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Open Day

When is UCT Open Day?

The 2020 UCT Open Day in its historical format was cancelled due to the nationwide lockdown that was necessitated by the global outbreak of COVID-19. Instead, a Virtual UCT Open Day for applicants was held over three days in September and October 2020.

The Humanities exhibition typically takes place in the Leslie Social Science Building and the Humanities talks will take place inside the Beattie building - both are located on University Avenue on UCT Upper Campus.  

Listen to the Dean's Open Day talks here: 

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What is Open Day?

The Faculty of Humanities hosts an annual Open Day aimed at high school students in Grades 10, 11 and 12, their families, teachers and guidance counsellors. This event is ideal for school-going learners and their parents to explore the range of study options available through the Faculty of Humanities. Each year the event attracts more students, eager to find out about the University of Cape Town and what the various Faculties have to offer.

Open Day is popular because it gives high school learners the chance to find out about courses and programmes of study, to pose questions to our academic staff and current students and to explore the many career opportunities our academic programmes offer graduates

On the day, the Faculty's 15 academic departments showcase their respective programme offerings.  Senior students and lecturers are on-hand to answer any questions that learners and their parents may have. The day features a wide range of activities which include:

  • A warm welcome from the Dean of Humanities
  • Interactive displays by academic departments
  • An overview on curriculum structuring
  • Information about financial assistance
  • Exposure to some of the facilities on campus

This event takes place on a Saturday morning during the second quarter of the year and should not to be missed because it will help you make informed decisions about your study choices. Details of our Open Days are distributed to schools by the UCT Admissions Office.  

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more on the Faculty of Humanities admissions processes.

We look forward to meeting you at the next Humanities Open Day!