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Tuition Fees

​Payment ​Due Date                                       ​​Prescribed minimum payment
Initial non- resident​ ​ At Registration ​R3900
​Initial resident (excluding Kovacs)  ​ At Registration ​R4400
​Registration deposit  ​ At Registration ​R1100 (incl. above amounts)
​Only Full Cost Bursary Holders 
Interim                             ​On or before 30 April            50% of the total account  
​Final On or before 31 July  
Remaining balance ​

Full- cost bursary holders are also required to submit written proof of their bursary.

Rec​ognition of Prior Learning (RPL) applicants are required to pay an additional R410.00 for the Matriculation Exemption applicantion.

Payment Information

All payments must be made payable to the "University of the Western Cape"
All student payments may be paid using the following methods:
- Cash, debit card, credit card, bank guarenteed cheques can be made at our Cashiers on the ground floor,     Administration Building
- Electronic funds transfer (EFT) from you bank
- Credit Card payments will be accepted online at Online Credit Card payment

Bank​: ​ABSA Bank
​Branch: ​Public Sector Western Cape
​Address: ​1st Floor, Tygerpark 4, Willie Van Schoor  Drive, Bellville 7530
Account No: ​40 4960 4740
​Branch Code: ​632005 
​Swift Code: ​ABSAZAJJ - for payments made outside of the rand currency
South African Students:
Beneficiary, Recipient or Deposit Reference: Student No., Surname and Names e.g. 2000001, Brown, Peter John

International Students:
Complete in Field 70 Purpose of Payment, Student No., Surnam and Names and Remittance Information: e.g. 2000001, Brown, Peter John.

NB! All local and international payments may take up to 10 business days to reflect on our systems (incl credit card payments).

A service levy of R70.00 will be raised on cheques dishonoured by the bank.

All payment related enquiries use the following contacts:
Telephone: +27 21 959 3901/02/03 or Fax:+27 21 959 1556/2986 or email:
Please ensure that you use your student number in all future communication with the University.

Cash Office hours: Monday - Friday:08:30 - 16:30     
Telephone: +27 21 959 3107

UWC also offers an online payment option. For more infomation and instructions click 

Please note that the payments stated above is just a guideline and the University reserves the right to make amendments without prior notice.



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