UCT Online Application Process And Requirements

UCT online application is open so if you are looking forward to studying at the University of Cape Town, apply now. The process is very easy and simple to follow.

Everything you want to know about the University of Cape Town application is here on this page. Read through and learn how to file a successful application.

Before we start the process there are few things you must know.

When Does UCT Online Application Open?

The UCT online application opens from 1 May to 31 August of the year. During this period all new applicants must submit their applications online or by traditional post mail.

The above states the closing date for applications but there are other closing dates that differ from the one above affecting applicants depending mostly on what they want to study.

For instance, students writing The National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) have different application and closing dates.

In short, always check the Key Dates Page from the University of Cape Town to know the exact dates.

UCT Application Process

You can file the University of Cape Town application in three different ways so you have to check the most convenient and useful way.

There is a way to file your application online by filling a form on the UCT website. You can download the form, fill it and send it through an email address in case you couldn’t fill it online.

There is also a postal address you can send your files through or by self-delivery to the UCT admission office

Application Fee And Requirements

There are certain conditions you must meet before filing an application to the University of Cape Town. There are both monetary and document requirements that must be met.

  • The application fee is R100 for South African applicants and all other applicants within the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
  • For applicants who are outside the SADC, the application fee is R300.
  • Graduate School of Business applicants within South Africa and all the other African countries will also pay R1750 for the application fee.
  • Graduate School of Business applicants outside the African continent get to pay USD300 for the application fee.

Note that the application fee is not refundable and can be paid by direct bank deposit, Credit Card, or EFT. No matter the payment method, make sure you always quote your application number as a reference.

Use this link to check for the University of Cape Town banking details. Make sure you get the correct information before you perform any transaction.

For the document requirements.

You must make ready a copy of the following documents. If you are applying online, then you should make a scanned copy.

  • All results from Grade 11 to Grade 12 or any other higher results.
  • A copy of your ID Card or Passport

Yeah! That is pretty much everything. You can also check the UCT Prospectus to be sure of all the requirements.

UCT Online Application Procedure

You will need an active email address and a reliable internet connection for this one.

To submit your application online, simply visit the application page.

Make sure you fill the form with the correct details since the information you will provide will be the same throughout your University life.

If you are unable to complete your application online, you can also download the application form, complete the form and email it [email protected]

Make sure you also add your document requirements.

Post Mail Delivery

To deliver the application to the University of Cape Town by traditional Post Mail, you must first download the form, print and complete it.

After carefully completing the form, address it to:

Postal address

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

You can also deliver it to the following address if you want to go there by yourself.

Physical address

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

Check Your UCT Application Status

After every application, the best way to check your progress is to monitor the decision on your application.

With the UCT Online application, you will receive emails about your application status so you must monitor your email. You also get unique credentials to check your application status online.

These credentials come shortly after UCT has received your application. Always monitor your account to know if you are making progress.

If you have any issues, always call: +27 (0)21 650 2128


To summarize everything, you should always check the prospectus even before you start reading about the application process.

You must also make sure you meet all the requirements. Submit all your documents because that will increase your chances of getting admission.

If you face any problem along the line, make sure you contact the admission helpline. If you have any questions or suggestions you can also leave a comment below.

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