Fees and Payments

Tuition fees

The tuition fee for taking one course on the LSE-UCT July School is as below.

  • Standard rate: £1,350
  • Student rate: £1,150

A £100 discount is available for early applications received by 31 March 2015

The student rate is available to all current full-time university and high school students, and also to alumni of LSE and the University of Cape Town.

Please note that the tuition fee does not include the cost of travel, accommodation or other living costs.

Participants from SADC member states

Participants from the 15 member states of the Southern African Development Community| can pay their tuition fee in South African Rand (ZAR). To qualify, participants must be:

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

 The tuition fee rates in ZAR are:

  • Standard rate: ZAR 17,500
  • Student rate: ZAR 15,000 (student rate is offered to alumni of LSE and UCT)

An early bird discount of ZAR 1,500 is available for applications received before 31 March 2015.

Application fee

A non-refundable application fee of £40 applies to all applications, and is paid by credit/ debit card online through the secure LSE eShop system as part of the application process.  

Applicants from SADAC countries pay a reduced rate of £30 and should contact us to arrange payment. 

Application fees must be paid before an application can be submitted. Applications cannot be processed without the fee having been received.

The application fee is not refundable in the event of an unsuccessful application or a decision to withdraw or not accept an offered place.

Tuition fee payment

Tuition fees must be paid in order to secure a place on the LSE-UCT July School. The payment must be received by the deadline given on the offer letter, usually four weeks from the offer, or the offered place may be made available to another applicant. These timescales may be shortened closer to the start of the LSE-UCT July School.

Tuition fees are paid online by credit or debit card through the secure LSE eShop, which requires a validation code provided in the offer letter. It is possible for fees to be paid by a third party, or for an invoice to be arranged for an employer, university or scholarship provider to make a payment provided sufficient notes is given to facilitate payment within the agreed deadlines. Full receipts are provided for all payments.

Under no circumstances will it be permitted for a participant to attend the LSE-UCT July School if their fees have not been paid in full in advance.


A limited number of bursaries| are available for current, full-time LSE students and African nationals or residents.