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 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]
  • It is compulsory for all applicants to write the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs). There are two tests - Academic Literacy and Quantitative Literacy (AQL) and Mathematics (MAT).

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.