University of Cape Town (UCT) Tuition Fees Schedule 2025

The University of Cape Town (UCT) management has released its fee schedule for Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Distance students, catering to prospective applicants interested in pursuing studies with the university for the academic year 2025.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) Fee schedule is essential for ensuring clarity, consistency, and fairness in the pricing of services. It enhances operational efficiency, supports regulatory compliance, builds client trust, and facilitates effective financial management. The breakdown of the student’s fees is detailed below on this page.

Application Fees

UCT students and graduates, as well as Semester Study Abroad (SSA) applicants, are exempt from the application fee unless applying to a Graduate School of Business (GSB) program.

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 000
GSB applications from outside of AfricaUSD 100


  • 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:

EFT payments for the GSB (Graduate School of Business)

Account details:

  • 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 programs 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 programs 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
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 in 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.

Estimate of fees

External bursars often request an estimate of student fees before awarding the bursary.

Contact Details

If you have any inquiries or require support, the institution’s help center is readily available to address your concerns. Feel free to contact the dedicated team at the specified address for prompt and efficient assistance.

Also See: University of Cape Town (UCT) Prospectus 2025

Also See: University of Fort Hare (UFH) Prospectus 2025

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