Partner with UCT

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is an inclusive and engaged research-intensive African university that inspires creativity through outstanding achievements in learning, discovery and citizenship; enhancing the lives of its students and staff, advancing a more equitable and sustainable social order and influencing the global higher education landscape.

As the top university in Africa and among the best in the world, UCT uses international partnership to support research excellence, student and staff mobility, and access to funding through global university networks.

Internationalisation is an important component of our mission and is promoted through:

Our partnership team works to broker and establish purposeful collaboration with international partners to promote internationalisation within and beyond UCT.

To find out how to establish a formal partnership with UCT, email You can also submit a request to partner via the online portal.

If you want to visit UCT, email or find out more here.

Interactive global partnerships map

The University of Cape Town has agreements with many universities and institutions around the world.  Cooperation activities are governed by agreements signed between the parties. 

Use the interactive map below to see where our partners are located and view the type of agreements.