The cost of living must be considered when you budget for postgraduate study at UCT.

Cost of living involves expenses that you need on a day-to-day basis. These include food, transport, healthcare – even entertainment.

Accommodation is also considered a cost of living expense. However, costs associated with housing are not listed here. Instead they are detailed on our accommodation page.

We recommend you create a budget of how much you spend on cost of living expenses. Some of those expenses should include:

  • Food
  • Toiletries
  • Books/stationary
  • Local transport
  • Medical insurance
  • Data costs
  • Miscellaneous costs (entertainment, etc)

Other costs of living

There are other costs you may want to budget for that are not listed above. These costs include:

  • Laptop
  • Mobile phone
  • Clothes/shoes
  • Vehicle rental/lease
  • Family/child care
  • Visa costs
  • Return trip(s) home