Established in 1829, UCT is South Africa’s oldest university. It has maintained a proud tradition of academic excellence, which today sees it ranked first in Africa and the only African university consistently ranked amongst the top universities in the world by the most widely recognised ranking systems (Times Higher Education and Quacquarelli Symonds).
Renowned for its striking location at the foot of the iconic Table Mountain, UCT is a microcosm of the city. It is home to a vibrant, cosmopolitan community of over 28 000 students and 5 000 staff members from over 100 countries.
The University has a proud history of welcoming international students and is an attractive choice for students and researchers alike.
Studying at UCT promises an immersive, unforgettable experience. From its beautiful campuses to the multi-cultural cohort of students it’s an attractive choice for students and researchers alike.