Fees Structure of University of Cape Town UCT

Here presents the University of Cape Town, UCT Fees structure — which includes the UCT Tuition fees, Admission Application Fees, Accommodation fees, Miscellaneous fees and levies, Accommodation fees and so on.
This page also contain the UCT fees payment methods break downs.

UCT Fees Structure

UCT FEES 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 regionR100
Undergraduate and postgraduate applications from outside the SADC regionR300
Master of Business Administration applications from South African and African citizens/permanent residentsR1100
Master of Business Administration applications from outside of AfricaUS$200

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 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.

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.

UCT FEES PAYMENT METHODS

Full Degree Students

Direct deposits can be made at any branch of Standard Bank using the M65 form which can be found at the back of the Student Fees Handbook, or for an electronic copy, see Downloads on the right. This form can only be used at Standard Bank branches. Don’t forget to ensure that your name AND student number are on BOTH sections of the form.

Bank details for payments to Student Fees Accounts – no application fees are to be paid to this account:

Account name:University of Cape Town, Current Account
Bank Name:Standard Bank of South Africa
Bank Address:Riverside Centre, Main Road, Rondebosch, 7700, South Africa
Account number:27 068 9982
Branch Code:Rondebosch Branch, 025009

Please ensure that the student number is entered in the reference field.

UCT on-line blended learning (distance) programmes

Bank details for payments for on-line blended learning programme–

Account name:UCT/GetSmarter, Current Account
Bank Name:Standard Bank of South Africa
Bank Address:Riverside Centre, Main Road, Rondebosch, 7700, South Africa
Account number:270 600 035
Branch Code:Rondebosch Branch, 025009
Swift Code:SBZAZAJJ

Please ensure your student number is included in the reference field.

Semester Study Abroad Students

Bank details for payments to Semester Study Abroad students – no application fees are to be paid to this account:

Account name:University of Cape Town, Current Account
Bank Name:Standard Bank of South Africa
Bank Address:Riverside Centre, Main Road, Rondebosch, 7700, South Africa
Account number:07 148 023 4
Branch Code:Rondebosch Branch, 025009
Swift Code:SBZAZAJJ

Very Important: Please fax or post us a legible copy of the official bank transfer advice so that we can trace your payment on our bank statement. The name and surname of the student, as well as the student number if available must be included in the reference field. (Our Fax: +27 21 650 5667).

    1. Telegraphic transfer (Direct deposits / Internet transfers)

Where payment is being made for students from outside the rand currency area, payment must be made by telegraphic transfer into the University’s bank account (see details above). The Swift address is SBZA ZAJJ. Students paying International fees should consult the International Office. Students should allow 14 working days for such foreign payments to reach the UCT bank account.

A copy of the deposit slip/transfer form should be faxed to the Fees Office, University of Cape Town: 021 6504768.

Please ensure that you include your surname, initial and student/applicant number on the transfer advice.

    1. Debit and credit card payments

Debit and credit card payments for student fees are accepted and payments can be made via the Cashiers Office. This can only be made by the card-holder as the pin number must be entered in order to authorise the payment. The payment is limited to the card holder’s daily limit.

Credit card payments can be made directly to the student fee account online or by completing the Credit Card form (see Downloads on the right) and faxing it to the Cashiers Office on 021 650 5093.

NB! This method of payment is not available to Semester Study Abroad students. You must please use the bank account details above to make a direct deposit into the UCT IAPO bank account.

    1. Cheque payments

Cheques should be crossed and made payable to the “University of Cape Town” and the student name and number written on the back of the cheque.

Postdated cheques will not be accepted and will be returned to the drawer.

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

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