University of the Western Cape (UWC)

The University of the Western Cape (UWC), established in 1959, is a public university situated in the Belville suburb of Cape Town, Western Cape.

Application Date:

31 August 2019 (BCHD programme)
30 September 2019
(all other programmes)

Application Fees:

  • R100 

Do I Need to Write the NBTsYes

Remember to: Calculate your APS

Open Days

General Open Day: 11 May 2019

Course Cost Range Per Annum

Tuition costs at UWC ranges anywhere from R25,000 to R50,000.


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 an email address.  Don’t have one?  Get an email address here.

Step 3:  Attach all supporting documents.

Step 4:  Complete a student accommodation form.

Step 5:  Find Funding.

Check out all the available funding opportunities on EduFunding (the green button below). If you’re not sure about the differences in funding opportunities, we’ve got you covered.


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

View the UWC prospectus here.

Don’t meet the minimum requirements?  There’s still hope.



Have questions about your application?

Tel: 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