Applying to the Commerce EDU

Undergraduate applications open on 1 April and close on 31 July for study in the following year. All applications must be made via the UCT Online Applications portal.

To apply directly to the Commerce EDU, it is important that you select the Academic Development Programme (ADP) when you apply.  

Commerce Faculty Admission Requirements

The Faculty of Commerce has specific entry requirements that applicants completing the National Senior Certificate (NSC) must meet. Please note the following minimum requirements:

  • English Home Language (HL) - 50%
  • English First Additional Language (FAL) - 60%
  • Mathematics - 60% [70% is required for Computer Science and Analytics, and 80% is required for Actuarial Science]
  • Commerce applicants only need to write the Academic Literacy and Quantitative Literacy (AQL) National Benchmark Test. The test consists of an Academic Literacy (AL) section and a Quantitative Literacy (QL) section. The results of the two sections of the test are reported separately. You are strongly encouraged to write the test at the earliest opportunity, as this will allow you time to re-write if you don’t achieve the required mark. A maximum of two attempts will be allowed.

Please refer to the UCT Undergraduate Prospectus for full details of the admission requirements for Commerce. The prospectus also has information on the degrees offered by other faculties, which is useful when considering a second choice during the application process.