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 Finance and Fees


​Should you need to make contact with the University regarding your application, please call our Call Centre on Tel. + 27 21 959 3900.

Tuition Fees

​Payment ​Due Date                                       ​​Prescribed minimum payment
Initial non- resident​ ​ At Registration ​R4290
​Initial resident (excluding Kovacs)  ​ At Registration ​R4840
​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:

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

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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Robert Sobukwe Road,
Bellville, 7535,
Republic of South Africa | +27 21 959 2911