University of Cape Town

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world rank  291

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University Overview

Established in 1918, University of Cape Town is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large city of Cape Town (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Western Cape. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Department of Higher Education and Training, South Africa, University of Cape Town (UCT) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Cape Town (UCT) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 99 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UCT also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

Name
Acronym UCT
Founded 1918 Origins date back to 1829
Motto Spes Bona
Good Hope

University Location

Address Private Bag
Cape Town (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
7700 Western Cape
South Africa
T +27 (21) 650 9111
F +27 (21) 650 3736

Degree Levels & Study Areas


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate
Postgraduate
Local student Not reported Not reported
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Kramer Law Building
Rondebosch 7700
+27 (21) 650 2128

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 4,000-4,499
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to University of Cape Town's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Department of Higher Education and Training, South Africa


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD-EQUIS)

Affiliations

  • Association of African Universities (AAU)
  • Universities South Africa (USA)
  • Cape Higher Education Consortium (CHEC)
  • Open Education Consortium (OEC)

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Site last updated: Sunday, 4 February 2018