Requirements For UCT Medical School

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The University of Cape Town's faculty of Health Sciences (Medical School) offers a variety of educational, training and academic career options within the health care and research department. These options range from clinical and public health to health and rehabilitation sciences. Here are the requirements for entry into the UCT medical school.


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UCT medical school was established in 1912 and was the first medical school in sub-Saharan Africa. They are rated as one of the top 50 health sciences faculties worldwide by Times Higher Education.

UCT's medical school has 13 academic departments and their programmes include  undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, clinical services and research. Student need to meet both the university and faculty requirements in order to enter into postgraduate or undergraduate programmes

Here are the entry requirements:

Undergraduates:

  • APS (An Admission Point Score) score of 463/600
  • FPS (Faculty Point Score) score of 628/900
  • WPS score of 764 (628+135.6) for South African applicants only

Postgraduates:

  •  Bachelor's degree with the appropriate subjects or other qualifications that could be considered to be equivalent.

Honours:

  • Bachelor's degree with specific major subject

Masters:

  • Master's degree is an Honours degree in the subject that the applicant wishes to pursue at Master's level.

Doctorates:

  • Master's degree in a relevant discipline

Click here to learn more about the Faculty of Health Science at UCT


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