University of Cape Town (UCT) Nursing Application 2024/2025

University of Cape Town (UCT) Nursing Application 2024/2025


The admission cycle opens in March-April and closes on 30 September. Late applications are not accepted

If you live in, or have completed schooling in South Africa, or are applying for admission to a programme in the Faculty of Health Sciences, you must write the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs).

You must register for the NBTs before you apply to UCT. NBT results obtained in 2016, 2017 or 2024, , are valid for 2024 admissions. For admission to UCT, you must have written the NBTs by 13 October 2024. For further information or to register, visit NBT.

The last date for undergraduate programme changes is 31 October 2024. These requests must be submitted to

Applicants who need financial assistance must submit their applications on the NSFAS online application system. Applications close on 30 November, Applications must be completed at


Postgraduate programmes containing coursework mostly close on 31 October, with the exception of a few programmes and faculties which start to close from May onward. Please refer to the 2024 Directions for Postgraduate Applicants for the relevant closing dates.

Applications for research-only postgraduate programmes do not close. Please select the year in which you wish to start your programme when applying.


The SSA programme is offered to international students currently registered at their home university and who wish to undertake a semester at UCT. Upon completion of the semester abroad, the credits can be transferred to their programme at their home university. SSA credits do not count toward a UCT qualification.

How To Apply

You may apply online. In order to apply online you will need a working email address and your South African identity number, or, if you are an international applicant, your passport number.

If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application by printing the forms from the links below, and sending them to the Admissions Office at the address indicated on the right.

Undergraduate application forms for admission in 2022