2021 Applications at University of Cape Town (UCT)

2021 Applications at University of Cape Town (UCT):

About UCT

UCT is a community of exceptionally talented students, teachers and researchers – and a wide range of professional, administrative support and service staff – all of whom are committed to help change this world for the better. We encourage one another to work hard, not only to earn degrees or public recognition, but also to be leaders in this increasingly changing world.

Our vision is to be an inclusive, research-intensive African university that addresses the challenges of our time with cutting-edge teaching, research and facilities. As a university we are committed to promoting transformation, to working tirelessly to guarantee the sustainability of our institution, and to ensuring excellence in all we do.

Application Information for 2021

When to apply

Applications open in April every year and you should try to submit an application as soon as possible after that date.

Application Fees

An application fee must be paid for every application, except in the case of most graduates of UCT. Please refer to the fee structure for more information.

Submitting results and documents

Current learners at school must make sure that all examination results from Grade 11 until September of grade 12 are submitted. Failure to submit these results may result in delays.

Transferring students should submit all transcripts and academic records as early as possible.

Monitor your application

It is a good idea to monitor the status of your application. You can do this online.

Eligibility for admission

The admission requirements differ depending on what you want to study. The criteria for certificate courses, diplomas and degrees is listed below:

Undergraduate Certificate Study

To confirm eligibility for admission to undergraduate certificate study, applicants must consult the Admissions Office or the faculty concerned.

Undergraduate Diploma Study

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.

Bachelor’s Degree Study

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 from a designated list of subjects. The designated list is as follows:
    • Accounting
    • Agricultural Sciences
    • Business Studies
    • Dramatic Arts
    • Economics
    • Engineering Graphics and Design
    • Geography
    • History
    • Consumer Studies
    • Information Technology
    • Languages (one language of learning and teaching at a higher education institution and 2 other recognised language subjects)
    • Life Sciences
    • Mathematics
    • Mathematical Literacy
    • Music
    • Physical Sciences
    • Religious Studies
    • Visual Arts
  • 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.

How to apply at UCT for 2021

Apply here

Other Universities to Apply for

Universities of Technology

Cape Peninsula University of Technology 2021 Application link (CPUT) , Western Cape 

Central University of Technology 2021 Application link (CUT), Free State 

Durban University of Technology2021 Application link (DUT), KZN  

Mangosuthu University of Technology 2021 Application link (MUT), KZN  

Tshwane University of Technology 2021 Application link (TUT), Gauteng  

Vaal University of Technology 2021 Application link (VUT), Gauteng

Traditional and comprehensive universities

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University 2021 Application link (NMU), Eastern Cape 

North-West University 2021 Application link (NWU), North-West

Rhodes University 2021 Application link (RU), Eastern Cape  

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University 2021 Application link (Medunsa), Gauteng

Sol Plaatje University 2021 Application link (SPU), Northern Cape

Stellenbosch University 2021 Application link, Western Cape  

University of Cape Town 2021 Application link (UCT), Western Cape    

University of Fort Hare 2021 Application link (UFH), Eastern Cape

University of Johannesburg 2021 Application link (UJ), Gauteng

University of KwaZulu-Natal 2021 Application link 2021 Application link (UKZN), KZN 

University of Limpopo 2021 Application link (UL), Limpopo  

University of Mpumalanga, Mpumalanga  

University of Pretoria 2021 Application link (UP), Gauteng  

University of South Africa 2021 Application link (Unisa), Gauteng / national

University of the Free State 2021 Application link (UFS), Free State 

University of Venda 2021 Application link (Univen), Limpopo

University of the Western Cape (UWC), Western Cape

University of the Witwatersrand 2021 Application link (Wits University), Gauteng

University of Zululand 2021 Application link (Unizulu), KZN 

Walter Sisulu University 2021 Application link (WSU), Eastern Cape

Colleges to Apply at

Rosebank College

Hey Learners!!!

Browse all Courses Here
Have you applied for 2021 Studies?
My Courses

1 Comment

  • bonga ndlazi
    Posted December 4, 2018 9:45 pm

    I’m Bonga ndlazi am looking a space for next year I’m maturial its been a year now wait for re-message but its have a hope

Leave a comment