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Undergraduate Programmes  

Level 4 (50-59%) in English (Home or First Additional Language), and
Level 3 (40-49%) in another Language (Home or First additional Language), and
Level 4 (50-59%) in Mathematics, and
Level 4 (50-59%) in Physical Sciences, and
Level 4 (50-59%) in Life Sciences

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International Applicants

You need to submit your final school results to Universities South Africa (USAf) for an evaluation. 

We unfortunately will not be able to respond to your application until you submit a confirmation letter issued by USAf stating that you qualify to study at a South African University.

Please visit the USAf website at for more information about this process.

For further queries please contact the faculty helpdesk: 021 9593426 or

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Postgraduate Programmes  

Postgraduate Handbook

General Admission

MSc Pharmaceutical Science 
– Requirements: BPharm, BSc Hons or equivalent, 60% average

– Requirements: BPharm, 60% average

MSc Pharmacy Administration and Policy regulation
– Requirements: BPharm, BSc Hons or equivalent, 60% average

– Requirements: BPharm, 60% average, SAPC Registration

– Requirements: MPharm or MSc in a relevant research area

International Applicants 

All applicants who did not obtain their qualifications in South Africa please note. You need to submit all your qualifications to the South African Qualifications Association (SAQA) for an evaluation.

We cannot respond to your application until you submit a certificate issued by SAQA stating the NQF level of your qualifications. Please visit the SAQA website at for more information about the process.

Compulsory Supporting Documents to be submitted: 

  • SAQA Evaluation Certificate (International Applicants only) 
  • Certified copy of Passport (International Applicants only) 
  • Short Curriculum Vitae (CV) 
  • Official Academic Transcripts/record of results 
  • Certified copies of degree certificates 
  • One page letter of motivation including potential research interest(s)
  • School of Pharmacy staff identified as potential supervisor(s)
Should you be accepted, these are the steps you have to follow: 

Study Visa Information 

Recent changes in the Immigration Act have further intensified the need for foreign students wishing to attend UWC to have correct visa and for existing foreign students to renew their visa in a correct and timely manner to avoid delays in registration and other more serious immigration issues.


These guidelines apply for students without dependents. For students with dependents further information is needed, please check with your Embassy/Consulate.

For prospective international students: You MUST have a study visa before leaving your country of residence. The University cannot register you without a valid study visa to study at this institution. The visa can be obtained from the South African Consulate or Embassy in your country of residence.

In order to apply for a study permit, certain documentation and payments are needed, namely: 

  • The study permit application form 
  • A valid passport 
  • An official letter from UWC stating that you have been accepted for the course and the duration of the course 
  • A police clearance certificate for every country you have lived in for more than a year since you were 18 (less than six months old) 
  • A medical report (specific from to be filled in) 
  • A radiological report (In the form of a chest x-ray to confirm you do not have tuberculosis – specific form to be filled in) 
  • Medical cover with a registered South African medical scheme for the duration of your course or which can be renewed yearly for the duration of the course. 
  • A repatriation fee, to be paid to the consulate/ embassy (amounts vary for each country) which will be used in case of deportation and will be reimbursed once back in your home country. 
  • Accommodation details Proof of sufficient funds to support you for the duration of your course (scholarship letters, bank statements etc.) 
You are allowed to work for 20 hours a week whilst in South Africa on a study visa, however, you cannot use this work towards your proof your proof of financial ability to pay for the course. 

The above payments and documentation must be provided with the application fee in full in order to apply for your visa. Please allow six weeks for your visa application. Processing times vary per country, so please check with the Embassy/Consulate for exact details.

For further queries please contact the faculty helpdesk: 021 9592457 or