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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 2019
  • Applications for admission in 2020 are open until 31 July 2019 for all undergraduate programmes.
4 May 2019
  • The UCT Open Day will be held from 10:00–15:00 on Upper Campus.
    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 2019
  • All undergraduate applications close. We do not accept late applications.
  • Applications for student housing close.
  • Deadline for writing the Health Sciences NBTs and the submission of the PR.
  • Preferred date for submission of BAS portfolio for early consideration.
31 August 2019
  • Preferred date for submission of BA (FA) portfolio for early consideration.
  • Closing date for programme changes.
    You may elect to apply for a different programme until 31 August 2019.
    You do so by sending a request to admissions-ug@uct.ac.za or submitting a written request to the Admissions Office.
30 September 2019
  • Final date to submit the Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) and Bachelor of Fine Art (BA(FA)) portfolios.
  • Deadline for submission of supplementary evidence in support of the Personal Report for MBChB applicants.
12 October 2019
  • Except for Health Sciences programmes, National Benchmark Tests must be written no later than 12 October 2019.
31 October 2019
  • For applicants finishing secondary school in 2019, 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.
31 December 2019
  • All final transcripts and non-NSC school-leaving results (except CIE, ZIMSEC and NSSC) must be submitted as certified paper documents.
15 January 2020
  • The final tertiary transcripts for students registered for tertiary studies in 2019 are due.
  • Final CIE, ZIMSEC and NSSC results from the November 2019 session are due.


Full details are available in the undergraduate prospectus.