University of Cape Town: Online Application 2017

University of Cape Town: Online Application 2017

University of Cape Town (UCT) Online Application for 2017 is now open for Undergraduate and Postgraduate – UCT invites prospective students to apply for 2017 academic year.

Closing on 30 September 2016.

How to Apply Online

Click here to Apply for Online (University of Cape Town)


The 2017 admission cycle is currently open and will close on 30 September 2016. We do not consider late applications.

If you normally reside in, or have completed schooling in South Africa, or are applying for admission to a programme in the Faculty of Health Sciences, you must write the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs). You must register for the NBTs before you apply online. NBT results obtained in 2014, 2015 or 2016, are valid for 2017 admission. For admission to UCT, you must write the NBTs in English and you must have written the NBTs by 15 October 2016.

The last date for undergraduate programme changes is 31 October 2016. These requests must be submitted to [email protected].


Postgraduate programmes containing coursework mostly close on 31 October, with the exception of a few programmes. Please refer to the 2017 Directions for Postgraduates for the relevant closing dates.

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

Please submit your application as soon as possible after starting the online application.

About UCT

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is a public research university located in Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. UCT was founded in 1829 as the South African College, and is the oldest university in South Africa and the second oldest extant university in Africa. The language of instruction is English.

University contact numbers

Admissions Office
Tel: 021 650 2128
Fax: 021 650 5189 / 3736

Postal address

The Admissions Office
University of Cape Town
c/o Bremner Building Lower Campus
South Africa

Physical address

The Admissions Office
University of Cape Town
Level 4
Masingene Building
Middle Campus
Cape Town
South Africa


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