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Registration Information 2023

Welcome to the Registration Information page for 2023.

Please note:
  • First semester registration takes place, online, from 10 January 2023 to 10 February 2023 (First-Year and First-Time entry students must register by 03 February 2023)
  • The first semester (first academic term) commences on 13 February 2023, classes will take place in-person on campus.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ONLINE REGISTRATION GUIDE

Online Registration Dates

For curriculum advice, please contact your chosen Faculty

Online Registration Process

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 login details are as follows:
  • Student Number
  • Enter !St followed by your full South African ID number. International Students enter your passport number
Please ensure that you adhere to the registration dates listed above, as no late registrations will be accepted, unless permission is sought from and granted by the Faculty in question.

Assisted Registration Process

Please see the tabs below (First Year Students or Returning Undergraduate Students) or contact your Faculty directly to determine when they will be providing assisted registration and curriculum advice on campus.

FIRST-YEAR AND FIRST-TIME ENTRY ASSISTANT REGISTRATION DATES:

ARTS AND HUMANITIES 
23 - 03 February 2023 (Main Hall)
COMMUNITY AND HEALTH SCIENCES
30 - 31 January 2023 (Social Work Department, CHS UWC Main Campus)
DENTISTRY 
01 February 2023 (Resource centre, Tygerberg)
EDUCATION 
01 - 03 February 2023 (Main Hall)
LAW
01 - 03 February 2023 (LAW Resource Centre)
ECONOMIC AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
02 - 03 February 2023 (B1 & B2 - B Block)
NATURAL SCIENCES  
02 - 03 February 2023 (Seminar Rooms – Life Science Building)

RETURNING STUDENTS ASSISTED REGISTRATION (UNDERGRADUATE ONLY) DATES:

ARTS AND HUMANITIES
16 January – 27 January (Main Hall)
ECONOMIC AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
23 January – 27 January (B1 & B2 - B Block) (Bcom 1008 & Bcom 4 Year 1751 Student only)
EDUCATION
23 January – 27 January (Main Hall) (PGCE Students only)


Click a link below for your Faculty's contact details:

Key information by student type

Click here to download the First Year Registration Guide.

STEP 1 - ACCEPT YOUR OFFER

If you have completed the National Senior Certificate or an equivalent school-leaving qualification in 2022, you will receive an Email and/or SMS in January/February 2023 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 three (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

Students should pay the required upfront payment via EFT or via the online card payment link.
  • Amount for students not in university residences: R4290 (to be paid before registration)
  • Amount for 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 R1590) 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 three (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
  • Student whose studies are financed by means of a bursary not administered by the University, must prior to or at registration submit written proof of the granting of such a bursary and the amount thereof must be stipulated.
  • If an acceptable written proof of a bursary granted is submitted and the bursary covers full tuition, the student will be required to only pay the R1,590 registration fee.
  • Bursary or funding documentation may be uploaded to the Student Credit
Management Portal via https://studentdebt.uwc.ac.za/

Students who may require financial clearance should make contact with Student Credit Management via the following Hubs:

STEP 3 - REGISTER ONLINE

REGISTRATION DATES
Registration opens online from Monday, 23 January 2023 and closes on Friday, 03 February 2023.

First Year Assisted Registration Dates:
ARTS AND HUMANITIES 

23 - 03 February 2023 (Main Hall)
COMMUNITY AND HEALTH SCIENCES
30 - 31 January 2023 (Bellville Campus, Social Work Department)
DENTISTRY 
01 February 2023 (Resource centre, Tygerberg)
EDUCATION 
01 - 03 February 2023 (Main Hall)
LAW
01 - 03 February 2023 (LAW Resource Centre)
ECONOMIC AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
02 - 03 February 2023 (B1 & B2 - B Block)
NATURAL SCIENCES  
02 - 03 February 2023 (Seminar Rooms – Life Science Building)

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. 
We encourage all students to register online self-registration (online registration).

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, (2022 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! 


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

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 about your Gmail account and Wifi access on campus.


STUDENT ORIENTATION - ONLINE LEARNING

UWC's Centre For Innovative Education & Communication Technologies (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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email. Contact the First Year Experience Office on Fye@uwc.ac.za 

Join and follow us on:
FACEBOOK   TWITTER

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 2023. Please consult your Faculty for any promotion queries.

 

00 RESULTS NOT AVAILABLE
Your results are not currently available due to an administrative issue. Please contact your Faculty in this regard.

03 SDA GRANTED/SPECIAL EXAM
You have been approved for an SDA or Special exam. On completion of your exam you will receive either a completed promotion or a failed promotion. On receiving your results you may then proceed to register for 2023 if required to.

04 FAILED (Final Year)
You have not obtained enough credits to complete your degree but may continue to register for 2023.

05 RE-ADMISSION NOT ALLOWED
You have been academically excluded and need to apply for re-admission to the university. Email correspondence will be sent to you providing the necessary steps.

06 SDA GRANTED/SPECIAL EXAM
You have been approved for an SDA or Special exam. On completion of your exam you will receive either a completed promotion or be academically excluded.

07 PROMOTED
You have obtained enough credits to promote and can complete your registration for 2023.

08 SDA GRANTED/SPECIAL EXAM
You have been approved for an SDA or Special exam. On completion of your exam you will receive either a pass promotion or an academically excluded promotion. On receiving your results you may then proceed to register for 2023 if required to.

09 FAILED
You have not obtained enough credits to promote to the next level of studies but may continue to register for 2023.

10 RESULTS NOT AVAILABLE
Your results are not currently available due to an administrative issue. Please contact your Faculty in this regard.

11 NOT PROMOTED: NON-DEGREE PURPOSE/CE COURSE
You have not obtained enough credits to promote /complete a non-degree course or CE Programme to the next level of studies but can continue to register for 2023.

13 DO PROMOTION MANUALLY
Your promotion is incomplete and you must contact your faculty in this regard

14 PROMOTED: (PART-TIME)
You have obtained enough credits (Part-time) to promote and can complete your registration for 2023.

15 NOT PROMOTED: (PART-TIME)
You have not obtained enough credits to promote (Part-time) to the next level of studies but can continue to register for 2023.

16 SPECIAL ASSESSMENT GRANTED: MEDICAL
You have been approved for a Medical exam. On completion of your exam and receiving your results you may then proceed to register for 2023.

17 SUSPENDED
You have been suspended from the University

20 REFUSED ACADEMICALLY/CAN REGISTER
You have been refused academically but have now been cleared and you can continue your registration for 2023.

21 MAY PROCEED WITH STUDIES
You may proceed to register for 2023.

26 SUP EXAM COMPLETED/FAIL
You qualify for a supplementary exam and based on the outcome you will either complete your degree or get a fail promotion.

27 SUP EXAM COMPLETED/FAIL
You qualify for a supplementary exam and based on the outcome you will either complete your degree or fail Promotion.

28 PROMOTED IF SUCCESSFUL IN SD
You will promote if successful in your SD Examination.

29 DC PENDING - RESULTS WITHHELD
You have a DC pending and will not be able to register in 2023 until an outcome has been received of your pending DC Case.

30 SPECIAL ASSESSMENT GRANTED: NON MEDICAL
You have been approved for a special assessment (Non-Medical) and may proceed to register for 2023 once an outcome has been received.

31 MODULE UNDER MODERATION
Your modules has been sent for external moderation

32 THESIS SUBMITTED FOR EXAMINATION
Your thesis has been submitted for examination and you are not required to register in 2023.

33 EXAMINATIONS DEFERRED
Your examination has been deferred to January 2023. On receiving your final results you may proceed to register for 2023.

34 LEAVE OF ABSENCE GRANTED
You have been approved a leave of absence in 2023.

35 MAY PROCEED WITH STUDIES: EXTENSION GRANTED
Your study extension has been approved and you may continue to register for 2023.

36 MAY NOT PROCEED: NO RESEARCH TOPIC APPROVED
You may not register for 2022 as there is no research topic that has been approved. Please contact your Faculty in this regard.

37 MAY NOT PROCEED: SUBMIT COMPLETION PLAN
You may not register for 2023 as no completion plan has been submitted. Please contact your faculty in this regard.

STEP 2 - GET FINANCIALLY CLEARED

South African students (Citizens of South Africa with a South African ID)
Where a student had a zero-balance account, an upfront payment of R4290.00 is
required before financial clearance may be processed. The amount is inclusive
of the normal registration fee of R1590.00.

Student should pay the required upfront payment via EFT or via the online card payment link.
  • Amount for students not in university residences: R4290 (to be paid before registration)
  • Amount for 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 R1590) 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 three (3) days in advance in order to clear
before registration.
  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

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 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
  • Student whose studies are financed by means of a bursary not administered by the University, must prior to or at registration submit written proof of the granting of such a bursary and the amount thereof must be stipulated.
  • If an acceptable written proof of a bursary granted is submitted and the bursary covers full tuition, the student will be required to only pay the R1,590 registration fee.
  • Bursary or funding documentation may be uploaded to the Student Credit Management Portal via https://studentdebt.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 10 January 2023 - 10 February 2023.

ASSISTED REGISTRATION will be available for the following Faculties:
ARTS & HUMANITIES
16 January – 27 January (Main Hall)

ECONOMIC & MANAGEMENT SCIENCE
23 January – 27 January (B1 & B2 - B Block)
(Bcom 1008 & Bcom 4 Year 1751 Student only)
 
EDUCATION
23 January – 27 January Main Hall
(PGCE Students only)

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. 
We encourage all students to register online self-registration (student.uwc.ac.za) or you may contact your Faculty directly to determine if they will be providing assisted registration.

Students participating in on SDAs may register from the moment a final promotion is done and must register by no later than  10 February 2023.


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.

Click here to download Senior Student Guide

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 

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 2023. If your promotion code is MANUAL PROMOTION please consult your Faculty before continuing.

00 RESULTS NOT AVAILABLE
Your results are not currently available due to an administrative issue. Please contact your Faculty in this regard.

03 SDA GRANTED/SPECIAL EXAM
You have been approved for an SDA or Special exam. On completion of your exam you will receive either a completed promotion or a failed promotion. On receiving your results you may then proceed to register for 2023 if required to.

04 FAILED (Final Year)
You have not obtained enough credits to complete your degree but may continue to register for 2023.

05 RE-ADMISSION NOT ALLOWED
You have been academically excluded and need to apply for re-admission to the university. Email correspondence will be sent to you providing the necessary steps.

06 SDA GRANTED/SPECIAL EXAM
You have been approved for an SDA or Special exam. On completion of your exam you will receive either a completed promotion or be academically excluded.

07 PROMOTED
You have obtained enough credits to promote and can complete your registration for 2023.

08 SDA GRANTED/SPECIAL EXAM
You have been approved for an SDA or Special exam. On completion of your exam you will receive either a pass promotion or an academically excluded promotion. On receiving your results you may then proceed to register for 2023 if required to.

09 FAILED
You have not obtained enough credits to promote to the next level of studies but may continue to register for 2023.

10 RESULTS NOT AVAILABLE
Your results are not currently available due to an administrative issue. Please contact your Faculty in this regard.

11 NOT PROMOTED: NON-DEGREE PURPOSE/CE COURSE
You have not obtained enough credits to promote /complete a non-degree course or CE Programme to the next level of studies but can continue to register for 2023.

13 DO PROMOTION MANUALLY
Your promotion is incomplete and you must contact your faculty in this regard

14 PROMOTED: (PART-TIME)
You have obtained enough credits (Part-time) to promote and can complete your registration for 2023.

15 NOT PROMOTED: (PART-TIME)
You have not obtained enough credits to promote (Part-time) to the next level of studies but can continue to register for 2023.

16 SPECIAL ASSESSMENT GRANTED: MEDICAL
You have been approved for a Medical exam. On completion of your exam and receiving your results you may then proceed to register for 2023.

17 SUSPENDED
You have been suspended from the University

20 REFUSED ACADEMICALLY/CAN REGISTER
You have been refused academically but have now been cleared and you can continue your registration for 2023.

21 MAY PROCEED WITH STUDIES
You may proceed to register for 2023.

26 SUP EXAM COMPLETED/FAIL
You qualify for a supplementary exam and based on the outcome you will either complete your degree or get a fail promotion.

27 SUP EXAM COMPLETED/FAIL
You qualify for a supplementary exam and based on the outcome you will either complete your degree or fail Promotion.

28 PROMOTED IF SUCCESSFUL IN SD
You will promote if successful in your SD Examination.

29 DC PENDING - RESULTS WITHHELD
You have a DC pending and will not be able to register in 2023 until an outcome has been received of your pending DC Case.

30 SPECIAL ASSESSMENT GRANTED: NON MEDICAL
You have been approved for a special assessment (Non-Medical) and may proceed to register for 2023 once an outcome has been received.

31 MODULE UNDER MODERATION
Your modules has been sent for external moderation

32 THESIS SUBMITTED FOR EXAMINATION
Your thesis has been submitted for examination and you are not required to register in 2023.

33 EXAMINATIONS DEFERRED
Your examination has been deferred to January 2023. On receiving your final results you may proceed to register for 2023.

34 LEAVE OF ABSENCE GRANTED
You have been approved a leave of absence in 2023.

35 MAY PROCEED WITH STUDIES: EXTENSION GRANTED
Your study extension has been approved and you may continue to register for 2023.

36 MAY NOT PROCEED: NO RESEARCH TOPIC APPROVED
You may not register for 2023 as there is no research topic that has been approved. Please contact your Faculty in this regard.

37 MAY NOT PROCEED: SUBMIT COMPLETION PLAN
You may not register for 2023 as no completion plan has been submitted. Please contact your Faculty in this regard.

40 MAY PROCEED WITH STUDIES: FINAL EXTENSION GRANTED
You may continue to register for 2023, this will be your final extension.

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 R1590) 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 are billed in their first year of studies.
  • 50% of the total outstanding Student fee account will be due by 30th April
  • 100% of the total outstanding Student fee account will be due by 31st July
  • Every subsequent year they would only be required to pay the basic registration fee for that year (depending on financial clearance).
  • For the duration of his/her studies a student must register each year by the stipulated date and pay the prescribed registration fees.
  • For continued enrolment beyond the prescribed completion period, students are liable for 20% of the prescribed programme fees of the current year.
  • Students may request clearance at 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

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
  • Student whose studies are financed by means of a bursary not administered by the University, must prior to or at registration submit written proof of the granting of such a bursary and the amount thereof must be stipulated.
  • If an acceptable written proof of a bursary granted is submitted and the bursary covers full tuition, the student will be required to only pay the R1,590 registration fee.
  • Bursary or funding documentation may be uploaded to the Student Credit Management Portal via https://studentdebt.uwc.ac.za/
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
Non-South African Citizen students
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 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 Non-South African Citizen 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 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 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.

Bursary Holders
Students whose studies are financed by means of a bursary not administered by the University must, prior to or at registration, submit written proof of the granting of such a bursary and the amount thereof must be stipulated.
If an acceptable written proof of a bursary granted is submitted and the bursary covers full tuition, the student will be required to only pay the R1590  registration fee.

Bursary or funding documentation must be uploaded to the Student Credit Management Portal via https://studentdebt.uwc.ac.za/

Non-South African Citizen students requiring clearances for bank deposits not reflecting in their student account or if their fees are below the minimum fixed rate:
  • Non-South African Citizen 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
  • Proof of EFT/online payments to be uploaded to the Student Credit Management Portal via https://studentdebt.uwc.ac.za/
 

Contact Student Credit Management

Third Floor, Student Centre, UWC Main Campus, Robert Sobukwe Road, Bellville
Tel: +27 (0)21 959 3558
Email: scm@uwc.ac.za 

STUDENT CREDIT MANAGEMENT PORTAL
 

Student Accounts

The Student Accounts unit is responsible for:
 
  • Student fee quotations
          For all UWC Online Quotations and Pro-forma invoices, please visit our quotes page 
          on https://quote.uwc.ac.za/default
          Masters and PhD students requiring quotations or pro-forma invoices for levy charges and or affiliation fees     
          need to email studaccount@uwc.ac.za
  • General account enquiries
  • Refund requests pertaining to personal payments (that do not form part of NSFAS or bursary payments for the year – please contact Financial Aid Office on finaid@uwc.ac.za) Requirements: certified ID copy and bank account details and proof of payment
  • Fee adjustments
  • Account billings
  • Student statements of accounts
  • UWC, UCT and CPUT staff rebate processing and financial clearance to register

STEP 3 - REGISTER ONLINE

REGISTRATION DATES
Registration opens online from 10 January 2023.
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. 
We encourage all students to register online self-registration (online registration).
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

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 about the pre-registration clearance process for international students, please click the button below:

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT REGISTRATION PAGE

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.

Key information for 2023

Orientation Information

Our staff and students will facilitate your induction and transition to the campus and university life, and your development of supportive peer networks.
 

FIRST - YEAR ORIENTATION ON CAMPUS

We invite all new first-year, full-time, undergraduate students to the Orientation Programme. Attendance is compulsory on all days.
Welcome by the Rector - FULL - TIME students only. The welcome by the Rector on Monday, 6 February 2023 in the Jakes Gerwel Hall launches the Orientation Programme. The starting times for the various faculties are listed below and the programme ends at 15h30 for all students:

09h00 Arts, Education and Dentistry
11h00 Economic & Management Sciences, and Natural Sciences
13h00 Community & Health Sciences, and Law.

Kindly arrive at least 90 minutes before your respective session. You cannot attend any other session. Each welcome session will be followed by the Faculty welcome.  Orientation then continues until 15h30 for students. Separate activities have been arranged for Parents after their Official welcome.
 

ORIENTATION WEEK

Orientation Week kicks off on Monday, 6 after the Rector’s Welcome and runs until Friday, 10 February 2023. 
Orientation starts at 9h00 each day and ends at 15h30 (Tuesday-Friday).
New full-time first-year students will be assigned to smaller primary groups led by a Peer Facilitator (PF) who will assist and guide their orientation to campus. We will share details of the Orientation Programme with students after the Welcome session on Monday. We have arranged a dedicated Student Orientation page on iKamva and the UWC Student Orientation 2023Facebook page to access relevant documents and videos (e.g. presentations about your subjects, student support services) which will be accessible even after Orientation Week

For ORIENTATION WEEK queries email us at studev@uwc.ac.za

Rebates

All rebate application forms and substantiating documents must be processed via UWC's Human Resources Department (HR) this includes University of Cape Town (UCT) and Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), who in turn will confirm the approval of the student eligible for registration and rebate amount to Student Credit Management (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 Head of Department, the staff member or student and HR.
  • Registration fee of R1590 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 and 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

Payment in person

Cash/debit card (unavailable at present) at the cashiers (counters 1-3)
Ground Floor, Administration Building, UWC Main Campus, Robert Sobukwe Road, Bellville
Office hours: 8h20-16h30 
Contact number: +27 (0)21 959 3107 
 

Electronic payment

(To be made three 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: 63 20 05
Bank Account Number: 40 4960 4740
Swift Code: ABSAZAJJ
 

Direct deposit

A copy of the deposit slip MUST be emailed or faxed to ensure accurate and timeous processing of funds.
Email: finance@uwc.ac.za
Fax: +27 (0)21 959 1556, +27 (0)21 959 2986
Contact number: +27 (0)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

Faculty Helpdesk Contacts

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Helpdesk: 021 959 2152
Undergraduate: arts@uwc.ac.za
Postgraduate: artspostgrad@uwc.ac.za
 

Faculty of Community Health Sciences

Helpdesk: 021 959 2852
Email: chshelpdesk@uwc.ac.za
 

Faculty of Dentistry

Helpdesk: 021 937 3000
Email: dentistry@uwc.ac.za
 

Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences

Helpdesk: 021 959 3164
Undergraduate: emsadmin@uwc.ac.za
Postgraduate: ems-pg@uwc.ac.za
Part-time: emspart-time@uwc.ac.za
 

Faculty of Education

Helpdesk: 021 959 2276
Undergraduate: educundergraduate@uwc.ac.za
Honours: eduhonours@uwc.ac.za
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE): edupgce@uwc.ac.za
Masters/Doctorate (PhD): edumed-phd@uwc.ac.za
 

Faculty of Law

Helpdesk: 021 959 3291
Undergraduate: lawundergradenq@uwc.ac.za
Postgraduate: lawpostgradenq@uwc.ac.za
 

Faculty of Natural Sciences

Helpdesk: 021 959 3426
Undergraduate: science-undergrad@uwc.ac.za
Postgraduate: science-postgrad@uwc.ac.za

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

UWC Student Resources

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.
  • 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.
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.

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