Official University of Cape Town UCT Open Days 2023

UCT open date 2023 | The official University of Cape Town (UCT) opening days, term dates, academic calendar, brochure, registration dates for all 2023 programmes.

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Wish to know UCT open day 2023? This page gives answers regards to University of Cape Town opening days and Term Dates for 2023.

University of Cape Town (UCT) Academic Calendar 2023, open day, opening date, time table 2023, activities dates, Semester Exams 2023, registration dates and commencement of UCT 2023 academic activities are also accessible here on

Applications for admission into various Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Diploma, Certificate, Short Courses, Distance Learning, and other programmes qualifications for the 2023 academic year is opened and can be accessed here on the official UCT website.

RELATED: UCT Online Application Form 2023

University of Cape Town (UCT) Open Dates 2023

The UCT opening days have been published and can be check through the school website provided below.

Please note: the University reserves the right to change these dates. Before acting on any of the dates below confirmation should be sought from the appropriate office.

1 April 2023

  • Applications for admission in 2023 will open. Applications will close on 31 July 2023 for all undergraduate programmes. Please remember to apply online.
  • The National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) will open for registrations for the 2023 intake. You must apply online.
4 April 2023
  • Open Day is a good opportunity to access important information about the application process. (It’s also a good time for younger siblings to start thinking about UCT opportunities!)
    Please note: Following international advice on the hosting of large gatherings, we have taken the precautionary measure to cancel the 2023 Open Day, which was due to be held on Saturday, 4 April 2023. We apologise for any inconvenience.
    Read the VC Desk: COVID-19: Update on mass gatherings, graduation and travel.
31 July 2023
  • All undergraduate applications close. We do not accept late applications.
  • Applications for student housing close.
  • Last date to write the NBTs for admission to the Faculty of Health Sciences.
1 August 2023
  • National Student Funding Assistance Scheme (NSFAS) funding applications open. You must apply online.
31 August 2023
  • Closing date for undergraduate programme changes: 31 August 2023.

You do so by sending a request to [email protected] or submitting a written request to the Admissions Office.

30 September 2023
  • Final date to submit the Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) portfolio.
10 October 2023
  • Except for Health Sciences programmes, National Benchmark Tests must be written no later than 10 October 2023.
31 October 2023
  • For applicants finishing secondary school in 2023, all grade 12 interim results, or predicted scores in the case of non-NSC candidates, are due.
  • Interim and past transcripts for transferring applicants are due.
30 November 2023
  • Last date to apply for National Student Funding Assistance Scheme (NSFAS) funding. You must apply online.
31 December 2023
  • All final transcripts and non-NSC school-leaving results (except CIE, ZIMSEC and NSSC) must be submitted as certified paper documents.
15 January 2023
  • Final tertiary transcripts are due for students registered for tertiary studies in 2023.
  • Final CAIE, ZIMSEC and NSSC results from the November 2023 session are due.
15 February 2023
  • First quarter starts at UCT.

Full details are available in the undergraduate prospectus.

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