(Hons)From R29 000 to R48 000Subject to annual increases
Faculty of Education
DOCTORATES2021
All Research DoctoratesR20 315 per annumSubject to annual increases
MASTER’S PROGRAMMES2021
Research•  MEdR18 960 per annumSubject to annual increase
Coursework(includes part-coursework/part research)•  MEd (Educational Psychology) •  MEd (Leadership and Management) Estimated cost:  R40 000Subject to annual increases
HONOUR’S PROGRAMMES2021
Coursework(includes part-coursework/part research)•  BEd(Hons)From R39 000 to R43 000Subject to annual increases
Faculty of Law
DOCTORATES                                     2021
All research doctorates R20 315 per annumSubject to annual increases
MASTER’S PROGRAMMES2021
Research•  LLM         •  MPhil R18 960 per annumSubject to annual increases 
Coursework(includes part-coursework/part research)•  LLM       •  MPhil From R27 000 to R49 000Subject to annual increases
 Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
DOCTORATES2021
All Research DoctoratesR20 315 per annumSubject to annual increases
MASTER’S PROGRAMMES2021
Research•  MCons Sci•  MSc(Agric)               •  MSc•  MAgricR18 960 per annumSubject to annual increases
Coursework(includes part-coursework/part research)•  MSc(Agric) •  MSc•  MAgric From R36 000 to R43 000Subject to annual increases
HONOUR’S PROGRAMMES2021
Coursework(includes part-coursework/part research)•  BSc(Hons)•  BAgric(Hons)•  BSc (Hons) Financial      Engineering•  BSc (Hons) Actuarial   SciencesFrom R34 000 to R53 000Subject to annual increases
Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology                                                                    
DOCTORATES2021
All Research DoctoratesR20 315 per annumSubject to annual increases
MASTER’S PROGRAMMES2021
ResearchSchool of Engineering •  MEng, MSc (Applied Science)          School for the Built Environment•  MTRP, MArch, ML, MInt, MSc(QS)MSc (Constr Mngt),
MSc (Real Estate)  School of Information Technology•  MIS, MSc (Computer Science),
MIT (Information Systems)         Graduate School of Technology Management•  MTIM [MEng / MSc (Tech Mngt)]            
R18 960 per annum  Subject to annual increases
MASTER’S PROGRAMMES2021
Coursework (includes part-coursework/part research)School for the Built Environment•  MTRP, MSc (Real Estate) •  MArch (Prof), ML(Prof), MInt(Prof)   School of Information Technology•  MIT(Information Technology)              Graduate School of Technology Management•  MEM [ MEng / MSc (Engineering Management) ]• MPM [MEng/MSc (Project Management)]•  MTIM [ MEng / MSc (Technology Management) ] From R26 000– R44 000 per annum From R38 000– R44 000 per annum   From R26 000– R44 000 per annum   1st yr R85 0002nd yr R56 7003+ yr billed per annum  Subject to annual increases
HONOUR’S PROGRAMMES2021
   Coursework (includes part-coursework/part research)School of Engineering•  BEng(Hons),  BSc Applied Science(Hons)School for the Built Environment•  BArch(Hons), BL(Hons)•  BSc(Hons)(QS)/(Constr Mngt)/(Real Est) School of Information Technology•  BIS(Hons),•  BSc(Hons)(Computer Science)Graduate School of Technology Management•  BEng(Hons)•  BSc(Hons)From R43 000-70 000*       *Subject to annual increases 
Faculty of Theology
DOCTORATES2021
All Research DoctoratesR20 315 per annumSubject to annual increases
MASTER’S PROGRAMMES2021
Research•  MTh             R18 960 per annumSubject to annual increases
Coursework(includes part-coursework/part research) •  MTh•  MDiv From R38 000 to R50 000Subject to annual increases 
HONOUR’S PROGRAMMES2021
Coursework(includes part-coursework/part research)•  BTh Hons TheologyFrom R33 500 to R39 000Subject to annual increases
 Faculty of Veterinary Science
DOCTORATES2021
All Research DoctoratesR20 315 per annumSubject to annual increases
MASTER’S PROGRAMMES2021
Research• MSc (Veterinary Science)R18 960 per annumSubject to annual increases
Coursework(includes part-coursework/part research)• MMedVet                                      • MSc (Various Options)         From R36 000 to  R43 000Subject to annual increases
 Faculty of Health Sciences
DOCTORATES2021
All Research DoctoratesR20 315 per annumSubject to annual increases
MASTER’S PROGRAMMES2021
ResearchAll Research MastersR18 960 per annumSubject to annual increases 
Coursework(includes part-coursework/part research)Medicine• MMed• MSc          • MMilMed• MPharmMed• MPhil • M Early Childhood Intervention  Dentistry• MScDent, MChD Healthcare Sciences• MCur, MPhysT, MDietetics, MOccTherHealth Systems and Public Health• MSc• MMed (Public Health Medicine)• MPH (Master in Public Health) R18 960 per annum*R18 960 per annum*R18 960 per annum*R21 660 per annum*R21 660 per annum*R21 660 per annum* R18 960 per annum*   R21 660 per annum* R18 960 per annum* R18 960 per annum* R21 660 per annum* *Subject to annual increases
HONOUR’S PROGRAMMES2021
Coursework(includes part-coursework/part research)All Honours programmesEstimated cost:  R41 965Subject to annual increases 
Faculty of Humanities
DOCTORATES2021
All Research DoctoratesR20 315 per annumSubject to annual increases 
MASTER’S PROGRAMMES2021
ResearchAll Research MastersR18 960 per annum Subject to annual increases  
Coursework(includes part-coursework/part research)Languages•  MA Social Sciences•  MSW•  MA, MSocSci The Arts•  MA,  MMus     From R36 000 to R50 000  Subject to annual increases 
HONOUR’S PROGRAMMES2021
 Languages•  BA Hons Social Sciences•  BA Hons,  BSocSci Hons The Arts•  BA Hons•  BMus Hons       From R32 000 to R52 000  Subject to annual increases  

Disclaimer:

Please note that the above information is merely an estimation based on the information available at that time.

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