When to apply

Applications opened on 3 April 2023. The closing date for applications for undergraduate study at UCT in 2024 was 31 July 2023 and was extended to midnight SAST on Friday, 4 August 2023. We will not consider applications received after this date.

For applicants who would like more information before submitting an application, there is an annual UCT Open Day aimed at high school learners in Grades 10, 11 and 12, their families and teachers. This year UCT Open Day was from 10:00 to 15:00 on Saturday, 13 May 2023.

Application Fees

An application fee must be paid for every application. UCT students and graduates, as well as Semester Study Abroad (SSA) applicants, are exempt from the application fee unless applying to a Graduate School of Business (GSB) programme.

The relevant application fee should accompany all applications:

Undergraduate and postgraduate applications from South Africa and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region R100
Undergraduate and postgraduate applications from outside the SADC region R300
Graduate School of Business (GSB) applications from South Africa and African citizens/residents R2 070
GSB applications from outside of Africa USD 300

Note

  • Application fees will not be refunded. Paying an application fee does not mean that your application will be successful.
  • The application fee may be paid by cash, credit card, direct bank deposit or electronic funds transfer (EFT). Cash payments must be made at the Cashiers Office, Kramer Building, Middle Campus, UCT.
    Credit card payments must be made online.
  • EFT payments for all degrees/diplomas EXCEPT GSB must be made to the following account:
  • *EFT payments for the GSB (Graduate School of Business) programmes must be made to the following account:
  • Application fees should be paid in South African Rands, except when applying for a GSB qualification from outside the SADC region, in which case payment should be in US dollars.
  • UCT graduates are exempt from paying an application fee, except in the case of GSB qualifications.

Submitting results and documents

Current learners at school must make sure that all examination results from Grade 11 until September of grade 12 are submitted. Failure to submit these results may result in delays.

Transferring students should submit all transcripts and academic records as early as possible.

Documents must be submitted as certified electronic copies to admissions-ug@uct.ac.za (undergraduate applicants) or admissions-pg@uct.ac.za (postgraduate applicants). Please do not send your submissions to both email addresses as this will only delay the processing of your application.

Monitor your application

When we update your application, you will receive an email communication. Please monitor your email account closely for updates. You can also check your status online with the log-in credentials that we will send you after you apply. We are not permitted to disclose your application status telephonically.