How to complete your MPhil application


Now that you’ve decided to take the next step, this is what you need to know about applying for the MPhil specialising in Inclusive Innovation at the UCT GSB. 

Step 1: Prepare the following documents

  • CV
  • Three motivation essays
  • Certified copy of your degree certificate and academic transcript (not necessary for UCT qualifications)
  • Certified copy of ID or passport
  • Proof of payment of the non-refundable application fee
  • Research proposal

Please courier or hand-deliver hard copies of these documents to GSB admissions at the Breakwater campus.

Note: Each certified copy of qualifications, transcripts, ID or passport must carry an original stamp from a Commissioner of Oaths. Documents which have previously been certified and then photocopied are not acceptable.

Step 2: What to do if you are an RPL candidate

MPhil applicants must hold at least an NQF level 8 qualification in Applied Science, Commerce, Humanities, Health Sciences, Arts, and other related degrees.
Alternatively, if you have a three-year degree with three or more years of work experience you may apply through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) route and submit the Portfolio of Learning (POL) assessment form.
You are also required to write the AQL section of the National Benchmark Test (NBT).

Step 3: Pay your non-refundable application fee (for 2020)

Citizens of all African countries R1 650  (One Thousand Six Hundred and Fifty Rand)
Applicants from all other countries US$ 285 (Two Hundred and Eighty-Five US Dollars)

Step 4: Submit your application online

Mandatory to complete and submit your UCT online application.
When completing the "Programme of Study" section, please select the following:

  • 2020 academic year
  • Level of Qualification: Masters
  • Faculty: Commerce
  • Academic Qualification: Master of Philosophy (by dissertation only)
  • Specialisation or Major: Inclusive innovation
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Start your MPhil application journey here.

MPhil Application Guidelines

For more information, please download the detailed guidelines




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