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International students

Welcome to the University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is South Africa's oldest university, founded in 1829 as the South African College. Its main campus is located in one of the most beautiful spots on the Cape peninsula, on the slopes of Table Mountain. This vantage point offers panoramic views, and easy access to the city of Cape Town itself.

UCT is a university which prides itself not only on its undergraduate education, but also its postgraduate programmes and the excellent research carried out by its faculties. UCT currently consists of over 100 departments located in 6 faculties. The University offers programmes in the major disciplines leading to undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. For further information on degree programmes offered at UCT, please visit the main UCT website.

The UCT campus reflects the diversity of the entire South African population in terms of students, faculty and staff. Together with international students and staff, we are a dynamic, international community, committed to being a world-class African university. We invite you to be a part of our diverse and vibrant community and wish you a great year ahead!

International Academic Programmes Office

Admission Requirements

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