University of Cape Town (UCT) Nursing Intake 2022/2023

University of Cape Town (UCT) Nursing Intake 2022/2023


The 2022 admission cycle is open and closes on 30 September 2022. We do not consider late applications.

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 2022, are valid for 2022 admission. For admission to UCT, you must have written the NBTs by 13 October 2022. For further information or to register, visit NBT.

The last date for undergraduate programme changes is 31 October. 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 2022 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.

Undergraduate Admission

• Apply online. Use this booklet only if you do not have access to the internet.
• If you are currently registered at UCT, and wish to transfer to another undergraduate programme, you must consult the Faculty that you wish to transfer to.
• Complete this form using the information and codes found in the 2022 Directions for Undergraduate Applicants.
• Please complete this form in CAPITAL LETTERS in ink.
• Return this completed form by post or in person. This form must not be faxed or emailed.
• DO NOT submit your application fee with this form. Refer to the 2022 Directions for Undergraduate Applicants for instructions regarding application fee payments.