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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.
15 March 2021
  • First semester starts at UCT.
1 April 2021
  • The National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) will open for registrations for the 2022 intake.
1 May 2021
  • Applications for admission in 2022 will open. Applications will close on 31 August 2021 for all undergraduate programmes.
22 May 2021
  • 2021 Virtual Open Day.
31 August 2021
  • All undergraduate applications close. We do not accept late applications.
  • Applications for student housing close.
1 September 2021
  • National Student Funding Assistance Scheme (NSFAS) funding applications open. You must apply online.
30 September 2021
  • Closing date for undergraduate programme changes.
31 October 2021
  • For applicants finishing secondary school in 2021, 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 2021
  • Last date to apply for National Student Funding Assistance Scheme (NSFAS) funding. You must apply online.


Full details are available in the undergraduate prospectus.