UCT Dates



UCT Dates

UCT Dates,
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.



Terms

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

 

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.
The following dates apply to undergraduate admission for 2018.





15 January
  • Final Cambridge Assessment International Education (CIE) results from the November 2017 session are due.
19 February
  • Start of teaching Semester 1.
21 April
  • The UCT Open Day will be held from 10:00–15:00 on the 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!)
15 July
  • Preferred date for submission of a Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) portfolio, for early consideration.
31 August
  • Preferred date for submission of a BA (Fine Art) portfolio, for early consideration.
30 September
  • All undergraduate applications close. We do not accept late applications.
  • Applications for student accommodation close.
1 October
  • Final date for BAS or Fine Art portfolio submissions.
  • Final date to submit the personal report and CV for Health Sciences applicants.
13 October
  • Last opportunity to write the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs).
31 October
  • Closing date for programme changes. Programme changes must be submitted in writing to admissions-ug@uct.ac.za with the subject line “Change to Programme Choices”.
  • Due date for interim National Senior Certificate (NSC) results. If you are currently at school and you are registered to write the NSC in South Africa, please ensure that your grade 12 interim scores are submitted.
  • Due date for predicted scores. If you are currently at school and you are not registered to write the NSC in South Africa, please ensure that your predicted scores are submitted by your school.
  • Due date for interim and past transcripts. If you are currently registered for tertiary studies, submit your most recent academic record. If you are not registered for tertiary studies, but completed tertiary studies earlier, your final transcript is now due.
  • Due date for final South African and international school results from May 2018 and earlier.
31 December
  • The final tertiary transcripts for students registered for tertiary studies in 2018 are due.
15 January 2019
  • Final Cambridge Assessment International Education (CIE) results from the November 2018 session are due.
11 February 2019
  • First semester classes start at UCT.