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. 

Total fee Acceptance deposit Application fee
South African / African citizens and permanent residents R144 000 (1st year 2022) R42 900 (2nd year 2021) R25 000 R1 950
Non-African residents and international students R220 880 (1st year 2022) R64 030 (2nd year 2021)  R25 750 (3rd year 2020) R25 000 US $300 (for applications outside Africa)

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.