Master's & doctoral degrees

Pay your study fees

What to do once you've completed the registration processOnce you have completed and submitted your registration form, you must pay the fees that you calculated.

All fees must be paid into the correct bank account with the correct reference number in order for the university to process your registration before the relevant closing date. For your convenience, we provide a variety of different payment methods.

Bursaries and student funding

Bursaries are available for master's and doctoral students. Please contact Unisa's Student Funding Directorate for more information.

Payment methods

For your convenience, we provide a variety of different payment methods. In the case of electronic transfers, please ensure that the reference field is completed correctly. No cash or cheques will be accepted at any Unisa office. Cash can, however, be paid into the university’s bank account at any Standard Bank branch.

Payment problems & cancellation dates

Dishonoured payments

If a cheque or credit card is tendered in payment of the minimum amount which must accompany a student’s application for registration, and payment of that cheque or credit card is later returned unpaid by the bank, the student’s registration will be cancelled by the university. Such registrations will not be reinstated unless the student’s full tuition fees for the year or semester are paid in the form of cash, electronic transfer or bank guaranteed cheque into the university’s bank account, or via debit card payment at any of the Unisa regional offices before the relevant closing date.

On re-registration of the cancelled modules, the student’s account will be debited with a once-off administrative levy, per dishonoured transaction.

Overdue accounts and accounts handed over for collection

No student will be allowed to re-register with the university until all outstanding debt of previous registration periods has been settled in full. Students with long overdue balances on their accounts may be handed over to a third party for collection. Any collection/legal costs that may arise from the account being handed over will be for the account of the student. Payment or arrangements thereof of overdue accounts handed over for collection should be made with the collection company concerned.

2017 cancellation dates

Students registered for the research proposal module or a research master's and / or doctoral qualification may cancel their registration before 15 August 2017. Please note, however, that the full fee will be forfeited.