University of Cape Town (UCT) Online Application 2020 and Closing Date

UCT Online Application
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The online application into the University of Cape Town (UCT) is ongoing. This article provides a breakdown of how to apply to UCT online.

This article covers the guidelines and instructions on the online and offline hard copy applications.

UCT Online Application Process

Applicants are advised to start applying online as early as possible. The University of Cape Town undergraduate application stops at the end of July while the deadline for Postgraduates applicants is October.

How to apply to UCT Online

Before you proceed to apply for either undergraduate or postgraduate application in UCT, you need to take note of the following:

  • An email address is needed for complete registration.
  • South African applicants need an ID number while foreign applicants their passport numbers.
  • Register for the NBTs before you start the online application.
  • Payment of acceptance fee will be required.
  • Candidates who need accommodation should identify by marking it on their application form.
  • Check faculty-specific requirements before applying.
  • Postgraduate applicants can apply online only.
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Now you are familiar with the application requirements above and wish to continue following the steps outlined below:

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has only one portal for applying. To apply click on the UCT online application portal to start.

How to Apply for UCT Residence

Applicants who are interested in getting accommodation are to indicate on the application form. It is important to note that applying for application is part of your application process.

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Student’s accommodation is limited therefore UCT has measures and criteria for housing allocation. 

UCT Application Fees

South African applicants and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) regions are required to pay an application fee of R100. 

Applicants from outside the SADC region are to pay an application fee of R300.

How to Submit the Required Documents and Results

All current matric applicants will be required to submit their grade 11 results and also their grade 12 results. Not submitting these results may delay the progress of your application.

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In the same manner, transferring students are required to make sure their transcript and academic records to date are submitted to the application department.

A final transcript of your current studies will be required to reach the University of Cape Town at the earliest possible date. After you have submitted your application, you can now check your application status online.

Contact the University of Cape Town

For more inquiry and complaint on UCT online application, visit the University of Cape Town Portal.

You can also contact the University Admission Department via the details below:


Tel: 021 650 2128


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