UCT Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

UCT Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

There are a number of documents that are required for the application procedure.

Please note that all prospective applicants are required to complete the UCT Online Application for Admission together with the GSB Application Information Document. In addition, all MBA applicants are required to submit Three Motivations as well as TWO Evaluator’s Forms, and in case of a Recognition of Prior Learning application, the additional Portfolio of Learning Form.

Please read the GSB Application Information Sheet carefully before completing your application.

Please note that applications for MBA 2016 have closed.

1. Complete an online application

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When completing the “Programme of Study” section, please select the following:

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  • Level of Qualification: GSB (Postgraduate Programmes)
  • Faculty: Commerce
  • Academic Qualification: GSB Master of Business Administration

2. Upload documents

Applicants must upload the following documents when completing the online application:

  • CV
  • Motivation 1
  • Motivation 2
  • Motivation 3
  • Academic Transcript

3. Submitting the online application

The online application will only be ready for submission once all nine steps have been completed, with each step indicating a green tick. When all the steps are ticked, number ten will appear on the list which will allow for the submission of the online application.

4. Deliver hard-copy documents

The following documents need to be couriered or hand-delivered to the GSB campus:

    • GSB Application Information Document


  • Three Motivations
  • Certified copy of ID or passport
  • Certified copies of degree qualifications (degree certificate and transcripts). Copies of UCT qualifications are not required.
  • Proof of payment of the non-refundable application fee. Bank details are available here.

Note: Each certified copy of diploma, transcript, partially completed degrees and ID or passport must carry an original stamp from a Commissioner of Oaths (or equivalent). Documents which have previously been certified and then photocopied, are not acceptable.

5. Email evaluator’s forms

Your evaluators should email the Evaluator’s Forms to [email protected].

Begin the UCT Online Application for Admission here.

Applicants who do not meet the formal entrance criteria for the Master of Business Administration can apply as RPL candidates by submitting the Portfolio of Evidence Assessment form in addition to their application. The RPL procedure is available here.

Postal address: GSB Admissions. Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town
Breakwater Campus, Portswood Road, Green Point, 8001
Cape Town, South Africa

Test Requirements

All MBA applicants are required to write the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)and obtain an acceptable GMAT score. A GMAT score of 550 will ordinarily be required.

Company Sponsorship

If your company is sponsoring your studies, a Company Sponsorship Letter will be required.

This letter must include:

  1. Must be on a company letterhead
  2. Must detail the student name and student number.
  3. Must detail the amount of the sponsorship
  4. Must agree to adhere to the Initial and Final Fee Payment Deadlines
  5. Must indicate contact details of a company representative (full names, designation, telephone number and email address) that can be contacted to verify the sponsorship

Proforma Invoices can be requested here.

Payment Methods

The preferred methods of payment

  1. Direct deposit at any branch of Standard Bank
  2. Internet banking direct transfer
  3. Telegraphic / wire transfer (from outside South Africa)
  4. Debit and Credit Card payments (we do not accept American Express or Diners Cards though)
  5. Cheque payments (Cheques should be crossed and made payable to the “University of Cape Town” and the student name and number written on the back of the cheque.)
  6. Cash payments up to a maximum of R 1,000.00 can be made at the GSB. Anything greater must be paid directly into a Standard Bank branch or done via another option listed above.

Bank Details

Beneficiary: UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN – GSB Account No.9
Bank: Standard Bank SA Ltd
Branch: Rondebosch, Western Cape
Branch Code: 025009
Account: 072953004
Swift code (for international payments): SBZAZAJJ
GSB Reference Number format: GSB / surname / firstname –OR – UCT student number

Please click here for the Credit Card Authorisation Form