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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 December to obtain the approved fees for the 2021 academic year.

International Levy 2021

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 the year of registration and is non-refundable. As of 2021, the following amounts are applicable:

  • 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 2021 will be published prior to registration. There could possibly be an increase in the levies for the 2021 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:

University of Johannesburg
FNB UJ Main Account
Account Type: Cheque
Account number: 626 158 73280
Branch: FNB Client Services
Branch code: 210-554
Swift code: FIRNZ AJJ

International applicants making payments at First National Bank (FNB) in South Africa should make use of the following banking details:

FNB UJ Main Account
Account Type: Cheque
Account number: 626 158 73280
Branch: FNB Client Services
Branch code: 210-554

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 six best subjects on your High School Leaving results. Your final High School Leaving results 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*
Higher than 42
100% + R5 000
* Please note: Bursary values are based on a specific curriculum’s tuition fees. The APS will only be calculated on the best six

High School Leaving subjects obtained. Life Orientation is NOT calculated in the APS.

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 37 and above with a Level 6 or higher in all subjects in their final High School Leaving 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: +27 (0) 11 559 6680. The University’s terms and conditions apply.

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 650.

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: +27 (0) 11 559 2034
Sports bursaries: +27 (0) 11 559 2252