How To Check University Of Cape Town Application Status

Every year, the University of Cape Town receives applications from prospective students who are willing to get an education from the facility. The application is done online or in-person and when done, applicants have to wait as a decision is made by the management. The decision takes a while and when the management is satisfied, they release the name of applicants who they think qualify for the various educational programmes. From the time an applicant submits his or her application to the time a decision is made, the status of the application keeps changing. We will be taking a look at how you can check the status of your application. 


University Of Cape Town Online Application Status

Once you are given admission, your name is included in the admission list, and if you are not admitted, you will not find your name on the list. Checking the status of your application can be done in simple steps. These steps are; 

  • Visit the University of Cape Town status checker portal via the URL
  • Proceed to select and enter your ID Number if you are a South African citizen or Passport number if you are not a South African citizen.
  • After entering your details, click on the SUBMIT button and then click the Login tab to check your admission status.
  • As mentioned earlier, when your application is successful, your name will be on the list. 

NB: If you have lost your password, don’t panic since the system has a way by which you can retrieve it. 

If you have lost your password, you can retrieve it by clicking on the ‘Forgot Password’ tab on the University of Cape Town status checker portal and follow the necessary steps. 

Additionally, if you have any problems logging in, you can consult the student self-service help documentation using the URL or send an email to the address:

University Of Cape Town Prospectus

As a prospective student or a newly admitted student of the University of Cape Town, you have the opportunity to the undergraduate prospectus. The prospectus will expose you to the new world you will be walking into when on campus. The prospectus gives you an introduction to life at the University of Cape Town. The prospectus describes what to expect on campus, services provided and facilities available. The prospectus also has important details of all undergraduate programmes and even before you step a foot on campus, the prospectus will give you some heads up. 


The University of Cape Town prospectus is available online and you can download it via the URL

About the University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town is a very renowned institution in South Africa. It is a public research university which is located in Cape Town, South Africa. Simply known as UCT, the facility was founded in 1829 as the South African College. It graduated from college status become a fully-fledged university in 1918. It is the oldest university in South Africa and also the oldest extant university in Sub-Saharan Africa, a glory is shared with Stellenbosch University. 

So far, there are 57 departments which are categorized into 6 faculties in the university and the number of students at the facility is around 30000. Academic programmes offered at the university revolves around liberal arts, and pure sciences and programmes are offered both in the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It has a vibrant student community and the University of Cape Town is the highest-ranked African university in the QS World University Rankings, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

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