Click here for more information regarding payment of the Compulsory first instalment by date of registration. This document is not applicable to international students, with the exception of international students with valid permanent residency in South Africa and international students with refugee status.
Following registration, a full account for the relevant year is sent out via e-mail for every student. It is the responsibility of the student to ask for an account if one was not received. It also remains the student's responsibility to ensure that the correct e-mail address is provided.
Students can log in to the student portal to check and update their e-mail address details.
Student fees accounts are also available on my.sun.ac.za.
If student fees are paid in full before or on 31 March, a discount of 3% will be granted on tuition fees, provided that the parent or guardian completes the prescribed form and hands it in at the Student Fees Section for processing of the application, together with the initial proof of payment. This rebate, however, is not granted on the USB, SPL and MIKM components of the tuitions fees. Since 2016 the latter are indicated as programme or module fees on the student fees account.
The rebate system for early payments has been extended to students who pay their study fees in full within sixty days after the official date of registration (for the specific student group they are part of) and who apply in the prescribed manner for the 3% rebate on SU tuition fees (excluding USB, SPL and MIKM components of tuition fees).
Study fees for the relevant year must be paid in full before your application for rebate can be considered. Once the written application has been approved and calculated, the student fees account will be credited with the relevant percentage rebate. The rebate should therefore not be deducted from the full amount due when making payment. The rebate application will only be considered in the relevant year of study and not retrospectively for previous years of study. Rebates are only applicable to students, parents or guardians that are fully financially responsible for the total student fees account, and international students with permanent residency. Other international students and students who are funded by bursary companies do not qualify.
If three or more children/members from the same family are simultaneously registered for a full-time programme at the University, a rebate of 10% per student may be granted on the tuition fees of each student, provided that the parent or guardian completes the prescribed form and hands it in at the Student Fees Section for processing of the application. This rebate, however, is not granted on USB, SPL and MIKM components of the tuition fees.
International students: These rebates are available only for international students with valid permanent residency in South Africa and international students with refugee status.
Standard Payment Option (two instalments)
Payment by debit order system
Payment per credit card
Payment directly into a University bank account
Payments may be made personally to the cashiers
Before or on 31 May:
75% of the total remainder of fees on the account after payment of the compulsory first instalment of study fees, and if applicable, the first instalment of residence fees, at the time of registration.
Before or on 30 Sept:
The outstanding balance on the account
8 Monthly instalments under the University's debit order system (with due regard to payments made at registration)
Payable by 1 April
If additional amounts are charged to the students account after 1 April
Debit order form:
Download the form here - or request it from the Student Fees Division, Administration Building A, 2046
Hand in the form:
On or before 12 March
Period of validity:
Full period of study OR a shorter period with 30 days written cancellation
The Chief Director: Finance
Private Bag X1
Payment per credit card:
Electronic Credit Card Payment
After receiving notice that the credit card payment was successful, please check your credit card bank statement first in order to confirm that payment was done successfully.
Only credit cards that are registered for “3D Secure” are acceptable for payment.
Payments directly into the University's bank account (also available on the reverse of the student fees account):
Name: US - Studentegelde (public listed beneficiary)
Bank: Standard Bank
Acc no: 063163225
Branch code: 050610
SWIFT code: SBZAZAJJ (only for international payments)
Fax deposit slip to: 021 808-3739 OR send an e-mail to email@example.com
Download a printable PDF of the banking details needed for direct bank payment of student fees.
Payments may be made in person to the cashiers.
Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Campuses: Mondays to Fridays, 08:00 - 15:30
Belville Park Campus: Mondays to Fridays, 08:30-12:45 and 13:45-15:30
Clinical Building (1st floor)
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Carl Cronjé Drive
With the exception of bursary holders, credit balances arising in the student fees accounts due to excess payment can be refunded on request after the full amount owed to the University for the academic year concerned, has been paid, on condition that banking details of the beneficiary are provided in full by returning the completed prescribed form, verified and stamped by the bank, together with the proof of the initial payment, to the Student Fees Section.
Credit balances of bursary holders shall only be disbursed on presentation of the bursary donor's permission in writing. Undergraduate bursary holders are themselves responsible for making arrangements with bursary donors to provide them with written proof that credit balances may be paid out. Postgraduate bursary holders can enquire about the procedure to be followed at the bursary office of the Postgraduate Office.
Student Fees Division
Tel: +27 21 808 4913 / 4521