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 in 2017
All international students entering UCT for the first time full-degree students and semester study abroad students) are encouraged to attend as many of the orientation functions listed on the programme below.
First year international full degree students should also attend the orientation programmes organized by their faculties (see https://www.uct.ac.za/students/orientation/progs/ for details) and any student who will be living in on-campus accommodation (residences) is also encouraged to attend programmes arranged by their residence (see https://www.uct.ac.za/students/orientation/progs/ for more detail). Maps to all the venues can be found at : https://www.uct.ac.za/contact/campus/.
The information provided will help you “find your feet” at UCT, the social events will start your time at UCT with lots of fun and a chance to meet new friends.
In particular, please join us for the Welcome Event on Monday 6th March from 16h00 to 18h30 in Jameson Hall.
The full orientation, pre-registration and registration programme is available here.
Campus Life: Orientation 2017
Click on image below to download your copy of Campus Life: Orientation 2017.