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a) An upfront payment of 30% of tuition fees to be paid at registration.
b) 35% of the tuition fees to be paid by 30 April.
c) 35% of the tuition fees to be paid by 31 July.

The University will offer a 5% discount should all fees be paid at registration.

Fees generally increase between 10 and 15 percent per year. Please contact the University in November 2015 to obtain the approved fees for the 2016 academic year.

International Levy 2015

The levies mentioned below are to be paid in full, prior to or at registration, together with the non-refundable registration fee and ICT Levy. Please note that the international levy expires on 31

December of each year and is non-refundable.

  • SADC and other African countries (postgraduate, undergraduate, full time, part time) – R2 000.00
  • Other countries – R17 000.00
  • Occasional and non-degree purposes/ practical training – R8 000.00
  • Asylum seeker/refugees/permanent residence and exchange students
– No levies are required
  •  Non-subsidised courses – R1 000.00
International levies for the year 2015 will be published prior to registration. There will be an increase in the levies for the 2016 academic year.

How to pay

Payments to the University can be made in the form of a foreign bank payment or electronic transfer into the following account:

First National Bank
UJ Tuition Fee Account
Branch: Client Services
Branch code: 210-554
Account: 626 158 73199
Swift code: FIRNZAJJ

International applicants making payments at ABSA Bank in South Africa should make use of the following banking details:

First National Bank
UJ Tuition Fee Account
Branch: Client Services
Branch code: 210-554
Account: 626 158 73199
Swift code: FIRNZAJJ

All applicants must use their passport or student numbers as a reference.

Applicants must provide the University with proof of payment from the bank where the transfer was made.​

Bursaries and Financial Aid

Merit bursaries (For SADC students only)
Academic merit bursaries are awarded annually on the grounds of exceptional academic achievement. This is determined according to marks obtained in the seven best subjects on your senior certificate. Your final senior certificate will determine your first year bursary. Bursaries for second and third year studies will be awarded according to the average obtained in the June and December University examinations.

APS (Admission Point Score)
Bursary Value*
Under 39
No bursary
Higher than 46100% + R5 000
* Please note: Bursary values are based on a specific curriculum’s tuition fees. The APS will only be calculated on the best seven

High School Leaving subjects obtained.

Orange Carpet

The Orange Carpet is a UJ initiative to further recognise top achievers. The objective of the campaign is to allow top-performing learners early conditional admission to the University as well as special benefits. To qualify for these benefits, a learner must obtain at least an Admission Point Score (APS) of 40 and above with a Level 6 or higher in all subjects in their final Grade 11 results. Final acceptance will be dependent on the learner maintaining these results in their final Grade 12 results.

This initiative begins from February and closes with all undergraduate programmes on 30

September. Submit your application without delay or call the Department of Student Marketing for any enquiries: 011 559 6044 or 011 559 6680. The University’s terms and conditions apply.

Additional bursaries for students in the Faculty of Education

Bursaries from R5 000 to R8 000 are available. Contact the Bursary Office for more information on the criteria for these bursaries and application forms. Enquiries: 011 559 3769 or

Leadership bursary

The President, Vice-President, Secretary or Treasurer of a secondary school body who enrols at the University will receive a bursary of R1 500.

Culture and sports bursaries

The University offers many cultural activities and sports opportunities, as well as a large number of bursaries in these fields. Sports bursaries are awarded for achievement at provincial or a higher level. Applications for sports bursaries must be submitted on the prescribed bursary application form obtainable from the Sports Bureau. Closing date for applications is 30 September.

Cultural Bursaries are awarded to members of the UJ Arts and Culture groups.


Culture bursaries: 011 559 2034
Sports bursaries: 011 559 2252

Alumni bursaries and discounts

1. Access to R80 000 (per annum) worth of bursaries for Alumni members and their children (bursary application to be
completed and handed in at the Alumni Office).

2. Children of contributing Alumni Network members, who register for undergraduate curricular programmes at UJ, are eligible for a 10% discount on residence and tuition fees (a separate application to be completed each year and handed in at the Alumni Office).

Enquiries: 011 559 2431

Financial Aid


Study loans are available to registered students.

Enquiries: Edu-loan Customer Services 086 055 5544