Stunning location for a prestigious institution with a wide range of courses

This program is Suspended for Spring 2021. Students are encouraged to apply for a future term or to consider an alternative program for the spring:

Students should contact their program manager to discuss these recommendations as well as others that may be more appropriate.

If you’re looking for the widest choice of courses in South Africa and an institution with weight and prestige then studying abroad at the University of Cape Town (UCT) is probably the best bet for you. On Arcadia’s program, you can also add courses and experiences that get you involved with local communities and service efforts.

Perched on the side of Table Mountain, UCT has stunning vistas from every angle and is a popular choice for study abroad. Of its population of more than 20,000, about 4,000 students are international, creating a dynamic energy on campus and in the more than 100 clubs and societies. The Arcadia Cape Town Center is located right on campus at UCT, in the Ivan Tom’s Building, which sits between the upper campus and the Medical School on campus at UCT.

All students on this program take part in Arcadia’s Course, Introducing South Africa: History, Politics and Culture, which provides a forum for reflection and analysis on current issues and challenges facing South Africans - an insightful starting point for all students.

While in the Rainbow Nation, I learned about forgiveness and reconciliation. I learned about Ubuntu, culture and custom. I heard about beauty, peace and camaraderie. And, most importantly, I learned about humanity. ”

Brittanie Richardson

University of the Arts Student

  • Take three courses at UCT enjoying a wide choice of subjects with outstanding faculty. The broad selection runs from humanities to science, engineering and commerce.

  • The Business School at UCT is accredited by AACSB.

  • Learn more about the Arcadia Cape Town Center.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Fall 2019 7/3/2019 11/16/2019 15-17 $17,350 4/1/2019 More Info
Academic Year 2019 7/3/2019 6/26/2020 30-34 $32,420 4/1/2019 More Info
Spring 2020 1/29/2020 6/26/2020 15-17 $17,980 10/1/2019 More Info
Academic Year Southern Hemisphere 2020 1/29/2020 11/11/2020 30-34 $31,800 10/1/2019 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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Program Details


South Africa

Language of Instruction



Cape Town

Location Type

Large City


As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed housing. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.


Health & Safety

Student health, safety and security in South Africa are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...

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