Welcome to the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment and to the University of Cape Town, one of South Africa's leading universities. The Faculty takes great pride in the quality of its undergraduate programmes, its comprehensive postgraduate programmes and the excellent research carried out in the departments.
The University is currently home to over 3 900 international students from 97 different countries and welcomes the diversity and contribution that these students bring. We invite you to be a part of our diverse and vibrant community.
Prospective undergraduate and postgraduate international students should visit the International Office's webpage
International students who intend to study at UCT for only one or two semesters, or international students who wish to be affiliated to UCT for short periods should visit the Semester Abroad website.
English language proficiency
The medium of instruction and examination at UCT is English.
International applicants for whom English is a second language are required to submit one of the following:
A recent score (obtained within 3 to 5 years before application for admission) of at least 570 (paper-based test) or a score of 230 (computer-based test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or
A recent overall band score of 7.0 (with no individual element of the test scoring below 6.0) on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).