University Of Cape Town Application Form; Uct online application login
You may apply 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.
If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application by printing the forms from the links below and sending them to the Admissions Office at the address indicated on the right.
Please see the ‘Directions for Postgraduate Applicants’ document for closing dates for various postgraduate applications. They are also listed on the online applications site.
The admission cycle is open. Applications close on 31 July. We will not consider late applications.
The National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) has been a requirement for undergraduate admission at the University of Cape Town. Given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the NBT testing programme, the NBTs will not be part of the admission criteria for admission to UCT. As a result, UCT is considering amendments to the current criteria and expects this to be finalised soon. Prospective applicants are advised to submit their study applications without delay and to make sure that they submit their Grade 11 final school results to be considered for an early conditional offer of admission.
Applicants who need financial assistance must submit their applications on the NSFAS online application system. Applications are scheduled to open on 1 August and close on 30 November. Applications must be completed at http://www.nsfas.org.za/content/how-to-apply.html.
Most postgraduate programmes containing coursework close on 31 October, with the exception of a few programmes and faculties which start to close from May onward. Please refer to the Directions for Postgraduate Applicants for the closing dates applicable to you.
Applications for research-only postgraduate programmes do not close. Please select the year in which you wish to start your programme when applying.
SEMESTER STUDY ABROAD (SSA) APPLICANTS
The SSA programme is offered to international students who are pursuing a degree elsewhere and plan to study abroad at UCT for a semester or two for the purposes of international credit mobility. Upon completion of the UCT semester course load, the credits can be transferred to their degree at their home university. SSA credits do not count toward a UCT qualification.
SSA application cycle:
First semester (which runs from late January to mid-June): applications open in the first week of August and close on 31 October of the preceding year.
Second semester (which runs from early July to late November): applications open in the second week of January and close on 30 April of the same year.