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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 2016, 5 278 international students studied at UCT from 112 countries (39 of them African). Of the total student population, 2 661 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. We are in contact with over 162 600 alumni in 158 countries, some 111 440 of whom live in South Africa.

Life on Campus

In 2016 UCT was home to 29 074 students (18 421 undergraduates and 10 653 postgraduates)
and 4 542 staff (1 179 academic and 3 363 professional, administrative, support and service staff). 
Over the course of the year, anywhere between 100 and 1 000 students are employed by the university on a temporary basis.

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. There are a range of public and private transport options to 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 organsations 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 sporting codes, 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.

Sporting clubs and co-ordinators

 

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Upcoming Events

22Nov
09:00
In this short course, participants will be introduced to the NVivo11 software for managing qualitative data and carrying-out qualitative...
27Nov
09:45
The Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM) will be celebrating the 80th birthday of Emeritus Professor Wieland Gevers...
28Nov
09:00
Healthcare Technology ranges from medical devices to mHealth, from imaging to health information systems and is essential to enable health...
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Notices

Please note: The lunchtime aerobics classes held in Hall 3 in the Sports Centre on Wednesdays and Fridays are suspended/...
UCT is aware that a number of people have been affected by a phishing scam. Please read the notice from ICTS for more information.
If you have any questions about the insourcing of staff previously contracted to the university, please contact Properties &...
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