All UCT postgraduates must maintain continuous registration until graduation. That means you must re-register each year until you graduate.

Re-registration requires satisfactory academic/research progress in the preceding year. You will be guided by your faculty and departments on processes associated with this, and it is generally associated with the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between you and your supervisor, or a Progress and Planned Activity (PPA) report. Learn more about the MoU and PPA here.

Returning students: if you are re-registering for the dissertation component in a second or subsequent year, you do not complete the MOU. Instead, you must complete the online Progress and Planned Activity (PPA) form via the PeopleSoft Student Administration

Need help? You can access an online guide to assist you with completing the online PPA form which can be accessed via Vula.

Once your online PPA form has been approved, you will be required to complete your online registration via the  PeopleSoft Student Administration System

NOTE: If you encounter any technical problems with completing your registration on PeopleSoft, please email the Student Systems Support Helpdesk

Confirmation of re-registration

Your PeopleSoft student account will show confirmation of your re-registration. It also shows the programme and full list of courses you’ve registered for.

PeopleSoft also gives you information on where your PPA stands in the approval process.

Contact your postgraduate faculty manager if you have any questions or if your PPA is not moving forward in the approval process.

Most postgraduates are required to re-register in February; however, this may be earlier for research master’s and PhD students. If you do not register on time, you will receive a late registration penalty of up to R2 000.

Find your registration dates online here, or contact your postgraduate faculty manager if you’re uncertain.