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14 December 2020
2021 Tuition and Residence Fee Increase
Dear students and prospective students

The Minister of Higher Education Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, has issued a 2021 fee compact proposal to all Councils of Higher Education Institutions. The fee compact proposal for 2021 proposes a 4,7% tuition fee increase and a 6,7% residence fee increase.  The University of the Western Cape Council supports the compact and will be implementing the 2021 Ministerial fee compact subject to Council approval as follows:

2021 Tuition fee increase 4,7%
2021 Residence fee increase 6,7%
2021 Upfront payment at registration R4 290 (no increase from 2020)
2021 Upfront payment Residence student at R4 840 (no increase from 2020)
2021 Registration fee R1 445 (no increase from 2020)

Please check your email regularly for updates on Registration for 2021.