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Introducing UCT


Our mission

UCT aspires to become a premier academic meeting point between South Africa, the rest of Africa and the world. Taking advantage of expanding global networks and our distinct vantage point in Africa, we are committed, through innovative research and scholarship, to grapple with the key issues of our natural and social worlds. We aim to produce graduates whose qualifications are internationally recognised and locally applicable, underpinned by values of engaged citizenship and social justice. UCT will promote diversity and transformation within our institution and beyond, including growing the next generation of academics.

Foundation statement underpinning the mission statement

Our research-led identity is shaped by a commitment to:

We strive to provide a superior quality educational experience for undergraduate and postgraduate students through:

In advancing UCT as an Afropolitan university, we will:

We strive to provide an environment for our diverse student and staff community that:

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UCT Statement of Values


Campus Life 2015

Campus Life 2015

2016 Undergraduate Prospectus

2016 Undergraduate Prospectus

2016 Postgraduate Prospectus

2016 Postgraduate Prospectus

About UCT

About UCT: A Brief Introduction