Student services

International students who wish to study in Cape Town are welcome to contact Cape Town Tourism for assistance in sourcing accommodation and enrolling at various learning institutions.

We provide free and impartial advice about various study and voluntourism opportunities in Cape Town and surrounding areas.

What do foreign students studying in Cape Town have to say about their experiences? 

Phone us on +27 (0)21 487 6800 or send an email to

For any enquiries you have about studying English in Cape Town, you can contact Education South Africa by phoning +27 (0)21 419 0494. Visit their website for more details:

For studying at the city's tertiary institutions, you may want to contact them directly.

University of Cape Town


Admissions Office
Tel: +27 (0)21 650  4556

University of the Western Cape


University of Stellenbosch


Postgraduate and International Office
Tel: +27 (0)21 808 2565

Cape Peninsula University of Technology


Office of International Affairs
Tel: +27 (0)21 460 3955 / 8390 / 3984

Cape Town attracts students from all over the world, as well as thousands of Capetonians each year to study in their home city. Here, a student from the University of the Western Cape concentrates hard. Photo courtesy paulscott56