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University of Cape Town

University of Cape Town

University of Cape Town

Globally renowned for its academic excellence and commitment to social change and development, the University of Cape Town (UCT) is an inclusive, research-intensive top-tier institution.

Learn online with the University of Cape Town (UCT)

UCT has amplified its reach by offering online short courses for the global audience.


About the University of Cape Town

Founded in 1829, the University of Cape Town (UCT) has cemented its place on the global academic stage, consistently holding the position of Africa’s leading university.1 UCT’s reputation is underpinned by its pioneering research, led by distinguished academic staff, many of whom are world leaders in their fields. Dedicated to implementing transformation by addressing past injustices, UCT is guided by its forward-thinking, diverse and distinct scholarship, faculty, and students.

1 QS Top Universities (2019).


Since 2007, UCT has partnered with digital education expert GetSmarter, a 2U, Inc. brand, to take the university’s renowned education online. The move towards delivering education through the online model is driven by its vision to broaden access to education and empower individuals who may have previously been denied the opportunity due to geographical constraints. The online short course portfolio operates across a broad array of disciplines and subject areas, from finance, technology, business and leadership, to marketing, project management, the built environment and investments.


UCT strives to meet the development needs of an emerging democracy by continuing to build and expand its online course offering. Students have the opportunity to learn from esteemed UCT faculty while they engage and thrive in an online learning environment. Professionals experience learning that is flexible, supported, and interactive, and upon completion walk away with a certificate that validates their new-found skills.


Learn online with the University of Cape Town (UCT)

UCT has amplified its reach by offering online short courses for the global audience.

About the University of Cape Town

Founded in 1829, the University of Cape Town (UCT) has cemented its place on the global academic stage, consistently holding the position of Africa’s leading university.1 UCT’s reputation is underpinned by its pioneering research, led by distinguished academic staff, many of whom are world leaders in their fields. Dedicated to implementing transformation by addressing past injustices, UCT is guided by its forward-thinking, diverse and distinct scholarship, faculty, and students.

1 QS Top Universities (2019).

University of Cape Town online short courses

Since 2007, UCT has partnered with digital education expert GetSmarter, a 2U, Inc. brand, to take the university’s renowned education online. The move towards delivering education through the online model is driven by its vision to broaden access to education and empower individuals who may have previously been denied the opportunity due to geographical constraints. The online short course portfolio operates across a broad array of disciplines and subject areas, from finance, technology, business and leadership, to marketing, project management, the built environment and investments.

Why learn online with the University of Cape Town

UCT strives to meet the development needs of an emerging democracy by continuing to build and expand its online course offering. Students have the opportunity to learn from esteemed UCT faculty while they engage and thrive in an online learning environment. Professionals experience learning that is flexible, supported, and interactive, and upon completion walk away with a certificate that validates their new-found skills.

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