The University of Cape Town (UCT) needs the support of its alumni to help it maintain and build on the quality of its education – to continue to deliver consistently high standards and equip students with the skills necessary to meaningfully contribute to South Africa and its ability to compete globally.

Your gift will be a long term investment in South Africa and will undoubtedly help to change lives.

Kindly find below more information about the current projects you can support:


Distinguishing UCT Campaign

The Distinguishing UCT Campaign aims to grow UCT’s general endowment, as well as the respective endowments of key faculty priorities. It is crucial for UCT to seek long-term solutions towards financial stability, and a...


UCT’s Opera School

We are delighted to offer alumni the opportunity to invest in the future of UCT’s Opera School, which for nearly ninety years has been creating opera stars for the world’s stages. The School prides...


Named Bursary Programme

The UCT Trust administers many bursaries at UCT which are funded by Foundations, companies and individuals based here in the UK.  As UCT Trust is a UK charity, individual donors can, of course, reap...


Perinatal Mental Health Project

In South Africa one out of every three women experiences depression during or after pregnancy.  The majority of these live in deprived communities and many are often also coping with a lack of support,...


Eden District Health Sciences Platform

Responding to the urgent national call to increase the number of doctors in South Africa, particularly in rural areas, the Faculty of Health Sciences has joined forces with the Western Cape Department of Health...


Schools Improvement Initiative

The SII is one of UCT’s four strategic initiatives (see: and serves as a vehicle for extending the university’s engagement in schooling. This is achieved by drawing on university wide resources including student...


UK Alumni Bursary Programme

In 2017, UK based UCT alumni supported six undergraduates and eight postgraduates studying various disciplines, ranging from Medicine to the Arts, French to Geology and Environmental studies. All of the students who have benefited from the...