Cape Town University

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Cape Town University

Cape Town University

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 is a public research university located in Cape Town, South Africa. It was founded in 1829 as the South African College, and it became a university in 1918.

UCT is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Africa, and it is consistently ranked as one of the top universities on the continent.
The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programmes in a wide range of disciplines, including business, engineering, medicine, social sciences, and natural sciences.

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UCT Courses/Programmes Offered


  • Bachelor of Business Science
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management Practice
  • Master of Business Administration

Engineering and the Built Environment:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering
  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies
  • Bachelor of Construction Studies
  • Master of Science in Engineering

Health Sciences:

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)
  • Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy
  • Master of Public Health

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  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Fine Art
  • Bachelor of Social Science
  • Master of Arts in Creative Writing


  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law
  • Master of Laws


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Geographical Science
  • Master of Science


University Of Cape TownApplication Date
UCT online application will be open from April 1st through July 30 each year for interested students who wish to study at the University. Applications received after this date will not be considered;
UCT Application Fee
The application fee is normally R100. Your initial payment is due in early February (or at registration if earlier).

READ: UCT Prospectus PDF

University of Cape Town (UCT) Admission Requirements 2024

  • Applicant must obtain grade 12
  • A valid copy of your Identity Document
  • Proof of the payment receipt of your application fee. This fee is not refundable.
  • A unique email address when applying either online or in a hard copy.

How To Apply Online For The University Of Cape Town 2024-2025

You can fill out an application online. In order to apply online you will need a working email address and your South African identity number, or, if you are an international applicant, your passport number:

This UCT online application window is open for;

  • First-time UCT applicants
  • UCT students changing to a new qualification and/or specialization
  • Applicants who previously applied for admission and were not offered a space or who were offered a space accepted the offer and did not register
  • students completing a higher certificate or any other programme and who wish to continue with further undergraduate studies


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  • Postal address
  • University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa
  • Tel: +27 (0)21 650 2128
  • Admissions Office
  • University of Cape Town
  • c/o Bremner Building Lower Campus
  • Rondebosch
  • 7701
  • South Africa

Physical address

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

Contact us

  • For a hard copy of the undergraduate prospectus:
  • Tel: +27 (0)21 650 2128
  • Tel: +27 (0)21 650 1704
  • Fax: +27 (0)21 650 4768
  • Cashiers’ Office
  • Tel: +27 (0)21 650 2207
  • Fax: +27 (0)21 650 5093
  • Admissions Office
  • Tel: +27 (0)21 650 2128

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