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Payment methods

How and where can I make a payment?

Various methods of payment are available and must include the student name and student number to avoid the possibility of a payment not being timeously credited to the correct student fees account.

M65 form

The preferred method of payment is via the M65 form. (A hard copy of this form can also be found at the bottom of UCT fees correspondence.) This should be used whenever possible to ensure prompt credit of payment to the student fees account. This form may only be used at Standard Bank branches. Don't forget to ensure that your nameand student number are on both sections of the form.

Download the M65 form.


The student's name and student number must appear on the back of the cheque. Cheques should be crossed, made payable to the "University of Cape Town" and sent to:

Cashiers Office
University of Cape Town
Private Bag X3
7701 Rondebosch

No changes on cheques will be accepted even if the account holder has signed the changes in full. Any attempted cancellation or change on the cheque will give rise to the cheque being rejected by the bank.

Postdated cheques will not be accepted.

A R150 administration fee will be charged on all unpaid cheques.

Credit card

Credit card payments for student fees are accepted.

Credit card payments can be made directly to the student fee account online or by completing the Credit Card form at the back of the Student Fees booklet and faxing it to the Cashiers Office, University of Cape Town on 021 650 5093. The Cashiers Office hours are weekdays from 09h00 to 15h30, except for Thursdays when it opens at 09h30.

Download the credit card form.

Debit card

Debit card payments for student fees are accepted, but can only be made at the Cashiers Office by the card holder, as the card holder must enter his/her pin when authorising the transaction.


Cash payments, to a maximum of R1500, will be accepted at the Cashiers Office, Kramer Law Building, Middle Campus.

Direct deposit

Deposits may be made into the University's bank account. The University's banking details are:

Standard Bank
Branch code: 025009
Account number: 270689982
Swift address: SBZAZAJJ

The student number and student name must be quoted when using this method of payment.

Please fax a copy of the deposit slip to the Fees Office, University of Cape Town, on 021 650 4768.

Telegraphictransfer (for SADC students)

Where payment is being made for SADC students from outside the Rand currency area, payment must be made by electronic transfer of funds into the University's bank account. The University's banking details are: Standard Bank, Rondebosch, Branch code 025009, Account number 270689982, Swift address SBZAZAJJ. Allow a minimum of 14 working days for such foreign payments to reach the UCT bank account.

Non-SADC students/International students

Consult the International Academic Programmes Office for assistance or refer to International Students Section 5 in the Student Fees Handbook.

What information is required to ensure that my payment is reflected against my fees account?

The student number and student name should be stated clearly when payments are made and a copy of the deposit slip faxed to the Fees Office, where relevant.