Fees and Payments

Please note that fees for 2018 have yet to be confirmed, however the information below for 2017 may be useful for indicative purposes.

Application Fee

A £50 application fee must be paid by all applicants and can be paid by credit/ debit card online through the secure LSE Online Store as part of the application process. Application fees must be paid before an application can be processed. Please also note that the application fee is not refundable in the event of an unsuccessful application or a decision to withdraw or decline an offered place.

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for attending the LSE-UCT July School is as below:

  • Standard rate: £1,500
  • Student rate:   £1,300

The student rate is available to current full-time university and high school students.

An 'early bird' discount is available for all fully completed applications received by 15th April 2018 Professional participants who are no longer in full-time education but who are alumni of LSE or UCT (including alumni of the LSE-UCT July School or the LSE-PKU Summer School), are also able to take advantage of the early bird professional standard rate, regardless of when they apply. The reduced rates are as follows:

  • Standard rate - early bird applicants: £1,350
  • Student rate - early bird applicants:   £1,150

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 email (usually two weeks from the date of offer), or the offered place may be made available to another candidate.

Tuition fees should be paid online by credit or debit card through the secure LSE Online Store (e-Shop), and direct links to the relevant tuition fee rates for each individual are included in the offer email sent to successful applicants. 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 that sufficient notice 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. Please also note that the tuition fee does not include the cost of travel, accommodation, insurance or living costs.

Change of course

Any applicant or registered student who wishes to change their course should submit their request by e-mail to lse-uct.july.school@lse.ac.uk. Requests can only be considered subject to availability and should be submitted by 31st May 2017.

Cancellation Period            

As participants enter a contract with the LSE-UCT July School by means of distance communication, it is possible to terminate the contract and withdraw from the programme within 14 calendar days from the date on which the offer of a place is accepted. Please note that any request to withdraw must be provided in writing to lse-uct.july.school@lse.ac.uk. We will issue the refund of relevant tuition fees within ninety (90) calendar days of such a cancellation.            

Refund Policy

We operate the following policy for refunds after the Cancellation Period:            

  1. In order to withdraw from the programme, applicants must inform the LSE-UCT July School Office in writing by sending an email to lse-uct.july.school@lse.ac.uk and receive written acknowledgement of their withdrawal.            

  2. Tuition fees will then be refunded in accordance with the terms set out below, but please note that the application fee is non-refundable.            

Date of withdrawal 
(dates to be updated for 2018)

Tuition Fee Refund         

 On or before 17th June 2017 

 90%

 Between 18th June and 2nd July 2017        

 50%

 On or after 3rd July 2017

 No refund

Please also note:           

  • All refunds are made in pounds sterling (GBP). The LSE-UCT July School cannot refund any shortfalls due to exchange rate fluctuations, or offer compensation for any bank or other charges incurred.

  • Refunds will be made onto the credit/debit card used to make the payment.

  • The application fee is non-refundable, and no refunds can be issued against any additional costs incurred 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 2017 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 2017 at the latest.

SADC Participants

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

Please note that fees for 2018 have yet to be confirmed, however the information below for 2017 may be useful for indicative purposes.

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.

The tuition fee for attending the LSE-UCT July School is as below:

  • Standard rate: ZAR19,500
  • Student rate:   ZAR16,000

The student rate is available to current full-time university and high school students.

An 'early bird' discount is available for all fully completed applications received by 15th April 2018.   Professional participants who are no longer in full-time education but who are alumni of LSE or UCT (including alumni of the LSE-UCT July School or the LSE-PKU Summer School), are also able to take advantage of the early bird professional standard rate, regardless of when they apply. The reduced rates are as follows:

  • Standard rate - early bird applicants: ZAR18,000
  • Student rate - early bird applicants:   ZAR14,000

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 email (usually four weeks from the date of offer), or the offered place may be made available to another candidate. These timescales may be shortened closer to the start of the LSE-UCT July School.

How to Pay

The University of Cape Town (UCT) coordinates and receives the application and tuition fee payments 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).

It is also 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 that sufficient notice 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. Please also note that the tuition fee does not include the cost of travel, accommodation, insurance or living costs.

Change of course

Any applicant or registered student who wishes to change their course should submit their request by e-mail to lse-uct.july.school@lse.ac.uk. Requests can only be considered subject to availability and should be submitted by 31st May 2017.

Cancellation Period            

As participants enter a contract with the LSE-UCT July School by means of distance communication, it is possible to terminate the contract and withdraw from the programme within 14 calendar days from the date on which the offer of a place is accepted. Please note that any request to withdraw must be provided in writing to lse-uct.july.school@lse.ac.uk. We will issue the refund of relevant tuition fees within ninety (90) calendar days of such a cancellation.            

Refund Policy

We operate the following policy for refunds after the Cancellation Period:            

  1. In order to withdraw from the programme, applicants must inform the LSE-UCT July School Office in writing by sending an email to lse-uct.july.school@lse.ac.uk and receive written acknowledgement of their withdrawal.            

  2. Tuition fees will then be refunded in accordance with the terms set out below, but please note that the application fee is non-refundable.            

Date of withdrawal
(dates to be updated for 2018)

Tuition Fee Refund         

 On or before 17th June 2017 

 90%

 Between 18th June and 2nd July 2017        

 50%

 On or after 3rd July 2017

 No refund

Please also note:           

  • All refunds of SADC application or tuition fees are made in South African Rand (ZAR). The LSE-UCT July School cannot refund any shortfalls due to exchange rate fluctuations, or offer compensation for any bank or other charges incurred.

  • Refunds will be made onto the credit/debit card used to make the payment.

  • The application fee is non-refundable, and no refunds can be issued against any additional costs incurred 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 2017 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 2017 at the latest.

 

 

 

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