UCT online application 2021: process, fee, requirements, courses

UCT online application 2021: process, fee, requirements, courses

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.

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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.

UCT online application

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.

UCT application requirements

A student who wishes to join the University of Cape Town should possess the following for them to apply for a chance in the institution:

  • A functional email address that does not belong to a student in the university.
  • South African students will be required to produce their national identification number. Non-South African students will be required to provide their passport number.
  • Grade 11 or 12 results for matric applicants.

Apply online: UCT

This mode of application is the most recommended one for all programmes. To access the online application interface, you will be required to search 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.

UCT application forms

If you opt for the manual application process, you can download the forms from the university's website. 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

Rondebosch

7701

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

Rondebosch

Cape Town

South Africa

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

UCT online application 2021

UCT application dates 2021

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Application for all the undergraduate courses started on 1st April 2020 and will close on 31st July 2020. UCT prospectus students are advised to ensure that they submit their requests within the stipulated time frame since the university does not accept late applications. The university also advocates for prospectus students to utilise the online application platform as it is more convenient.

It is mandatory for all prospectus students who hail from South Africa or those looking forward to joining the Faculty of Health Sciences regardless of their origin, to sit the National Benchmark Tests. In line with the test, prospectus students are being reminded that the results of the test are only valid for three years before the year of admission. Therefore, if you wish to join the institution, you should apply to sit the test by 31st August 2020.

UCT online application process

The first step of the application involves creating a UCT portal 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. To access the form, you will be required to log in using the UCT login details that you provided while creating the account.

UCT 2021 application dates

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A student is required to fill in the form by providing credible details. Before settling for a programme, they should ensure that they meet the stipulated requirements for the courses. If they need accommodation in the university, they should also state it in the form. Before submitting the form, they should ensure that they deposit the stated UCT online application fee.

UCT application fee

The university charges an application fee of R100 for prospectus students within South Africa and the SADC region. International students are required to pay an application fee of R300. South Africans and other Africans who wish to join the Graduate School of Business are charged an application fee of R1,750. Applicants from outside Africa who wish to join the Graduate School of Business are required to pay an application fee of USD 300.

The payment can be made through credit card deposits which should be made online, direct bank deposits, cash at the university's cash office at Kramer Building, Middle Campus, UCT. Alternatively, one can make payments through electronic cash transfer. This option is exclusively available for all diploma and degree prospectus students apart from applications to the Graduate School of Business. EFT deposits should be made to the following account details:

UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN - No.1 Sundries Account

Bank: Standard Bank SA Ltd

Branch: Rondebosch, Western Cape

Branch Code: 025009

Account: 071503854

Swift code for international payments: SBZAZAJJ

Reference Number: 11196, applicant number. The application number will be assigned once the university captures your application.

Electronic fund transfer for students who wish to join the Graduate School of Business should be made to the following account details:

UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN - No.9 GSB Account

Bank: Standard Bank SA Ltd

Branch: Rondebosch, Western Cape

Branch Code: 025009

Account: 072953004

Swift code for international payments: SBZAZAJJ

GSB Reference Number: the student's first and last name

Prospectus students who are UCT graduates are exempted from paying the application fee. Paying the application fee does not guarantee that you will have a chance in the university.

UCT 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.

UCT online application 2021 process

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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.

Requirements for language proficiency

There should be a certain level of language proficiency to study at the university.

South African Senior Certificate undergraduate students

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

South African NSC undergraduate students

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

Students with non-South African school-leaving certificates

Non-South African students are required to check out the university's language requirements.

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

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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 UCT online application status check.

UCT online application status

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. Upon managing our password, you can proceed to enter the login details. 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.

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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 informs the undergraduate prospectus students that its doors for 2021 applications are open and prospectus students should make the most out of this opportunity. Students are advised to make use of the UCT online application platform as it is more reliable.

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