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Welcome to the University of Cape Town

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.

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UCT News

News in Brief

Universities South Africa (USAf) has released a statement on inflation linked fee increases for 2018.
Read the USAf statement... 14 December 2017
Prof Richard van der Ross, a UCT alumnus, has passed away, aged 96.
Read the tribute on News24... 13 December 2017

 

Our vision

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.

2017 - 2018 World University Rankings

1st
IN AFRICA

171 Times Higher Education
191 Quacquarelli Symonds

4th
IN BRICS & EMERGING ECONOMIES

Times Higher Education

Upcoming Events

14Dec
17:00
You are cordially invited to celebrate the release of Professors Edda and Peter Weimann’s new book published by Springer. Read ...
15Jan
08:00
Conference for General Practitioners including specialty days on 15th and 16th January 2018.
15Jan
09:15
The Centre for Extra-Mural Studies presents its 68th annual Summer School, featuring 68 courses across the full range of disciplines, from...
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Notices

The High Court has issued an order in regard to unlawful conduct on UCT’s campuses. Read the order...
Please note that the Annual General meeting of the Convocation will take place as follows:
UCT is aware that a number of people have been affected by a phishing scam. Please read the notice from ICTS for more information.
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