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Key dates for first semester 2019
We look forward to welcoming the incoming SSA students for our first semester (Jan-June 2019). The recommended dates of arrival are 26,27 or 28 January 2019. Orientation and registration for courses will take place from 29 January to 3 February 2019. Classes will start on 11 February 2019. We recommended that students stay in Cape Town at least until the end of the examination period. The final exam takes place on 7 June 2019. The pre-departure and orientation information will be published on this site in due course.

Applying direct or through a partnership

Students have an option of three routes to access the UCT Semester Study Abroad programme. Different fee structures and regulations may apply according to which route you use to access the programme.

Your options are:

Apply directly

Interested students are welcome to apply directly to the programme. Liaise with your university’s international office for details around your institution’s requirements.  For more information on the UCT SSA programme, email for assistance. 

Apply through a partner university agreement

UCT has signed mobility agreements with a range of universities worldwide. To find out if we have an agreement with your university you can contact your institution’s international office, or download a full list of our mobility partner universities here.

Apply through our study abroad provider partner organisations

UCT partners with five organisations which facilitate semester study abroad, and other experiences, for foreign students. Click through to individual partner websites to find out more about them.