2019 academic calendar

18 December 2018 | Mr Royston Pillay, Registrar

Dear colleagues and students

The Council of the University of Cape Town (UCT) approved the 2019 academic calendar that includes:

  1. the extension of both the examination and the study consolidation period to allow students more time to prepare for their scheduled exams, and
  2. the provision for ‘exam free days’ for religious days that fall within the examination period.

In 2019 this will apply to Eid Al Fitr that falls within the exam period. For students observing Shavout, no exams will be scheduled after 17:00 on 6 June 2019. In addition, 7 and 10 June 2019, will be exam ‘free days’ for students observing Shavout. In 2019, Diwali falls on Sunday, 27 October.

Notwithstanding the provisions above, which the university will make every effort to realise, UCT will continue to make further provision whereby individual students who object on religious grounds to taking any examination on a day specified in the examination timetable, may apply for permission to take a deferred examination.


Royston Pillay

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