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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

 

 

Map

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

 

Building

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 15 Apr 09:00 30 Aug 17:00

Commercial Mediation Training

Commercial Mediation - This five-day course lays the groundwork for you to become an effective mediator in South Africa. It also aims to improve your general and inter-cultural communication and negotiation skills. You will learn to use mediation skills more effectively in your profession, business, or workplace. The Department of Justice's court­aligned mediation programme will form part of your learning experience. 

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2019 24 Apr 18:00 19 Jun 20:00

Mindfulness Meditation Sessions

Mindfulness Meditation is recommended as the foremost treatment for stress & depression. Eight sessions: Wednesday evenings from 18:00 to 20:00.

R5,500/delegate (UCT staff & students get 50% discount off the course fee)

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Notices

The Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking at UCT (d-school) offers its free Fast Forward experience into the mindset and practice of...
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...
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