UCT is a leading African university that is ranked as the best on the continent and a foremost global institution. We provide postgraduate students with personalised support, state-of-the-art facilities and vibrant research networks.



UCT is an inclusive and research-intensive African university that supports its postgraduates along their academic and career journey.

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From leading libraries to advanced research labs, we provide world-class facilities to our postgraduates. Postgraduates can also access professional and academic resources, as well as personalised guidance at the Office for Postgraduate Studies and the Postgraduate Centre and Funding Office.

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World Rankings

UCT features among the best universities in the world and in Africa. Learn more about our rankings.

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Global partnerships

We connect postgraduates to research, networking and career-building opportunities in Africa and the rest of the world.

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Research strengths

Our research strengths address the world’s pressing problems including climate change, drug discovery and poverty and inequality.

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Publications We produce several publications that celebrate our researchers and their innovations.

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