UCT's reputation for excellence is underpinned by its distinctive research, led by its distinguished faculty, many of whom are world-leaders in their field. Our researchers also teach and so ensure that our undergraduate and postgraduate students benefit directly from the latest scholarly work and discoveries.
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UCT has a three-tier residence system that provides different services, governance and management to support undergraduate and postgraduate students on and off campus.
Generally speaking, a student will initially enter a fist-tier residence (full catering), move to a second-tier residence (senior catering or self-catering) in subsequent years, and then on to third-tier accommodation (semi-autonomous self-catering).
UCT Libraries offer state-of-the-art technology, vast collections of reading and research material, and the specialized services of friendly, efficient, and helpful staff.
In keeping with its central role in the academic life of the university, the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library lies at the heart of Upper Campus, while its eight branch libraries are set in locations convenient to the faculties. The Libraries house more than 1.2 million print volumes, while their "virtual" presence – consisting of bibliographic and full-text databases, electronic books and journals, and a growing institutional digital repository – may be accessed via the Libraries' website, both on and off campus.
UCT offers more than 40 sporting codes, with a total membership of around 9 000 students and staff. So, this is a great opportunity to carry on with the sport you loved at school or to try your hand at something completely new.
Whether you’re interested in athletics, rugby, netball and soccer or archery, paragliding, skydiving and yachting, there will be something for you.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
The diversity of people and cultures are truly amazing. There's always an opportunity to learn more about people and how they grew up, everyone is always open to help you. The lecturers are also amazing, always available for consultation, to give you extra help, they try their best in classes as well. I don't think anything can be improved, or at least not in the...
I had one challenging and incredible experience, which forced me to grow in ways I never would have imagined.
UCT has been great so far, very helpful staff and the actual course has been challenging but enjoyable!