University of the Western Cape

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University of the Western Cape

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The University of the Western Cape (UWC) is a public university located in Bellville, a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. The university was founded in 1960 by the South African government as a university for people of color only. Other universities near Cape Town include the University of Cape Town (UCT, originally for English-speaking whites), the University of Cape Peninsula (CPUT), and Stellenbosch University (originally for African-speaking whites). The creation of UWC was a direct result of the 1959 Higher Education Expansion Act.

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  • You may apply for a maximum of TWO programme choices
  • Try to keep your options open, especially when applying for programmes in Faculties such as Dentistry, Community and Health Sciences and Law
  • There is NO application fee payable

STEP 2 – Acknowledgement of Application

  • After completion of the online application form you will receive a letter via email from the University acknowledging receipt of your application
  • The acknowledgment letter will contain your APPLICANT NUMBER
  • This applicant number is to be used in all communication with the University
  • You will also receive a brochure indicating the SUPPORTING documents that you will need to submit to the University by the application closing dates for your application to be considered complete

STEP 3 – Upload Supporting Documentation- uwc online application

  • To upload supporting documents, go to http://studentdocumentupload.uwc.ac.za/ complete the form and upload the required documents
  • Current Matriculants do not need to upload any supporting documentation
  • Already Matriculated: Upload your matric certificate/foreign school leaving certificate
  • Attending Another Tertiary Institution: Upload a certified copy of your academic record and certificate of good conduct, stamped by the institution’s registrar

Step 4 – Offer to Study – uwc online application

  • Successful applicants will receive communication via email offering a firm place and information about registration and orientation for 2022
  • Once a FIRM/FINAL offer is received, applicants will be required to ACCEPT the offer within the designated time
  • Should you not ACCEPT your offer in the designated period you will forfeit your place to study (your offer will expire)
  • You may however, call or email the UWC Contact Centre and enquire as to whether your offer is still available even after it has expired and have it accepted on your behalf
  • Applicants who have accepted their offers will receive communication via email informing them about registration and orientation for 2022.

Changed your mind about your choice of study?

  • Do not submit a new application
  • Check with the Contact Centre if you may change your programme choice
  • Should your contact details change please contact the UWC Contact Centre and update your details

Do not submit a new application

Check with the Contact Center (+27 21 959 3900/01 or admissions@uwc.ac.za) if you may change your programme choice

Should your contact details change please contact the UWC Contact Centre (+27 21 959 3900/01 or admissions@uwc.ac.za) and update your details.

UWC Contact Center

Tel: +27 21 959 3900/01

Email: admissions@uwc.ac.za

Web chat: click here

Office Hours: 08h45-16h00