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Tuition Fees

Payment​ Due Date​ Prescribed Minimum Payment​
Initial non-resident​ ​At Registration ​R4290
Initial resident (excluding Kovacs)​ ​At Registration ​R4290
Registration Deposit​ ​At Registration ​R1210 (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.
  • International students are required to pay all their fees in full (registration, tuition and residence fees) at registration.
  • Rec​ognition of Prior Learning (RPL) applicants are required to pay an additional R450.00 for the Matriculation Exemption application.​
  • Please Note: Your fees must reflect in your student account before you can register as an under-graduate or post-graduate student.

   Click here to download 2016 Fees Booklet​ 

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 guaranteed cheques can be made at our Cashiers on the Ground floor, West Wing, Administration Building
  • Electronic funds transfer (EFT) from you bank
  • Direct deposit at ABSA Bank
  • Credit Card payments will be accepted online at Online Credit Card payment. Credit Card payments may take up to 7 days to reflect on our systems.
Bank​: ​ABSA Bank
​Branch: ​Public Sector Western Cape
​Address: ​1st Floor, Tygerpark 4, Willie Van Schoor  Drive, Bellville 7530, South Africa
Account No: ​40 4960 4740
​Branch Code: ​632005, Public Sector Western Cape 
​Swift Code: ​ABSAZAJJ - for payments made outside of the rand currency
South African Students:
  • Deposit Reference: Student Number first
Namibian Students
  • Deposit Reference: Student Number first, Initial and Surname only
International Students:
  • Payment details/ Remittance Information: Student Number first, Initial and Surname only
  • Mail or fax proof of payment: Email Fax: +27 21 959 1556/2986,
  • Kindly ensure that the student number is clearly identified as the reference of the proof of payment.
Please note:
  • International students may pay the foreign equivalent of the students fee plus all bank charges.             
  • Foreign bank notes are not accepted.            
  • Foreign draft minimum amount accepted ZAR100.00

Please note:
  • Payments may take up to 2 business days for local payments and up to 5 business days for foreign payments to reflect in our systems.        
  • Credit Card payments may take up to 5 business days for local payments and 10 business days for foreign payments to reflect in our systems.
  • A service levy of R70.00 will be raised on cheques dishonoured by the bank and may lead to deregistration.
Cash Office hours: Monday - Friday:08:30 - 16:30     
Student Accounts Office - All student account enquiries and quotations for student fees may contact us on
Telephone: +27 21 959 2154/3108, Email: /
For any other enquiries kindly contact our UWC Contact Centre on +27 21 959 3900/1/2/3 2911 
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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