Master's & doctoral degrees

Prescribed student fees per year: doctoral degrees

Minimum amount payable at registration


Coursework examination modules

A minimum fee amount is payable by the closing dates for registration for each module for which you register, as well as the outstanding balance by the relevant due dates.


Research Proposal Module and research master's and doctoral degrees

If you are registering for the Research Proposal Module or the research component (dissertation of limited scope, dissertation or thesis), you must pay your fees in full before your registration will be finalised for the relevant academic year. All fees must be paid into the correct bank account with the correct reference number or else the university will not be able to process your registration before the relevant closing date. In the case where a letter from an employer / sponsor confirming that they assume responsibility for payment is supplied, the university can provide the employer / sponsor with a quotation.

Registration will only be activated upon receipt of the minimum payment by the relevant closing date. Compulsory miscellaneous fees, where applicable, are also payable on registration. These include the levy for students in foreign countries. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the employer / sponsor pay the fees in time. No late payments will be accepted. It is advisable for a student to pay his / her fees and claim it back from the sponsor.


Prescribed fees per subject group

DescriptionYearTotalThe full amount is payable at the time of registration
Subjects in Education, Law, Libraries, Museums, Psychology, Administration and Social Services
Research Proposal Year R 7 940.00 R 7 940.00
Thesis Year R 16 200.00 R 16 200.00
Subjects in Business Economics and Management Studies; Communication and Journalism; Computer and Information Sciences; Language, Linguistics and Literature; Philosophy, Religion and Theology; Social Sciences
Research Proposal Year R 7 840.00 R 7 840.00
Thesis Year R 15 400.00 R 15 400.00
Subjects in Architecture and the Built Environment; Engineering; Family Ecology and Consumer Sciences; Mathematics and Statistics
Research Proposal Year R 7 720.00 R 7 720.00
Thesis Year R 14 950.00 R 14 950.00
Subjects in Agriculture and Agricultural Operations; Visual and Performing Arts; Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences; Life Sciences; Physical Sciences
Research Proposal Year R 7 680.00 R 7 680.00
Thesis Year R 14 630.00 R 14 630.00