We give you valuable information on how to apply at UCT for your postgraduate studies. This three-step process helps you identify the programme that suits you best and guides you through the application and registration processes.

Important note: If you need funding for postgraduate study, you must begin the funding application process in the year before you intend to register. For more information on funding visit this section of the Postgrad Hub.


Getting started

Learn more about UCT’s postgraduate degrees, application deadlines and funding opportunities before you begin the application process.

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Do you need funding?

You should start the funding search early – as much as a year in advance. We help you understand how to find funding opportunities and apply.

See do you need funding?


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Submit application

Our postgraduate applications are made online. We walk you through the process including the documents you need, when you can expect to hear an outcome and where to find help.

See submit application


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Do you need accommodation?

Learn how to apply for on-campus housing at UCT and discover the other housing options available to you.

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Check your status

Once your application has been acknowledged by UCT, you can track the progress online.

See check your status


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If you receive an offer of admission, congrats! But you are not an official student at UCT until you complete the registration process. This process can vary between departments and faculties at UCT.

See registration