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Registration Information 2022

Second Semester Registration: 18-22 JULY 2022


STUDENTS REGISTERING FOR 2022 ONLY IN THE SECOND SEMESTER MAY CONTACT THEIR FACULTY FOR AN ACCESS PERMIT, IF ONE WILL BE REQUIRED.
 

THE THIRD ACADEMIC TERM (SECOND SEMESTER) COMMENCES ON 25 JULY 2022

 

The "INTERIM COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE FOR 2022", was approved by the Council of the University of the Western Cape on 25 November 2021. The policy requires all students and staff to be vaccinated in order to gain access to campus.

The Policy records that the majority of stakeholders have advocated for hybrid learning and teaching and incremental return to Campus for 2022. This would serve the interests of its students in enjoying all the benefits of a holistic campus experience.

In terms of the policy, a general soft mandate applies where students who are not vaccinated may register for their relevant degree or module but may not enter Campus or attend certain University events. In Faculties where programmes require face-to/face or hybrid learning and teaching and/or clinical or lab work, staff and students that return to campus would need to be fully vaccinated.

In some cases, a hard mandate (students must be vaccinated in order to register) would be required, for example for practicals, clinical training and face-to-face teaching. For those instances where a hard mandate will be followed for students, for example in the Faculties of Dentistry, Community and Health Sciences, practical modules, etc., the University (via the relevant Faculty) will communicate this to successful applicants in 2022. 

Hybrid learning will continue for unvaccinated students who may not enter campus and access face-to-face learning and teaching where reasonable accommodations would allow.

Students, staff, service providers and visitors may apply for an exemption from the policy based on verifiable medical, constitutional or religious grounds. Application for exemption will be communicated to successful applicants in 2022.

The Policy will become effective on 01 January 2022 and will be reviewed in the first semester of 2022.

CLICK HERE for important information related to ARTS AND HUMANITIES students and the Interim Covid-19 Policy
CLICK HERE for important information related to COMMUNITY AND HEALTH SCIENCES students and the Interim Covid-19 Policy
CLICK HERE for important information related to DENTISTRY students and the Interim Covid-19 Policy
CLICK HERE for important information related to ECONOMIC AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES students and the Interim Covid-19 Policy
CLICK HERE for important information related to EDUCATION students and the Interim Covid-19 Policy
CLICK HERE for important information related to LAW students and the Interim Covid-19 Policy
CLICK HERE for important information related to NATURAL SCIENCES students and the Interim Covid-19 Policy

ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS:

Please see detailed information below.

Registration will take place ONLINE via the UWC Student Portal STUDENT.UWC.AC.ZA

Applicants/Students will need to access the Student Portal at various stages of their registration. Your log in details are as follows:

  • Student Number

  • SA ID or Passport number

Please ensure that you adhere to the registration dates listed below, as no late registrations will be accepted, unless permission is sought from and granted by the Faculty in question.

Assisted registration on campus

Plese contact your Faculty directly to determine if they will be providng assisted registration and curriculum advising on campus.
 

CLICK HERE to download the REGISTRATION and ORIENTATION GUIDE

STEP 1 - ACCEPT YOUR OFFER

If you have completed the National Senior Certificate or an equivalent school-leaving qualification in 2021, you will receive an Email and/or SMS in January/February 2022 after the final results have been announced, confirming your offer status.

You may also check your status online via student.uwc.ac.za. You must accept the offer via student.uwc.ac.za or by calling the Contact Centre on 021 959 3900/01 within 3 days to secure your place (no confirmations via email will be accepted). Should you not do so, the offer will be withdrawn, and the place will be offered to another student.
 

Should your status indicate Pending or Awaiting Final Decision, this means you have been placed on a waiting list. Decision-making is an ongoing process, and you may check your status online regularly, as all decisions will reflect immediately if a decision is made.

STEP 2 - GET FINANCIALLY CLEARED

Student should pay the required upfront payment via EFT or via the online card payment link.
Students not in University residences R4290 (to be paid before registration)
Students placed at University residences R4840 (to be paid before registration)


Self-funded students
All self-funded students are required to make a first fee payment (UPFRONT PAYMENT) towards fees BEFORE registration. This is a standard amount of R4290 (this includes the registration fee of R1515) that is applicable to all South African students. Students will not be able to register if this amount is not paid. Payments via EFT should be made 3 days in advance in order to clear before registration.

Students approved by NSFAS for funding
  • Students funded by NSFAS will be facilitated via the Financial Aid Office finaid@uwc.ac.za
  • Financial Aid will receive funding confirmation from NSFAS and after vetting will provide Student Credit Management with financial clearance instructions
  • When received Student Credit Management will provide clearance and students will receive a SMS confirming clearance and to proceed to register
  • All NSFAS funding queries should be directed to finaid@uwc.ac.za

Full cost and Partial Corporate bursaries
  • Students with full cost bursaries and partial funding must submit their bursary documentation to be vetted by the Financial Aid Office
  • Bursary information is to be sent to finaid@uwc.ac.za
  • Financial Aid will vet the bursary documents and will provide Student Credit Management with financial clearance instructions
  • When received Student Credit Management will provide clearance and students will receive a SMS confirming clearance and to proceed to register
  • All bursary and funding queries to finaid@uwc.ac.za

Students who may require financial clearance should make contact with Student Credit Management via the following Hubs:
Student Financial Clearance Portal: https://studentdebt.uwc.ac.za/
Call Centre: 021 959 3558
Email a consultant: scm@uwc.ac.za

STEP 3 - REGISTER ONLINE

REGISTRATION DATES
Registration opens online from 24 January 2022 to 11 February 2022 (these dates will include requested assisted on-campus registration).
No late registration will be allowed unless permission is obtained from the Faculty directly.

Before you begin your academic year at UWC, you will need to complete your registration with the University.
There are two different options available for you to officially register as a student, self-registration (online registration) or the assisted registration process (due to the current alert level assisted registration will only be possible if requested for and on specific days, please consult your Faculty).

We encourage all students to register online.

How to Register online:
• Log-on to the Student Portal (student.uwc.ac.za).
•To login enter your Student Number and ID/Passport number .
• Follow the registration steps on the main menu (not sure about your module choices, see the the curriculum advising option below)

Upload a certified copy of your SA Identification Document, (2021 matriculants only), using your ID number and student number.
Click here to upload your ID

Curriculum Advising or Counselling
Planning your academic career as a student can be a daunting task. It is important to be informed about your programme registration requirements before you register, and to ensure that potential barriers are addressed and resolved. Curriculum Advising is a process that equips you with the relevant programme information and provides helpful tips about how to go about choosing your modules for the remainder of your degree. To access the Curriculum Advising hub or speak to an Advisor, click here. ​​​

Avoid crowds, be socially responsible and register online! Click here for the step-by-step guide to registering online.
 

HAVE YOUR PROOF OF REGISTRATION AND TIMETABLE EMAILED TO YOU FROM YOUR STUDENT PORTAL BY CLICKING ON DOWNLOAD DOCUMENTS 

STEP 4 - COLLECT YOUR STUDENT CARD AND GOODIE BAG

Due to current alert level regulations students will be notified when they can collect their student card and goodie bag.

STEP 5 - ACTIVATE AND ACCESS YOUR UWC STUDENT EMAIL

1. Go to Google and select GMAIL
2. Enter your UWC email address which is studentnumber@myuwc.ac.za, and select “next”
3. Enter !St followed by your full South African ID number. International Students enter your passport number, and select “next”
4. Make sure you read and understand the Google Terms of Service, and the Google Privacy Policy before selecting “Accept”

You have now activated your UWC student email, the University generated email account assigned to a student at final selection and validated at registration will be deemed the official email account and address for all University communication. Information and communication to this email address will be deemed to have been received and read by the student.

Click here for further information around Gmail and Wifi access on campus.

STUDENT ORIENTATION - ONLINE LEARNING

CIECT has designed and developed various online student orientation interventions to assist with the familiarisation and easy navigation for First-year students and novice users. Click here.

FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 

UWC is excited to welcome you as part of our Udubs family. We are geared to support you in any way needed to ensure you have a successful first year experience. Transitioning into first year university can be daunting, however our First Year Transition Officers, known as FYTOs together with First Year Mentors are here to help you reach your academic goal. Please reach out to them on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or email.

Click here for information about the FYE.
Click here to download the FYE brochure.

To learn more about how to survive first year at university click on this link: First Year Student Guide 2022.

From the First Year Experience Office
Fye@uwc.ac.za 

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STEP 1 - CHECK YOUR PROMOTION CODE

In order to register you must have an official final promotion code that allows you to continue as a student in 2022. Please consult your Faculty for any promotion queries.
 

STEP 2 - GET FINANCIALLY CLEARED

Students should pay the required upfront payment via EFT or via the online card payment link.
Students not in University residences R4290 (to be paid before registration)
Students placed at University residences R4840 (to be paid be fore registration)


Self-funded students
All self-funded students are required to make a first fee payment (UPFRONT PAYMENT) towards fees BEFORE registration. This is a standard amount of R4290 (this includes the registration fee of R1515) that is applicable to all South African students.  Students will not be able to register if this amount is not paid. Payments via EFT should be made 3 days in advance in order to clear before registration.

NSFAS Funded Students
  • Students funded by NSFAS will be facilitated via the Financial Aid Office finaid@uwc.ac.za
  • Financial Aid will receive funding confirmation from NSFAS and after vetting will provide Student Credit Management with financial clearance instructions
  • When received Student Credit Management will provide clearance and students will receive a SMS confirming clearance and to proceed to register
  • All NSFAS funding queries to finaid@uwc.ac.za
Full cost and Partial Corporate bursaries
  • Students with full cost bursaries and partial funding must submit their bursary documentation to be vetted by the Financial Aid Office
  • Bursary information is to be sent to finaid@uwc.ac.za
  • Financial Aid will vet the bursary documents and will provide Student Credit Management with financial clearance instructions
  • When received Student Credit Management will provide clearance and students will receive a SMS confirming clearance and to proceed to register
  • All bursary and funding queries to finaid@uwc.ac.za
Students without upfront fees and outstanding balances from previous years and students with fees in arrears should make contact with Student Credit Management via the following Hubs:
Student Financial Clearance Portal: https://studentdebt.uwc.ac.za/
Call Centre: 021 959 3558
Email a consultant: scm@uwc.ac.za

STEP 3 - REGISTER ONLINE

REGISTRATION DATES
Registration opens online from 24 January 2022 to 11 February 2022.

Students must register by no later than 11 February 2022. You may contact your Faculty via the Curriculum Advising Portal below to arrange for advising or counselling to complete your registration online. 

No late registration will be allowed unless permission is obtained from the Faculty directly.

Before you begin your academic year at UWC, you will need to complete your registration with the University. 
There are two different options available for you to officially register as a student, self-registration (online registration) or the assisted registration process (due to the current alert level assisted registration will only be possible if requested for and on specific days, please consult your Faculty). We encourage all students to register online.

How to Register online:
• Log-on to the Student Portal (student.uwc.ac.za).
• To login enter your Student Number and ID/Passport number .
• Follow the registration steps on the main menu (not sure about your module choices see the the curriculum advising option below)

Curriculum Advising or Counselling
Planning your academic career as a student can be a daunting task. It is important to be informed about your programme registration requirements before you register, and to ensure that potential barriers are addressed and resolved. Curriculum Advising is a process that equips you with the relevant programme information and provides helpful tips about how to go about choosing your modules for the remainder of your degree.
To access the Curriculum Advising hub or speak to an Advisor, click here
​​​
Avoid crowds, be socially responsible and register online! Click here for the step-by-step guide to registering online.
 

HAVE YOUR PROOF OF REGISTRATION AND TIMETABLE EMAILED TO YOU FROM YOUR STUDENT PORTAL BY CLICKING ON DOWNLOAD DOCUMENTS 

STEP 4 - COLLECT YOUR STUDENT CARD IF LOST 

Due to current alert level regulations students will be notified when they can collect their replacement cards. 

STEP 1 - CHECK YOUR PROMOTION CODE

In order to register you must have an official final promotion code or final offer to study that allows you to continue as a student in 2022. If your promotion code is MANUAL PROMOTION please consult your Faculty before continuing.
 

STEP 2 - GET FINANCIALLY CLEARED

NEW students should pay the required upfront payment via EFT or via the online card payment link.
Students not in University residences R4290 (to be paid before registration)
Students placed at University residences R4840 (to be paid be fore registration)


Self-funded students
All self-funded students are required to make a first fee payment (UPFRONT PAYMENT) towards fees BEFORE registration. This is a standard amount of R4290 (this includes the registration fee of R1515) that is applicable to all South African students.  Students will not be able to register if this amount is not paid. Payments via EFT should be made 3 days in advance in order to clear before registration.

Masters, PHD and Doctoral re-enrolment
Students may request clearance at Student Credit management via scm@uwc.ac.za

NSFAS Funded Students
  • Students funded by NSFAS will be facilitated via the Financial Aid Office finaid@uwc.ac.za
  • Financial Aid will receive funding confirmation from NSFAS and after vetting will provide Student Credit Management with financial clearance instructions
  • When received Student Credit Management will provide clearance and students will receive a SMS confirming clearance and to proceed to register
  • All NSFAS funding queries to finaid@uwc.ac.za
Full cost and Partial Corporate bursaries
  • Students with full cost bursaries and partial funding must submit their bursary documentation to be vetted by the Financial Aid Office
  • Bursary information is to be sent to finaid@uwc.ac.za
  • Financial Aid will vet the bursary documents and will provide Student Credit Management with financial clearance instructions
  • When received Student Credit Management will provide clearance and students will receive a SMS confirming clearance and to proceed to register
  • All bursary and funding queries to finaid@uwc.ac.za
Students who may require financial clearance should make contact with Student Credit Management via the following Hubs:
Student Financial Clearance Portal: https://studentdebt.uwc.ac.za/
Call Centre: 021 959 3558
Email a consultant: scm@uwc.ac.za

STEP 3 - REGISTER ONLINE

REGISTRATION DATES
Registration opens online from 10 January 2021 to 11 February 2021.
No late registration will be allowed unless permission is obtained from the Faculty directly.

Before you begin your academic year at UWC, you will need to complete your registration with the University. 
There are two different options available for you to officially register as a student, self-registration (online registration) or the assisted registration process (due to the current alert level assisted registration will only be possible if requested for and on specific days, please consult your Faculty). We encourage all students to register online.

How to Register online:
• Log-on to the Student Portal (student.uwc.ac.za).
• To login enter your Student Number and ID/Passport number .
• Follow the registration steps on the main menu (not sure about your module choices see the the curriculum advising option below)

Curriculum Advising or Counselling
To speak to an Advisor, click here
​​​
Avoid crowds, be socially responsible and register online! Click here for the step-by-step guide to registering online.

Click here to download the Postgraduate Student Guide.
 

HAVE YOUR PROOF OF REGISTRATION AND TIMETABLE EMAILED TO YOU FROM YOUR STUDENT PORTAL BY CLICKING ON DOWNLOAD DOCUMENTS 

STEP 4 - COLLECT YOUR NEW OR REPLACEMENT STUDENT CARD

Due to current alert level regulations students will be notified when they can collect their new card (if a new student) or replacement for a lost card. 

STEP 5 - ACTIVATE AND ACCESS YOUR UWC STUDENT EMAIL

1. Go to Google and select GMAIL
2. Enter your UWC email address which is studentnumber@myuwc.ac.za, and select “next”
3. Enter your full South African ID number. International Students enter your passport number, and select “next”
4. Make sure you read and understand the Google Terms of Service, and the Google Privacy Policy before selecting “Accept”

You have now activated your UWC student email, the University generated email account assigned to a student at final selection and validated at registration will be deemed the official email account and address for all University communication. Information and communication to this email address will be deemed to have been received and read by the student.

Click here for further information around Gmail and Wifi access on campus.

Pre-registration Clearance Requirements

IMPORTANT: All international students are required to complete a pre-registration clearance process prior to their registration. CLICK HERE to complete the required form and process.

The following supporting documents will be required:
USAF documentation
Passport (original or certified copy)
Proof of medical insurance (for the full academic year, till December 2022)
Copy of study permit
Full tuition fees including residence fees (if applicable)

For detailed information on pre-registration clearance process, please visit the following link: admission-and-financial-aid/international-students/international-student-registration
Additional Financial Information

FEES – INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 

All international students are required to pay the full tuition and residence fees upfront, on registration. The fees are based on international citizen (citizen of a country other than South Africa) rates unless the study programmes for which they are enrolling are marketed at a specific price.

All SADC students are required to pay the full tuition and full residence fees upfront, on every year of registration. The fees are based on the South African citizen rates unless the study programmes for which they are enrolling are marketed at a specific price.


All African Non-SADC students are required to pay the full tuition and full residence fees upfront, on every year of registration. The fees are based on the South African citizen rates unless the study programmes for which they are enrolling are marketed at a specific price.

All Overseas International Refugee/Asylum Seeker students are required to pay the full tuition and full residence fees upfront, on every year of registration. The fees are based on international citizen rates unless the study programmes for which they are enrolling are marketed at a specific price.

All African Refugee/Asylum Seeker students are required to pay the full tuition and full residence fees upfront, on every year of registration. The fees are based on the South African citizen rates unless the study programmes for which they are enrolling are marketed at a specific price.

All Overseas International students are required to pay the full tuition and full residence fees upfront, on every year of registration. The fees are based on international citizen rates unless the study programmes for which they are enrolling are marketed at a specific price.

International students requiring clearances for bank deposits not reflecting in their student account or if their fees are below the minimum fixed rate:
  • International students requiring financial clearance must produce an original proof of payment which must be verified by treasury in finance.
  • The proof of payment should be emailed to scm@uwc.ac.za.

ONLINE LEARNING AND TEACHING

CIECT has designed and developed various online student orientation interventions to assist with the familiarisation and easy navigation for First-year students and novice users. Click here.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Student Learning 

FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 



UWC is excited to welcome you as part of our Udubs family. We are geared to support you in any way needed to ensure you have a successful first year experience. Transitioning into first year university can be daunting, however our First Year Transition Officers, known as FYTOs together with First Year Mentors are here to help you reach your academic goal. Please reach out to them on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or email.

Click here for information about the FYE.
Click here to download the FYE brochure.

To learn more about how to survive first year at university click on this link: First Year Student Guide 2021.

From the First Year Experience Office
Fye@uwc.ac.za 

Join and follow us on:
FACEBOOK
TWITTER
INSTAGRAM
 

Rebates
All rebate application forms and substantiating documents must be processed via UWC HR Department this includes UCT and CPUT, who in turn will confirm the approval of the student eligible for registration and rebate amount to SCM for financial clearance.

Staff Rebate - 100% rebate
• The student will be required to complete a rebate form issued to them by their HR consultant. (HR-16).
• The rebate form must be completed, approved and signed by the HOD, the staff member or student and HR.
• Registration fee of R1515 must be paid prior to submitting the rebate form to HR and after vetting will provide Student Credit Management with financial clearance instructions.
• Registration fee can be paid via EFT or the online card payment link.

Staff Rebate – 50% rebate
• Staff qualifying for a 50% rebate must pay the full registration.
• Registration fee can be paid via EFT or the online card payment link.

UCT & CPUT Rebates
• The University has a reciprocal agreement with UCT and CPUT which entitles staff and their children to a rebate of their tuition fees.
• Students qualifying for UCT and CPUT rebate receive a rebate of the tuition fees; therefore all UCT and CPUT students receiving rebates must make a payment for full registration fee applicable.
• Registration fee can be paid via EFT or the online card payment link.

Payment information
• Your student number must be used as reference to ensure prompt credit allocation to the student fees account
• Cheques and bank transfers must be made payable to the “University of the Western Cape”
• A Service levy will be charged on cheques dishonoured by the bank and deregistration will occur
• The University accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards at the University Cash Offices

Cash/debit card (UNAVAILABLE AT PRESENT)
At the cashiers (Counter1-3)
Ground Floor - Administration Building Main Campus
Office hours – 8h20-16h30 
Contact Telephone Number : +27 21 959 3107

Electronic payment
(To be made 3 working days prior to faculty registration date)
Via the University bank account:
Bankers: ABSA Bank
Name of account: UWC Student Deposits
Branch: Public Sector Western Cape
Address: 1st Floor, Tygerpark 4, Willie van Schoor Drive, Bellville, 7530
Branch Code: 632005
Bank Account Number: 40 4960 4740
Swift Code: ABSAZAJJ

Direct Deposit
A copy of the deposit slip MUST be faxed or emailed to ensure accurate and timeous processing of funds.
Fax : +27 21 959 1556, +27 21 959 2986
Email : finance@uwc.ac.za
Telephone : +27 21 959 3900

Credit Card
Credit card payments can either be made at the cashier’s office, or online CLICK HERE
 

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

 

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Once you have successfully completed your registration you can have your Proof of Registration and Timetable emailed to you.
CLICK HERE for instructions.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Learning and teaching for the SECOND SEMESTER of 2022 will commence on 25 JULY 2022 and will take place ONLINE. Should a student be required to attend lectures, practicals, clinicals, etc. on campus this will be communicated to them by their respective Department and/or Faculty. 

To facilitate online learning and teaching the following resources have been made available to REGISTERED STUDENTS (only):

  • Virtual Private Network (VPN) – VPN provides a mechanism whereby a computer outside of the university's trusted network can securely access the University's resources which are normally only available on campus. Students will not pay for data when using the VPN services.  The VPN service is FREE! with no data cost to UWC students (iamuwc.uwc.ac.za).

  • Laptops – Registered students may procure a laptop via the University. You will need to confirm that you would like to receive a laptop and that you are prepared to have the cost of the laptop added to your student account CLICK HERE.

  • Data will be provided to students based on need. Registered students are requested to use the VPN service should their data get depleted or not loaded timeously. Please CLICK HERE for the data request form. 

Students will need to have a data connection to either Vodacom, MTN, Cell C or Telkom in order to access the VPN. The links to these services will be provided to you upon completion of your registration.

RESOURCES

You may access guides and information related to registration and the student journey below: