New First-Year Science Students

New first-year Science students are students who are entering the first year of their BSc studies at UCT and were not registered at UCT in the previous year.

To ensure that you are prepared for registration, see information for New First Year Science Students 2023

28 January 2023

Residences open for all new students.

28 -30 January 2023 

Campus reception for new 1st year students in the Sports Centre. 

3 February 2023  Online registration opens for new 1st year students.  Students will receive online registration instructions via email.
10 February 2023 Registration deadline for all students
13 February 2023

First teaching day of 2023

For international students, pre-registration clearance (i.e., visa, medical aid, and fee checks) will be completed remotely.

All students must be registered by the deadline indicated above.  Students who register late may face a late registration penalty of R2000. 

Parents Orientation

This is an event organised for parents of first year students who have received a firm offer of acceptance to study at the University. It is traditionally a time when parents are introduced to UCT, and allows them to familiarise themselves with how the University operates.  It provides information on how the University is structured to offer the best possible learning environment, and also explains what students can expect in their first year of study.

Parents please refer to Parent Orientation webpage towards the end of January for further information or contact The Orientation Office uctorientation@uct.ac.za               

Returning Science Students

Returning students are students who were registered for a BSc at UCT in the previous year and who are academically eligible to continue or have been granted a concession to return.

23 January 2023

Online registration opens for returning students with no supplementary or deferred exams.  Students will receive online registration instructions via email..

30 January 2023 

Results of supplementary, deferred and summer term exams released. 

31 January 2023  Online registration opens for returning students who completed supplementary or deferred exams and who are permitted to re-register for 2023. Students will receive online registration instructions via email.
10 February 2023 Registration deadline for all students
13 February 2023

First teaching day of 2023

 For international students, pre-registration clearance (i.e., visa, medical aid, and fee checks) will be completed remotely.

All students must be registered by the deadline indicated above.  Students who register late may face a late registration penalty of R2000.

Students with Outstanding Fees

You will NOT be allowed to register until your fee account has been settled. 

South African students can register before making the initial payment.  All international students must make payment before registration.

For further fee related information, refer to 2023 fees payment dates.

Page last updated: 29 November 2022