University of the Western Cape

About University

The University of the Western Cape is a national university, alert to its African and international context as it strives to be a place of quality, and a place to grow, from hope to action through knowledge. It is committed to excellence in teaching, learning and research, to nurturing the cultural diversity of South Africa, and to responding in critical and creative ways to the needs of a society in transition. Drawing on its proud experience in the liberation struggle, the University is aware of having a distinctive academic role in helping build an equitable and dynamic society.

University Programmes

UWC graduates have successful careers and are making an impact across South Africa and internationally. 

With more than 200 degree, diploma and certificate programmes and a universe of subjects to select from, the University can accommodate your career aspirations.

University of the Western Cape Offered Courses | Programmes

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Faculty of Community and Health Sciences

Faculty of Dentistry

Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences

Faculty of Education

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Natural Sciences

Programme Fees

Mindful of its role in providing access to higher education, the University of the Western Cape (UWC) offers opportunities to students who are both academically deserving and financially lacking. These students are mostly drawn from disadvantaged schools that withstand adverse conditions and a lack of resources but possess the will to succeed.

Our department operates from a Central Office that co-ordinates student funding across the university. The Central Office works closely with the faculties and departments across the university to assist students that are financially disadvantaged. 

The Department of Student Funding administers NSFAS funding as well as bursaries and scholarships. As such, we are in a position to assist students with information on funding from NSFAS, bursary sponsors or scholarship opportunities where applicable.

Services to students are provided by the Financial Aid Advisors, based in the Financial Aid Office, behind the administration building (Prefabs) on the UWC main campus

Students who require funding information or assistance are encouraged to see their Financial Aid Advisors in their offices, who will gladly provide them with the necessary information.

Student Funding also provides donor liaison services to the various donors who provide funding and valuable support to financially needy and academically deserving students. The Financial Aid Advisors are the primary links with the donors and work closely with the donors assigned to each of them. The Central Office also works in close partnership with the private sector, public sector and non-governmental organisations to welcome and onboard any new sponsors who are keen to provide funding to students at UWC. Our donors are very important to our students, and we value donors who so generously support students of the University of the Western Cape. 

University of the Western Cape Tuition Fees

BSc Degree
MSc Degree
Diploma Programs
Short Courses
Phd Degree
Cost of Living in Country

University of the Western Cape Required Documents 

– Browse our academic programmes (click here) to see what programmes we offer, or visit our faculty pages on our website – type in what you would like to study and download the programme information.

– Entry requirements are the minimum academic standards that the University requires in order to consider you for entry into one of our degree programmes. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee you a place to study. Competition for most of our degrees is high and demand for places generally exceeds the number of places available. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable. CLICK HERE FOR GENERAL ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

When applying, the application system will also indicate if you meet the minimum requirements for a programme or not based on the results you have entered. If you do not meet the minimum requirements for a programme and are still awaiting final results you may continue to select the programme. A decision will only be made on your final results. Please note that meeting the minimum is also not a guarantee of selection or entry into a programme.

– Complete the online application form (click here) and submit all required documents (click here)

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