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Registration Information 2024

Welcome to the Registration Information page for 2024.

Please note: FIRST SEMESTER REGISTRATION
  • Undergraduate (returning), Honours and PG diploma/certificate - 10 January 2024. 
  • PhD and Masters (new and returning) - 10 January 2024. 
  • New and First Time Entry - 22 January 2024 – 02 February 2024.
THE 2024 ACADEMIC YEAR WILL COMMENCE ON MONDAY, 12 FEBRUARY 2024

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ONLINE REGISTRATION GUIDE

Online Registration Dates

Please note: Strictly assisted registration for Faculty of Arts and Humanities - Jakes Gerwel Hall (10 January 2024 to 02 February 2024)

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 ASSISTED REGISTRATION DATES:

ARTS AND HUMANITIES - Strictly assisted registration 
Jakes Gerwel Hall post-matric registrations (new students) - Wednesday, 10 January to Friday, 02 February 2024 
Jakes Gerwel Hall current-matric registrations (new students) - Monday, 22 January to Friday, 02 February 2024 

COMMUNITY AND HEALTH SCIENCES
CHS Bellville Campus - Monday, 29 January to Tuesday, 30 January 2024

DENTISTRY 
Tygerberg, Resource Centre - Wednesday, 31 January 2024

EDUCATION 
Education Faculty - Wednesday, 31 January to Friday, 02 February 2024

LAW
LAW Resource Centre (First Year students only) - Wednesday, 31 January to Friday, 02 February 2024

ECONOMIC AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
BCom (Lab in CAMS Building) - Monday, 22 January to Friday, 02 February 2024
BCom ECP (N7 &N22 CAMS Building) - Wednesday, 24 January to Wednesday, 31 January 2024

NATURAL SCIENCES  
New Life Science Building - Thursday, 01 February to Friday, 02 February 2024

RETURNING STUDENTS ASSISTED REGISTRATION (UNDERGRADUATE ONLY) DATES:

ARTS AND HUMANITIES - Strictly assisted registration 
Jakes Gerwel Hall - Wednesday, 10 January to Friday, 02 February 2024

EDUCATION
Education Faculty (PGCE only) - Wednesday, 24 January to Friday, 26 January 2024


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 2023, you will receive an Email and/or SMS in January/February 2024 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

South African students (Citizens of South Africa with a South African ID)

Where a student has a zero-balance account, an upfront payment of R4290 is required before financial clearance may be processed.
The amount is inclusive of the normal registration fee of R1660

First Year Students
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 R1660) 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. 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 R1660 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 (an SMS confirming clearance, enabling them to proceed to register)
  • All NSFAS funding queries should be directed to finaid@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 22 January 2024 and closes on Friday, 02 February 2024.

First Year Assisted Registration Dates:
ARTS AND HUMANITIES - 
Strictly assisted registration 
Monday, 22 January to Friday, 02 February 2024 (Jakes Gerwel Hall)
COMMUNITY AND HEALTH SCIENCES
Monday, 29 January to Tuesday, 30 January 2024 (CHS Bellville Campus)
DENTISTRY 
Wednesday, 31 January 2024 (Tygerberg, Resource Centre)
EDUCATION 
Wednesday, 31 January to Friday, 02 February 2024 (Education Faculty)
LAW
Wednesday, 31 January to Friday, 02 February 2024 (LAW Resource Centre)
ECONOMIC AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES
Monday, 22 January to Friday, 02 February 2024 - BCom (Lab in CAMS Building)
Wednesday, 24 January to Wednesday, 31 January 2024 - BCom ECP (N7 &N22 CAMS Building)
NATURAL SCIENCES  
Thursday, 01 February to Friday, 02 February 2024 (New 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, (2023 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 social media or email. Contact the First Year Experience Office on Fye@uwc.ac.za 

Join and follow us on:
FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM YOUTUBE TIKTOK

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 2024. 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 2024 if required to.

04 FAILED (Final Year)
You have not obtained enough credits to complete your degree but may continue to register for 2024.

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 2024.

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 2024 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 2024.

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 2024.

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 2024.

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 2024.

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 2024.

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 2024.

21 MAY PROCEED WITH STUDIES
You may proceed to register for 2024.

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 2024 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 2024 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 2024.

33 EXAMINATIONS DEFERRED
Your examination has been deferred to January 2023. On receiving your final results you may proceed to register for 2024.

34 LEAVE OF ABSENCE GRANTED
You have been approved a leave of absence in 2024.

35 MAY PROCEED WITH STUDIES: EXTENSION GRANTED
Your study extension has been approved and you may continue to register for 2024.

36 MAY NOT PROCEED: NO RESEARCH TOPIC APPROVED
You may not register for 2024 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 2024 as no completion plan has been submitted. Please contact your faculty in this regard.

40 MAY PROCEED WITH STUDIES
Final Extension Granted.

STEP 2 - GET FINANCIALLY CLEARED

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 R1660) 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.
  • Proof of EFT/online payments to be uploaded to the Student Credit Management portal on Student Credit Management Portal
  • 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 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 R1660 registration fee.
  • Bursary or funding documentation may be uploaded to the Student Credit Management Portal via https://studentdebt.uwc.ac.za/

STEP 3 - REGISTER ONLINE

REGISTRATION DATES
Registration opens online from 10 January 2024 - 09 February 2024.

ASSISTED REGISTRATION will be available for the following Faculties:

ARTS & HUMANITIES - Strictly assisted registration
Wednesday, 10 January to Friday, 02 February 2024 (Jakes Gerwel Hall)
EDUCATION
Wednesday, 24 January to Friday, 26 January 2024 (Education Faculty)
(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 
09 February 2024.


How to Register online:

  • Log-on to the Student Portal.
  • 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 2024. 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 2024 if required to.

04 FAILED (Final Year)
You have not obtained enough credits to complete your degree but may continue to register for 2024.

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 2024.

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 2024 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 2024.

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 2024.

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 2024.

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 2024.

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 2024.

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 2024.

21 MAY PROCEED WITH STUDIES
You may proceed to register for 2024.

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 2024 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 2024 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 2024.

33 EXAMINATIONS DEFERRED
Your examination has been deferred to January 2024. On receiving your final results you may proceed to register for 2024.

34 LEAVE OF ABSENCE GRANTED
You have been approved a leave of absence in 2024.

35 MAY PROCEED WITH STUDIES: EXTENSION GRANTED
Your study extension has been approved and you may continue to register for 2024.

36 MAY NOT PROCEED: NO RESEARCH TOPIC APPROVED
You may not register for 2024 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 2024 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 2024, 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 R1660) 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 R1660 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 R1660  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 quotationsFor 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  zntshwanti@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 2024.
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)

Please note: Strictly assisted registration for Faculty of Arts and Humanities - Jakes Gerwel Hall (10 January 2024 to 02 February 2024)

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 2024

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.
The welcome by the Rector on Monday, 5 February 2024 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, 5 February 2024 after the Rector’s Welcome and runs until Friday, 09 February 2024. 
Orientation starts at 9h00 each day and ends at 15h30 (Tuesday-Friday).
All new first-year, full-time, undergraduate students must attend the Orientation Programme. Attendance is compulsory on all days.

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 around campus during Orientation Week.  We will share details of the Orientation Programme with students after the Welcome session on the Monday. 

We have created a dedicated Student Orientation page on iKamva and the UWC Student Orientation 2024 Facebook page and instagram 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 more information about Orientation Week email us at orientation@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 R1660 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.

All payments must be made to the University of the Western Cape.

Fees may be paid using the following methods:
  • Cash, debit card, credit card at our cashiers on the Ground floor, UWC Administration Building West Wing
  • Electronic funds transfer (EFT)
  • Credit card payments will be accepted online at www.uwc.ac.za, and
  • Postal order or foreign draft using the account details supplied below.

Banking Details 

Bank: ABSA Bank
Name of Account: UWC STUDENT DEPOSIT ACCOUNT
Branch: Public Sector Western Cape
Address: First Floor, Tygerpark 4, Willie Van Schoor Drive, Bellville, 7530
Account Number: 40 4960 47 40
Branch Code: 632005
Swift Code: ABSAZAJJ

EFT Payment References
Deposit EFT Payment Reference: Student Number, Surname and Names (e.g. 2000001, Brown, Peter John).

Please note:
  • Payments may take up to two (2) business days for local and seven (7) business days for international transactions to reflect on our system.
  • Credit card payments may take up to ten (10) business days to reflect on our system.
  • Deposits slips of UWC receipts must be retained.
  • Please ensure that you use your student number in all future communications with the university.
  • A service levy will be raised on dishonoured debit order payments.

Contact Details

For all payment related queries, please contact:
Email: scm@uwc.ac.za
Telephone: 021 959 3558

STUDENT CREDIT MANAGEMENT PORTAL

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).
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.

How to Connect to UWC-CAMPUS WIFI

Quick Links

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

Additional Information

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