Undergraduate Studies

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Registration information 2020


28 January 2020


28-29 January 2020




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

29 January 2020  Science Faculty orientation and registration commences at 08h00
Venue: To be advised, on Upper Campus, UCT.
All students MUST produce their identity document at registration.
29 January -                 7 February 2020   Compulsory orientation activities & registration for all new students
7 February 2020 First Year Experience (FYE) day
10 February 2020 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 please refer to http://dsa.uct.ac.za/student-orientation/parent-orientation closer to the time for further information (dates and times) or contact the Communication & Marketing Office at Tel: 27 21 650 4436 or Fax 27 21 650 5628.



This applies to all students who have already been registered at UCT prior to 2020 and who are academically eligible to continue in 2020 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 2020 of the process and dates.

Details of dates and times for "live" registration

- Students with surnames A - M register on Monday 3 February 2020
- Students with surnames N - Z  register on Tuesday 4 February 2020
- All EDP* students to attend registration on Monday 3 February 2020  (* Extended Degree Programme)

- 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

Venues to be advised

From 09h00

Registration with Student Advisers

RW James building **

09h30 (EDP students)

Returning EDP students :Information talk on Monday 3 February 2020, 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 10 February 2020


Page last updated: 7th October 2019