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Applicants & students

Prospective students who have either not applied to UCT or any university in South Africa, or who have applied to specific universities but have not received an offer of a study place for a programme of choice, are advised to submit their details online to the Department of Higher Education and Training’s Central Applications Clearing House (CACH). The CACH system exists specifically to address the placement of students who did not apply to any university, but who now qualify and wish to be considered for an academic space.

Visit the CACH website.

Please visit the Applicants & students website for more information on or for the following: Please visit the Department of Student Affairs website for information on the following:

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