UCT now open for 2025 applications

By Karabo · Apr 3, 2024
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University of Cape Town (UCT) applications for the 2025 academic year are officially open as of 02 April 2024. UCT is one of the best universities in South Africa. This top institution is located in the Western Cape province and has various campuses to cater a large number of students across South Africa.


University of Cape Town - 2025 Applications

UCT, a world-renowned institution consistently ranked among Africa's best, offers a vibrant and intellectually stimulating environment. They foster curiosity, challenge convention, and equip students with the knowledge and skills to become future leaders across all disciplines. University of Cape Town offers a vast array of undergraduate study programmes across Humanities, Science, Commerce, Law, Engineering, and Health Sciences. 


University of Cape Town (UCT) Required Documents:

  • certified copy of your identity document
  • Certified copy of your Senior Certificate/National Senior Certificate or equivalent
  • Certified Grade 11 report (if you are currently in grade 12)
  • Your Grade 12 March Report  (if you are currently in grade 12)
  • Your grade 12 June report (if you are currently in grade 12)
  • Your Grade 12 September (trial) Report (if you are currently in grade 12)
     

NB: The above requirements are for undergraduate students. If you want to pursue postgraduate studies at UCT visit the UCT website for more and accurate information.

If you could not submit all documents in your online application you can submit them to [email protected] Do not send your submissions to any other email address/es as this will only delay the processing of your application.

 

University of Cape Town (UCT) Requirements:

  • 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 recognised NSC 20-credit subjects.
  • To be eligible for admission to degree study, applicants need to meet 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.
  • English Language Proficiency: All applicants must have attained a certain level of proficiency in English. South African applicants can demonstrate this through a pass in English Home Language or First Additional Language on the NSC. International applicants can fulfill this requirement through various standardized tests like IELTS or TOEFL.

NOTE: For more detailed requirements, download the University of Cape Town prospectus HERE as some programmes at UCT may have additional requirements beyond the FPS and NBTs. These requirements could include, auditions, portfolios, work experience and interview.

 

How to Apply at University of Cape Town (UCT) - 2025 

Research the specific study programme you're interested in and ensure you meet the admission requirements before you begin with your application. UCT applications are done online. Follow the steps below on how to apply at UCT:

  • Visit the UCT application site HERE
  • Create an application account if you are a new students
  • After creating an account, login to application with your User ID and Password
  • Complete the online application form.
  • Submit all required supporting documents

 

University of Cape Town (UCT) Application Fee

Undergraduate and postgraduate applications from South Africa and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region: R100
Undergraduate and postgraduate applications from outside the SADC region: R300
Graduate School of Business (GSB) applications from South Africa and African citizens/residents: R2 070
GSB applications from outside of Africa: USD 300

 

University of Cape Town (UCT) Closing Dates

The closing date for applications for undergraduate studies at UCT is 31 July 2024. Applications received after this date will not be considered. Make sure that you submit your application as soon as possible.

 

University of Cape Town (UCT) Contact Details  

If you have any questions or need assistance with your application, contact University of Cape Town via:

Telephone: +27 (0)21 650 2128

Email: [email protected] 


If you're an ambitious and high-achieving student looking to pursue your studies at a world-class university, then UCT could be the perfect fit for you. By carefully considering the admission requirements and taking steps to strengthen your application, you can increase your chances of securing a place at this prestigious institution. 

 

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