University Study in South Africa: Cape Town

University Study in South Africa: Cape Town — About

About University Study in South Africa: Cape Town

Experience South African culture firsthand while learning alongside South African students. Study in an urban setting at the University of Cape Town. The University of Cape Town is South Africa’s oldest university and is one of Africa’s leading teaching and research institutions. The main campus occupies a beautiful site on the slopes of Table Mountain.

Housing & Meals

Most students live in group houses or apartments. Houses or apartments are shared with other students studying at either UCT or the University of the Western Cape. The neighborhoods were chosen for their proximity to the UCT main campus and their student feel. Accommodations are in safe neighborhoods and the buildings are secure. All accommodations will have basic amenities- bed, linens, basic kitchen facilities, bedrooms, bathroom, shared living space. Internet is available in all accommodation on a pay-as-you-go basis.


Students have the opportunity to participate in excursions throughout the semester or year. Excursions are designed to complement your experience and enhance your understanding of South African culture, politics, and geography.

Organized events, such as music festivals, theater outings, sporting events, and political lectures are encouraged opportunities to enhance your experience.

Learning Outcomes

Students having participated in the University Study in South Africa program will: 

Faculty & Staff

The university has staff available to provide orientation, on-site support and advising, helping you adjust to a new educational system and integrate into campus life.


About the Learning Abroad Center

Learning Abroad Center programs are: