UCT 2021

UCT 2021 Prospectus

The undergraduate prospectus is a guide for school leavers and others interested in studying for a first degree at UCT. The UCT prospectus introduces you to life at UCT, describing the campus and detailing the services and facilities that the university provides for students. Details of all undergraduate programmes are provided. View the Undergraduate Prospectus.
Brief Information in the Brochure
MESSAGE FROM THE VICECHANCELLOR Welcome to the University of Cape Town. I am delighted that you are considering studying at UCT, an institution renowned for the quality of its teaching and learning, and for its commitment to engaging with society’s challenges through research and active citizenship. UCT offers a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in six faculties: Commerce, Engineering & the Built Environment, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law and Science. Our undergraduate programmes have been carefully designed to ensure that each student is well prepared for the work environment of the 21st century. Here are some reasons why you should opt to study at UCT. First, you will have the opportunity to get an internationally recognised qualification. Many of our graduates have jobs before they qualify and almost all have jobs within a few months after graduating, unless they choose for a specific reason not to enter formal employment.


2020 2021
1st quarter 10 February to 20 March 2020 15 February to 26 March 2021
1st vacation 21 March to 29 March 2020 27 March to 5 April 2021
2nd quarter 30 March to 9 June 2020 6 April to 11 June 2021
Mid-year vacation 10 June to 12 July 2020 12 June to 18 July 2021
3rd quarter 13 July to 21 August 2020 19 July to 27 August 2021
Mid-term vacation 22 August to 30 August 2020 28 August to 5 September 2021
4th quarter 31 August to 24 December 2020 6 September to 24 December 2021
Summer School 2020: 6 to 24 January 2020 Winter Term 2020: 10 June to 8 July 2020 Summer Term 2020: 11 November to 8 December 2020

UCT 2021 Application

Apply to UCT using the online application

Things to note before applying online to UCT:
  1. You’ll need an email address to complete the application. Don’t have one? Get an email address first.
  2. South African applicants will need an ID number.  Foreign applicants will need their passport number.
  3. You will need to have registered for the NBTs before applying online.
  4. You will need to pay an application fee.
  5. Need accommodation?  Make sure you mark this on your application form.
  6. Remember to check faculty-specific requirements before applying.
  7. Please note: Postgraduate applicants can only apply online.

Apply to UCT using the hardcopy application

Things to note before applying with a hardcopy form:
  1. Postgraduate applicants cannot apply using a hardcopy form.
  2. There is a separate hardcopy application form for Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Fine Art applicants.
  3. Make sure you attach all required documents to your application form.
  4. You can use the 2018 Directions for Undergraduate Applicants booklet as a guide when completing your application form.
  5. Need accommodation?  Be sure to mark this on your application form.
  6. 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 Rondebosch 7701 South Africa

Apply to UCT Residence

You will be able to indicate whether you would like student accommodation on your application form.  Please note that applying for student housing is part of your application process.  Student housing places are limited so UCT has a criterion for allocating these places.

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.

 Application Status

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.

Step 1:

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: Email: admissions@uct.ac.za Tel: 021 650 2128

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