Orientation and Pre-registration
Every year, the International Academic Programmes Office (IAPO) arranges an orientation programme for international students to assist with the transition to UCT and Cape Town in general. Orientation is a university-wide process. Academic faculties, residences and support departments such as the Department of Student Affairs host a variety of activities aimed at welcoming you to UCT and making you feel part of the university community. It is important for students to attend these orientation activities.
Our orientation is conducted with the help of fellow students called Orientation Leaders, who are on hand to help provide you with the information you need to know about Cape Town, UCT faculties, staying on and off campus, etc. They are a friendly group of both South African and international student leaders who have been trained to assist new students.
Through IAPO’s orientation programme students learn important information regarding safety, health, immigration, academic procedures, financial arrangements and other services offered by the international office. The programme also introduces students to support services at UCT, the UCT environs and adjusting to South African culture.
During orientation, please do not hesitate to ask for assistance from your Orientation Leaders.
Orientation First Semester 2018
Orientation for Semester Study Abroad students arriving for the first semester 2018 will take place from Tuesday 6th to Friday 09 February 2018. We look forward to welcoming you!
The full programme of activities can be downloaded here. (To be updated soon).
Campus Life: Orientation 2017
Click on image below to download your copy of Campus Life: Orientation 2017.