Welcome back to our returning students and congratulations to our new students as you begin the next chapter of your academic journey.

UCT is a community full of bright minds hungry for knowledge and ready to explore the endless possibilities available in the realm of academia. We hope the information provided here will make your registration experience a seamless one.

Student responsibilities

Student email

We use your UCT email account to communicate with you. Check your UCT email regularly and ensure that your mailbox quota is not exceeded, as messages will not reach you if your mailbox is full. You may auto-forward your UCT email to another email to ensure you receive official notices.

Maintaining personal and academic information

You are responsible for regularly checking and maintaining the following information yourself via Student Self-Service. UCT will not accept responsibility for consequences of incorrect, outdated, invalid or missing information:

  • Contact Information: addresses, telephone numbers and emergency contacts
    This information must be up-to-date to ensure that communications reach you, and that you are contactable by University staff.
  • Bank account information
    No cash payments are made to students. Any financial aid allowances, bursary advances and other refunds will go to the bank account that you specify.
  • Course registrations
    Make sure that your course registrations are correctly reflected, as late changes will incur fee penalties. Changes and refunds are not allowed after the published deadlines.
  • Fee account
    Check this regularly. Statements are e-mailed to the Fee Payer’s email address you provide. If this information is not maintained on the system, statements will be emailed to your UCT email address.

Protect your password

Do not divulge your password to anyone. Do not leave a computer unattended if you are logged in. UCT will not accept responsibility for damage or loss arising from abuse of your User ID and Password.

Obtaining end-of-year results

Your end-of-year results will not be mailed to you but will be released in a downloadable verifiable format you can access via self-service at the end of the year. If you want a print version mailed to you, you must request this from the Student Records Office (Middle Campus) in advance.

Accessing Student Self-Service

Note that the current site also links to Students Self-Service on the following pages: