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UCT is an inclusive and engaged research-intensive African university that inspires creativity through outstanding achievements in learning, discovery and citizenship; enhancing the lives of its students and staff, advancing a more equitable and sustainable social order and influencing the global higher education landscape.

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Students come to UCT from all over Africa and the world

In 2017, 4 874 international students studied at UCT from 111 countries. Of the total student population, 2 321 are from SADC countries: Angola, Botswana, Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. After graduating, UCT students take up positions in every sector of the economy, around the world.

Life on Campus

In 2017 UCT was home to 28 185 students (6 753 living in the residence system). Around 4 200 new first-years are accepted to study at UCT every year.

There are more than 100 student societies active on campus, including academic, faith, national, cultural, political and special interest societies. Students can also choose from almost 40 sporting codes, which include a variety of disciplines from fencing and jiu jitsu to hockey, rugby and rowing.

The Jammie Shuttle service, UCT’s free transport system, makes almost 200 000 trips each year, transporting students and staff to and from the university’s campuses.

UCT Libraries is a repository of approximately 1.3 million print volumes, which are kept on 53 349 linear metres of shelves.
 

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Sexual Assault 24-hour hotline
072 393 7824

UCT Student Careline
0800 24 25 26 or SMS 31393

CPS 24-hour hotline
021 650 2222/3

Student Wellness Service

 

 

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GETTING AROUND

Transport at UCT starts with the Jammie Shuttle, but it doesn’t need to end there. A range of public and private transport options will help you get around campus and the city.

Transport overview | Jammie Shuttle | Campus maps

 

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ACCOMMODATION

Residence life is a special experience. Staying in a UCT residence is an extension of students' university education, where they can benefit from all the facilities and services such as student learning centres, social and sporting activities, life-skills and peer-tutoring programmes.

Student housing

 

Societies

CLUBS AND SOCIETIES

There are more than 100 student societies and organisations on campus, so you’ll definitely be able to find something that will tickle your fancy.

Full list of student societies

 

Societies

SPORT

UCT offers 37 sport clubs, so this is a great opportunity to carry on with the sports you loved at school or to try your hand at something completely new.

Sports clubs and coordinators

 

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Upcoming Events

2019 07 Jan 09:00 25 Jan 17:00

Summer School 2019

UCT’s 2019 Summer School is now open for booking through Webtickets. Offering all the intellectual stimulation of university study without the exams or entrance requirements, UCT's Summer School has been part of the fabric of the city for 68 years. More than one hundred short courses cover everything from astronomy to zoology, music to current affairs. Discover the mysteries behind the human genome, neuroscience, spaceflight, sharks and the 1918 flu. Explore Islamic philosophy, land reform, Eastern Europe, great literature and famous art.

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Introduction to Stata

This course is designed for people who need to brush up on their basic Stata skills or who wish to attend the other courses in our programme, in particular, the "Complex Social Survey Data" course or the "Measuring Economic Welfare" one. It will also be useful for anyone who needs a basic Stata refresher. This course is offered twice a year.

Applications close on 10 October 2018.

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2019 19 Jan 14:00 20:00

Doc Moss Memorial Day 2019

In honour of the late Dr Cecil Moss the UCT Rugby Club is hosting a memorial game between our 1st XV and an invitational side drawn from local club rugby teams.

Doc Moss was a UCT alumnus, class of 1946: a dedicated and respected anaesthetist, he assisted in the first ever heart transplant, and was part of the team that operated on Nelson Mandela during the former president’s political imprisonment. But he also had a rich career as a passionate and much-loved rugby player and coach – for UCT, Western Province, and the Springboks.

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Notices

Providing financial aid to eligible students is one of the key priorities for the university. According to preliminary (unaudited) analysis...
The monthly scheduled ICTS maintenance slots for 2019 start on Sunday, 20 January, when ICTS services should not be expected to be...
Faulty lifts: New emergency numbers
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has appointed a new lift maintenance provider, so the emergency numbers have changed with...
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