We look forward to welcoming our new first-year students in 2023.

You are joining a dynamic faculty with staff who are experts in their fields. Engineers and built environment professionals are vital to our economy and society.

The orientation programme introduces you to the academic, social and cultural environment at UCT. The orientation activities help you meet your fellow students, find your way around campus and introduce you to various services and departments on campus that are important to you as a student studying in the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment.

Some important dates for 2023:

  • 20 January – Final offers will be made to new undergraduate students
  • 28 January – Residences open for first-year students
  • 28 to 30 January – First Year Campus Reception (students to receive laptops, student cards etc) at Sports Centre on upper campus
  • 31 January to 10 February Orientation for all first-year engineering and built environment students 

Should you require any further information - please email EBEcares

International students

Visit the International Offices' website Before you arrive to see what you need to do before arriving at UCT.