How to Log into UCT Student Self-Service System

PeopleSoft UCT is the online self-service student administration system used at the University of Cape Town.

If you are a registered UCT student, you can use the system to update your contact details, check your timetable, review your course registration and details, as well as check your fee account.

The Oracle PeopleSoft platform is managed by UCT’s Student Systems Support (SSS). Your end-of-year results will also only be available on this system. You can also get your MOU and access your transcript via the platform.

How to login to PeopleSoft uct

To access PeopleSoft Uct,

  1. navigate to studentsonline.uct.ac.za
  2. enter your user ID (UCT student number)
  3. enter your password
  4. and click on the “Sign In” button

How to reset your password

Use the Password Self-Service tool to manage your UCT network password. Changes are reflected instantly and you don’t need to contact IT support to change or reset your password.

If you forget your password, reset it using a one-time password (OTP) token that will be sent to your mobile phone or alternate email address.

Remember, you can only receive an OTP if you set up your contact information on the system.

To reset your forgotten password,

  1. Navigate to Password Self-Service.
  2. Click Forgot password?
  3. Enter your UCT Username then click Continue.
  4. Enter your mobile number (or, if you didn’t register one, your alternate email address) then click Continue.
  5. A one-time password (OTP) token will be sent to your mobile phone (or alternate email address).
  6. Enter the OTP, then click Continue.
  7. Enter your new password in both fields, then click Change Password.
  8. Click Logout.
  9. If you’re using Windows, restart your computer/device.
  10. And if you’ve stored your password in certain programs (e.g. wireless connection, email client), update your password in those systems.

How to set up your contact info

Once you login to peoplesoft uct, you need to set up your contact information.

  1. Navigate to Password Self-Service.
  2. Log on using your UCT Username and Current Password.
  3. Read the privacy statement and if you agree, select “I Agree” and click “Continue“.
  4. On the contact information page:
    • Enter your mobile number and alternate email address, then click “Update“.
  5. Either Confirm the update or Go Back and enter different information.
  6. When you’re done, select “Change Password“.
  7. Proceed to change your password.

How to update your contact info

You can also update your contact info incase you’ve changed your number or email so that you wouldn’t face challenges on the peoplesoft uct login page.

  1. Browse to Password Self-Service.
  2. Log on using your UCT Username and Current Password.
  3. Select Update details.
  4. Read the privacy statement and if you agree, select “I Agree” and click “Continue”.
  5. On the contact information page:
    • If your information is correct, click “Update“.
    • If your information is incomplete or incorrect, enter the correct information then click “Update“.
  6. Either Confirm the update or Go Back and enter different information.
  7. Click “Logout“.

Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.