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Welcome STUDENTS

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 53 km of shelves.
 

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

COVID-19 24-hour hotline
021 650 1271

Sexual assault 24-hour hotline
072 393 7824

24-hour 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

2021 05 Jul 15:00 30 Sep 17:00

Virtual Falling Walls Lab Cape Town

Apply to present that idea at the virtual Falling Walls Lab Cape Town on 30 September 2021!

First prize: R18 000 and the opportunity to present your idea to a prestigious international audience

Second prize: R12 000

Third prize: R9 000

Students, entrepreneurs as well as early-career researchers & academics are eligible to apply.

Ideas from all academic disciplines are welcome.

Application deadline: 30 August 2021

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Notices

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Apply to present that idea at the virtual Falling Walls Lab Cape Town on 30 September 2021! First prize: R18 000 and the opportunity to...
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