UCT PhD in Business Administration Admission Requirements

By | May 28, 2021

UCT PhD in Business Administration Admission Requirements

UCT PhD in Business Administration Admission Requirements – see details below:


The Doctor of Philosophy degree is a research degree undertaken with the guidance of a supervisor for a minimum period of two years.

PhD applicants need to:

  • Hold a recognised Master’s degree (or in special circumstances, at the discretion of the Senate, an approved Bachelor’s degree or qualification recognised by the Senate as equivalent).
  • Demonstrate that they have the necessary competencies in research methodology and practice required for the completion of an independent study research degree.
  • Nominate a suitable supervisor with the application.

International applicants for whom English is a second language are required to submit one of the
following, unless this requirement is waived by the GSB Research Director:

  • A recent score on the TOEFL Test of at least 570 (paper-based) or 230 (computer-based) or 88 (internet-based).  This must be obtained within 3-5 years before applying to UCT.
  • A recent overall band score of 7.0 (with no individual element of the test scoring below 6.0) on the international English Language Testing System (IELTS).
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Information on the TOEFL test is available here. For the IELTS contact the British consulate or embassy in the applicant’s home country.