Information on UCT application requirements 2023 for the University of Cape Town has been provided on this page.

This article will guide you on the University of Cae Town application requirements for South Africans and international applicants.

The University of Cape Town online application requirements are split into UCT application requirements for South African applicants and UCT requirements for international students.

These application requirements must be strictly followed. An applicant who does not meet these requirements will not be processed.

UCT Application Requirements for South African Applicants

For South African citizens applying to the University of Cape Town, you will need;

  • An email address
  • A mobile number
  • An identification card (ID)
  • A copy of the Grade 11 or Grade 12 exam results

After you have been able to meet the above UCT requirements for South African applicants, you can go to the UCT application portal to apply

UCT Application Requirements for International Student Applicants

International students applying to the University of Cape Town must have;

  • A valid passport from the home country
  • South African medical test
  • Knowledge of English
  • A certificate equivalent to South African Grade 12 or above.

Once an international student fulfills all the above UCT application requirements for international students, they can apply to the University of Cape Town.

When an applicant meets all the requirements for UCT application, they can apply to the University of Cape Town.

For detailed information on how to apply for UCT, we recommend that you review this step-by-step How to register with UTC.

Important links from UCT

Are there application fees at UCT?

Yes, UCT applicants pay an application fee. Tuition fees are non-refundable and do not count towards school fees after admission.

You can see more at UCT application fee here. You will find the exact breakdown of UCT application fees for international students and South African students.

Can I apply to UCT with grade 11 results?

Yes, UTC will accept grade 11 results. Grade 12 results must be uploaded before the application deadline

Does UCT take a higher certificate?

UCT accepts the South African Senior Certificate. undergraduate applicants must have obtained a 40% or more on the higher degree in English (first or second language) at the Senior Certificate level.

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