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Applications for the 2022 academic year are now open

  • Applications close on 30 September 2021 (except MPsych which closes on 14 May 2021, and Bachelor of Dentistry and Oral Health, BA Honours Biokinetics, BSc Honours Biokinetics as well as School of Government postgraduate degrees which closes on 31 August 2021)
  • There is NO application fee
  • All applications must be completed online and required supporting documents submitted by the closing dates above. Applications will only be considered complete once all required documents have been submitted (no emailed documents will be accepted).
  • Competition for space is great and applicants are reminded to apply to more than one tertiary institution. 

Important

  • Applicants must have a valid email address in order to apply online. All communication from the University in regards to your application will be sent via email. Should you not have a valid email address you can create an email account using Gmail, Yahoo Mail or any other email provider you may prefer.
  • If you are a person with a disability, please ensure that you have completed that section fully in the online form to allow us to make contact with you regarding your support needs. Should you have any queries related to disability support at the University contact the Office for Students with Disabilities at oswd@uwc.ac.za or at +27 21 959 4170.
  • Please also note that there is no separate application form for accommodation, if you responded YES on the question for University accommodation, you have applied. Residence placement is limited and not all applicants can be accommodated. Selection will only be done from those applicants who are made offers of study by the University based on placement criteria and availability of space (not all applicants who have been made an offer to study can be accommodated). For any residence enquiries you can contact +27 21 959 2569 or resservices1@uwc.ac.za.
     

All applicants must apply ONLINE, click here to apply.
There is NO application fee to apply.
In order for your application to be considered COMPLETE you must successfully complete the online application form as well as submit all required documentation. 
You will be emailed a confirmation letter once you have completed the online application (within 24-48 hours), with further instructions on the submission of required documentation (click here to submit documents).
Applicants can check the status of their application by clicking here and going to 'Application Status'.

Applications close on 30 September 2021, all required documents must be submitted by this date as well.
Applications for Bachelor of Dentistry and Oral Health as well as School of Government postgraduate degrees close on 31 August 2021.

IMPORTANT
Applicants currently in grade 12 and applying for admission will receive a final outcome when final results are published in 2022.
All other applicants will receive an outcome by end November 2021. Those that are still awaiting final results for 2021 will receive final outcomes in Jan/Feb 2022.

Applicants will notified of an outcome via email or they can check the status of their application by clicking here and going to 'Application Status'.


Please note the following programmes will NOT be offered in 2022 for first time entering students:
Bachelor of Science in Complementary Health Sciences (General Stream)
Bachelor of Science in Complementary Health Sciences (Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Stream)

CLICK HERE FOR GENERAL ADMISSIONS CRITERIA UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

What is meant by undergraduate?
An undergraduate is an applicant/student at a university or college who is studying for his or her first degree.

Applicants who are currently in Grade 12, improving their results for Grade 12 written in previous years (post-matrics), transferring applicants and any applicant that has not completed a first degree must apply as an UNDERGRADUATE APPLICANT.

STEP 1
CHOOSE A PROGRAMME
- Browse our academic programmes (click here) to see what programmes we offer, or visit our faculty pages on our website - type in what you would like to study and download the programme information.

STEP 2
CHECK ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
- Entry requirements are the minimum academic standards that the University requires in order to consider you for entry into one of our degree programmes. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee you a place to study. Competition for most of our degrees is high and demand for places generally exceeds the number of places available. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable. CLICK HERE FOR GENERAL ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

When applying, the application system will also indicate if you meet the minimum requirements for a programme or not based on the results you have entered. If you do not meet the minimum requirements for a programme and are still awaiting final results you may continue to select the programme. A decision will only be made on your final results. Please note that meeting the minimum is also not a guarantee of selection or entry into a programme.




STEP 3
APPLY ONLINE
- Complete the online application form (click here) and submit all required documents (click here)



CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Changed your mind about your choice of study? 
Do not submit a new application
Check with the Contact Centre (+27 21 959 3900/01 or admissions@uwc.ac.za) if you may change your programme choice
Should your contact details change please contact the UWC Contact Centre (+27 21 959 3900/01 or admissions@uwc.ac.za) and update your details

What is meant by postgraduate?
A postgraduate is a student who has successfully completed an undergraduate degree level course at a college or university and is undertaking further study at a more advanced level.

VIEW ALL PROGRAMMES ON OFFER

Postgraduate applicants are reminded to complete the online application form and submit all required documents by no later than 30 September 2021 (30 August 2021 for School of Government postgraduate degrees). Applicants who do not submit required documents will be viewed as having an incomplete application and will not be considered for selection purposes. The University will not be held responsible for such incomplete applications.

CLICK HERE to APPLY ONLINE

CLICK HERE to apply for your SECOND CHOICE

CLICK HERE to SUBMIT DOCUMENTS (no emailed documents will be accepted)

The International Student Services Office (ISSO) offers dedicated student administration to support international students at various stages of their education at UWC.

International applicants 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 not in possession of a South African citizen identity document.​

Click here for more information 

Contact Details
Mr Khwezi Bonani
Coordinator: International Student Services Office
Tel: +27 21 959 2763
Email: isso@uwc.ac.za

Ms Sedicka Cassiem
International Student Services Officer

Tel: +27 21 959 2115
Email: isso@uwc.ac.za

A student, who is currently registered and wants to transfer to a different faculty in the following year, must complete an online application. Please refer to Rule A.3.1.17 “Change of study programme” (click here for link to the General Calendar 2021).

Applications for transfer in 2022 close on 30 September 2021.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY

If you are applying from another institution of higher learning you need to submit the following:
Certified copy of your NSC Certificate or Senior Certificate
Certified copy of your Identification document
Certified Certificate of good conduct from your current / previous institution
Certified Official Academic Transcript
Module content / Yearbook descriptor from your institution for all modules completed
Certified Degree certificate (if applicable)

A student who has officially terminated his/her studies or had a break in his/her studies of one year or more must apply for re-admission.

The closing date for re-admission applications for 2022 is 30 September 2021.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY


The Council, with the approval of the Senate of this University, may determine minimum criteria for students to continue with their studies. Such criteria may differ from faculty to faculty and from academic department to academic department in accordance with the demands of specific programmes. Unless Council, with the approval of Senate, specifically decides otherwise, the approved faculty rules for particular degrees, diplomas or certificates with regard to renewal of registration, shall apply (see the Faculty Calendars or the University website for more information). Faculties are authorised by Council to take final decisions regarding re- admissions. Senate will oversee the management of re-admissions by faculties on behalf of Council and shall peruse re-admission reports from faculties on an annual basis.

For admission to degree and diploma programmes UWC uses a weighted system for calculating points. In order to be admitted to degree studies the candidate should have attained a minimum number of points. Please refer to each faculty’s admission requirements, available here, to determine the number of points required for the desired programme.

In addition to point score requirements mentioned above, specific programme admission requirements are also listed. These additional criteria must be met to qualify for admission to particular study programmes.

Note: The table below indicates how points are allocated.

NSC LEVELS UWC POINTS        
Level Percentage Points for English Points for Maths or Maths lit Points for Life Orientation Points for each other subject
8 90-100% 15 15 3 8
7 80-89% 13 13 3 7
6 70-79% 11 11 2 6
5 60-69% 9 9 2 5
4 50-59% 7 7 2 4
3 40-49% 5 5 1 3
2 30-39% 3 3 1 2
1 20-29% 1 1 1 1
  less than 20% 0 0 0 0

 
 

Please note that the number of applicants usually far exceeds the number of spaces available in various programmes. As a result offers are based on merit and availability of space, not all applicants who meet the minimum admission requirements for their programme/s of choice, can be made an offer to study. Make sure you have applied to more that one institution and type of tertiary education institution.

Changed your mind about your choice of study? 
Do not submit a new application
Check with the Contact Centre (+27 21 959 3900/01 or admissions@uwc.ac.za) if you may change your programme choice
Should your contact details change please contact the UWC Contact Centre (+27 21 959 3900/01 or admissions@uwc.ac.za) and update your details.

UWC Contact Centre
Tel: +27 21 959 3900/01
Email: admissions@uwc.ac.za
Webchat: click here
Office Hours: 08h45-16h00