It is risky to wait until January 2018 to pay your fees. Firstly, the December holidays and the start of a new year is an expensive time for many of us. Secondly, SOPH cannot register you without having first received your study fees. Thirdly, you will not be able to access your study materials if you have not paid your fees and registered. Finally, nothing will be processed at UWC between 24 Dec 2018 – 2 Jan 2019. So … try to make payment before 18 Jan 2019 to avoid delays.
International students with African Country Citizenship
All students who have permanent citizenship of an African country will pay the same tuition fees as South African citizens, unless the modules for which they are enrolling are offered at a higher fee, e.g. Nutrition modules.
International students without African Country Citizenship
International students without citizenship of an African country will be required to pay the international fees as published by UWC. This amount is much higher than the African citizen fees.
Fee payment by International students
Both categories of international students are required to pay the full tuition upfront, for every year of registration. The registration fee is payable annually.
Students who take these Programmes should budget for the following costs:
- Registration and Tuition Fee (per module)
- Bank charges
- Cost of travel, accommodation and subsistence ifyou attend Summer/Winter Schools (opti,but r; attendance for Descriptive Epidemiology (PG Diploma 1st years), Measuring Health and Disease II (MPH 1styears),Qualitative and Quantitative Research(MPH 2ndyears) at Summer School is highly recommended
- Mini-thesis related feesincluding penalty fees, proofreading, copying, binding
- Prescribed books (if applicable).
Please note: The fees for 2019 have not been confirmed yet.
APPLICATION & REGISTRATION FEES (applies to all applicants)
These fees are paid directly into UWC’s account
|Registration fee||R1 310|
|Minimum compulsory payment for South African citizens only (Registration and part-Tuition Fees). SA students pay 2/3 of fees on registration;||R 5 900|
SOUTH AFRICAN AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WITH AFRICAN CITIZENSHIP *
Students with African citizenship pay their annual fees in full in order to register.
* Includes Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles.
|Cost per module (All modules)||R 2 880|
|Cost per module (Nutrition Stream/Elective modules)||R 5 040|
|MPH mini-thesis||R 6 700|
|MPH Full Thesis||R36 135|
|Doctoral thesis||R36 135|
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (without African citizenship)
Paid in full in order to register (Feb 2018)
|APPROXIMATE TUITION FEES|
|Cost per module (All modules)||R12 155|
|Cost per module (Nutrition Stream/Elective modules)||R19 305|
|MPH mini-thesis||R22 517|
|MPH Full Thesis||R75 784|
|Doctoral thesis||R75 784|
|Bank Charges (see below)|
Please take note that YOU must pay bank charges when you make any payment. Ask the bank what the charges will be. If you do not ensure this is paid, it will appear as a fees deficit. Use the Applicant Number from your Online Application as a reference for all further transactions until your receive a Student Number.
DEPOSIT TUITION FEES DIRECTLY INTO THE FOLLOWING UWC ACCOUNT:
UWC Banking Details for REGISTRATION AND TUITION FEES ONLY
Institution : ABSA Bank
Name of Account U. W. C STUDENT DEPOSIT ACCOUNT
Branch : Public Sector Western Cape
Address : 1ST Floor, Tygerpark 4, Willie Van Schoor Drive, BELLVILLE, 7530
Branch Code : 632005 Electronic Account no. : 40 4960 4740
Swift Code : ABSAZAJJ
Beneficiary/ Deposit Reference : Student Number, Initial and Surname Only
Telephone: 27 21 959 2479 / 3392
Fax: 27 21 959 1556 / 2986
Please remember to use your student number (not your Application number) as a reference when you make your deposit; your deposit is untraceable otherwise. Please take note that YOU must pay bank charges when you pay your fees.
International students please note that in addition to sending your proof of payment to soph-comm.ac.za, you must ALSO send proof of payment to our Finance Foreign Payment section in order for your payment to be traced. This will ensure that there is no delay in your monies appearing in your student account.
Send it to:
Fax: 27 21 959 1556 / 2986
Telephone: 27 21 959 2479/ 3392
On the form you will fill at the bank, be sure to complete Field 70: this includes your student number, surname and first name, e.g. Brown, John Malcolm.
Please note: At this time of year, Finance is busy with residential students; if you do not fulfill these processes, your application will languish in a bank account unnoticed. So please take it seriously.