UCT Distance Learning Courses

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UCT Distance Learning Courses

UCT Distance Learning Courses

UCT offers a range of distance learning courses for students who are unable to attend classes on campus or prefer the flexibility of online learning and studies. These courses cover various fields of study and are designed to meet the needs of students who want to further their education while balancing work or other responsibilities.

UCT Online Learning programs are meant to give students the same degree of academic achievement as on-campus programs. The UCT Distance Learning programs include a variety of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and certified short courses and also some postgraduate degrees are structured within a blended learning curriculum, which is a mix of online and face-to-face teaching.

List of UCT Distance Learning Courses
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Management Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Construction Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Geographical Science
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Technology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health
  • Master of Commerce in Development Finance
  • Master of Education in Information and Communication Technology in Education
  • Master of Public Health

UCT Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Diploma Study

  • a National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by Umalusi with an achievement rating of 3 (Moderate Achievement, 40-49%) or better in 4 recognised NSC 20-credit subjects.

Bachelor’s Degree Study

  • a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) need to pass a minimum of 4 subjects at a rating of 4 (Adequate Achievement, 50-59%) or better in any four 20-credit NSC subjects.
  • a South African Senior Certificate needs matriculation endorsement.
  • non-South African school-leaving certificates must qualify for a matriculation exemption certificate.

Minimum language proficiency

South African Senior Certificate undergraduate applicants

  • South African Senior Certificate undergraduate applicants to UCT must have achieved a pass of 40% or more on the Higher Grade in English (First or Second Language) at the Senior Certificate level.
  • South African NSC undergraduate applicants to UCT, must have achieved a rating of 2 (Elementary Achievement, 30-40%) or better at the Home Language or First Additional Language level.

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How To Apply To UCT

  • visit the UCT website via www.uct.ac.za
  • Select the “Apply to UCT” page.
  • Download the online application form
  • Complete the online application form with the required information
  • Upload certified copies of supportive documents such as; academic transcripts, a copy of your ID or passport, and proof of payment of the application fee etc.
  • Submit the completed application form along with supportive documents.

UCT Contact Details

Undergraduate enquiries

Postgraduate enquiries

Tel: +27 (0)21 650 2128

Postal address

Admissions Office
University of Cape Town
c/o Bremner Building Lower Campus
South Africa

Physical address

Admissions Office
University of Cape Town
Level 4
Masingene Building
Middle Campus
Cape Town
South Africa

Visit the official website of UCT for more information.