UCT Late Application 2024

You may apply online. In order to apply online you will need a working email address and your South African identity number, or, if you are an international applicant, your passport number.

If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application by printing the forms from the links below and sending them to the Admissions Office at the address indicated on the right.

Undergraduate applications closed on 31 August. We are not considering late applications

Undergraduate application forms for admission in 2024

When to apply

Applications open on 1 May and close on 31 August. Please try to submit your application as soon as possible. We do not consider late applications

Key dates

Please note: the University reserves the right to change these dates. Before acting on any of the dates below confirmation should be sought from the appropriate office.

1 April

  • Applications for admission open at 12:00 noon.
  • The National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) registrations open.

9 April

  • The UCT Virtual Open Day is hosted on Microsoft Teams Live.

31 July

  • All undergraduate applications close. We do not accept late applications.
  • Applications for student housing close.
  • The last date to write the NBTs if you wish to be considered for a conditional offer by the Faculty of Health Sciences.
  • Preferred date for the submission of Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) portfolios.

31 August

  • Closing date for undergraduate programme changes. Requests must be sent to [email protected] with the subject line “Request for programme change”.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art (BA(FA)) portfolios are due.

30 September

  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) portfolios are due.

15 October

  • The last date to write the NBTs for admission to UCT.

31 October

  • All grade 12 interim results, or predicted scores in the case of non-NSC candidates, are due.
  • Interim and past transcripts for transferring applicants are due.
  • Proof of English language proficiency is due.

15 November

  • We aim to finalize all international applications to allow sufficient time for visa applications.

30 November

  • Deadline for international applicants to attract an offer of admission. This is necessary to allow for sufficient time to obtain a study visa.

31 December

  • Final transcripts for transferring applicants are due.

Full details are available in the undergraduate prospectus

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