University Fees in 2017: How Much it Costs to Study in South Africa

South African universities have come under constant scrutiny for the high cost of education across the board, but could not escape hiking fees in 2017.

Following a fee increase freeze in 2016 due to widespread student protests, 2017 once again saw fees hiked at tertiary institutions.

BusinessTech looks at how much SA students at some of the top universities in South Africa will need to cover their chosen Bachelor’s costs for the first year of study.

The fees sourced include the following undergraduate degrees:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom);
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA);
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc);
  • Bachelor of Law (LLB, undergraduate);
  • Bachelor of Science/Engineering (BEng).

The fees listed below give a range in which various bachelor degrees in the respective faculties fall. The fees are applicable to first year studies for 2017.

Fees are typically charged per module needed to make up the credits of a given degree, thus the fees represented below give the broader idea of the cost of a single year of study, rather than a comprehensive overview.

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