UCT hosts open days aimed at high school students in Grades 10, 11 and 12, their families, teachers and guidance counsellors.
This event presents an ideal opportunity for school-going learners and their parents or guardians to explore the vast range of study options that UCT showcases on this day. Open days give learners the chance to find out for themselves exactly what certain fields of study entail. The opportunity to speak to someone face-to-face about the different academic programmes and what they involve is absolutely vital to making the appropriate study choices.
All faculties and departments participate in this event, which features a wide range of activities including:
displays by all faculties and their respective departments
lectures by academic members of staff from the various faculties
information about financial assistance
personal interaction with current students and academics
library tours and exposure to some of the facilities on campus
sports facilities available to students
The university also organises a number of days when interested students can visit specific faculties or departments.
Details of Open Days are sent to schools as well as being posted on the UCT website.
Other services offered
The Student Recruitment Office also offers the following services to prospective students:
school talks to Grade 11 and 12 learners
Grade 9 subject-choice talks
assistance with the application procedure
provision of application forms
UCT evenings for prospective students and parents
student recruitment officers who will discuss study options available at UCT with prospective students free of charge