UCT’s International Academic Programmes Office (IAPO) is the main point of contact for international students.

IAPO can provide letters to support study visa applications. It can also advise on immigration-related requirements, international tuition, housing fees and support services available to help you settle in. 

Download the Directions for Postgraduate Applications document for detailed information on application procedures.


Application process for international students

We guide you through the process of applying as an international postgraduate including deadlines, fees and required documents.

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All international postgrads who live in South Africa while studying at UCT require a visa.

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Fees & funding

Learn about the fees related to international postgrad study at UCT and available funding options.

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Once you’ve received an offer of admission, you can begin the process of pre-registration clearance. This is the first step to registering as an official UCT postgrad student.

See pre-registration