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Key dates

Please note: the University reserves the right to change these dates. Before acting on any of the dates below confirmation should be sought from the appropriate office.
1 April 2020
  • Applications for admission in 2021 will open. Applications will close on 31 July 2020 for all undergraduate programmes. Please remember to apply online.
  • The National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) will open for registrations for the 2021 intake. You must apply online.
4 April 2020
  • Open Day is a good opportunity to access important information about the application process. (It's also a good time for younger siblings to start thinking about UCT opportunities!)
31 July 2020
  • All undergraduate applications close. We do not accept late applications.
  • Applications for student housing close.
  • Last date to write the NBTs for admission to the Faculty of Health Sciences.
1 August 2020
  • National Student Funding Assistance Scheme (NSFAS) funding applications open. You must apply online.
31 August 2020
  • Closing date for undergraduate programme changes: 31 August 2020.

You do so by sending a request to admissions-ug@uct.ac.za or submitting a written request to the Admissions Office.

30 September 2020
  • Final date to submit the Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) portfolio.
10 October 2020
  • Except for Health Sciences programmes, National Benchmark Tests must be written no later than 10 October 2020.
31 October 2020
  • For applicants finishing secondary school in 2020, all grade 12 interim results, or predicted scores in the case of non-NSC candidates, are due.
  • Interim and past transcripts for transferring applicants are due.
30 November 2020
  • Last date to apply for National Student Funding Assistance Scheme (NSFAS) funding. You must apply online.
31 December 2020
  • All final transcripts and non-NSC school-leaving results (except CIE, ZIMSEC and NSSC) must be submitted as certified paper documents.
15 January 2021
  • Final tertiary transcripts are due for students registered for tertiary studies in 2020.
  • Final CAIE, ZIMSEC and NSSC results from the November 2020 session are due.
15 February 2021
  • First quarter starts at UCT.

 

Full details are available in the undergraduate prospectus.

 

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