WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$5,181 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Master of Commerce (MCom)
Start Date:February 2022
Campus:Upper Campus
Course Type:Master by Coursework & Dissertation
Application Deadline: 31 October 2021
Programme Overview

This is a part-time coursework and minor dissertation programme. The programme objective is for students to acquire knowledge about the analysis and interpretation of double tax conventions using recognized model conventions as a base and their interaction with South African income tax, as well as problem-solving skills based on practical examples of the application of these frameworks.


The programme is offered over two years, part-time. The programme starts in February. The first year consists of coursework (FTX5034F and FTX5033S) and a methodology course (FTX4036S). In the second year a minor dissertation is completed (FTX5032W).

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
BCom(Hons) (Taxation) or CA(SA) or LLB or equivalent acceptable qualification/experience (evidenced by a submitted portfolio of academic and practical experience). Professional and/or academic references for all applicants may be requested. A curriculum vitae and academic transcript are required on the application. An entrance exam or interview may be required.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $18

How to apply
Postgraduate applications are only possible online and must be submitted at

If you need help in completing your application, or advice about your choice of programme, contact:
Tel: (021) 650-2128 or email:
The Admissions Office is located on Level 4, Masingene Building, Middle
Campus, and will where necessary refer you to a faculty office or department for more details information or advice.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities are;
– Manager Taxation
– Assistant Manager – Direct Taxation
– Manager- Indirect Taxation
– Senior International Tax Analyst
– Assistant Manager Internal Audit & Indirect Taxation (Inter CA)

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $5,181
Tuition Fees for International Students: $5,181

Please note that fees and payment requirements differ for local and international students. A further distinction is made between international students from the SADC region, international students from elsewhere in Africa, and international students from outside Africa. The following information does not apply to students registering at the Graduate School of Business (GSB).

Students must pay the Course Fees for the selected courses, plus an International Admin Service Fee of R4, 000 plus the International Term Fee where applicable
– International Admin Service Fee – R4000
– International Term Fee from outside Africa- R49900
– International Term Fee Non-SADC – R37263
– South Africa and SADC Application fee – R100
– Outside of SADC region – R300

Relevant Contact

Heather Martin
Postgraduate Administrative Assistant
Dr Craig West
Programme Convener