Documents to prepare


Download and read the MBA Application Guidelines - Everything you need to know about applying for the MBA programme.

The following documents are required as part of your application:

  • CV
  • Three Motivation Essays
  • Certified copy of Degree Certificate and Academic Transcript
  • Two Evaluator's Forms:  Select and approach two individuals who know you in a professional context and who are not family members to complete the confidential evaluators' forms. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that each evaluator receives a form which must be returned directly from the evaluator to GSB Admissions. Your evaluators should email the Evaluator's Forms to

Deliver hard-copy documents:

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

Please DO NOT send the documents to UCT Main Campus (Rondebosch).

Overnight courier or hand-deliver your documents to the GSB campus Breakwater Campus

  • GSB Application Information Document
  • Certified copy of ID or passport
  • Certified copies of degree qualifications (degree certificate and transcripts). Copies of UCT qualifications are not required.
  • Proof of payment of the non-refundable application fee.

Reminder to follow up with evaluators for the submission of the forms mentioned.

Note: Each certified copy of diploma, transcript, partially completed degrees and ID or passport must carry an original stamp from a Commissioner of Oaths (or equivalent). Documents which have previously been certified and then photocopied, are not acceptable.




Compulsory test requirement for all MBA applicants