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Tuition Fees:$1,037 /year
Applications Begin:March 2021
Final Award:Master of Science (MSc)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Campus:Hatfield Campus
Course Type:Master by Dissertation
Application Deadline: 30 September 2021
Programme Overview

The MSc degree is conferred on the grounds of a dissertation and such additional postgraduate coursework as may be prescribed.

Renewal of registration
As long as progress is satisfactory, renewal of the registration of a master’s student will be accepted for the second year of the study. Registration for a third and subsequent year will only take place when the Student Administration of the Faculty receives a written motivation that is supported by the head of department and Postgraduate Studies Committee.

General
Candidates are required to familiarise themselves with the General Regulations regarding the maximum period of registration and the requirements on the submission of a draft article for publication.

Curriculum

Year 1

Core modules

  • TMN 890

    Dissertation: Applied mineralogy 890

    Credits: 180.00

Admission Requirements
  • In addition to the General Regulations G.1.3 G.30 and G.62 an appropriate BScHons degree is a prerequisite for admission. An average of 60% is required in the Honours year of study for admission to the MSc. Additional requirements and conditions may be prescribed by the Dean on the recommendation of the supervisor head of department and Postgraduate Studies Committee. Admission is approved by the Postgraduate Studies Committee in consultation with the head of the department and the supervisor.
  • Where admission to the MSc degree study does not follow on a BScHons degree the minimum period of study for the MSc degree is two years.
  • Admission is additionally dependent on availability of supervisor/s and/or projects within the department.
Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $18
Application Fees for International Students: $18

UP applications open on 1 March of the year preceding the year of study.

Each prospective student must complete only one online application. On the online application, the University of Pretoria offers a first and second choice in terms of what you wish to study. All applicants should fill in both a first and second choice on the online application.

Once your online application has been processed, you will receive a student number(EMPLID).

Receiving a student number (EMPLID) does NOT imply that you have been accepted by the University of Pretoria yet. Admission is a separate process that your application undergoes after being evaluated by the relevant faculty.

It is in your best interest to complete your own online application. The University of Pretoria does not make use of representatives, agents or agencies during the application process. If you choose to make use of representatives, agents or agencies, you do so at your own risk. It is of utmost importance that you provide your personal email and postal addresses to enable the University of Pretoria to communicate with you directly.

International students need to comply with immigration requirements. For assistance and enquiries, email isd@up.ac.za.

The registration guidelines show you step by step on how to register successfully. In case of difficulties, contact the online registration help desk from 6 January 2020 on telephone +27 (0) 12 420 5347 or email at registration@up.ac.za.

Various holds may prevent you from registering successfully. Please check for holds on the UP Student Centre.

Application Deadline for South Africans – 30th September

Application Deadline for non-South Africans – 31st August

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $1,037
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,037

ALL POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS

  • Fees for the next study year are normally available as from December.  Quotations will be available (before the new fees are known) with the current year’s fees.
  • There is no distinction in tuition fees between part-time and full-time studies.An international levy (R3295) is payable annually by all non-South African citizens as well as students who are citizens of SADC countries on these visas. This amount is payable in addition to the initial fee payable at registration.

    Asylum seekers, refugees, diplomats and their dependents stationed in South Africa are exempted from paying the international levy.

    International registration and tuition fees:

    Non-South African citizens (excluding students who are citizens of SADC countries) will be charged double the tuition fee of South African students, AND the International levy will be charged. (Except for research master’s or doctoral degrees, where only the local tuition fee will be required.)

    Students who are citizens of SADC countries will pay the same tuition fee as charged for South African citizens BUT also have to pay the international levy.

    Asylum seekers, refugees and diplomats stationed in South Africa, as well as permanent residents of South Africa only, are exempted from paying double tuition fees and are exempted from the international levy.

    International students will be required:

    to pay an initial fee before registration

Relevant Contact

 
Dinah Bokaba
Postgraduate Student Administration
 
Cathy Barnard
Postgraduate applications and enquiries