The annual UCT Open Day is aimed at high school learners in Grades 10, 11 and 12, their families and teachers. Due to restrictions necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was hosted virtually in 2021 and 2022 – but in 2023 it will be an in-person event again, and we look forward to welcoming you onto our campuses.
This event presents an ideal opportunity to explore the vast range of undergraduate study options that UCT offers.
The opportunity to get information about the different academic programmes and what they involve is absolutely vital to making the best study choices.
Faculties, academic departments and support departments participate in this event, and activities include:
- lectures by academic members of staff from the various faculties
- information about financial assistance
- virtual residence tours and information about some of the facilities offered on campus.
Presentations from UCT Open Day 2023 will be made available online as soon as possible.
Presentations from the 2022 Virtual Open Day are on the UCT Admissions YouTube channel.
Highlights from UCT Open Day 2023
Open Day 2023 in pictures
The University of Cape Town hosted high school learners, their families and teachers on 13 May 2023. The event presented an ideal opportunity for learners to explore the vast range of undergraduate study options available at UCT, empowering them to make the best study choices.
A selection of photos is shown in this album, and you can see the photo essay on the UCT News website.
Studying at UCT: Day in the life of a UCT student
Six UCT students – one from each faculty – share their experience of a day on campus, with tips and insights to encourage prospective applicants to embrace campus life and make the most of an opportunity to study at Africa’s top university. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it!
Click on the thumbnails to watch the videos.
UCT Student Recruitment Office also offers the following services to prospective students via online platforms:
- school talks to Grade 11 and 12 learners
- Grade 9 subject-choice talks
- assistance with the application procedure
- provision of application forms
- individual interview with applicants (and their families where requested).
To book your appointment for an individual interview, please contact Michelle Roodt at email@example.com or on 021 650 4556.