Study Abroad Programs

Cape Town, South Africa

Program Details

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are $4200 for Mizzou Law students and $4600 for non-Mizzou Law students. These fees include tuition for six (6) credits, course materials, a bus tour of Cape Town, and field trips to the District 6 museum, Goodwood Prison, Khayalitsha Magistrate’s Court, the Cape of Good Hope and the Stellenbosch wine region. Each student must have a comprehensive health care policy that covers international travel. Students can purchase a two month policy through the University of Missouri International Center for approximately $90. This cost will be billed separately and it will be in addition to the fees listed above.

For information about financial aid, contact the financial aid advisor at your home school. Mizzou Law students can contact Jeff Turnbull, (5573) 882-1383.

Payment Schedule

Payment Amount Date Due
Application Fee $50 At time of application
1st Tuition/Fee Deposit $250 At time of application
Housing Deposit $250 January 23, 2017
Final Tuition/Fee Deposit Remaining amount due May 1, 2017*
Housing Deposit Full amount of rent May 1, 2017

* This deadline will be waived if you are waiting for financial aid funds.


Housing will be arranged in apartments near downtown Cape Town. Our apartments will be a short walk or cab ride from many restaurants, shops and Cape Town’s bustling nightlife. Students will live in modern, furnished apartments with maid and linen services. Students should expect to pay between $500 – $1000 depending on whether they have a single or shared bedroom.

A housing deposit will be paid directly to the University of Missouri School of Law by January 23, 2017. The balance of the housing deposit must be paid by May 1, 2017.

Food and Other Personal Expenses

Students are responsible for their own food and personal expenses. The apartments will have fully equipped kitchens. Students cooking their own meals will significantly reduce their daily expenses. Students not choosing to prepare their own food will find that meals in local restaurants are generally cheaper than in the U.S.


Students are responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from South Africa. We will provide you assistance in obtaining a ticket. By May 1, 2017, students are expected to provide Denise Boessen with a copy of their itinerary.

Cancellation Policies and Procedures

If an applicant withdraws from the program, the following cancellation policy applies:South Africa

  • Before January 23, 2017
    Students withdrawing from the program before January 23, 2017 will be given a full refund of tuition. The $50 application fee will not be refunded.
  • January 23, 2017 – March 15, 2017.
    Students withdrawing from the program between January 23, 201 and March 15, 2017 will be charged a $250 cancellation fee. The $50 application fee will not be refunded.
  • March 16, 2016 – May 1, 2016.
    Students withdrawing from the program between March 16 and May 1, 2016 will be charged a $500 cancellation fee. The $50 application fee will not be refunded.
  • After May 1, 2017.
    Students withdrawing from the program after May 1, 2017 are liable for the full tuition, housing and program fees. Also, the $50 application fee will not be refunded.

The University of Missouri School of Law reserves the right to cancel this program if the United States Department of State issues a travel or health advisory or in the unlikely event that circumstances beyond the law school’s control render it unable to offer the program. If the program is canceled by the University of Missouri, the program director will use his best efforts to place the enrolled student in a similar program if the student so desires.

If the program is canceled, all applicants will be notified in writing and all money advanced by the applicant to the University of Missouri, including the application fee, will be refunded by the University of Missouri within twenty days of the cancellation.

The University of Missouri School of Law will promptly notify students if significant changes are made in the course offerings or other aspects of the program. In the event of a significant change to the program, enrolled students will have the opportunity to withdraw and obtain a full refund of all monies paid to the University of Missouri.