UCT Chatbot

The UCT Chatbot is a guide for new and returning students, staff and parents to answer common FAQs about UCT during the registration period.

WhatsApp 087 240 6965 or use the chatbot on the website.

Commerce Cares Helpdesk

First-year Commerce students can send general queries to comcares@uct.ac.za.

Registration: Student System Support (SSS)

For any system technical queries during the online registration process, please contact the SSS Contact Centre:

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday from 09h00 – 17h00

Tel: 021 650 5227

Email: sss-helpdesk@uct.ac.za

Undergraduate students and applicants
For general information about applying to UCT, including financial aid, scholarships, student housing, contact the Student Recruitment Office: Tel: (021) 650 2128 or email UCT admissions.

Admissions and Registration – applicants, new and returning students


  • First-year applicants checking on application status, registration, and the orientation process.
  • Information and queries about the first-year campus reception.
  • Returning undergraduate students requiring registration details on the mode of registration or students experiencing challenges during registration.
  • Transferring, Occasional and Semester Study Abroad students enquiring about registration and follow-ups.
  • Matric exemption.

Academic activities: Returning postgraduate students


  • Faculty Examinations Committee (FEC)
  • Student academic standing
  • Transcripts
  • IAPO matters / Visas
  • Enquiries about curriculum advisors

Readmission Appeals


All RAC issues.

Leave of Absence


All LOA issues.


Postgraduate students and applicants

Admissions, Registration and Academic activities – Applicants, New and returning students



 All academic activities and faculty bursary queries. 

 All registration and admission queries. 

Readmission Appeals


All RAC issues

Leave of Absence


All LOA issues


Commerce Faculty Office

The Commerce Faculty Office is responsible for faculty administrative processes.

Postal Address: 
Faculty of Commerce
University of Cape Town
Private Bag X3

Physical Address
Leslie Commerce Building
Engineering Mall
Upper Campus
University of Cape Town

Tel: +27 (0)21 650 4375

Email: Faculty Office

Commerce Education Development Unit (EDU)

For information, please visit the EDU website.