UCT Term Dates

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UCT Term Dates

UCT Term Dates

Please note:

  • The university reserves the right to change these dates. Before acting on any of the dates below, please ask for confirmation from the appropriate office.
  • The calendar has been adjusted and is no longer accurate due the impact of changes in response to COVID-19. Please refer to the Coronavirus Disease 2021 web page for further information on the University’s decisions in regard to COVID-19.
2021 2022
1st quarter 10 February to 20 March 2021 15 February to 26 March 2022
1st vacation 21 March to 29 March 2021 27 March to 5 April 2022
2nd quarter 30 March to 9 June 2021 6 April to 11 June 2022
Mid-year vacation 10 June to 12 July 2021 12 June to 18 July 2022
3rd quarter 13 July to 21 August 2021 19 July to 27 August 2022
Mid-term vacation 22 August to 30 August 2021 28 August to 5 September 2022
4th quarter 31 August to 24 December 2021 6 September to 24 December 2022

Summer School 2020: 6 to 24 January 2021
Winter Term 2020: 10 June to 8 July 20201
Summer Term 2020: 11 November to 8 December 2021
Postal address
University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa
Contact numbers and email addresses
Should the contact number or email address you require not appear below please use the Google search at the top of the screen or browse the A–Z lists on the UCT mainStaff and Students websites.
UCT switchboard: +27 (0)21 650 9111
The web manager can only be of assistance with website-related queries, not IT-related queries. For the latter (including queries about online systems and email), please contact IT Helpdesk on +27 (0)21 650 4500. If you have queries about Vula, please contact the Vula Helpdesk.

Faculties Email address Contact numbers
Commerce com-faculty@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 4375
+27 (0)21 650 4369
website
Engineering & the Built Environment ebe-faculty@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 2699
+27 (0)21 650 3782
website
Graduate School of Business info@gsb.uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 406 1922
+27 (0)21 421 5510
website
Health Sciences (Undergraduate) fhs-ug-admiss@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 406 6328
+27 (0)21 650 3002 (HSF Reception)
website
Health Sciences (Postgraduate) fhs-pg-admiss@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 406 6340
+27 (0)21 650 3002 (HSF Reception)
website
Humanities (Undergraduate) hum-ugrad@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 2717
+27 (0)21 686 7469
website
Humanities (Postgraduate) hum-postgrad@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 2691
+27 (0)21 650 5751
website
Law law-studies@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 3086
+27 (0)21 650 5662
website
Science sci-science@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 2712
+27 (0)21 650 2710
website
Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED) ched@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 2645
+27 (0)21 650 5045
website
General enquiries
Accounts: Creditors fnd-creditors@uct.ac.za
Accounts: Debtors fnd-debtors@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 5270/2143
Accounts: Fees fnd-fees@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 1704
Admissions / Applications admissions@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 2128
Campus Protection Services    +27 (0)21 650 2222/3
Communication & Marketing CMD contacts    +27 (0)21 650 4847/3730
Disability Service dsa-disabilityservice@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 2427
+27 (0)21 650 3794
Educare educare@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 3522
+27 (0)21 689 8078
Exam queries examsoffice@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 3692/4
Emergencies    +27 (0)21 650 2222
Fees Office fnd-feeenq@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 1704
Finance Helpdesk fnd-finance@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 2111
Graduation queries graduation@uct.ac.za
Human Resources HR Contacts
International students iapo@uct.ac.za    +27 21 650 2822/3740
+27 (0)21 650 5667
IT Helpdesk (ICTS) icts-helpdesk@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 4500
Libraries libraries@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 3134
Maintenance    +27 (0)21 650 4321
National Benchmark Tests adp-aarp@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 3523
+27 (0)21 650 5045
Off-Campus Student Accommodation Services (OCSAS) ocsas@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 4934
Payment and Procurement Services (PPS) Helpdesk fnd-purch@uct.ac.za
Postgraduate Centre and Funding Office pgfunding@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 3622
+27 (0)21 650 4352
Protea Hotel Mowbray reservations1@phmowbray.co.za
Offers special rates for staff & students
   +27 (0)21 442 5300
website
Research and Innovation researchvisibility@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 4015
Sports and recreation Kiran Maharaj    +27 (0)21 650 7328
Staff Housing Nomonde Sikiti
Melissa Patience
   +27 (0)21 650 2975
+27 (0)21 650 1048
Student Affairs Nadierah Pienaar    +27 (0)21 650 3535
+27 (0)21 650 5011
Student Development Office Nolindo Wabani    +27 (0)21 650 5389
+27 (0)21 650 5011
Student Housing and Residence Life res@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 2977
+27 (0)21 650 4014
Student Orientation and Advocacy Centre UCTOrientation@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 5082
Student Records (academic records & transcripts) reg-records@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 3595
+27 (0)21 650 5714
Student Representative Council (SRC) src@uct.ac.za
Student Systems Support sss-helpdesk@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 5227
Summer School ems@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 2888
Switchboard / general enquiries    +27 (0)21 650 9111
Traffic enquiries traffic@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 3314
UCT Careers Service careers.service@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 2497
UCT Retirement Fund uctrf-enquiries@uct.ac.za
Undergraduate financial aid financialaid@uct.ac.za    +27 (0)21 650 3545
Vacation accommodation vacation@uct.ac.za     +27 (0)21 650 1050/1
Vula Helpdesk help@vula.uct.ac.za
Welcome Centre     +27 (0)21 650 3121

 
Office hours Monday to Friday

Admissions
(Middle Campus)
08:30 – 16:30
Fees Office
(Middle Campus)
Counter: 09:00 – 15:30 (Mon – Fri)
Phone enquiries: 08:30 – 16:30
(Mon – Fri, Thurs from 09:30)
International Academic Programmes Office (IAPO)
(Middle Campus)
08:30 – 16:30 (Mon – Thurs)
08:30 – 16:00 (Fri)
Student Housing
(Middle Campus)
08:00 – 16:30
Receipts Cashier
(Middle Campus)
09:00 – 15:30

 

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