For details, see UCT's Fees Page. Postgraduate Fees for Maths Courses 2012
International Term Fees 2012
This is an extra fee applying to all who are not citizens or permanent residents of a country in SADC (the Southern African Development Community) [ viz: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe ]
add R 27500
add R 22500
add R 22500
* NOTE: International students should be ABSOLUTELY SURE they have enough money BEFORE coming to South Africa.
Most graduate students do tutoring, if their English is good enough, which provides some of your financial support.
ROUGH guide to tutor pay in 2012 (may increase each year)
For a standard ("1T") tutorship:
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 duties such as invigilating tests & exams, clerical work on exam marks, etc.
R 27 810 / year
To get money for tutoring, it is really best to arrive before the start of courses --- mid February --- or the start of second semester --- late July. Of course your English must also be good enough.
A half load is also possible. More than "1T" is too much work for most graduate students.
Students from abroad get student visas and these do allow a normal amount of tutoring for pay.
Postgraduate Financial Assistance Handbook (.pdf file --- requires Acrobat Reader) Contains long list of scholarships --- many are specific to the subject area, level of study, nationality, type of historical disadvantage (race, gender), or suffient academic performance.
Minor scholarships from UCT can often be obtained - see above. Tutoring in the department brings in some money - see above. There may be scholarships offered by your government or international agencies.
Unfortunately, foreign students rarely get NRF bursaries.