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Application Procedures


MPHIL 2016

Applications for the MPhil in Inclusive Innovation are taken on a rolling basis. We therefore encourage you to apply as soon as possible if you are interested in the programme rather than waiting until the closing date. Also, scholarship deadlines tend to be in September and October, which is further reason to submit your application early.

There are a number of documents that are required for the application procedure.

Please note that all prospective applicants are required to complete the UCT Online Application for Admission together with the GSB Application Information Document. In addition, all MPhil applicants are required to submit a Research Proposal as well as three motivations.

Please read the GSB Application Information Sheet carefully before completing your application.

1. Complete an online application

    When completing the “Programme of Study” section, please select the following:

  • Level of Qualification: Masters
  • Faculty: Commerce
  • Academic Qualification: Master of Philosophy (by dissertation only)
  • Specialisation or Major: Inclusive Innovation

2. Upload documents

    Applicants must upload the following documents when completing the online application:

3. Deliver hard-copy documents

    The following documents need to be couriered or hand-delivered to the GSB campus:

Begin the UCT Online Application for Admission here

Applicants who don’t meet the formal entrance criteria for the Master of Philosophy in Inclusive Innovation can apply as RPL candidates by submitting the Portfolio of Evidence Assessment form in addition to their application. The RPL procedure is available here.

Postal address: GSB Admissions. Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town
Breakwater Campus, Portswood Road, Green Point, 8001
Cape Town, South Africa

For academic year starting 2016

MPhil: Admissions are now closed

Students with outstanding balances on their fees accounts will not have any subsequent application processed until the debt has been settled in full.

If your company is sponsoring your studies, a Company Sponsorship Letter will be required.

This letter must include:

  1. Must be on a company letterhead
  2. Must detail the student name and student number.
  3. Must detail the amount of the sponsorship
  4. Must agree to adhere to the Initial and Final Fee Payment Deadlines
  5. Must indicate contact details of a company representative (full names, designation, telephone number and email address) that can be contacted to verify the sponsorship

Proforma Invoices can be requested here.

The preferred methods of payment

  1. Direct deposit at any branch of Standard Bank
  2. Internet banking direct transfer
  3. Telegraphic / wire transfer (from outside South Africa)
  4. Debit and Credit Card payments (we do not accept American Express or Diners Cards though)
  5. 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.)
  6. Cash payments up to a maximum of R 1,000.00 can be made at the GSB. Anything greater must be paid directly into a Standard Bank branch or done via another option listed above.

Bank Details

Beneficiary: UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN - GSB Account No.9 
Bank: Standard Bank SA Ltd 
Branch: Rondebosch, Western Cape 
Branch Code: 025009 
Account: 072953004 
Swift code (for international payments): SBZAZAJJ 
GSB Reference Number format: GSB / surname / firstname –OR - UCT student number

Please click here for the Credit Card Authorisation Form