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The Admissions Office helps to ensure that UCT enrols talented students from diverse backgrounds. This means communicating information to prospective applicants during high school visits and Open Days (days when applicants can visit the university and find out more about the UCT community). It also involves assisting applicants during the application process. There are specific sections on the UCT website offering information to prospective students, including information about criteria for admission, key dates like Open Days and application deadlines, and a very useful ‘frequently asked questions’ (FAQ) page.

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Fees Office 

Your fees are calculated per registered course, as determined from your PeopleSoft record. This is why it is important to make sure that your PeopleSoft details are correct. You can make fee enquiries with the Fees Office, on level 3 of the Kramer Law Building, Middle Campus.

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Financial Aid

When you apply to UCT you’ll have the opportunity to also apply for Financial Aid. Take note of important deadlines related to your funding application.

If you have received Financial Aid, it is important to find out about the rules and deadlines related to your funding. This includes the academic requirements for maintaining your funding, and details on deadlines to apply for funding beyond your first year.

You can find the Financial Aid Office on level 3 of the Kramer Law Building on Middle Campus.

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International Academic Programmes Office 

IAPO supports international students at UCT, both registered students and applicants. They offer support on a variety of ways, including advice on living arrangements, study permits, and orientation to UCT and Cape Town. Current students should also look out for IAPO notices on opportunities for international exchange.

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Student Housing 

Student Housing handles residence applications and residence management. In addition to your Faculty Orientation, if you are staying in residence you will also take part in a Residence Orientation programme. It is important to familiarize yourself with the different residence rules and processes.

Residences are both living AND learning environments. This means that there is a variety of resources you can access in your own, or a nearby residence. These include academic workshops, tutors, and mentors. Look out for information on these resources or chat to your residence sub-wardens for information.

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