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APPLICATIONS 2025

Applications for 2025 opens 02 April 2024 until 30 September 2024.

Applications for the Bachelor of Dentistry and Oral Health, as well as postgraduate degrees in the School of Government, close on 31 August 2024.

Applications for BA Honours in Sport Recreation and Exercise Science, BA Honours in Biokinetics, and BSc Honours in Biokinetics close on 31 July 2024.
PLEASE NOTE: The Department of Sport, Recreation, and Exercise Science has a departmental selection process for Postgraduate Applications.

Applications for the Department of Psychology close as follows:
MPsych: 10 May 2024
MResearch, Masters by Thesis, PhD: 31 August 2024
Honours: 30 September 2024


APPLY FOR 2025 ADMISSION  APPLY FOR RESIDENCE 

CLICK HERE for the GENERAL ADMISSIONS CRITERIA for UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

CLICK HERE for the 2025 APPLICATION GUIDE

CLICK HERE for the Cambridge International Education University recognition in South Africa guide

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Click here for admission and programme information (undergraduate degree programmes)
 

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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.
  • Applicants who have applied for study at UWC and who then wish to apply for UWC RESIDENCE must  apply online, click here to apply for UWC Residence.
    Click Here for the Residence application Guide. 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.

POPIA CONSENT FORM

An applicant under the age of 18 must have the consent form (click here for consent form) signed by either of his/her parents. If a student has no parents (e.g. they are deceased) or the parents are divorced, a legal guardian is normally officially appointed. In such cases, the legal guardian must sign the consent form. If an applicant does not have a parent or a legal guardian, a responsible adult family member (next-of-kin) or other responsible adult who is prepared to make the declaration and the undertaking must sign with the applicant.

Note: Applicants who are under the age of 18 at the time of application and fail to submit a signed consent form may not be considered for selection purposes.

Signed consent form to be uploaded via https://studentdocumentupload.uwc.ac.za/ link to document upload (can be completed in your language of choice) by no later than 30 September 2024.

Please note 

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 than one institution and type of tertiary education institution.

DEFINITION OF TERMS

Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Development and Peace  
Postgraduate Diploma Interprofessional Education and Health 
MSc Occupational Therapy                                    
Master of Philosophy Sport for Development   
MA Biokinetics                                              
MSc Biokinetics                                             
MSc Nutrition            
Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Studies   
PhD   

All applicants must apply ONLINE, click here to apply.
Applicants wishing to apply for UWC RESIDENCE must also apply online, click here to apply for UWC Residence.
Click Here for the Residence application Guide.

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 2024, all required documents must be submitted by this date as well.
Applications for the Bachelor of Dentistry and Oral Health, as well as postgraduate degrees in the School of Government, close on 30 August 2024. 

Applications for the Department of Psychology close as follows:
MPsych: 10 May 2024
MResearch, Masters by Thesis, PhD: 31 August 2024
Honours: 30 September 2024


Applications for BA Honours in Sport Recreation and Exercise Science, BA Honours in Biokinetics, and BSc Honours in Biokinetics close on 31 July 2024.
PLEASE NOTE: The Department of Sport, Recreation, and Exercise Science has a departmental selection process for Postgraduate Applications.


1. You are required to complete 3 referee reports, available from Mr. Johann Hendricks, on jhendricks@uwc.ac.za.
2. You are required to complete a departmental questionnaire link below, where all questions must be answered, a video (outlining why we should choose you, what your research topic/interest is, which is limited to 5 minutes) is required to be uploaded, as well as uploading your 3 referee reports.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fD6RCJgFzsx4Ys85Y7vhzRxSl1Kl9I89Ns1TixHgrvY/edit

IMPORTANT
Applicants currently in grade 12 and applying for admission will receive a final outcome when final results are published in 2025.
All other applicants will receive an outcome by end November 2024. Those that are still awaiting final results for 2024 will receive final outcomes in January 2025.

Applicants will be 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 2025 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.



STEP 4
DOCUMENTS -
Upload any outstanding documents (if required) by clicking 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 2024 (30 August 2024 for School of Government postgraduate degrees). You may apply for up to 2 choices. 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 SUBMIT ALL OUTSTANDING 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 2024).

Applications for transfer in 2025 close on 30 September 2024.
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 2025 is 30 September 2024.
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.

CHECK YOUR APPLICATION STATUS
CLICK HERE  to check your application status and ACCEPT or DECLINE if an offer has been made within 3 days. Application statuses are updated in real-time on the portal.

Pending or Awaiting Final Decision
Your application is being assessed by the faculty concerned and you will be notified of any change. The moment a decision is made your status will be updated. 

Offer Pending
An offer to study has been made to you, please accept this offer by clicking on the STUDY OFFER tab accessible via student.uwc.ac.za.  

Offer Accepted
You have accepted your offer to study at UWC.  

Offer Declined
You have turned down or declined your offer to study at UWC.  

Offer Expired
You have not accepted your offer within the required period and your offer has been withdrawn. Please contact the University (+27 21 959 3900/01 or admissions@uwc.ac.za) for further assistance.  

Min Req NOT Met/Declined
Your application has been unsuccessful. You have been declined due to competition for space OR you have not met the minimum requirements for the programme. If you have met the minimum requirements and see this status it then means you have been DECLINED (application unsuccessful) due to competition for space.  

Min Req Met
You have met the minimum admission requirements for possible selection (this does not guarantee entry into any programme or that an offer to study will be made). A final decision must still be made.  

Min Req NOT Met
You have not met the minimum admission requirements for the programme and cannot be considered for admission.

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 (UWC Level) 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

APPLICATION TYPE

Full-time student – A registered student who attends the University's timetable for day students.
Part-time student – A registered student who attends the University's timetable for after-hours tuition.
Undergraduate (UG) applicant – An undergraduate is an applicant/student at a university or college who is studying for his or her first degree.
Postgraduate (PG) applicant – 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.

APPLICATION CATEGORY

A first-time entering student is a student who is registering for the first time for an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification and has not been effectively registered at this level in any higher education module/programme at the institution or any other higher education institution. Students can be categorised as first time entering UG or first-time entering PG.
An entering student is a student who has been registered at another institution in the past but is now registering for a different qualification for which she/he has not previously been registered. Entering students can be categorised as UG or PG.
A non-entering student is a student who is registering for a qualification for which he/she has previously registered at the institution. Non-entering students can be categorised as UG or PG.
A transfer student is a student who is transferring from another institution. Transfer students can also be categorised as UG or PG transfers.
Affiliate Student – An affiliate student is a student who has been permitted to register at the University for study or research purposes but who may not attain any credits towards a qualification. Postdoctoral as well as Master’s and Doctoral students who are working on their thesis proposal but do not wish to have the year reflected as an official year of enrolment shall, for this purpose, register as an affiliate student.
Occasional Student – This is a person who satisfies the statutory requirements for entry into a formally approved qualification offered by the institution, who is effectively registered for an approved programme, but who is not registered for an approved qualification.

ADMISSION TYPE

Matriculant – A student who has passed the final school-leaving examination.
Post-Matriculant – A student who has already sat matric examinations (NSC).
Senior Certificate – The qualification awarded by the Department of Education to a grade 12 student but who has not attained a matriculation exemption.
Bachelor’s Pass – You can apply for a degree programme at a university with this type of pass, given that you have met all other university entry requirements.
 

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 than one institution and type of tertiary education institution.

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: 09h00-16h00 (Monday - Friday, excluding public holidays)
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