Application & admission

For information on applications and admission to UCT’s semester abroad programmes, refer to UCT’s IAPO website and consult the International Office at your home universtity.

Important dates for admission to a semester abroad at UCT

  • First semester: February to June
  • Second semester: July to November
  • The admissions dates for the first semester are 13 March to 15 July 2017 (SSA students however have permission to leave a bit earlier and write examinations online via Proctor-U)
  • Second semester are 14 August to 30 November 2107

Application process:

If you are a student at one of our partner universities or colleges in the US, contact the International Office at your home university for procedures and deadlines.

·      Go to the UCT website for general information about UCT and to their IAPO ( International Academic Programme Office) website for specific information on the application process.

·      Your home university or college will send you the IDACA information and application forms for accommodation.

·      Once you have been accepted at UCT for the semester, your completed IDACA applications will be sent to us to process and confirm.

(N.B. Should you not be a student at one of our partner universities or college in  the US and should you want assistance from IDACA during your semester abroad in Cape Town, please contact us directly once you have been accepted by UCT.