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Programme fees​

​Programme fees for 2018


Students from South Africa

R94 048

Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries

R97 743

Students from the rest of Africa

R101 858​

Students from the rest of the world​R145 238

Deposit payable on acceptance of admission​

Students from South Africa

R10 900

Students from the Southern African
Development Community (SADC) cou
R48 872
Students from the rest of Africa (non-SADC)
R50 929
Students from the rest of the world​R72 619​
​International tuition fee
​Students from the rest of the world​R43 380

Application fee​

Application fee



  • Fees include books and study materials.
  • Deposit: All students pay a deposit on acceptance of admission. Foreign students need to pay a deposit of 50% of the annual programme fees on acceptance to the programme and the balance prior to, or upon registration. The deposit is deducted from the programme fee. The deposit payable is non-refundable.
  • Application fee: The application fee must accompany the application. The application fee is not refundable.
  • €1 = about R14.39; US$ 1 = about R12.87 (28 May 2017). 
  • Travelling, accommodation and meals are for students' own account.
  • USB reserves the right to change the fees at any time.
Timetables for first intake
Block 1: 5 ​ 17 March 2018
Block 2: 16 – 28 July 2018

Deadline for applications
  • South African students: 15 November 2017
  • ARPL applicants: 30 September each year
  • Students from (visa-exempt) SADC countries: applications closed
  • Students from rest of world: applications closed

  • Study permits for foreign students at USB: Obtaining a study permit (study visa) from the South African authorities takes up to 12 weeks from the date of being offered a place on a programme at USB – hence the early application deadline for foreign students.
  • Multiple entry visas: Students from non-SADC African countries and other countries with visa requirements who need to apply for study visas can obtain a letter from USB confirming the duration of registration at USB. This will help students to obtain multiple-entry study visas in case of modular studies.
  • Timetable changes: USB reserves the right to change the dates of the lecture schedule or subjects per term table. Students will be informed of any changes in good time.
  • Late applications: USB will do everything possible to accommodate applications submitted after the closing date.