University Of Cape Town (UCT) Online Application Closing Date

By | December 30, 2022

University Of Cape Town (UCT) Online Application Closing Date

The Management of UCT has made available the Online Portal for application into Undergraduate Courses and Postgraduate Courses – Masters, Postgraduate Diploma, PhD and Advanced Degree Courses.

Online Application 2023-2024

The University of Cape Town UCT Application Closing Dates have been provided through this LINK, its important that students make themselves conversant with these dates. Once confirmed, checkout the Admission requirements for the deserved course of study to ensure you meet the minimum requirements of study.

UCT Undergraduate Online Application 2023-2024

Below are links to the undergraduate application portal, this page provides details on undergraduate admission requirements, application fees, courses offered and undergraduate application forms for the current academic year.

University of Cape Town UCT Undergraduate Online Application 2023-2024

Dont forget to checkout the UCT prospectus and Handbook guide for details on study at the institution.

UCT Postgraduate Online Application 2023-2024

The UCT Postgraduate Online Application forms have been provided below. Visit this page to learn about postgraduate application dates, requirements, thesis, application fees and other useful information about postgraduate studies at UCT.

University of Cape Town UCT Postgraduate Online Application 2023-2024

UCT has one online application portal for all applicants. 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.

UCT Offline Application

In contrast to using the UCT Online Application Portal, students can opt to apply via hardcopies of the UCT Application Forms. These can be obtained online on the University’s website or by directly visiting the Admissions Office. The following are the costs of the application forms

  • Undergraduate applications from South Africa and SADC region: R100
  • Undergraduate applications from outside of the SADC region: R300

UCT Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Diploma Study

The minimum requirement for admission to undergraduate diploma study is a National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by Umalusi with an achievement rating of 3 (Moderate Achievement, 40-49%) or better in 4 recognised NSC 20-credit subjects.

Click here for More Details on University of Cape Town UCT Undergraduate Online Applications 2023-2024

Bachelor’s Degree Study

To be eligible for admission to degree study, applicants need to meet minimum requirements for eligibility:

  • Applicants holding a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) need to pass a minimum of 4 subjects at a rating of 4 (Adequate Achievement, 50-59%) or better in any four 20-credit NSC subjects.
  • Applicants holding a South African Senior Certificate need matriculation endorsement.
  • Applicants holding non-South African school-leaving certificates must qualify for a matriculation exemption certificate. For more information please visit the website of the Matriculation Board.

UCT Supported Documents

Below are some of the documents you need.

  • You will need an email address to complete the application.
  • South African applicants will need an ID number.  Foreign applicants will need their passport number.
  • Once you receive your student number from UCT, you will need to pay the application fee.
  • Make sure your documents are scanned according to the directives.

Make a Copy of these Useful Documents

  • Copy of your school qualifications (eg Senior Certificate, National Senior Certificate)
  • Copy of your official tertiary academic record(s) (if applicable) (internet copies will not be accepted)
  • Copy of your ID document (RSA students) or ID/passport (international students)
  • Copy of your marriage certificate (if applicable) or divorce decree (if applicable)
  • Sworn translations of documents if they are not in English or Afrikaans

UCT Application Dates

Applications Open:  01 May 

Applications Close:

  • Undergraduate applications: 31 August 

UCT National Benchmark Tests

Who uses them and how?

A number of universities in South Africa use the NBTs to help interpret your National Senior Certificate results. Universities use the NBT results in different ways:

  • Some use them to help make decisions about your access to university. This means that your NBT results, in combination with your NSC results, are used to determine whether you are ready for academic study.
  • Some use them for placement within university. This means that the results are used to decide whether you will need extra academic support after you have been admitted to university.
  • Some use them to help develop curricula within their university.

UCT Application Contacts

UCT Online Application- Contact Details 

Postal address

  • Admissions Office
    University of Cape Town
    c/o Bremner Building Lower Campus
    South Africa

Physical address

  • Admissions Office
    University of Cape Town
    Level 4
    Masingene Building
    Middle Campus
    Cape Town
    South Africa

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