Undergraduate Studies

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Registration information 2021



1 March 2021

Residences open for all new students.

1 March 2021  Science Faculty orientation and registration commences 

1 - 12 March 2021    Compulsory orientation activities & registration for all new students
15 March 2021 First day of lectures

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 for a BSc at UCT prior to 2021 and who are academically eligible to continue in 2021 or have been granted a concession to return.

Registration will not take place on campus as usual.  Students will be required to register remotely using the PeopleSoft system, well in advance of the return to campus.  A detailed notification will be sent in January of how to register using PeopleSoft.  It is therefore important to continue to check your UCT email account. 

Registration Dates

The final results for the 2020 academic year will be released on the system on 19 January 2021.  Results of supplementary, deferred and summer term exams in January will be released on 10 February 2021.

  • All returning students who have no outstanding/ missing results by 19 January 2021 will be required to register remotely from 20 January, for a set period.
  • Students with any outstanding results (those writing supplementary, deferred and summer term exams) will be required to register from 15 February, for a set period.

All students must register in the appropriate period indicated above and not wait until returning to Cape Town.  All returners must have registered by the end of February.  Students who register late may face a late registration penalty of R2000.

For international students, clearance (i.e. visa, medical aid and fee checks) will also be done remotely.

Students with outstanding fees

You will NOT be allowed to register until your fee account has been settled.  Please note that South African students can register before making the initial payment.  All international students must make payment before registration.  For further fee related information, refer to http://www.students.uct.ac.za/sites/default/files/image_tool/images/434/fees_funding/fees/downloads/2021_fees_payment_dates.pdf

Lectures start on Monday 15 March 2021

Page last updated: 6th January 2021