Please note:

  • For human resources (HR) policies such as those governing conditions of service, please visit the Human Resources site.
  • For information technology (IT) policies and other governance documentation such as UCT's ICT Strategy, please visit the ICTS site.


UCT values: a statement of values for the University of Cape Town and its members – approved 10 December 2016

Academic freedom, autonomy and accountability guiding principles

Policy on Council statements – approved 3 November 2010

General rules and policies (Handbook 3) (including rules on conduct for students)

Proper channels for student complaints (see Handbook 3)

Policy on postgraduate admissions – approved 15 October 2022

Academic review guidelines – Senate approved March 2017

Access to archives policy

Policy for collection and heritage stewardship – approved 19 June 2021

Policy on co-badged qualifications and joint or jointly awarded qualifications (‘joint degrees’)

Student housing admission policy for 2022–2026

Approval of sabbatical office status for student leaders

Conflicts of interest: principles, policy and rules

Policy on gifts and hospitality

UCT special rules and code of conduct regulating activity on campus during South African national and local government elections

Senate policy on election to emeritus rank

Guidelines for the appointment of supervisors of doctoral candidates

Guidelines regarding SAPS on campus

Policy and Terms of Reference: University Naming Committee – June 2023


Dispute resolution

Finance policies

Fraud and Risk Management

Health and safety

Information Technology


Intellectual property policy

Language policy – approved 28 September 2013

UCT Open Access

Student Academic Misconduct

Properties & Construction

Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA)

Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA)



Social responsiveness

Teaching and learning

Please visit the teaching and learning pages.


Please visit the transformation plans and policies page.


Web policies