UCT is an inclusive and engaged research-intensive African university that inspires creativity through outstanding achievements in learning, discovery and citizenship; enhancing the lives of its students and staff, advancing a more equitable and sustainable social order and influencing the global higher education landscape.
UCT Application 2020
Please note: the university reserves the right to change these dates. Before acting on any of the dates below confirmation should be sought from the appropriate office.1 April 2019
- Applications for admission in 2020 are open until 31 July 2019 for all undergraduate programmes.
4 May 2019
- The UCT Open Day will be held from 10:00–15:00 on Upper Campus.
Open Day is a good opportunity to access important information about the application process. (It’s also a good time for younger siblings to start thinking about UCT opportunities!)
31 July 2019
- All undergraduate applications close. We do not accept late applications.
- Applications for student housing close.
- Deadline for writing the Health Sciences NBTs and the submission of the PR.
- Preferred date for submission of BAS portfolio for early consideration.
UCT Application Status
Check your application status
Once you have applied, you can check your application status using the log-in details supplied during the initial application process
UCT Application Form
Download Application Forms below:
UCT Online Application
All postgraduate applicants must apply online
UCT Online Registration usually takes place in January or February of every year
How to Apply
The following guidelines may be useful when you apply to UCT:
When to apply
Applications open in April every year and you should try to submit an application as soon as possible after that date.
An application fee must be paid for every application, except in the case of most graduates of UCT. Please refer to the fee structure for more information.
Submitting results and documents
Current learners at school must make sure that all examination results from Grade 11 until September of grade 12 are submitted. Failure to submit these results may result in delays.
Transferring students should submit all transcripts and academic records as early as possible.
UCT Admission Requirements
Eligibility for admission
The admission requirements differ depending on what you want to study. The criteria for certificate courses, diplomas and degrees Read More Here
UCT Courses Offered
Bachelor of Business Science: 4 or 5 year academic development programme
Bachelor of Business Science: in Actuarial Science (five-year academic development programme)
Bachelor of Business Science: in Actuarial Science
Bachelor of Business Science
Bachelor of Commerce: 3 or 4-year academic development programme
Bachelor of Commerce:
Bachelor of Commerce: in Actuarial Science:
Bachelor of Architectural Studies
Bachelor of Science in Property Studies
Bachelor of Science in Construction Studies
Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Chemical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Electrical & Computer Engineering. Find full list of CUT Courses here
UCT Contact Details
University of Cape Town,
Private Bag X3, Rondebosch 7701,
Admissions Office Tel: +27 (0)21 650 2128
UCT switchboard: +27 (0)21 650 9111