University of Cape Town UCT Admission Requirements

By | March 2, 2022

University of Cape Town UCT Admission Requirements 2022/2023

University of Cape Town UCT Admission Requirements – Details:

Overview

Your journey to University of Cape Town UCT starts here. The future belongs to those with the curiosity and determination to shape it for the better. At University of Cape Town UCT, you can be one of them. We are here to help make each step towards becoming a University of Cape Town UCT student a smooth experience.

Admission as a freshman takes into account a number of factors. This includes specific courses you completed in high school and your grades in those courses.

Please review all applicable requirements prior to applying for admission and pay the required fees.

Admission Requirements 2022/2023

The following requirements apply to all students who are interested in pursuing a program at the University of Cape Town UCT. Depending upon what type of applicant you are, you may also have to meet additional requirements. The minimum requirements for University of Cape Town UCT admission are outlined below:

Eligibility for admission

The following requirements apply to all students who are interested in pursuing a program at the University of Cape Town UCT. Depending upon what type of applicant you are, you may also have to meet additional requirements.

The admission requirements differ depending on what you want to study. The criteria for certificate courses, diplomas and degrees is listed below:
1.Undergraduate Certificate Study

To confirm eligibility for admission to undergraduate certificate study, applicants must consult the Admissions Office or the faculty concerned.

2.Undergraduate Diploma Study

The minimum requirement for admission to undergraduate diploma study is a National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by Umalusi with an achievement rating of 3 (Moderate Achievement, 40-49%) or better in 4 recognized NSC 20-credit subjects.

3.Bachelor’s Degree Study

To be eligible for admission to degree study, applicants need to meet minimum requirements for eligibility:

1.Applicants holding a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) need to pass a minimum of 4 subjects at a rating of 4 (Adequate Achievement, 50-59%) or better in any four 20-credit NSC subjects.

2.Applicants holding a South African Senior Certificate need matriculation endorsement.

3.Applicants holding non-South African school-leaving certificates must qualify for a matriculation exemption certificate. For more information please visit the website of the Matriculation Board.

Minimum language proficiency

All applicants must have attained a certain level of proficiency in English and are required to submit evidence of this, as outlined below, as part of their application to study.

1.South African Senior Certificate undergraduate applicants

  • South African Senior Certificate undergraduate applicants to UCT must have achieved a pass of 40% or more on the Higher Grade in English (First or Second Language) at Senior Certificate level.

2.South African NSC undergraduate applicants

  • South African NSC undergraduate applicants to UCT, must have achieved a rating of 2 (Elementary Achievement, 30-40%) or better at Home Language or First Additional Language level.

Applicants holding non-South African school-leaving certificates

  • Please see UCT’s language requirements.

For further information on the IELTS and TOEFL exams, please contact the UCT English Language Centre.

Calculating Admissions Points Score (APS)

The percentages achieved in National Senior Certificate examinations (preliminary and final examinations) will be allocated an admission score equal to that percentage.

The sum of 6 subjects, excluding Life Orientation, but including English and any required subject(s) for the relevant program, is considered when deciding on admission. For example, for a given program where Maths and Physical Sciences are required, we will take scores for English, Maths, Physical Sciences and the next best 3 subjects other than Life Orientation to compute the NSC score towards the APS.

Results below 40% for any subject do not attract a score.

Online Application Closing date at University of Cape Town UCT

The 2022 University of Cape Town UCT Admission Closing date is scheduled as follows:

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 10 January 2022
  • Final results from the November 2021 Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) are released.
14–20 January 2022
  • Self-Service components are unavailable due to 2022 undergraduate admission processing.
21 January 2022
  • Final results from the 2021 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations are released.
29–31 January 2022
  • First-Year Campus Reception for students registering in 2022.
1 February 2022
  • Orientation starts for first-year students.
14 February 2022
  • First semester starts at UCT.
1 April 2022
  • Applications for admission in 2023 will open. Applications will close on 31 July 2022 for all undergraduate programs. We do not consider late applications.
  • The National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) will open for registrations for the 2023 intake.
31 July 2022
  • All undergraduate applications close. We do not accept late applications.
  • Applications for student housing close.
31 August 2022
  • Closing date for undergraduate program changes. Requests must be sent to admissions-ug@uct.ac.za with the subject line “Request for program change”.
1 September 2022
  • National Student Funding Assistance Scheme (NSFAS) funding applications open. You must apply online.
31 October 2022
  • 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 2022
  • Last date to apply for National Student Funding Assistance Scheme (NSFAS) funding. You must apply online.
31 December 2022
  • Final transcripts for transferring applicants are due.

NB: All applicants who have successfully submitted their application forms should constantly check their  online application status for more updates on their application.

Contact Address of University of Cape Town UCT

For more information and enquiries, contact the University of Cape Town UCT below:

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