As of 2013 citizens and permanent residents from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are charged a SADC Administration Fee in addition to UCT fees. The SADC Administrative fee for 2016 is R3 275.
The SADC member countries are: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Students from the rest of the world are liable for international fees.
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Non-SADC (rest of the world) students liable for international fees
Previously accounts were in US dollars (US$). From 2006, accounts have been in South African rands (ZAR). Accounts will comprise the sum of two components:
- Course fees - these will be dependent on courses selected. Each course has its own charge, and your course fees component will be the sum of the costs of all the courses that you register for.
- International term fee - this is the international fee component levied by UCT, in ZAR. This is a per-annum fee. A list of these international term fees is given below.
Minimum Payments - these are due prior to registration or by 5 February 2016, whichever date occurs first:
|Undergraduate degrees full-time international fee paying students||R83 000|
|Honours degrees full-time international fee paying students||R83 000|
|Masters (Coursework and dissertation) full-time international fee paying students||R53 800|
|Masters (Dissertation only) full-time international fee paying students full fees plus||R3 500|
|PhD full-time international fee paying students full fees plus||R3 500|
Please refer to the UCT fees handbook for prices per course, and rules surrounding payments, residence and international term fees.
Any student (regardless of nationality) taking courses for one or two semesters only, that will not count towards obtaining a South African degree (but could count towards a degree in another country): Package tuition fee:
Per semester cost in 2017: US$ 6 480