UCT Postgraduate Application 2024-2025

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UCT Postgraduate Application 2024-2025

UCT Postgraduate Application 2024-2025

UCT offers a wide range of postgraduate programs that allow students to pursue cutting-edge studies in their fields of interest. UCT postgraduate programs provide students with an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills that can help them grow their careers or pursue further academic studies for their future. This article comprises an overview of the UCT postgraduate application process, including the requirements, application fee and steps involved in applying for a postgraduate program at UCT.

Whether you’re a recent graduate looking to continue your studies or a professional seeking to progress your career, UCT’s postgraduate programs offer a range of options to help you achieve your goals.

UCT Postgraduate Application Fee


  • The application fee must be paid after you receive your formal acknowledgement of application, and
  • proof of payment, bearing the applicant number must be submitted to the Admissions Office.
  1. UCT students/graduates (unless applying at the GSB) nil
  2. Postgraduate applications from South Africa and SADC region R100
  3. Postgraduate applications from outside of the SADC region R300
  4. GSB applications from African citizens/permanent residents R1 940
  5. GSB applications from outside of Africa are US$300

READ: UCT Prospectus

UCT Postgraduate Admission Requirements

UCT’s English language admission requirements are

  • A valid (no more than 3 years old) NBT Academic Literacy Test Plus report with an overall score of Upper Intermediate or above. The NBTs are offered by the Centre for Educational Testing for Access and Placement (CETAP) and can be arranged to be taken anywhere in the world. (Visit www.nbt.ac.za for details)
  • A valid (no more than 2 years old) TOEFL iBT Score Report with an overall score of 88 or above, with at least 19 in Listening, 19 in Writing, 20 in Reading, and 22 in Speaking.
  • A valid (no more than 2 years old) IELTS Academic Test Report Form with an overall score of band 6.5 or above, with at least 6.0 in each component.
  • A valid (no more than 2 years old) PTE Academic Score Report with an overall score of 67 or above, with at least 59 in each communicative skills component.

READ: How Do I Apply Online


The International Academic Programmes Office (IAPO) at UCT assists foreign students and researchers from more than 100 countries who enrol in taught courses and want to conduct research at UCT. IAPO offers letters of support for visa applications for study and research at UCT, as well as advice on immigration-related requirements and advocacy for students facing visa issues. It also informs students on foreign tuition and housing expenses, the costs of living in Cape Town, and the support services offered at UCT to assist students with their transition. Before any foreign student may be enrolled at UCT, the staff of IAPO verify, collect, and upload their immigration-related papers (passport, visa, and medical aid) and tuition price payments to the student’s record system. This procedure is known as pre-registration. International students must complete pre-registration before advancing to academic registration and course enrollment.


In addition to your academic transcript/s, you may be required to submit additional documents and information along with your application. These documents are specified in Part D. They must be uploaded with your online application. The additional documents will usually include:

  • C.V: indicating work experience (if any, give name(s) of the employer(s), period(s) of employment (e.g. 2012-2018) and primary area of responsibility
  • Research outline and/or motivation of specified length
  • Referees’ names and contact details (two referees will be required)

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, proof of payment of the application fee etc.
  • Submit the completed application form along with supportive documents.

UCT Contact Details

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

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