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 Registration Information


It is with pleasure that we welcome you to UWC, an engaged university facing the future in a way that transcends the past and embraces the complex reality of transformation and global technological advances. It is committed to excellence in teaching, learning and research, to nurturing the cultural diversity of South Africa, and to responding in critical and creative ways to the needs of a society in transition.


If you have applied for financial aid from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), kindly consult the NSFAS Application Portal for your application outcome ( New first year students may also apply for UWC Financial Aid and First Year Merit Award once they have received their final acceptance and student numbers.

New first-year undergraduate South African students from poor and working class households where the combined family income does not exceed R350 000 per annum, will be supported through government grants, administered by NSFAS, for their full cost of study. In order to pre-qualify for this grant you will need to apply via this link: as of 15 January 2018.

Applicants who are NSFAS grant recipients, as well as those who pre-qualify for the government grant (above) will not have to pay an upfront payment or registration fee for 2018.

Applicants coming from homes where the combined household income is more than R 350 000.00 but less than R 600 000.00 are eligible to apply for gap funding to cover 8% of your tuition fee; you will need to apply for this gap fund via this link:​. Applications will open on 15 January 2018. An upfront payment of R 4290.00 for non-residents and R 4840.00 for residents is payable before registration.

Applicants from homes where the combined household income exceeds R 600 000.00 will be expected to pay an upfront payment of R 4290.00 for non-residents and R 4840.00 for residents is payable before registration.

Full cost-bursary/scholarship holders must consult the Financial Aid Office Helpdesk at

+27 21 959 9753/2737 to obtain registration clearance.


All international students are required to pay the full tuition and residence fees upfront, on every year of registration.

All students who have permanent African citizenship will be required to pay the same tuition fees as South African citizens unless the study programmes for which they are enrolling are marketed at a specific price.

International students without African citizenship will be required to pay the international fees as published.

All fees are RAND (ZAR) denominated.

Please consult our website for detailed registration guidelines ( You may also contact the International Student Services Office at​

Registration Dates for the 1st Semester:

Online Registration: 08 January - 03 February

Assisted Registration: 22 January - 03 February

Pre-registration Chec​​ks

Compulsory Documentation

South African Students 

  •           ID Document (original or certified copy)
  •      The registration fee and first instalment of your fees
Documents Upload
  • ​To upload a certified copy of your Identification Document (ID), (2017 matriculants only), please click UPLOAD.

International Students
  • ​​       ​HESA documentation
  •        Passport (original or certified copy)
  •        Proof of medical insurance
  •        Copy of study permit
  •        Full tuition fees including residence fee 

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