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  • Applications for 2021 open on 11 May 2020 and close on 30 September 2020.
  • Applicants are encouraged to apply online via the online application portal (
    Applicants wanting to submit a hardcopy application may collect these from the University and submit their application form at the University or via post. Applicants may not apply via email or fax.
  • There is no application fee
  • Undergraduate – You may apply for a maximum of 2 choices
    Postgraduate – You may apply for ONE choice directly via the online application form and for an additional programme via
  • Current Grade 12 applicants, will receive an acknowledgment letter via email after the completion of the online form.
    Thereafter, you may receive a PROVISONAL selection letter via email notifying you as to whether you have been provisionally accepted or not.
    Please note that this will only be a provisional selection and does guarantee you a place to study in 2021.
    A FINAL selection will only take place in January 2021 after final results have been released
    All other applicants (not currently in Grade 12) will receive an acknowledgement letter after the completion of the online application form with instructions relating to the submission of required documents.
    In order for your application to be considered complete all required documents must be submitted as required.
    Faculties will consider each application and make FINAL offers as is necessary.
    You will receive communication via email in this regard by no later than January 2021.
  • Applicants currently in grade 12 may either enter their final grade 11 results or their mid-year grade 12 results online or on their hard copy forms.
    Selection for applicants who completed grade 12 will be done based on their final grade 12 results.
  • You may enquire at the relevant faculty to verify credit applications.
  • You may call the UWC Contact Centre on 021-959 3900/01 to enquire or email
  • Yes, an applicant is required to fill out another application form for each academic year.
  • You may apply directly to NSFAS by completing their online application,
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