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  • Locations: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: Arcadia 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
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Program Description:


Arcadia apply online buttonStudy at the University of Cape Town 

UCT is a truly comprehensive institution with outstanding scholarship and faculty in every school within the university, but its history is linked to science, engineering, and commerce and those faculties still excel.  For this reason, UCT offers an exceptional opportunity for business, science and engineering majors to spend a semester or year of study taking courses in English and remaining on schedule toward graduation.  The Faculties of Engineering and the Built Environment offer courses in a full range of subjects and majors including computer engineering and architecture.  The Faculty of Commerce provides an opportunity for students to study economics and finance, accounting, management, marketing, and even organizational psychology. 

Science is another faculty where study abroad students can learn from some of the foremost international researchers on subjects such as astronomy, environmental and geographical sciences, and zoology.  In addition to the aforementioned disciplines, Arcadia students may also consider subject areas such as: Finance and Game Theory,Human Resource Management, Pre-law, Film and Media Studies, Philosophy, Education, Chemistry, Music, Creative Writing.  A typical course load normally consists of 4 courses, but can be as few as 3 or as many as five, depending on the particular courses chosen.  Students will earn between 12-18 credits per semester. In addition to your coursework at the university, all students are required to participate in the core seminar, "Contemporary Issues in South Africa," which is intended to provide a forum for reflection and analysis on current issues and challenges facing South Africans.  

The Arcadia Advantage
An Arcadia program isn't just about enrolling you in an overseas institution however. It's about all of the services that we provide. Before you go, you can contact our program manager for advice on the application process, choosing courses, or simply what you should pack. Once you arrive, our resident director will lead an orientation program in Cape Town that will introduce you to the culture, history and politics of South Africa as well as prepare you for the academic challenges of studying in a different educational system. During the semester, you can expect to participate in excursions that are designed to allow you to reflect on the learning that is taking place outside the classroom.

Application Deadlines
First Semester and Academic Year:   
March 15
Second Semester:   November 15

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Approximate Decision Date (Subject To Change) Start Date End Date
Fall 2023 03/15/2023 04/01/2023 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2023-2024 03/15/2023 04/01/2023 TBA TBA
Spring 2024 10/01/2023 11/01/2023 TBA TBA

This program is currently not accepting applications.