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The University of Stellenbosch offers the degrees MAcc (Taxation) and MCom (Taxation) lecture options as two-year programmes. There is no difference between the content of these two degree programmes. The choice between these two degree programmes will depend on the qualifications obtained by the student prior to one of these programmes.
Students with a BAccHons degree, BAccLLB degree or the Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting will follow the MAcc, while students with both a BCom degree (with subjects in law) and an LLB degree will follow the MCom.
The aim of these programmes is to prepare students as tax consultants and to enable them to interpret tax legislation and case law in order to provide tax advice and -opinions.
Lecturers and study leaders consist of full-time personnel of Stellenbosch University and also various tax experts employed in trade and industry or in the accounting profession or at the South African Revenue Services.
First year: Advanced Taxation 871*
-Lectures will take place on a number of Saturdays per year from 08h00 to around 14h00
-Various assignments must be handed in during the year.
-An oral presentation relating to the research assignment must be made.
-The topic for the research assignment for Tax 872 must be selected and approved.
-An open book examination must be written during September.
Second year: Advanced Taxation-assignment 872*
A research project of limited scope must be completed in accordance with the requirements of the School of Accountancy comprising a research assignment as well a relating article that will qualify for publication in an accredited journal.
*Please note: these two modules must be passed individually and passing Advanced Taxation 871 is a pre-requisite for Advanced Taxation-assignment 872
First and second year:
A research project in accordance with the requirements of the School of Accountancy comprising a thesis as well a relating article that will qualify for publication in an accredited journal.
The degree HonsBAcc, BAccLLB or the Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting (after a recognised BCom or BAcc baccalaureus degree was obtained) of this University or any other degree approved by the Senate.
You can apply quickly and easily using the e-application available on the university’s website (https://web-apps.sun.ac.za/eAansoek2/alg.jsp?Tl=1)
Paper application forms are available on campus for those without internet access.
Step 1: Before you apply
Make sure that you understand the University’s Admission Policy, and the admission and selection criteria of the different faculties before you apply. The policy, criteria and guidelines are available at the Undergraduate Prospective Student website at www.maties.com, or you can contact Client Service on +27 21 808 9111 or email@example.com. For postgraduate studies, please visit the Prospective Postgraduate Student website at www.sun.ac.za/pgstudies.
Closing dates for financial assistance:
31 August: Applications close for Stellenbosch University financial assistance.
Closing dates for applications
International students: Apply by 14 September of the previous year.
South African students: Apply by 31 January of the year in which you wish to study
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*Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries, as well as Rwanda and Namibia, pay R45000 without an international tuition fee
The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
*Students from Africa (Non-SADC) pay R45000
*Students from the rest of the World (outside of Africa) pay R45000 plus international tuition fees of R25350
MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (SADC) – R45000
MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (Africa) – R45000
MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (Rest of the World) – R70350