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!) Please note: Following international advice on the hosting of large gatherings, we have taken the precautionary measure to cancel the 2020 Open Day, which was due to be held on Saturday, 4 April 2020. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Read the VC Desk: COVID-19: Update on mass gatherings, graduation and travel.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.