University of Cape Town UCT

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

Key dates

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:

2020 Application for undergraduate admission form

UCT Online Application

All postgraduate applicants must apply online

UCT Registration

UCT Online Registration usually takes place in January or February of every year

UCT Prospectus

How to Apply

Application procedure

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.

Application Fees

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

Postal address

University of Cape Town,

Private Bag X3, Rondebosch 7701,

South Africa

Admissions Office Tel: +27 (0)21 650 2128

UCT switchboard: +27 (0)21 650 9111