When is UCT Open Day?

The 2022 UCT Virtual Open Day is happening on Saturday 9th April 2022, from 10am to 3pm. The main Humanities session is at 10.30am, with an address from the Dean of Humanities and a talk on programme choices, and there are sessions from specific departments scheduled throughout the day after the Dean's talk. You can download the programme, with links to the talks, here.

If you wish to access Dr Tiffin's slides from the programme choices talk, you can find them below in Powerpoint or PDF versions.

Humanities Open Day programme slides - PDF

Humanities Open Day programme slides - Powerpoint

Listen to the Dean's Open Day talks here: 

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What is Open Day?

The Faculty of Humanities hosts an annual Open Day aimed at high school students in Grades 10, 11 and 12, their families, teachers and guidance counsellors. This event is ideal for school-going learners and their parents to explore the range of study options available through the Faculty of Humanities. Each year the event attracts more students, eager to find out about the University of Cape Town and what the various Faculties have to offer.

Open Day is popular because it gives high school learners the chance to find out about courses and programmes of study, to pose questions to our academic staff and current students and to explore the many career opportunities our academic programmes offer graduates

On the day, the Faculty's 15 academic departments showcase their respective programme offerings.  Senior students and lecturers are on-hand to answer any questions that learners and their parents may have. The day features a wide range of activities which include:

  • A warm welcome from the Dean of Humanities
  • Interactive displays by academic departments
  • An overview on curriculum structuring
  • Information about financial assistance
  • Exposure to some of the facilities on campus

This event takes place on a Saturday morning during the second quarter of the year and should not to be missed because it will help you make informed decisions about your study choices. Details of our Open Days are distributed to schools by the UCT Admissions Office.  

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more on the Faculty of Humanities admissions processes.

We look forward to meeting you at the next Humanities Open Day!

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