University of Cape Town (UCT) Application 2023

University of Cape Town (UCT) Online Application for 2023 Academic Year. The details you need to apply for admission are below.

UCT Application form

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The Management of the University of Cape Town, UCT opened for 2023 applications on 1st April, since then prospects have been sending their applications for admission to the University.

You must ensure that you complete your applications before 31st of July 2022, the closing date.

What you need for this application

In order to apply online you will need a working email address and your South African identity number, or, if you are an international applicant, your passport number.


University of Cape Town Online Application

National Benchmark Tests

Most undergraduate applicants who normally reside, or have completed/are completing schooling, in South Africa must write the NBTs. Applicants applying for admission to a programme only in the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment are not required to write the NBTs. Applicants applying for admission to a programme in the Faculty of Health Sciences must write the NBTs, wherever they may reside. If you wish to be considered for a conditional offer by the Faculty of Health Sciences, you must write the NBTs by 31 July 2022; if you write the NBTs after 31 July, you will only be considered for an offer in early 2023 after your final examination results are received. The final date to write the NBTs for admission to UCT is 15 October 2022.

Registration for the NBTs, which include the selection of a test mode, date and, where appropriate, a venue, must be completed online with the National Benchmark Test Project.

Financial Aid

South African undergraduate applicants for need-based funding must submit their applications online to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

  • Firstly, Go to the UCT Portal: to create a free account
  • Enter your personal information

Please remember to submit your application as soon as possible after starting the online application.

Application Fees

An application fee must be paid for every application. UCT students and graduates, as well as Semester Study Abroad (SSA) applicants, are exempt from the application fee unless applying to a Graduate School of Business (GSB) programme. Please refer to the fee structure for more information.

Submitting results and documents

Current learners at school must make sure that all examination results from Grade 11 until September of grade 12 are submitted. Failure to submit these results may result in delays.

Transferring students should submit all transcripts and academic records as early as possible.

Documents must be submitted as certified electronic copies to (undergraduate applicants) or (postgraduate applicants). Please do not send your submissions to both email addresses as this will only delay the processing of your application.

You may also want to check on the list of Universities in South Africa whose applications are currently ongoing for 2023.


If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application.

Completed undergraduate application forms must be sent to with the subject line “2023 UCT Application Form” before the closing date of 31 July 2022.

If you are unable to email the form, please post it to the Admissions Office (see details on the right) with sufficient time to reach us before the closing date. However, All postgraduate applicants must apply online.

Important Documents:

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