Apply through your home university
SSA students who apply through their home university under an inter-institutional mobility agreement will be invoiced by their home university. Consult with your home university international office about the fee they charge and payment terms.
Apply directly as a freemover
SSA students who apply independently pay a package fee. The fee per semester in 2023, is USD7,450 and in 2024 will be USD7, 800.
Apply through our study abroad organisations
Students enrolling via a partner provider organisation pay fees directly to the provider. This covers the programme fee and a range of additional services including accommodation. Fees vary by provider.
Cape Town is one of the most affordable study abroad destinations in the world. These are some indicative costs for living in private rented accommodation in the areas surrounding campus.
|Expenses||Rand cost per month||Dollar cost per month||Semester total|
|Meals||ZAR 5 000||318 USD||1 590 USD|
|Accommodation||ZAR 7 000||445 USD||2 225 USD|
|Books & Stationery||ZAR 3 500 per semester||223 USD||223 USD|
|Transportation||ZAR 2 000||127 USD||635 USD|
|Spending money||ZAR 2 000||127 USD||635 USD|
|Living costs||ZAR 3 000||191 USD||955 USD|
|Medical Aid Cover||ZAR 455||32 USD||160 USD|
|Tuition||per semester||7 450 USD|
|Total||13 873 USD|