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Fee structure

Student fees are broken down as follows:

  1. Application fees
  2. Acceptance deposit
  3. Tuition fees
  4. Accommodation fees
  5. Miscellaneous fees and levies
  6. Interest

Application fees

The appropriate application fees reflected below should accompany all applications:

Undergraduate and postgraduate applications from South Africa and the SADC region R100
Undergraduate and postgraduate applications from outside the SADC region R300
GSB applications from South Africa and African citizens/residents R1250
GSB applications from outside of Africa US$250

Note

  • Application fees are not refundable. Paying an application fee does not mean that your application will be successful.
  • The application fee may be paid by cheque, postal order, electronic funds transfer (EFT) or credit card. Cash payments may be made only at the Cashiers Office, Kramer Building, Cross Campus Road, Middle Campus UCT, Rondebosch.
  • EFT payments for all degrees/diplomas EXCEPT GSB must be made to the following account:
    Beneficiary: UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN - No.1 Sundries Account
    Bank: Standard Bank SA Ltd
    Branch: Rondebosch, Western Cape
    Branch Code: 025009
    Account: 071503854
    Swift code (for international payments): SBZAZAJJ
    Reference Number: 11196, applicant's first name, applicant's last name.
    E.g. 11196 Sally Smith.
    (This reference number must be entered on the appropriate bank form.)
  • *EFT payments for the GSB (Graduate School of Business) programmes must be made to the following account:
    Beneficiary: UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN - No.9 GSB Account
    Bank: Standard Bank SA Ltd
    Branch: Rondebosch, Western Cape
    Branch Code: 025009
    Account: 072953004
    Swift code (for international payments): SBZAZAJJ
    GSB Reference Number: GSB, applicant's first name, applicant's last name.
    E.g. GSB Betty Brown
    (This reference number must be entered on the appropriate bank form.)
  • Application fees should be paid in South African Rands, except when applying for a GSB qualification from outside the SADC region, in which case payment should be in US dollars.
  • UCT graduates are exempt from paying an application fee, except in the case of GSB qualifications.

Acceptance deposit

If you are offered a place on one of the following programmes offered by the Graduate School of Business, you will be asked to pay an acceptance deposit as reflected below. Acceptance deposits are not payable for any other programmes at UCT.

Acceptance fees are non-refundable and will be credited to your student-fee account. Remember to quote your new student number when making this payment. The acceptance fees are currently:

Master of Business Administration: South African/African applicants R15 000
Master of Business Administration: International applicants R30 000
Associate in Management (AIM) R5 000
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PDBA): South African/African applicants R10 000
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PDBA): International applicants R20 000
Executive Master of Business Administration: South African/African applicants R15 000
Executive Master of Business Administration: International applicants R30 000

Tuition fees

Students at UCT pay tuition fees for every course taken. These tuition fees vary from course to course and cover:

  • registration
  • all charges for classes, tutorials and laboratories
  • ordinary university examinations
  • library access
  • compulsory personal accident insurance
  • the use of general sporting facilities
  • in the case of medical students, hospital fees for clinical instruction

Note

Tuition fees do not cover membership to clubs or societies.

Accommodation fees

Residence fees are available in the Student Fees handbook. Please be aware that for catering residences, the meal costs should be added to the residence cost.

Miscellaneous fees and levies

Various charges such as society subscriptions, library fines, traffic fines, student-health charges, residence-damage costs and emergency loans may be debited to a student's fees account if they were not settled in the course of the year.

Such charges often appear on accounts late in the year, so it is important to check for these charges before the year-end to ensure acceptance to the next academic year or an invitation to graduate.

Interest

The university charges monthly interest on outstanding balances at 1%#37;. Given that the final fee payment is due on 30 June, interest is charged on 31 July and at the end of each succeeding month.

Estimate of fees

External bursars often request an estimate of student fees before awarding the bursary. This can be obtained from:

Note

Bursars can request pro-forma fees invoices once a copy of the bursary award letter has been forwarded to the Fees Office.

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