University Of Cape Town Application

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University Of Cape Town Application

University Of Cape Town Application

Applications for 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.

When to apply
Applications for admission to UCT’s undergraduate programs beginning in 2024 are accepted starting on 3 April 2023 and ending on 31 July 2023. As soon as you can, please attempt to submit your application. Late applications are not taken into account.

An annual UCT Open Day is held for candidates who want additional details before submitting an application. It is aimed at high school students in Grades 10, 11, and 12, as well as their families and teachers. This year’s UCT Open Day will take place on Saturday, May 13, 2023, from 10:00 to 15:00.

The University Of Cape Town Key dates

3 April 2023

  • Applications for admission in 2024 open at 12:00 noon.
  • The National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) registrations are open.

13 May 2023

The UCT Open Day will be hosted in person in 2023.

31 July 2023

  • All undergraduate applications close. We do not accept late applications.
  • Applications for student housing close.
  • The last date to write the NBTs if you wish to be considered for a conditional offer by the Faculty of Health Sciences.
  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) portfolios are due.

31 August 2023

  • The closing date for the undergraduate program has changed. Requests must be sent to with the subject line “Request for program change”.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art (BA(FA)) portfolios are due.

14 October 2023

The last date to write the NBTs for admission to UCT.

15 November 2023
We aim to finalize all international applications to allow sufficient time for visa applications.

30 November 2023

Deadline for international applicants to attract an offer of admission. This is necessary to allow for sufficient time to obtain a study visa.

31 December 2023
Final transcripts for transferring applicants are due.

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) program. Please refer to the fee structure for more information.

Submitting results and documents

All exam results from Grade 11 through September of Grade 12 must be sent in by currently enrolled students. Delays could occur if these results are not submitted. All transcripts and academic documents for transferring students should be turned in as soon as possible.

Undergraduate applicants must send their documents to, and postgraduate applicants must send them to Sending your contributions to both email addresses will simply delay the processing of your application, so kindly refrain from doing so.
Apply online

All postgraduate applicants must apply online. Visit to begin your application before the deadline date.

The Directions for Postgraduate Applications document can help guide you through this process.

You must make a new account if you are a first-time user of the UCT online admissions website. Having a working email address that is not shared with another UCT candidate and that you routinely check is the only prerequisite for making a new account.

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.

Please visit the Students website for more information

Please visit the International Hub website for information on international students and for exchange opportunities for local UCT students.


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