Fees and Payments

Application Fee

Prospective participants must pay a non-refundable application fee of £40 in order to be considered for entry to the LSE - UCT July School. The application fee is paid online via credit or debit card as part of the application process.

Tuition Fee

If offered a place on the LSE - UCT July School programme, participants are then required to pay the relevant tuition fees in order to secure their registration. The payment must be made by the deadline given on the offer letter (usually four weeks from the date of the offer), or the place may be offered to another applicant. Please note that these timescales may be shortened closer to the start of the LSE - UCT July School, and under no circumstances will a participant be permitted to attend the LSE - UCT July School if their fees have not been paid in full in advance. Please also note that the tuition fee does not include the cost of travel, accommodation, insurance or living costs.

Reduced Fees

The LSE - UCT July School offers two types of reduced fees;

  1. An 'early bird' discount of £100 applies to all applications received by 31st March 2016; and
  2. A further discount of £200 is also available to all current full-time university and high school students, and to alumni of LSE and UCT (including previous summer schools).
(Note: All fees, including the calculation of fee reductions, are included below in the Fees Summary.)

Fees Summary

 

 Students /
alumni

  Standard
rate    

  Application fee

£40 GBP

£40 GBP

  Early bird tuition fees
  (for applications received by 30th March 2016)  

  £1,050 GBP  

  £1,250 GBP  

  Tuition fees
  (for applications received from 1st April 2016)  

£1,150 GBP

£1,350 GBP

How to pay

Clicking on the relevant links in the fees summary above will take participants directly to the correct section of LSE's online payment method system for credit or debit card payments. If participants or their sponsors need to pay via invoice, please contact us.

Refund Policy

If a fully registered participant chooses to withdraw from the LSE-UCT July School , they should inform the  LSE-UCT July School office.

Applicants withdrawing from a course may be entitled to a refund as follows:

  • On or before Friday 27th May: 95% of tuition fees
  • Between Saturday 28th May and Friday 10th June: 75% of tuition fees
  • From Saturday 11th June - Friday 24th June: 50% of tuition fees
  • From Saturday 25th June: No refund

Please note that the application fee is non-refundable, and no refunds can be issued against any additional costs incurred by participants for travel, accommodation, or changes in exchange rates etc.

In the event that an LSE-UCT July School course is cancelled, participants registered for that course will be offered a place on an alternative course within the 2016 LSE-UCT July School, or a full refund of their tuition fees. Registered participants will be informed as early as possible if a course is at risk of cancellation, and by 31 May 2016 at the latest.

SADC Participants

Information for SADC participants can be found on the relevant tab towards the top of this page.

Fees for SADC Participants

Participants from the 15 member states of the  South African Development Community (SADC) may pay their fees in South African Rand (ZAR). To qualify, participants must be:

  • both a national and resident of a SADC member state, or 
  • resident in a SADC member state for tax purposes, or
  • a SADC member state national who is temporarily overseas for the purposes of studying.

Application Fee

Prospective SADC participants must pay a non-refundable application fee of 500 ZAR in order to be considered for entry to the LSE - UCT July School. The application fee is paid directly to the University of Cape Town (see 'How to Pay' below).

Where a payment reference code is then required on the final page of the 
online application form for the LSE - UCT July School, SADC applicants should insert the code 'ABC12345.' We will then cross reference applications with any payments made to UCT before making a decision on applications.

Tuition Fee

If offered a place on the LSE - UCT July School programme, participants are then required to pay the relevant tuition fees in order to secure their registration. The payment must be made by the deadline given on the offer letter (usually four weeks from the date of the offer), or the place may be offered to another applicant. Please note that these timescales may be shortened closer to the start of the LSE - UCT July School, and under no circumstances will a participant be permitted to attend the LSE - UCT July School if their fees have not been paid in full in advance. Please also note that the tuition fee does not include the cost of travel, accommodation, insurance or living costs.

Reduced Fees

The LSE - UCT July School offers two types of reduced fees;

  1. An 'early bird' discount of 1,500 ZAR applies to all applications received by 31st March 2016; and
  2. A further discount of 2,500 ZAR is also available to all current full-time university and high school students, and to alumni of LSE and the University of Cape Town (including previous July School attendees).

Fees Summary

 

 Students /
alumni

     Standard   
rate   

  Application fee

500 ZAR

500 ZAR

  Early bird tuition fees
  (for applications received by 31st March 2016)   

  13,500 ZAR  

16,000 ZAR 

  Tuition fees
  (for applications received from 1st May 2016)  

15,000 ZAR

17,500 ZAR 

How to Pay

The University of Cape Town (UCT) coordinates and receives the payment for all SADC participants. Participants can pay either by electronic funds transfer (EFT) or by credit/debit card (full details are available on the SADC Payment Form. Those wishing to pay via EFT can make payment to the following account:

  Bank:                           

   Standard Bank

  Branch:

   Rondebosch

  Name of account:

   Public and Continuing Education  

  Type of account:

   Business Current Account

  Account number:

   27 065 1608

  Branch code:

   025009

  Your reference:

   Your full name

Once the application fee has been paid or requested, participants must return the completed SADC Payment Form to UCT or fax a copy to +27 21 650 2893. (Please note: if paying by EFT, participants will be required to attach proof of payment.) 

If participants are subsequently offered a place on the programme, they will then be asked to pay the relevant tuition fees using the same payment process above.

Refund Policy

If a fully registered participant chooses to withdraw from the LSE-UCT July School , they should inform the  LSE-UCT July School office.

Applicants withdrawing from a course may be entitled to a refund as follows:

  • On or before Friday 29th May: 95% of tuition fees
  • Between Saturday 30th May and Friday 12th June: 75% of tuition fees
  • From Saturday 13th June - Friday 26th June: 50% of tuition fees
  • From Saturday 27th June: No refund

Please note that the application fee is non-refundable, and no refunds can be issued against any additional costs incurred by participants for travel, accommodation, or changes in exchange rates etc.

In the event that an LSE-UCT July School course is cancelled, participants registered for that course will be offered a place on an alternative course within the 2016 LSE-UCT July School, or a full refund of their tuition fees. Registered participants will be informed as early as possible if a course is at risk of cancellation, and by 31 May 2016 at the latest.

 

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