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 university.

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.

Semester dates for 2020:

1 -3 February Arrivals in Cape Town
4 – 7 February UCT IAPO Orientation on Campus
7 February SSA Student Registration
10 February UCT Classes begin
21 – 29 March Easter break
14 May Teaching ends
15 to 19 May Consolidation week and examinations begin
12 June Mid-year examinations end