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Applying to do an Honours Degree in Computer Science/Information Technology at UCT.

Honours in CS/IT at UCT

Honours is a year of full-time study undertaken after the three year Bachelor degree. The Honours degree in a full-time degree, with no part-time options offered at all.

Honours is a year of intensive work and it is impossible to combine it with outside work.

The Honours course is convened by Prof. Michelle Kuttel in 2020. The convernor for 2021 is to be announced.

The rules and requirements for the course can by found in the Science Faculty Handbook.

  • Applications

    All prospective students have to do two things:

    1. Apply to the Department using the appropriate departmental application form.
      • The form for internal applicants (i.e. current UCT students) is available here .
      • The form for external students is available here .
      The closing date for departmental applications for CS/IT Honours in 2021 is 30 September 2020.

    2. Apply on the University's central applications system. The closing date for applications to the Faculty for Honours is to be announced.

      Internal students must apply for Honours in Computer Science.

      External students must apply for Honours in Information Technology.

      This distinction is a requirement of the British Computer Society, which accredits the 4-year programme at UCT (comprising a B.Sc. In Computer Science followed by an Honours in Computer Science) as meeting their educational requirement for an IT professional.

      The Honours degrees are otherwise the same.

  • Outcome of Application and Registration

    Applicants will be notified of the result of their application by mid-December 2020.

    All students have to be present at the University on the first day of lectures for Honours, which is 27th January 2020 (exact date depends on the year).

    Registration and courses start immediately: It is not possible to delay the start of the course.

    The South African academic year coincides with the calendar year and the course will end by the last week of November.

  • Funding

    UCT has information on funding for postgraduate students. Please download the Postgraduate Funding Handbook.

    UCT may have internal funding for honours students, but it is only available to those who have applied to the NRF first.

  • Foreign Students

    Students who need a study visa for South Africa should get all the documents and requirements ready before the end of November. You must get this visa before leaving your home country at the nearest South African embassy, consulate or high commission. Please apply immediately upon hearing of your acceptance. While a visa can be obtained in about two weeks from South African embassies that is only the case if all clearances, documents and health checks are in order, so this must all be done well in advance. It should also be borne in mind that the latter half of December is the start of the holiday period in South Africa; while in the new year, due to the pressure of late applicants, the process may take longer.
  • More Questions?

    Contact the Honours Course Coordinator (Michelle Kuttel).
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