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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 2018 UCT was home to 28 600 students (17 552 undergraduates and 11 048 postgraduates) with about 6 370 living in the residence system. 22 669 students came from South Africa, 3 512 were SADC students and 1 539 students came from the rest of Africa, with 880 students from elsewhere in the world. After graduating, UCT students take up positions in every sector of the economy, around the world. UCT’s Development and Alumni Department is in contact with over 170 000 alumni in 151 countries, some 121 000 of whom live in South Africa.

Life on Campus

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 1.2 million print volumes, which are kept on 54 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 about 40 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 Office for Inclusivity and Change (OIC) has announced that Survivor Support services and Respondent Management Services are moving...
UCT TV is offering production specials for making promotional or educational videos. These specials will be available until June / July....
The University of Cape Town has partnered with The Mastercard Foundation to provide scholarships to academically deserving and economically...
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