University Of Cape Town Dates 2024

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University Of Cape Town Dates 2024

University Of Cape Town Dates 2024

To effectively plan and program your studies at UCT, it is important to be familiar with the important dates and events that make up the university’s academic calendar. From registration deadlines to semester start and end dates, knowing these important dates will help you make informed decisions and plan throughout your stay at UCT.

Understanding UCT’s academic calendar also allows you to participate in a variety of campus activities such as clubs, societies, and academic support services, as events and programs often coincide with the university’s most important dates. Additionally, knowing exam times and holidays will help you prepare for exams and take advantage of well-deserved time off.

Whether you are a prospective or current student at the University of Cape Town, this article will serve as a valuable resource to help you stay up to date with the important dates that mark your academic year.

The University Of Cape Town Key dates

Please note: the University reserves the right to change these dates. Before acting on any of the dates below confirmation should be sought from the appropriate office.

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.

Full details are available in the undergraduate prospectus.

It is always advisable to check the official UCT website or get in touch with the university directly for the most recent information, even though this information is accurate as of my knowledge cut off in September.


The University of Cape Town,

Private Bag X3,

Rondebosch 7701,
South Africa
+27 (0)21 650 9111


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