University of Pretoria (UP) Residence Fees

University of Pretoria (UP) Residence Fees

Residence fees



When to pay


Reservation fee

for residence placement

R5 700 Payable within 30 days from the date of written notification that you have been allocated a place. •  This reservation fee also serves as a first instalment on the residence room fee.

•  The full reservation fee is payable every year if/when the room is re-allocated.


Accommodation fee See residence room fees table This fee will be billed on your student account and is payable with the rest of the account.


30 days’ notice is required to vacate your residence room. Your account will be billed for the full 30 day notice period even if you move out earlier.
Cancellation fee of

room placement

(BEFORE having moved into residence) for 2016

R1 050 Will be billed to your student account. If you cancel your room within 30 days after accepting it,
R1 050 of the room reservation fee will be retained as a cancellation fee.


R2 850 If you cancel your room more than 30 days after accepting it, R2 850 of the room reservation fee will be retained as a cancellation fee.


Termination of staying in residence

(AFTER having moved into residence)

30 days’ written notice is required. You will be liable for payment of the following:


•  the number of days that you have stayed in the residence plus the 30 days of your notification period.  (Email your notice to

•  all meals you have taken


No credit is given on annual room fee if room is vacated after 15 September.


Not for self-catering residences.


for 2015


Average cost of meals in dining halls in 2015 is:

•  Breakfast – R23.00

•  Lunch  – R32.00

•  Supper – R37.00

R28 800

(maximum cost per year if three meals per day are taken in residence dining hall)

R14 400

(minimum initial amount is payable with the rest of the residence account)

•  R14 400  will initially be billed to your account, so that you can book and eat meals in the residence dining hall.

•  Should this amount not be sufficient, additional payments must be made to the student account before additional meals may be taken.

•  Should fewer meals be taken in the year, the balance will be credited to your student account at the end of the year.

•  Any meal credits will first be applied to cover any outstanding amounts on your student account.

•  Any remaining meal credits will only be paid out to you if your student account is fully paid.

Recess (holiday accommodation) R120 per day See TuksRes Guide for details. •  Students will have to move to an allocated holiday residence for this period.


•  This fee is payable as the normal residence fees do not include holiday periods.



Paying for additional meals


Once the initial meals money loaded onto your student card at the beginning of the year is depleted, you may add additional meals money in one of the following ways:


  • Pay at the cashiers on campus, indicating that the payment is for meals.
  • Make a deposit (or EFT) to our ABSA bank account 214 00 000 54 (see our full bank details in the Fees and Funding brochure on our web page) using your student number as reference.  Notify us via email ( that the payment made is for meals.
  • Make use of our online credit card payment option (see our web page for the link) to make a payment.  Notify us via email ( that the payment made is for meals.
  • Should there be a credit balance on your student account, request us via email ( to transfer an amount to your student card for meals.

Please note: Payments made at the cashiers will be activated on the same day, but the other payment options may take longer to be activated.

Residence students must pre-book meals in their residence or they can buy individual food items in the dining hall. Should the initial R14 400 which is billed to your account, not be sufficient for the year, further payments will be necessary to provide for additional meals.

Booked meals that have not been taken will be charged.


Postgraduate accommodation fees: 2016

Residences Dist from Hatfield Single rooms Meals (100%)
Post Graduate: Main Campus
Jakaranda / Protea (single flat)

On Campus

R52 500


Jakaranda / Protea (two-room flat for two students / per person)

On Campus

R47 600


Tuksdorp (single room in shared house)

On Campus

R36 300


Onderstepoort Campus: Faculty of Veterinary Science
Mixed residence: Onderstepoort

(Postgraduate units block N)

22 km

 R46 400

R28 800

Hatfield Studios (Bachelor flat) excluding electricity

On Campus

R52 800