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Careers Service (CS)


UCT Careers Service supports the career development learning of UCT students enabling them to realise their potential and to contribute meaningfully to the communities in which they work and live.

Working with the university community and external stakeholders, we support personal and professional development and the cultivation of lifelong career management skills through the provision of careers education, information, advice, guidance and opportunities.

The Careers Service strives to be a leading South African and internationally benchmarked careers service that endeavours to provide a fair, unbiased, and professional service to current UCT students, graduates, *recent alumni,  Grade 9 to 12 learners and *recent school leavers. (* up to three years)

The Careers Service adheres to:



Campus Community
Beyond School

CHED Equity Development Programme

The Equity Development Programme's (EDPs) main purpose is to contribute towards a diverse academic staff profile by increasing the pool of people from under-represented groups who are qualified to apply, in competition, for academic staff appointments.

The main programmes are:

As a Vice-Chancellors strategic initiative, the 100UP+ (Plus) project aims to bridge the transition from school to university life for those academically gifted 100UP students who have been accepted and are enrolled at UCT.

 Contact Us

General Enquiries

Telephone: + 27 21 650-2497

Student Queries

Current Students

Telephone: + 27 21 650-2497
Log in to MyCareer

Prospective Students

For information or to make a booking for a paid appointment telephone 021 650 2497 or 021 650 4398.

Employer Enquiries  

Registered & New Employers

Visit or contact Nawaal Boolay, Head: Employer Relations

Telephone: 021 650 5028


Level 1, Hoerikwaggo Building, North Lane, Upper Campus, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, 7701

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Office Hours

Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Open during student vacations.

Closed on public holidays.