UCT applications open

UCT has renamed the Jameson Memorial Hall after Sarah Baartman.

Prospective students planning to apply for undergraduate studies at UCT have until Wednesday July 31 to submit their applications for the 2020 academic year as opposed to previous years when applications closed at the end of September.

With the deadline for applications fast approaching, aspirant UCT undergraduates are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

“Applicants should note the earlier closing date this year, which in previous years had been only at the end of September. No late applications will be accepted,” said Carl Herman, director of admissions at UCT.

By the July 31 deadline, over 40 000 individuals are expected to have applied for admission to study towards an undergraduate degree at UCT. This is in line with previous annual figures, which have increased every year. These 40 000-plus applicants will be whittled down to fill UCT’s available places, numbering just over 4 000.

Meanwhile, undergraduate applications from first-time entering applicants are up from 13 244 for the current academic year to 15 289 for the 2020 academic year, an increase of just over 15%.

The new closing date will allow UCT to make conditional offers earlier which, in turn, gives prospective students and their families more time to consider and accept. It also affords faculties ample opportunity to reflect on their pool of candidates and do adequate enrolment planning.