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Financial requirements

Tuition fees

R1,500 International administration levy (non-refundable once-off payment for all students registering for the first time – except refugees and students with permanent residence in South Africa).

  • International students outside the African Continent, pay double the official university tuition fees.
  • All international students must pay the upfront payment of R3500, and 50% upfront payment of the tuition fees. The remaining outstanding balance must be paid by May.

Please note:

  • The fees are determined by the Council of the CPUT and are subject to revision from time to time.
  • The fees are normally increased annually by the same amount as the prevailing CPI inflation rate (which has constantly remained at approximately 5 - 6%).
  • Examination fees are included in the class fees. International students, except those from African countries, are required to pay two times the South African fee.

Sponsored students

Sponsored students must produce an official letter of sponsorship for each academic year.

Other costs

International students who wish to apply to a South African institution must consider the following financial issues, over and above their tuition costs:

  • transport to and from South Africa
  • study permit application costs, as well as the cost of annual renewal
  • accommodation costs – private or university residence
  • books, stationery, etc.
  • medical cover costs.

Financial aid

Regrettably, financial aid is not made available to international students. However, postgraduate merit bursaries may be awarded to current students.