UCT Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy Requirements

The requirements for undertaking the University of Cape Town (UCT) Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy.


To be considered for admission you need a matriculation exemption with a pass in Mathematics AND either Physical Science or Biology with at least an E symbol (40%) on Higher Grade or a D symbol (50%) on Standard Grade (or the equivalent with the OBE classification). If you are writing other examinations, please contact our admissions office for more information about the requirements.

Selection is based on an applicant’s academic achievements as well as other achievements and activities, as listed in a personal report questionnaire. If you are already studying towards any other degree at university, or if you have already obtained a degree or diploma, you are also eligible for consideration for admission. You are assessed on your school results, your university results as well as the results in the Placement Tests mentioned above. You must produce an official transcript of your results together with your application for admission.

Opportunities are created throughout the course for practice learning. Lectures take place on the Faculty of Health Sciences campus, in the Division of Occupational Therapy at Groote Schuur Hospital and on the Upper and Middle Campuses of the University. Transport may be provided between the Upper Campus and Medical School and, when possible, to the more distant practice learning sites.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The University provides financial aid to large numbers of students who cannot afford to pay the fees. A few top applicants may also qualify for an entrance scholarship, which is automatically offered to those school-leavers that qualify. (You do not apply for one.) You will find the information about how to apply for financial aid in the application pack.

You may also request the University Handbook titled “Financial Assistance for Undergraduate Students” from the Undergraduate Funding Office.
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Your next move

UCT offers many programmes. If you do not meet up to the requirements of this programme you can consider another programme on the list. Go to >> University of Cape Town Faculties/Programmes.

However, if you meet the requirements and wish to apply to study this course. You can simply check the application processes.

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