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Welcome to the Faculty of Health Sciences. The faculty is recognised nationally and internationally as an outstanding institution for the training of health care workers, research and clinical service.

Undergraduate application forms for admission in 2021

Key dates for FHS applicants to remember

2020 Open Day has been cancelled due to COVID-19

  • Open Day is held on Upper Campus, UCT. It is a good opportunity for you to access important information about your application from various parts of the university. (It’s also a good time for younger siblings to start thinking about UCT Faculty of Health Sciences opportunities!)

31 August 2020: Applications for Admission and Housing close for Faculty of Health Sciences programmes

  • Applications close for ALL Faculty of Health Sciences applications.
  • Deadline for writing the Health Sciences National Benchmark Tests (NBTs)- 31 August 2020

31 August 2020: Deadline for Applicants to Request to Programme Choice

  • You may elect to apply for a different programme until the 31st August 2020.
  • You can do so by sending a request to admissions-ug@uct.ac.za or submitting a written request to the Central Admissions Office.

31 October 2020: Submission Deadline of Interim Results to Central Admissions

  • For applicants finishing secondary school in 2020: all grade 12 interim results, or predicted scores in the case of non-NSC applicants are due.
  • For students currently studying at a tertiary institution: certified photocopied transcripts containing results for all years of study as well as 2020 interim results are due.
  • No emailed documents will be accepted.

15 November 2020: Deadline for Offers to International Undergraduate Applicants requiring a Study Visa

  • Last date on which the Faculty of Health Sciences can make an offer to an international undergraduate applicant requiring a study visa.

30 November 2020: National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Application Deadline

  • Applications for funding to NSFAS close.

31 December 2020: Submission Deadline of Final Transcripts and Non-NSC Results to Central Admissions

  • Non-NSC school leaving final results (except CIE, ZIMSEC and NSSC): must be submitted as certified paper documents.
  • For students currently studying at a tertiary institute: submission of final transcripts as certified paper documents.
  • No emailed documents will be accepted.

15 January 2021: Final Results from 2020 due

  • Final CIE, ZIMSEC and NSSC results from the November 2020 sessions are due.
  • Results need to be submitted as certified paper documents to Central Admissions.

More detailed information can be found in the ‘2021 Directions for Undergraduate Applicants’ document.

Please ensure to check the key dates for other UCT Faculties in the ‘2021 Directions for Undergraduate Applicants’ document.

Undergraduate study programmes

Please consult the Faculty of Health Sciences section of the University’s Undergraduate Prospectus for 2021, which sets out the following undergraduate study programmes on offer:


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