University Of Cape Town Tuition Fees

University Of Cape Town Tuition Fees

University Of Cape Town Tuition Fees, Students at UCT pay tuition fees for every course taken. These tuition fees vary from course to course and cover:

  • registration
  • all charges for classes, tutorials and laboratories
  • ordinary university examinations
  • library access
  • compulsory personal accident insurance
  • in the case of medical students, hospital fees for clinical instruction


Tuition fees do not cover membership to clubs or societies.

Accommodation fees

Residence fees are available in the UCT Fees Handbook. Please be aware that for catering residences, the meal costs should be added to the residence cost.

Miscellaneous fees and levies

Various charges such as society subscriptions, library fines, traffic fines, student-health charges, residence-damage costs and emergency loans may be debited to a student’s fees account if they were not settled in the course of the year.

Such charges often appear on accounts late in the year, so it is important to check for these charges before the year-end to ensure acceptance to the next academic year or an invitation to graduate.


The university charges monthly interest on outstanding balances at 1%. Given that the final fee payment is due on 30 June, interest is charged on 31 July and at the end of each succeeding month.