University Of Cape Town Online

University Of Cape Town Online

University Of Cape Town 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

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


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.


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.