University of the Free State Tuition Fee 2025

University of the Free State Tuition Fee 2025

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All correspondence regarding postgraduate student finances must be addressed to:
The Senior Director of Finance
University of the Free State
PO Box 339
BLOEMFONTEIN
9300

For detailed financial information, visit www.ufs.ac.za and follow the links: Student-Tuition Fees.
Your student/ID number must always be mentioned in all correspondence with the University.

Important contact details:
Tuition Fees (postgraduate students):
Honours students:
T: +27 51 401 3003/2806 F: +27 51 401 3579
Master’s and doctoral students:
T: +27 51 401 9537 F: +27 51 401 3579
E: tuitionfees@ufs.ac.za

Payments prior to registration:

  • Must be paid five (5) working days prior to registration taking place during January-February 2025.
  • Students will not be able to register until these amounts reflect as credits on their tuition fee accounts.
  • Account balances for 2016 must be zero.
  • Should the tuition fees for the second semester be less than the amounts required, the full amount is payable.
  • International students must pay all fees for the second semester in advance before registration can take place.

For the payment prior to registration visit www.ufs.ac.za and follow the links Student-Tuition Fees-Payments prior to registration.

For the average costs for postgraduate programmes can be obtained onlinehttp://kovsielife.ufs.ac.za/quote/quote.aspx

Contact details for payments prior to registration:
Honours students: T: +27 51 401 3003/2806 F: +27 51 401 3579 E: tuitionfees@ufs.ac.za
Master’s and doctoral students: T: +27 51 401 9537 F: +27 51 401 3579 E: tuitionfees@ufs.ac.za

Students receiving financial aid (South African students only)

  • In cases where financial aid (bursary/loans) is received and covers all fees for the academic year, the amount payable in advance will be reduced by the amount of the financial aid.
  • In cases where the financial aid (bursary/loan) awarded to a student does not cover all the fees for the year, the prepayment as indicated above remains payable five (5) working days prior to registration.
  • Proof of bursaries/loans must be faxed to +27 51 401 3579 or emailed to tuitionfees@ufs.ac.za five (5) working days prior to registration.
  • The original proof of bursary/loan must be presented upon registration.
  • The amount payable in advance must be reflected as a credit balance on the student’s tuition fees account before the student will be allowed to continue with registration.
  • The attention of bursary holders is drawn to the fact that it is their responsibility to ensure that the bursary donors make payments timely and in accordance with university regulations.
  • Bursars have to provide their sponsors with details of their accounts.
  • If a sponsor does not pay a student’s account on time, interest will be charged and debited to the account, and the student will be responsible for the payment of such interest.

Payment dates

Tuition and residence fees are calculated per semester. All fees must be paid as follows, regardless of whether or not an account was received. (It is the responsibility of the student to supply the university with his/her correct contact details and to make enquiries should he/she not receive an account.)

South African Students:

  • The prepayment as indicated must be paid five (5) days prior to registration
  • All fees for the first semester are payable on/before 31 March
  • The tuition fee account must be settled in full by 31 August

International Students:

  • The prepayment as indicated on www.ufs.ac.za must be paid five (5) days prior to registration
  • All fees for the first semester are payable on/before 31 March
  • The tuition fee account must be settled in full by 30 June

All other fees are payable not later than the end of the month, following the month in which the transaction took place, as indicated on the account statement, unless specifically stipulated otherwise in the regulations.

UFS Self-help Service

  • Students can gain access to their personal tuition fees account via the UFS Self-help Service
  • Visit www.ufs.ac.za, and follow the links: Students-Tuition Fees-My Account
  • Your username is your student number. The initial password is provided by UFS Information and Communication Technology Services (ICT). Should you have trouble logging in contact ICT Services on studentdesk@ufs.ac.za or +27 51 401 2442
  • For security reasons, students are advised to change their passwords as soon as possible

If payments are not made by the due dates:

  • Interest at the prime bank rate as charged by ABSA Bank +2% will be levied on all accounts in arrears;
  • All academic records will be withheld; and
  • International students with outstanding fees on 1 July will not be allowed to continue with their second-semester studies

Banking details

Bank name: ABSA Bank
Name of account: University of the Free State
Branch code: 630734
Account number: 1570 151 688
Swift code for international transfers: ABSAZAJJ
Reference number: 100 directly followed by student number for tuition fees and/or on-campus accommodation.

  • Electronic Fund Transfers– Register the University as beneficiary. Use the ABSA banking details above mentioned paragraph.
  • Facility for Online Credit Card Payments– See www.ufs.ac.za, and follow the links: Students- Tuition Fees – Online Credit Card Payments.
  • Cashiers: Thakaneng Bridge on the Bloemfontein Campus
    Monday to Friday: 08:30-14:30
  • Post Office: Any branch
    Reference number: Student numbers only
  • SAMBA Card Payments can be made at the cashiers on the Thakaneng Bridge on the Bloemfontein Campus
  • NB: Send your proof of payment to: F: +27 51 401 3579 or E: tuitionfees@ufs.ac.za

Programme Prices

  • The cost per programme is the average cost per year
  • Tuition fees are charged per module
  • Programme prices vary according to the modules registered for
  • Average prices quoted are for SA and SADC students
  • International non-SADC students pay the actual module price + 50 per cent

Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.