Fees are quoted for one year and are subject to annual increase

The UCT GSB fee structure for academic programmes, in keeping with other international business schools, has different rates for South African and non-South African students. 

South African / African citizens and permanent residents

Total fee 1st year 2023: R153 360

Total fee 2nd year (for 2022 cohort): R45 690

Dissertation 2023: R19 060

Acceptance deposit: R25 000

Application fee: R2 070

Non-African residents and international students

Total fee 1st year 2023R237 500

Total fee 2nd year (for 2022 cohort): R68 900

Dissertation 2023: R28 440

Acceptance deposit: R25 000

Application fee (for applications outside Africa): USD $300

Please note:

  • Fees are subject to annual increase. The fees for the next year are updated in December each year. 
  • Application fees are non-refundable. Paying an application fee does not mean your application will be successful.
  • If you are offered a place on the MCom programme you will be asked to pay an acceptance deposit. Acceptance deposits are non-refundable and will be credited to your student fee account.


Students have a variety of options

  • South African citizens can approach EduLoan for a study loan.
  • US and Canadian citizens may be eligible for their governments' funding programmes.
  • Citizens of other countries should approach banks or loan institutions in their own countries as a first port of call. Alternatively, please see the "Helpful websites if you're searching for international or local scholarships" section on the UCT website.
  • Prodigy Finance offers loans to international students to study at the world's top business schools, including the UCT Graduate School of Business. Click here for more information.
  • Feenix crowdfunding, powered by Standard Bank, is a platform for donors to sponsor tuition fees. Read more.