All UCT postgraduates must maintain continuous registration until graduation. That means you must re-register each year until you graduate.
Re-registration requires satisfactory academic/research progress in the preceding year. You will be guided by your faculty and departments on processes associated with this, and it is generally associated with the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between you and your supervisor, or a Progress and Planned Activity (PPA) report. Learn more about the MoU and PPA here.
Returning students: if you are re-registering for the dissertation component in a second or subsequent year, you do not complete the MOU. Instead, you must complete the online Progress and Planned Activity (PPA) form via the PeopleSoft Student Administration
Need help? You can access an online guide to assist you with completing the online PPA form which can be accessed via Vula.
Most postgraduates are required to re-register in February; however, this may be earlier for research master’s and PhD students. If you do not register on time, you will receive a late registration penalty of up to R2 000.
The dates listed here apply to typical academic years. The pandemic has impacted the academic calendar in various ways. Make sure you keep up to date with announcements from your department or faculty.
Office for Postgraduate Studies
Phone +27 (0)21 650 3171 @UCTpostgrads
Otto Beit Building, Room 2.04, Level 2
University Avenue North, Upper Campus
University of Cape Town