University of Cape Town UCT Fee Structure 2024

University of Cape Town UCT Fee Structure 2024

University of Cape Town UCT Fee Structure 2024; Check out the fees structure for University of Cape Town UCT. Detailed undergraduate fees structure, postgraduate fees structure, fees structure for other non-degree programs and other fees payable by students are uploaded online.

University of Cape Town UCT Fee Structure

Prospective students are to adhere to the following fees payment methods and apply them accordingly. These are applicable to all students who officially register for programs at the University of Cape Town UCT. See also, Entry Requirements for University of Cape Town UCT

Also know that the Institute reserves the right to change fees without prior notice. However, fee changes are subject to approval by the Governing Council and we will update it.

University of Cape Town UCT Fee Structure

Application fees

The relevant application fee should accompany all applications:

Undergraduate and postgraduate applications from South Africa and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) regionR100
Undergraduate and postgraduate applications from outside the SADC regionR300
Graduate School of Business (GSB) applications from South Africa and African citizens/residentsR1 750
GSB applications from outside of AfricaUSD 300

Note

  • Application fees will not be refunded. Paying an application fee does not mean that your application will be successful.
  • The application fee may be paid by cash, credit card, direct bank deposit or electronic funds transfer (EFT). Cash payments must be made at the Cashiers Office, Kramer Building, Middle Campus, UCT.
    Credit card payments must be made online.
  • 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 number (you will receive your applicant number when your application is captured).
    E.g. 11196 ABCDEF001.
    (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 applicantsR15 000
Master of Business Administration: International applicantsR30 000
Associate in Management (AIM)R5 000
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PDBA): South African/African applicantsR10 000
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PDBA): International applicantsR20 000
Executive Master of Business Administration: South African/African applicantsR15 000
Executive Master of Business Administration: International applicantsR30 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.

University of Cape Town UCT Fee Structure

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%. 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:

  • Student Fees handbook Consult ‘Information for Sponsors’, Section 4, for more information.
  • Fees office Tel: +27 (0)21 650 1704
    Fax: +27 (0)21 650 4768
    Email: fnd-feeenq@uct.ac.za

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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Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.