UCT online application forms, tracking, courses, fees, contact details, requirements 2020

UCT online application forms, tracking, courses, fees, contact details, requirements 2020

The Ministry of Education has vouched for a literate country. One of the ways of achieving this goal is by ensuring that enough sensitisation is done on the opportunities that different institutions have to offer. One such method is by making details about UCT online application available.

UCT online application

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Are you a University of Cape Town prospectus student looking forward to furthering your studies? If that is the case, you might want to spare a couple of minutes to be enlightened on the institution and the packages that it has to offer in 2020. These details will also make your UCT online application process easier to go about.

How do I apply to UCT?

The university has made the application process transparent for anyone who wishes to pursue their studies at the institution. One can do so by either going through the UCT online application process or manually filling in the forms and delivering them to the university. Regardless of the mode of application, a prospectus student stands equal chances of a successful admission if they meet the set requirements.

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Apply online: UCT

This mode of application is open for all the programmes that the university offers. The first requirement is a functional email address that does not belong to a student at the university. If you are a South African citizen, it will require your national Identification number. Non-citizens will need their passport numbers.

To access the online application interface, you will be required to search www.uct.ac.za online application on your browser. It is important to note that this procedure is compatible with specific browsers like Internet Explorer 7-11, Chrome, Firefox and Edge. Using a browser that is not supported might prevent you from submitting the application.

The first step of the application involves creating an account with UCT by filling in personal details and the functional email address. Upon submitting these details, the university will share a link to the email address that you've provided. The link will provide you with the online application form. An applicant is required to submit the form as soon as they finish filling it in.

UCT application forms

UCT online application forms

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If you opt for the manual application process, you can access the forms by clicking here. This interface provides a list of forms for different programmes. You will be required to select the one that suits you. Upon filling them, you will be required to post them to the UCT admissions office. The postal address of the office:

Admissions Office

University of Cape Town

c/o Bremner Building Lower Campus



South Africa

If you wish to deliver your forms in person, you can do so to the following UCT admissions address:

Admissions Office

University of Cape Town

Level 4

Masingene Building

Middle Campus


Cape Town

South Africa

It is important to note that UCT applications for postgraduate programmes are only done online.

UCT courses

UCT online application courses

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Are you looking forward to joining this top-notch institution and are not sure whether the school offers the course that you wish to pursue? If that is the case, you might want to get more insight into the programmes by finding out about the faculties and the departments. That way, you can find out whether to go ahead with the application or not. These faculties include:

Each one of the faculties has a list of courses linked to it. Each course provides a list of qualifications that one should attain for them to be admitted. To find out more information about the requirements, click on any of the faculties. This list also provides different programmes as well as UCT online courses.

UCT admission requirements

Apart from the entry requirements for individual courses, the university has set general qualifications for different programmes. These are the different levels and their requirements:

Undergraduate Certificate Study

If you are a UCT prospectus student looking forward to pursuing your undergraduate studies, you ought to consult with the faculty that you wish to join. Every faculty has a set of qualifications that one should meet to qualify for application.

Undergraduate Diploma Study

If you wish to pursue your undergraduate diploma, you ought to have a National Senior Certificate with a rating of not less than 3 which average should be between 40-49% or a better score in 4 of the recognised NSC subjects.

Bachelor's Degree Study

For one to qualify for a Bachelor's degree course, they ought to have a National Senior Certificate. They are also required to have passed not less than 4 subjects with a score of not less than 50%. Alternatively, they ought to have scored not less than 50% in the subjects that the university has specified. The list of the designated subjects is available by clicking here.

For prospectus students who are non-South Africans and do not have their National Senior Certificate, these requirements do not lock them out. The Matriculation Board should evaluate their school leaving certificates. To access this service, one can do so by clicking here.

Requirements for language proficiency

South African Senior Certificate undergraduate applicants

The applicant is required to have attained not less than 40% in the Higher Grade in English for Senior Certificate level.

South African NSC undergraduate applicants

Applicants are required to have attained a rating of not less than 2 or more in Home Language or the First Additional Language level.

Applicants with non-South African school-leaving certificates

Non-South African applicants are required to check out the university's language requirements by clicking here.

UCT fees

The university charges fees depending on the course and programme that one is undertaking. The details concerning the University of Cape Town fees have been made available in the fees handbook. It is important to note that the figures stated in the handbook are the exact amount that one is expected to pay.

Track my UCT application status

If you are a prospectus student who made an application to the institution and has not received any response, you do not have to fuss. The university has set up a self-service check for application status UCT.

UCT application status check

To confirm whether you have been granted a chance at the university, you will require the login details that the university provides during the initial process of application. The first step of the status check process is managing your password, and you can do so by clicking here. Upon managing our password, you can proceed to enter the login details here. When you sign in, a report will be generated to indicate whether or not you have been granted an opportunity in the university.

In case you experience any problems during the process of UCT status check, you can contact the student-self service documentation by sending an email to sss-helpdesk@uct.ac.za. Alternatively, you can click here and check out whether your issue is among any of the ones listed.

UCT contact details

For any inquiries regarding admissions, you can contact the university through any of these contact details:

  • Phone number: +27 (0)21 650 2128
  • Email: admissions@uct.ac.za
  • Postal address: University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa

For any inquiries regarding your UCT email, you can contact the university through this phone number: +27 (0)21 650 4500.

UCT University wishes to inform the undergraduate prospectus students for 2020 that the application process has been closed and that it does not accept late applications. However, the doors for some of the postgraduate programmes are open. To find out more about these programmes, one can check up the UCT website by searching www.uct.ac.za on their browser.

By now, you ought to have built confidence on how to go about the UCT online application progress that seemed to be complicated at first. You are also advised to continually check out the university's website for updates on the admissions as well as details for new applications.


Source: Briefly.co.za

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