University of Cape Town Application
UCT online Application University of Cape Town Application
Applications for undergraduate study at UCT in 2024 opened on Monday, 3 April 2023, and close on 31 July 2023. Applicants who need financial assistance must submit separate applications directly to NSFAS. Application deadlines for postgraduate programs can be confirmed with the relevant faculty office.
You may apply online. In order to apply online you will need a working email address and your South African identity number, or, if you are an international applicant, your passport number.
UCT Online Application Forms
- 2024 Undergraduate prospectus
- 2024 Directions for undergraduate applicants
- First-time applications for financial aid are handled centrally via NSFAS. For further information on the application process, please see undergraduate student funding.
All postgraduate applicants must apply online.
- 2023 Directions for Postgraduate Applicants for applicants intending to enroll in 2023.
- 2024 Directions for Postgraduate Applicants for applicants intending to enroll in 2024.
- Postgraduate Studies at UCT – the essential guide for all prospective postgraduate students
- Apply for postgraduate degree funding.
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) program. Please refer to the fee structure for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (undergraduate applicants) or email@example.com (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 login credentials that we will send you after you apply. We are not permitted to disclose your application status telephonically.
All postgraduate applicants must apply online. Visit http://applyonline.uct.ac.za/ to begin your application before the deadline date.
The Directions for Postgraduate Applications document can help guide you through this process. If you’re a first-time visitor to the UCT online admissions website, you will need to create a new account. The only requirement for creating a new account is to have a valid email address that is not shared with another UCT applicant that you monitor regularly.
Degrees and courses offered; course requirements: see the faculty handbooks and the faculty websites
Admission requirements and applications: firstname.lastname@example.org
Student records, including transcripts, confirmation letters, and verifications: email@example.com
University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa
Contact numbers and email addresses
Should the contact number or email address you require not appear below please use the Google search at the top of the screen or browse the A–Z lists on the UCT main, Staff, and Students websites.
UCT switchboard: +27 (0)21 650 9111
The web manager can only be of assistance with website-related queries, not IT-related queries. For the latter (including queries about online systems and email), please contact IT Helpdesk at +27 (0)21 650 4500.
If you have queries about Vula, please contact the Vula Helpdesk. Queries related to student self-service (PeopleSoft) must be sent to Student Support Services.