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.


2 April 2024
  • Applications for admission to all programmes will open on Tuesday, 2 April 2024 at 12:00 SAST.
  • Registration for the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) open.
4 May 2024
  • UCT Open Day
31 July 2024
  • All undergraduate applications close. We do not accept late applications.
  • Applications for student housing close.
  • Final date to submit the Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) portfolio.
  • The last date to write the NBTs if you wish to be considered for a conditional offer by the Faculty of Health Sciences.
31 August 2024
  • Closing date for undergraduate programme changes. Requests must be sent to with the subject line “Request for programme change”.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art (BA(FA)) portfolios are due.
11 October 2024
  • The last date to write the NBTs for admission to UCT.
31 October 2024
  • For applicants finishing secondary school in 2024, 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.
  • Proof of English language proficiency is due.
15 November 2024
  • Deadline for international applicants to attract an offer of admission. This is necessary to allow for sufficient time to obtain a study visa.
31 December 2024
  • All final transcripts and non-NSC school-leaving results (except CAIE, IB, NSSC and ZIMSEC) must be submitted.


15 January 2025
  • Final CAIE, IB, NSSC and ZIMSEC results from the November 2023 session are due.

Full details are available in the undergraduate prospectus.