Opens 16 November 2015
Humanities launched the UCT English Language Centre on 16 November 2015. Offered for the first time at UCT, flexible academic programmes now cater to foreign students who need to improve language skills for international university entrance.
Guidelines for applicants
There may be some delays in processing applications due to campus closures. We have prepared the following guidelines for applicants.
Faculty Exam FAQs
The Faculty of Humanities have prepared a list of Frequently Asked Questions for students, regarding the November / December 2015 exams. Click on the link below for more.
Semester Study Abroad
Did you know that as an international student, you could spend one or two semesters at Africa’s leading academic institution? The Faculty of Humanities is the most popular choice for SSA students visting UCT.
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Monday, 30 November 2015

Campus discussions on transformation have revealed perceptions of marginalization of certain groups of students. As an extension of this conversation, Dr Shose Kessi (UCT Department of Psychology) will stage a photographic exhibition on the black student experience on Upper Campus, in November. 

Publication Date:
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 16:00

When Athabile Nonxuba dreams, he dreams big.  Together with seventeen other University of Cape Town students, he wants to build a better, brighter future for rural school children in the Eastern Cape. Through an initiative called 'Lets Build Institutions', students collect and distribute second-hand educational material and, are fundraising to build a library and a community resource centre in in his home-town of Centane. 

Publication Date:
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 15:00

120 Humanities student mentors were honoured at a special awards evening held on Friday, 2 October. The Humanities Faculty Mentorship Programme was established in 2006 as part of the Faculty’s Extended Degree Programme. Nine years later, this programme is growing and continues to provide peer support to first-year students.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 10:45

A new Humanities initiative is set to attract a more diverse pool of applicants to the University of Cape Town. Later this month, the UCT English Language Centre will open its doors to the first cohort of students from non-English speaking countries, who wish to improve their proficiency in English. This is one of few language centres located within a South African university and will support the university’s internationalization agenda.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 13:30