Are you stressing about South African university application fees in 2024?? If you are, you’ll know that looking at that list of application fees can leave you looking like this real quick 😅😅😅

Crying about application fees

To help you out we’ve put together a list of all the South African universities with no application fee — and a list of South African university application fees for 2024 so that at least you know what to prepare for. 🙃

Universities with NO APPLICATION fee for the 2024 intake 💃🏿

🍃 Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University does not have an application fee for South African applicants from Quintile 1-4 schools and for international applicants.

Applicants from Quintile 5 schools are required to pay an application fee of R100. However, the Stellenbosch indicates that you may apply for an application fee waiver. For more information see the Stellenbsoch University Website.

🗻 The University of Free State

UFS does not have an application fee.

🏛 The University of Johannesburg

UJ does not have an application fee for online applications. Paper applications require an application fee of R200.

🌵 North West University

NWU does not have an application fee.

💛 Nelson Mandela University

NMU does not have an application fee for South African applicants, but does have one for foreign students according to their FAQ.

🧭 North-West University

There is no application fee for South African applicants, but international applicants will have to pay a fee of R575.

🧰 Cape Peninsula University of Technology

There is no application fee for CPUT online applications, but paper applications are charged a R100 application fee.

🙋🏾‍♀️ Other notable mentions:

  1. Sol Plaatje University has not had an application fee historically. To keep up to date with their applications for 2024 check their website regularly.
  2. UWC had no application fees last year. Check their website for updates for when they release their 2024 application dates and info.

Universities with application fees for the 2024 intake 💸

Not all universities have released their application dates and fees for the 2024 intake. Here’s a list of the ones that have though:👇🏾

🌊 University of Cape Town

The application fee for UCT is R100.

🌻 Sefako Makgato Health Science University

The application fee for SMU is R200.

🍁 The University of Pretoria

The application fee for UP is R300.

🌿 The University of Witwatersrand

The application fee for WITS is R100 for South African applicants and R700 for international applicants.

🪴 Rhodes University

The application fee for Rhodes is R100.

🚢 University of KwaZulu-Natal

The application fee is R210 for South African applicants, R420 for late applications, R490 for students from SADC and other African countries, and $153 for international applicants from outside Africa.

🔧 Tshwane University of Technology

The application fee for all applicants is R240.

🍂 University of Venda

The application fee for all applicants is R100.

🔨 Mangosuthu University of Technology

The application fee for all applicants is R500.

🛠 Vaal University of Technology

The application fee is R110 for South African applicants and R120 for international applicants.

More helpful tings 👇🏾

If you need more information on dates, application requirements and where you can apply check out this post where we’ve put together all the information you might need.

And of course, if you need help getting the grades to get into university, check out FoondaMate.

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Tentang penulis: Dacod Magagula

Co-founder, COO - FoondaMate