For the purposes of fees – Citizens and Permanent Residents of the SADC countries are treated the same as South African Residents. (Note that study visa regulations, etc. do still apply) The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Students from SADC countries must pay the minimum initial payment for tuition and residence prior to registration or by 5 February 2016 whichever date is the earlier.
SADC students will be charged a non-refundable R 3,275 Administrative Service Fee which is payable prior to registration.
Accounts are managed and sent out by the Fees Office.
Non-SADC (i.e. Rest of the World) Students:
Non-SADC International Students are billed in South African Rand (ZAR) and required to pay an International Fee over and above the local course fees for tuition. The ‘out-of-state’ or ‘international’ levy, is called the International Term Fee, and is charged in addition to the individual fees for all courses taken. Both the International Term Fee plus the individual course based fees must be paid prior to registration. Accounts are sent out by the Fees Office, except for GSB studies under 5.6 of this handbook which are billed by the Graduate School of Business.
Non-SADC international students studying Postgraduate Diplomas, Honours or Coursework Master’s Degrees are advised to check for information regarding Scholarships offered to them.
International Students who intend to study for a full South African Degree/Diploma/Honours
International full-degree students will be charged the cost of the courses for which they register, a non-refundable International Administration Service Fee of R3, 275 PLUS the fees as indicated below:
Please consult the Faculty/Student Fees Handbook for the cost of courses. The amounts listed below must be added to the total amount calculated from the courses selected plus the R3, 275 non-refundable International Administrative Service Fee.
100% of the International Term Fees plus Course Based Fees plus a non-refundable International Administrative Service Fee are to be paid prior to registration or by 5 February 2016 whichever date is the earlier.
In addition the minimum initial residence payment is required prior to registration.
NB! Students registering for the first time in the SECOND semester MUST pay the full tuition fees PLUS the IAPO Services fee/SADC Admin fee PLUS the applicable International Term fee prior to registration.
Students who registers in ANY faculty in the second year of one academic and intending to graduate by the end of the first semester of the following academic year will be charged the IAPO Admin Fee/SADC Admin fee for EACH academic year of registration. UCT’s academic year runs from January to December.
Download Fees Handbook 2016