A hub for internationalisation at UCT

The International Office is at the heart of the University. So whether you’re interested in studying, research or partnering with UCT, the International Office is here to guide and support you all the way.

Prospective International Students

Studying in another country is a big step. We’re here to guide you in:

  • Selecting the right academic programme
  • Understanding the admission requirements
  • Applying for a study visa
  • Calculating your tuition fees and the cost of living in Cape Town
  • Applying for scholarships and donor-funded programmes
  • Finding suitable accommodation close to campus
  • Preparing for life in Cape Town

Support services for international students

Our student support team will:

  • Provide information and advice on immigration regulations, visa renewals and working in South Africa as an international student
  • Host an extensive orientation programme and welcome
  • Organise activities throughout the year
  • Advise on what to do and who to contact in the event of emergencies or difficulties during your time in Cape Town

International partnerships

Our partnership team strives to establish and nurture collaborations through teaching, research and professional development with a number of universities across the world.

International academic programme offering

Academic programmes for international students include:

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
  • Short-term: Faculty-led, customised, standardised and island programmes
  • Service learning programmes
  • Study abroad and student exchange
  • Occasional courses or research for non-degree purposes