UCT 2019

UCT 2019

UCT 2019,

UCT 2019 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

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.


2017 2018 2019 2020
1st quarter 13 March to 28 April 2017 19 February to 29 March 2018 11 February to 12 April 2019 10 February to 3 April 2020
1st vacation 29 April to 7 May 2017 30 March to 8 April 2018 13 April to 22 April 2019 4 February to 13 April 2020
2nd quarter 8 May to 14 July 2017 9 April to 15 June 2018 23 April to 9 June 2019 14 April to 5 June 2020
Mid-year vacation 15 July to 13 August 2017 16 June to 22 July 2018 10 June to 14 July 2019 6 June to 12 July 2020
3rd quarter 14 August to 22 September 2017 23 July to 7 September 2018 15 July to 23 August 2019 13 July to 21 August 2020
Mid-term vacation 23 September to 1 October 2017 8 September to 16 September 2018 24 August to 1 September 2019 22 August to 30 August 2020
4th quarter 2 October to 22 December 2017 17 September to 21 December 2018 2 September to 24 December 2019 31 August to 24  December 2020

Summer School 2018: 15 to 26 January 2018
Winter Term 2018: 18 June to 18 July 2018
Summer Term 2018: 19 November to 20 December 2018
Summer School 2019: 7 to 25 January 2019
Winter Term 2019: 10 June to 5 July 2019

UCT 2019 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
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