UCT is the University of Cape Town, the oldest university in South Africa and the mostly highly ranked in international surveys. It is situated on the slopes of Table Mountain and is home to more than 28 000 students and 4 000 staff members.  There are a number of different campuses around Cape Town. Application for study at UCT usually opens around April for the following calendar year, with registration during late January.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is excited about it's new initiative in partnership with Valenture Institute. This venture is the first not only in South Africa but the African continent as a whole.

After the Cape Town fires of April 2021 left University of Cape Town buildings destroyed and students displaced, an investigation by Enviro Wildfire’s Robert Erasmus has led to suspicion that the fire may have been deliberately caused, ruling out natural incident or homeless citizens as the cause for the fire.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has announced that it has approved the renaming process of Smuts Hall residence. UCT wants this to be seen as an opportunity to forge a new path.

Without in-person orientation programmes and on-campus lectures to aid first-year university entrants in their transition out of high school, some students have found it increasingly difficult to make new friends, remain academically motivated, and completely immerse themselves in the university lifestyle in 2021; whilst those who have had on-campus learning have complained of many other issues, including a lack of support from their institutions.


With a degree in journalism being quite flexible, students are afforded the opportunity to choose from a wide range of courses and institutions when considering a career in journalism.

University of Cape Town (UCT) executives and President Cyril Ramaphosa have released statements on where they stand on the conflict between Palestine and Israel. Both UCT and the President have given their insight on what could bring about a solution.

UCT is in the midst of their restoration process after assessing the damaged that were done to their residences, Jagger Library and various other building. They are working with people all over the world to restore the damaged archives after recovering it from the library. UCT is thankful for all the assistance they have received during this time. 

The Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development is a tertiary level academy, situated at the UCT Graduate School of Business adjacent to the V&A Waterfront. It offers an inspiring and innovative six month, full time programme in entrepreneurial development that is directed at young aspiring entrepreneurs who face financial challenges but who are passionate about business and personal development.

UCT student have finally been able to return to their rooms to pick up their belongings that were not damaged by the fire. With minimal extreme damage, UCT students and staff are lucky to find that most of their belongings were unharmed.

UCT welcomes prospective students to apply for undergraduate and postgraduate courses for the 2022 academic year. Keep on reading to find out how you can apply.

If you want to study next year, you need to start by applying. The key is to find out the 2022 institution application dates. Applying for tertiary studies can be challenging to find out the details you need. From finding out the application dates so that you can start collecting all of the documents required. Application dates may vary and/or change due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Most colleges are opening up for 2022 applications during the month of May. 

President of the UCT SRC has called out the university's management for its slow response to the recent Cape Town fires. 

The University of Cape Town is working to salvage what's left after a runaway fire on Table Mountain National Park devastated part of the campus including a library and two residences. 


University of Cape Town students are now able to return to their residences as UCT deems it is safe for them to make their way back. There is also more information on the other UCT buildings that have been severely affected by the Cape Town fire.

UCT is facing as massive loss as their library is completely destroyed by a fire. Officials are now on sight to assess the damage and discuss moving towards the restoration of the library. People are urged to donate to the #UCTFire emergency relief fund.

A UCT lecturer's comments about Adolf Hitler in a lecture to first year political studies students has lead to an investigation by the university - and many calls for Dr Lwazi Lushaba to be suspended. The lecturer, who is well known for his strident views, seemed to defend Hitler's genocide which lead to the execution of over 6 million people.

Universities such as the University of Cape Town, University of Pretoria and University of Free State have joined the Wits protest and are standing up against the police force. Higher Education protests became even louder following the death of an innocent bystander this week as a result of a police bullet.

Fundi provides education loans to students, these loans can cover the expenses of registration fees and outstanding balances. This is how you can get a quote and apply for a loan. 

Gone are the days of conventional schooling and you are about to start with new beginnings and new challenges. First year at university or college is fun but it can also be very daunting. The fear of not knowing what to expect creeps up on many.

Fundi provides education loans to students, they cover a range of expenses to enable students to pursue their studies without experiencing the financial burden while doing so.  Keep reading to find out if they will cover your registration fees. 



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