Apply to UCT using the online application
Things to note before applying online to UCT:
- You’ll need an email address to complete the application. Don’t have one? Get an email address first.
- South African applicants will need an ID number. Foreign applicants will need their passport number.
- You will need to have registered for the NBTs before applying online.
- You will need to pay an application fee.
- Need accommodation? Make sure you mark this on your application form.
- Remember to check faculty-specific requirements before applying.
- Please note: Postgraduate applicants can only apply online.
The 2019 admission cycle is open and closes on 30 September 2018. We do not consider late applications.
If you live in, or have completed schooling in South Africa, or are applying for admission to a programme in the Faculty of Health Sciences, you must write the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs). You must register for the NBTs before you apply to UCT. NBT results obtained in 2016, 2017 or 2018, are valid for 2019 admission. For admission to UCT, you must have written the NBTs by 13 October 2018. For further information or to register, visit NBT.
The last date for undergraduate programme changes is 31 October 2018. These requests must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants who need financial assistance must submit their applications on the NSFAS online application system. Applications close on 30 November 2018. Applications must be completed at http://nsfas.org.za/content/howtoapply.html.
Postgraduate programmes containing coursework mostly close on 31 October, with the exception of a few programmes and faculties which start to close from May onward. Please refer to the 2019 Directions for Postgraduate Applicants for the relevant closing dates.
Applications for research-only postgraduate programmes do not close. Please select the year in which you wish to start your programme when applying.
SEMESTER STUDY ABROAD (SSA) APPLICANTS
The SSA programme is offered to international students currently registered at their home university and who wish to undertake a semester at UCT. Upon completion of the semester abroad, the credits can be transferred to their programme at their home university. SSA credits do not count toward a UCT qualification.
Closing dates for 2018 and 2019 admission
2018 applications are closed.
2019 first semester applications open on 1 August 2018 and close 15 November 2018.
2019 second semester applications open on 7 January 2019 and close 30 April 2019.
Please submit your application as soon as possible after starting the online application.
Apply to UCT using the hardcopy application
Things to note before applying with a hardcopy form:
- Postgraduate applicants cannot apply using a hardcopy form.
- There is a separate hardcopy application form for Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Fine Art applicants.
- Make sure you attach all required documents to your application form.
- You can use the 2018 Directions for Undergraduate Applicants booklet as a guide when completing your application form.
- Need accommodation? Be sure to mark this on your application form.
- Take note of the different addresses to send your application form to, if you are an Architecture, Fine Art or Health Sciences applicant.
In general, you can either submit your completed application form in person or to the following address:
The Admissions Office
University of Cape Town
c/o Bremner Building Lower Campus
Application Fees for UCT
All applicants from SA and the SADC region will need to pay an application fee of R100. Applicants from outside the SADC region are required to pay an application fee of R300.
Submitting of Results and Documents
Let’s break it down: all current matric applicants will need to submit their grade 11 results as well as their latest grade 12 results. Failure to submit these results might delay your application process.
Are you a transferring student? If yes, you will need to make sure all your transcripts and academic records to date are submitted to the applications department as soon as possible. A final transcript of your current studies will also need to reach UCT at the earliest possible date. Pretty standard stuff.
Once you have submitted your application, you’ll be able to check your application status online here
Are you a student who has been anxiously waiting to find out if you have been accepted into University of Cape Town (UCT) for 2018 academic year
? Are you a parent/guardian looking to check the admission status of your child at UCT
You have come to the right place, we have documented all the steps to make it easy for you to find out your UCT application status online.
If you have any problems logging in, please consult the following document: Accessing PeopleSoft self-service for students
Contact the University of Cape Town:
For more information on how to apply to UCT, you can visit their website.
Alternatively, you can contact the UCT Admissions Department using the following details:
Tel: 021 650 2128
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