University of Cape Town (UCT) - public higher education institution in South Africa. The history of UCT can be traced back to1829 . Thanks to its quite favourable location inside Cape Town, students can enjoy an active city life with a rural serenity.

University ranking. University of Cape Town ranks first in South Africa. The university is among the best 5% worldwide, ranking 188 in international ratings. University of Cape Town has garnered a reputation in international circles for its programs in «Arts and Humanities», «Engineering and Technology», «Life Sciences and Medicine», «Natural Science», «Social Sciences and Management». The university is considered to be among the best in the quality of education and ranks in the top 200 in that criterion. University of Cape Town is respected by employers of South Africa and the world.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The applicant must provide the document of previous academic performance as well as the results of the examinations. The academic year is traditionally consists of semesters.

The composition of the university. University of Cape Town is a big educational institution, attended by more than 21 thousand students. Foreign citizens can submit their applications along with the local students. Every 7 student is a foreign citizen. More than 1500 teachers are employed by the university. The academic staff mainly consists of foreign specialists UCT has international student exchange programs between partner universities. More information regarding the life of the university can be found on its social media pages:Flickr, Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, Linkedin.

Infrastructure of UCT. The university has its own library.
Ranking   188   1
Country South Africa
City Cape Town
Bachelor (citizens) Check the current price on the official website of the university
4,645 USD/year.
Master (citizens) Check the current price on the official website of the university
from  4,943 USD/year.
to  14,097 USD/year.
Bachelor (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
4,860 USD/year.
Master (foreigners) Check the current price on the official website of the university
from  4,943 USD/year.
to  28,029 USD/year.
Living expenses $500 -864 USD/month
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1829
Abbreviation UCT
Teachers 1,503
Students 21,757
Foreigners 15%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Suburban
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Good Hope
• Department of Higher Education and Training, South Africa
• Association of African Universities (AAU)
• Higher Education South Africa (HESA)
• Cape Higher Education Consortium (CHEC)
• OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW)
World ranking 188
Country ranking 1
Academic Reputation 150
Employer Reputation 220
International Faculty 206
International Students 266
Citations per Faculty 280
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities 122
Engineering and Technology 323
Life Sciences and Medicine 119
Natural Science 213
Social Sciences and Management 117
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 188
QS World University Rankings 172
ARWU Academic Ranking 201
Cost of living in Cape Town
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 224 359
Food 129 241
Transportation 19 57
Communications and utilities 91 83
Clothing 19 71
Sports and leisure 18 54
Total 500 864
Accommodation in Cape Town USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 226
Shared room in city centre 362
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 321
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 491
Alternative title
English University of Cape Town
Russian Кейптаунский университет
Arabic جامعة كيب تاون
German Universität Kapstadt
Spanish Universidad de Ciudad del Cabo
French Université de Cape Town
Japanese ケープタウン大学
Korean 케이프타운대학교
Portuguese Universidade da Cidade do Cabo
Chinese 开普敦大学
cy Prifysgol Tref y Penrhyn
ta கேப் டவுன் பல்கலைக்கழகம்
it Università di Città del Capo
Ukrainian Університет Кейптауна
ca Universitat de Ciutat del Cap
nl Universiteit van Kaapstad
th มหาวิทยาลัยเคปทาวน์
tr Cape Town Üniversitesi
eu Lurmutur Hiriko Unibertsitatea
gl Universidade de Cidade do Cabo
fi Kapkaupungin yliopisto
hu Fokvárosi Egyetem
pl Uniwersytet Kapsztadzki
id Universitas Cape Town
sv University of Cape Town
fa دانشگاه کیپتاون
ro Universitatea din Cape Town
ga Ollscoil Cape Town
vi Đại học Cape Town
ml യൂണിവേഴ്സിറ്റി ഓഫ് കേപ്പ് ടൌൺ
pa ਕੇਪ ਟਾਊਨ ਯੂਨੀਵਰਸਿਟੀ
he אוניברסיטת קייפטאון
el Πανεπιστήμιο του Κέιπ Τάουν
da Cape Town Universitet
sr Универзитет Кејптауна
cs Univerzita v Kapském Městě
hy Քեյփթաունի համալսարան
be Кейптаўнскі ўніверсітэт
lv Keiptaunas universitāte
nb Universitetet i Cape Town
ba Кейптаун университеты
gd Oilthigh Bhaile a' Chip
tl University of Cape Town
tg Донишгоҳи Кейптаун
sw Chuo Kikuu cha Cape Town
af Universiteit van Kaapstad
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University of Cape Town - Official Description

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