University of the Western Cape (UWC)

The University of the Western Cape abbreviated as UWC is a public research university established in 1959, and is located in the town of Bellville near Cape Town. the University Ranks among the top 600 Universities in the World, according to the World University Rankings.

Faculties Offered In UWC

The university offers a wide variety of under- and post-graduate qualifications that fit into the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Community and Health
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Natural Science

 University of the Western Cape, UWC

Admission Requirements

For Degree programmes:

The minimum admission requirement is a National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by Umalusi with an achievement rating of 4 (Adequate achievement, 50-59%) or better in four subjects chosen from the following recognized 20-credit NSC subjects (known as the ‘designated subject list’). Read more about admission requirements Here.

How To Apply

Step 1:  Get your application form.

  • Online Application:
    Undergraduate and postgraduate applicants use the same online application process.
  • Hardcopy Application:
    Apart from the online application, you can request application forms to be sent you by post. To request forms, contact the UWC Contact Centre on 021 959 3900.

You can post your application to:

Student Administration Department
University of the Western Cape
Private Bag X17

Step 2:  Complete your application form in full.

*Remember you’ll need to calculate your APS. find out here.

Step 3:  Attach all supporting documents.

Step 4:  Complete a student accommodation form.

View Full detailed breakdown on how to apply to UWC here.

Application Fees

The application fees is R100.

Remember you must calculate your APS.

Application Closing dates

31 August 2020 (BA Honours Biokinetics & BSA Honours Biokinetics)
30 September 2020 
(all other programmes)

Contact Ifo And Website

For Admission Related contact:

Email:[email protected]
021 959 3900/01

Need to find the institution?

Physical Address: 
University of the Western Cape
Robert Sobukwe Road
Bellville 7535
South Africa

Postal Address:
University of the Western Cape
Private Bag X17
Bellville 7535
South Africa

UWC On Social Media

You can follow University of the Western Cape on social media platforms like Twitter or Facebook and get updates about the activities in the Institution, below are their social media Handles:

Facebook – UWC On Facebook

Twitter – UWC On Twitter

Youtube – UWC On Youtube

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