Undergraduate Studies

Registration & Term Dates

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Registration information 2018


3-4 February 2018


5-6 February 2018




Residences open for all new students.


All Science Faculty Non-South African SADC & International students must have their study visas, permits, fees and medical insurance checked by IAPO, in the Masingene Building, Middle Campus. 

For further information, please refer to the IAPO website or contact IAPO at Fax: +27 21 650 5667, Tel: +27 21 650 2822 / 3740, or Email: int-iapo@uct.ac.za

7 February 2018  Science Faculty orientation and registration commences at 08h00
Venue: Chris Hani Lecture Theatre, University Avenue, Upper Campus, UCT.
All students MUST produce their identity document at registration.
7- 16 February 2018   A compulsory orientation & registration programme for all new students
15 February 2018 SAX Appeal Day
19 February 2018 First day of lectures
Venues to be confirmed at departments

Parents Orientation

This is an event organised for parents of first year students who have received a firm offer of acceptance to study at the University. It is traditionally a time when parents are introduced to UCT, and allows them to familiarise themselves with how the University operates.  It provides information on how the University is structured to offer the best possible learning environment, and also explains what students can expect in their first year of study.

Parents may choose to attend one of the following sessions:
Parents residing in Cape Town: Saturday, 4 March 2017 from 09.00, meeting in Jameson Hall.
Parents residing outside of Cape Town: Saturday 4 March 2017 from 14.00, meeting in Jameson Hall.                             



This applies to all students who have already been registered at UCT prior to 2018 and who are academically eligible to continue in 2018 or have been granted special readmission by the Readmission Appeals Committee.

Returning students who are eligible for remote registration will be informed in early January 2018 of the process and dates.

Details of dates and times for "live" registration

- Students with surnames A - M register on Monday 12 February 2018
- Students with surnames N - Z  register on Tuesday 13 February 2018
- All students registered on the Extended Degree Programme (EDP, SB016) must register on Monday 12 February 2018

- Please note that these are the only two days on which Student Advisers will be available and therefore returning students must register on these specified dates and times.
- R2000 late registration penalty will apply.

08h30 – 09h30

Distribution of registration forms

Foyer of Chris Hani building

From 09h00

Registration with Student Advisers

RW James building *


Returning EDP students (Information talk on Monday 12 February 2018, at 09h30)

PD Hahn LTs 1 & 2

* Venues (specific rooms) will be indicated on a noticeboard in the foyer of RW James building

All students MUST produce their identity document at registration.

Students with Outstanding Fees
You will NOT be allowed to register until your fee account has been settled. Please make the required payments at the Fees Office prior to registration.

Lectures start on Monday 19 February 2018