It’s crucial to access your student account and keep up with crucial academic information if you attend the University of Cape Town (UCT). Students may simply access their student portal, check grades, manage course registrations, and more through UCT’s user-friendly and secure login system. We will walk you through the UCT login process in this article and explain the benefits of using this platform.
Your UCT student account can be accessed easily by logging in. All you need is an internet-connected PC or mobile device. To log in to your UCT account, follow these steps:
UCT Application Procedures;
Eligibility for admission
The admission requirements differ depending on what you want to study. The criteria for certificate courses, diplomas, and degrees are listed below:
Undergraduate Certificate Study
To confirm eligibility for admission to undergraduate certificate study, applicants must consult the Admissions Office or the faculty concerned.
Undergraduate Diploma Study
The minimum requirement for admission to undergraduate diploma study is a National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by Umalusi with an achievement rating of 3 (Moderate Achievement, 40-49%) or better in 4 recognized NSC 20-credit subjects.
Bachelor’s Degree Study
To be eligible for admission to degree study, applicants need to meet the minimum requirements for eligibility:
- Applicants holding a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) need to pass a minimum of 4 subjects at a rating of 4 (Adequate Achievement, 50-59%) or better in any four 20-credit NSC subjects.
- Applicants holding a South African Senior Certificate need matriculation endorsement.
- Applicants holding non-South African school-leaving certificates must qualify for a matriculation exemption certificate. For more information please visit the website of the Matriculation Board.
UCT Login Procedures;
Protect Your Password. Do not divulge your password to anyone. Do not leave a PC unattended if you are logged in. You and only you will bear the consequences if there is damage or loss arising from the abuse of your User ID and Password.
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- Before your first login, manage your password: http://password.uct.ac.za
- Postgraduate inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Undergraduate inquiries: email@example.com
- Student support: firstname.lastname@example.org
Minimum language proficiency
All applicants must have attained a certain level of proficiency in English and are required to submit evidence of this, as outlined below, as part of their application to study.
South African Senior Certificate undergraduate applicants
- South African Senior Certificate undergraduate applicants to UCT must have achieved a pass of 40% or more on the Higher Grade in English (First or Second Language) at the Senior Certificate level.
South African NSC undergraduate applicants
- South African NSC undergraduate applicants to UCT, must have achieved a rating of 2 (Elementary Achievement, 30-40%) or better at the Home Language or First Additional Language level.
Applicants holding non-South African school-leaving certificates
Please see UCT’s language requirements.
For further information on the IELTS and TOEFL exams, please contact the UCT English Language Centre.
Calculating Admissions Points Score (APS)
The percentages achieved in National Senior Certificate examinations (preliminary and final examinations) will be allocated an admission score equal to that percentage.
The sum of 6 subjects, excluding Life Orientation, but including English and any required subject(s) for the relevant program, is considered when deciding on admission. For example, for a given program where Maths and Physical Sciences are required, we will take scores for English, Maths, Physical Sciences and the next best 3 subjects other than Life Orientation to compute the NSC score towards the APS.
Check your application status (UG)
Once you have applied, you can check your application status using the log-in details supplied during the initial application process. Should you have any problems logging in, please consult the student self-service help documentation or send an email to email@example.com.
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