UCT Online Application – University of Cape Town

UCT Online Application – University of Cape Town

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.

If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application by printing the forms from the links below, and sending them to the Admissions Office at the address indicated on the right.


We are accepting applications for admission in 2021 until 31 July for all undergraduate programmes.

Applicants who need financial assistance must submit their applications on the NSFAS online application system. All applications close on 30 November.

NSFAS applications must be completed at http://www.nsfas.org.za/content/how-to-apply.html.


Postgraduate programmes containing coursework mostly close on 31 October, with the exception of a few programmes and faculties which start to close from May onward.

Applications for research-only postgraduate programmes do not close. Please select the year in which you wish to start your programme when applying.


The SSA programme is offered to international students who are registered at their home university and plan to study abroad at UCT for a semester or two.

Upon completion of the UCT semester course-load, the credits can be transferred to their degree at their home university. SSA credits do not count toward a UCT qualification.

How to Apply Online at University of Cape Town

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