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Fees



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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 2017.
  • 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 online http://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

  - Estimated Budget for 2016

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