1 November 2016
Dear parents, guardians and sponsors
This is an update on recent events at the University of Cape Town.
Exams start on 7 November 2016, but students have the option of deferring individual exams or their full block of exams to January 2017. To help secure the campus during the examination period, we will consolidate exam sittings in a few venues. For an overview of exam timetables, UCT services during exams and details on how to defer exams, read the exams page…
2017 term dates
With necessary changes having been made to the 2016 university calendar in order to complete the academic year, work has been underway to update and finalise the 2017 term dates. The proposed calendar has been approved and the 2017 term dates are now available. Check the term dates…
Libraries and Jammie Shuttles
UCT Libraries will operate on exam hours during the exam period 30 October – 25 November 2016. Jammie Shuttles are running.
Expanded free internet access for students
Vodacom has now zero-rated critical UCT-related URLs (including Vula and UCT Libraries), which means that students can access these sites without incurring data costs. Vodacom joins Telkom, MTN and Cell C in enabling students to access university resources (including course and library materials) free of charge.
UCT welcomes additional R10 million funding by Absa
The University of Cape Town welcomes a generous contribution of R10 million to the university's scholarship programme by financial services provider Absa. Having appealed to the corporate sector to consider complementing efforts to tackle higher education funding, Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price commended Absa for heeding the call and thanked them for their generosity. The full amount received from Absa will be channelled towards funding for missing-middle students – those students whose family income is above the R122 000 per annum National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) threshold, but below R600 000. The R10 million scholarship is part of an additional R57 million that was allocated by Absa towards the 2016 university tuition fees for 1 450 students in need of financial aid across all South African universities.
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