Welcome to the International Student Services Office (ISSO)
The International Student Services Office (ISSO) wishes to extend its deepest condolences to our Zambian students, the Kaunda family and the entire Zambian nation on the passing of His Excellency Dr Kenneth Kaunda, the first president of the Republic of Zambia.
In celebration of his life we quote the president of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Mr Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa: "Under his leadership, Zambia provided refuge, care and support to liberation fighters who had been forced to flee their countries. He stood alongside the people of South Africa at the time of our greatest need and was unwavering in his desire for the achievement of our freedom" May his soul rest in eternal peace. .
Welcome to the UWC International Student Services Office (ISSO); a dedicated unit of Student Administration that exists to support international students at various stages in the process of their education at UWC.
We are excited that you have considered UWC as your development partner in the process of attaining your learning goals. We are privileged to host students from numerous nationalities in a variety of programmes.
International students include all persons whose nationality is from abroad (out of Africa), from the SADAC countries (within Africa), refugees, Section 24 Asylum Permit holders and any other person who is not in possession of a South African Identity Document.
International students have unique requirements associated with their study in South Africa and thus need specialised support. The International Student Services Office (ISSO) is a dedicated unit of Student Administration that exists to support international students at various stages in the process of their education at UWC. ISSO aligns with the Institutional aim to: Further global perspectives among its staff and students, thereby strengthening intellectual life and contributing to South Africa’s reintegration in the world community. (UWC Mission Statement, 1997)
UWC strives to be a place to grow from hope to action through knowledge and is committed to teaching, learning and research. It offers international students the opportunity to pursue their learning goals in a diverse and thriving academic community located in the iconic city of Cape Town.
ISSO aims to justify your confidence in the University of the Western Cape as the preferred development partner in the process of attaining your learning goals. This webpage contains important information for your application to study at the UWC.