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Academic support

There is a variety of resources offered at UCT to ensure you excel on your academic journey. Get in touch to make the most of what is available. Of course, these are in addition to the normal departmental and faculty academic opportunities and guidance associated with your degree programme.

UCT English language centre

General English courses at all levels offered year-round in a friendly, supportive environment.

Visit them online here.

UCT Knowledge co-op

Address urgent social challenges through your research. This co-op links students to community partners, like NGOs and others with specific research needs, and provides support throughout the project.

Visit them online here.

UCT eResearch

Support for researchers at every step of the research data lifecycle. Includes high-performance computing services, including data visualisation support and facilities and research data management.

Visit them online here.
Get in touch via email: eresearch@uct.ac.za

International Academic Programmes Office (IAPO)

Support for international postgraduate students. Helps with immigration issues and advises on study visas. Also has information for postgraduates who are keen to study abroad during their course (i.e. out-going mobility opportunities).

Visit them online here.
Get in touch via email: iapo@uct.ac.za or phone: +27 (0)21 650 2822

Office of the ombud

Seeks fair resolutions to problems raised by any university member. It provides a neutral, independent, informal and confidential process.

Visit them online here.
Get in touch via email: ombud@uct.ac.za or phone: +27 (0)21 650 3665

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