Official University of Cape Town UCT Open Days 2025/2026

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Wish to know UCT open day 2025? This page gives answers regards to University of Cape Town opening days and Term Dates for 2025.

University of Cape Town (UCT) Academic Calendar 2025, open day, opening date, time table 2025, activities dates, Semester Exams 2025, registration dates and commencement of UCT 2025 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 2025 academic year is opened and can be accessed here on the official UCT website.

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University of Cape Town (UCT) Open Dates 2025

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 2025

  • Applications for admission in 2025 will open. Applications will close on 31 July 2025 for all undergraduate programmes. Please remember to apply online.
  • The National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) will open for registrations for the 2025 intake. You must apply online.
4 April 2025
  • 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 2025 Open Day, which was due to be held on Saturday, 4 April 2025. We apologise for any inconvenience.
    Read the VC Desk: COVID-19: Update on mass gatherings, graduation and travel.
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31 July 2025
  • 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 2025
  • National Student Funding Assistance Scheme (NSFAS) funding applications open. You must apply online.
31 August 2025
  • Closing date for undergraduate programme changes: 31 August 2025.

You do so by sending a request to or submitting a written request to the Admissions Office.

30 September 2025
  • Final date to submit the Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) portfolio.
10 October 2025
  • Except for Health Sciences programmes, National Benchmark Tests must be written no later than 10 October 2025.
31 October 2025
  • For applicants finishing secondary school in 2025, 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 2025
  • Last date to apply for National Student Funding Assistance Scheme (NSFAS) funding. You must apply online.
31 December 2025
  • All final transcripts and non-NSC school-leaving results (except CIE, ZIMSEC and NSSC) must be submitted as certified paper documents.
15 January 2025
  • Final tertiary transcripts are due for students registered for tertiary studies in 2025.
  • Final CAIE, ZIMSEC and NSSC results from the November 2025 session are due.
15 February 2025
  • First quarter starts at UCT.

Full details are available in the undergraduate prospectus.

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