Applying for PhD Study
How to Apply
Email a staff member to discuss the possibility, and thesis topics:
|The form can be downloaded from the web:||Click here for UCT's Application Form||(you'll need Acrobat Reader to print)|
|and see||"Application for Admission to Study"|
Its the same form for undergraduate and postgraduate applications, but at PhD level school information and results are NOT required.
Unfortunately, you can't submit them electronically, so you'll have to fill them in (e.g. by hand) and post them.
What to submit:
Notes on filling in the form:
ROUGH guide to costs in 2006 (may increase each year)
|Medical cover - mandatory for non South Africans||R 3 600 - R 5 000 / year|
|International Term Fee - non South Africans||R 19 500 / year|
|Registration fee for PhD study||R 7 080 / year|
|Room in a shared flat||R 18 000 - R 25 000 / year|
|Meals||R 10 000 - R 15 000 / year|
|Books, stationary & equipment||R 7 000 / year|
|General living costs (daily transport, pocket money, not meals)||R 5 000 - R 6 000 / year|
|TOTAL - South Africans||R 47 100 - R 60 100 / year|
|TOTAL - non South Africans||R 70 200 - R 84 600 / year|
If you live simply you can keep your food, general living, and even books costs down.
ROUGH guide to tutor pay in 2003 (may increase each year)
|Standard tutoring load ("1T")||6 hours/week in tutorials + 6 hours/week preparation for 24 teaching weeks
+ 18 hours/year of consultation
+ 120 hours/year of marking per year
+ 21 hours/year of other duties like invigilating tests & exams, clerical work on exam marks, etc.
|Pay||R 21 351 / year|
To get money for tutoring here, it is really best to arrive before the start of courses - 17/2/2003, or the start of second semester - 14/7/2003.
A half load is also possible. More than "1T" is too much work for most graduate students.
Students from abroad can usually get visas that allow tutoring.
South African Students:
Non-South African Students:
ROUGH guide to South African visa requirements (2003)
My best information on applying for a study permit/visa at the South African Consulate in your country, is that you will need:
Be sure to check for yourself with your local consulate etc.
Please note: You can't get scholarship money until you've registered at UCT, and you can't register until you've got long term medical cover (min 3 to 6 months). Arranging this can take several days. Also, UCT scholarships are first used to pay your fees, and only if anything is left over do you get a pay out. So it helps if you have enough money on arrival.