university of cape town 2018 application forms

University Of Cape Town 2018 Application Forms


The 2018 admission cycle is open and closes on 30 September 2017. We do not consider late applications.

If you normally reside in, or have completed schooling in South Africa, or are applying for admission to a programme in the Faculty of Health Sciences, you must write the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs). You must register for the NBTs before you apply online. NBT results obtained in 2015, 2016 or 2017, are valid for 2018 admission. For admission to UCT, you must have written the NBTs by 14 October 2017.

The last date for undergraduate programme changes is 31 October 2017. These requests must be submitted to


Postgraduate programmes containing coursework mostly close on 31 October, with the exception of a few programmes. Please refer to the Directions for Postgraduate Applicants 2018 Admission for the relevant closing dates.

Applications for research-only postgraduate programmes do not close. Please select the year in which you wish to start your programme when applying.


The SSA programme is offered to international students currently registered at their home university and who wish to undertake a semester at UCT. Upon completion of the semester abroad, the credits can be transferred to their programme at their home university. SSA credits do not count toward a UCT qualification.

Closing dates for 2017 and 2018 admission
2017 first semester applications are closed.
2017 second semester applications are currently open and close 31 May 2017.
2018 first semester applications open 1 August and close 15 November 2017.
2018 second semester applications open 8 January and close 30 April 2018.