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UCT Important Application 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.


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1 April 2024

  • Applications for admission in 2024 open at 12:00 noon.
  • The National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) registrations open.

9 April 2024


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  • The UCT Virtual Open Day is hosted on Microsoft Teams Live.

31 July 2024

  • All undergraduate applications close. We do not accept late applications.
  • Applications for student housing close.
  • The last date to write the NBTs if you wish to be considered for a conditional offer by the Faculty of Health Sciences.
  • Preferred date for the submission of Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) portfolios.

31 August 2024

  • Closing date for undergraduate programme changes. Requests must be sent to [email protected] with the subject line “Request for programme change”.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art (BA(FA)) portfolios are due.

30 September 2024


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  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) portfolios are due.

15 October 2024

  • The last date to write the NBTs for admission to UCT.

31 October 2024

  • 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.
  • Proof of English language proficiency is due.

15 November 2024

  • We aim to finalise all international applications to allow sufficient time for visa applications.

30 November 2024

  • Deadline for international applicants to attract an offer of admission. This is necessary to allow for sufficient time to obtain a study visa.

31 December 2024

  • Final transcripts for transferring applicants are due.

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Full details are available in the undergraduate prospectus