Projects

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:

Student Debt Relief Fund

Higher education is facing a funding crisis again, compounded by the impact that the Coronavirus global pandemic has had on the economy. Many academically deserving students are in danger of seeing their futures being...

100 UP Programme

The main purpose of the 100 UP programme is to better prepare academically gifted Khayelitsha learners to compete for places at UCT, and other HEIs (Higher Education Institutions), once they have completed their Matric...

Baxter Theatre

The Baxter Theatre Centre, designed by Jack Barnett, opened on 1 August 1977. It came into being as the result of a bequest from the late Dr W. Duncan Baxter who, in his will,...

UCT Jagger Recovery Fund

UCT needs support from alumni around the world to help it rebuild and recover. We are therefore asking alumni and friends in the UK to consider making a contribution to the UCT Jagger Recovery...

Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance

Nelson Mandela preferred that his memory be honoured not with statues or monuments, but with living institutions that represent and reproduce the values for which he stood.   UCT is working in partnership with the...

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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...

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Named Bursary Programme

The UCT Trust administers many bursaries at UCT which are funded by Foundations, Companies and individuals, based here in the UK.  Named Bursary programmes are aimed specifically at either a field of study, or...

Schools Improvement Initiative

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

UK Alumni Bursary Programme

Over the past year, UK based UCT alumni supported three undergraduates and two postgraduate students studying various disciplines, ranging from Medicine to Business Science, Bioinformatics to Social Development. Over the years, all of the...