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Fees & Funding

 

UCT taught Masters Fees (2020):

Please note that this is an indication of the fee costs. For an estimate of the 2021 fees, add +10% on the 2020 fees.

 

For South African students:

  • Taught masters coursework fees (2020): R29200
  • Dissertation fees (2020): R29800
  • Total paid by South African students (2020): R59000

 

For SADC students**:

  • Taught masters coursework fees (2020): R29200
  • Dissertation fees (2020): R29800
  • Non-refundable Administration Service Fee: R4000
  • Total paid by SADC students (2020): R63000

** “For the purposes of fees - Citizens and Permanent Residents of the SADC countries are treated the same as South African Residents. (Note that study visa regulations, etc. do still apply) The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.” Extract from UCT Fees Handbook 2019.

 

For students from Africa, but non-SADC countries:

  • Taught masters coursework fees (2020): R29200
  • Dissertation fees (2020): R29800
  • International fees (2020): R37263
  • Non-refundable Administration Service Fee: R4000
  • Total paid by non-SADC African students (2020): R100263

 

For International students:

  • Taught masters coursework fees (2020): R29200
  • Dissertation fees (2020): R29800
  • International fees (2020): R49990
  • Non-refundable Administration Service Fee: R4000
  • Total paid by International students (2020): R112990

For more information visit the UCT Fee Structure page.

 

Funding Opportunities

Two accepted African students (SA citizen or permanent residents) from the 2021 batch will be selected to receive a grant of approximately R4000 per month through the South African Deep-Sea Trawling Association (SADSTIA) Internship Programme.

SADSTIA recognizes the need for transformation in the commercial fishing industry, inter alia by unlocking doors for young professionals and tackle issues of unemployment in collaboration with stakeholders. SADSTIA mission is: 1) to introduce a new platform for taking commitment in critical skills development to a new level, investing in young minds, and providing new perspectives on the fishing industry that will be an inspiration to postgraduates building career opportunities and contributing to their professional growth. 2) To build the research entity (the Science Academy) to enhance core research functions that are crucial for research related to resources utilized by the fishing industry. 

 

Otherwise, the UCT post graduate funding office is a good place to start. Here is an overview of funding and deadlines.

Remember, when applying for funding, there are also other aspects to consider: for example, are you a South African, SADC region or international student? This can be confusing and we suggest you take the time to look through the available information before contacting the funding office. If you are informed they can be very helpful.