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Senate Discretionary Assessment (SDA)

How do I apply for an SDA? 

Students do not apply for an SDA, but rather qualify for the SDA exam. Kindly note the rule below:

A.5.2.8 Senate Discretionary Assessment (SDA)

A Senate Discretionary Assessment may be granted, if the Faculty Board concerned has obtained prior permission from Senate, in cases where:

(a) a student owes no more than one module to promote to the next level of study or complete a programme, provided that the student has written the final examination or second chance examination and have obtained an overall aggregate of at least 40% for the module.

(b) the final mark for the module shall not exceed 50%.

A.5.2.9 A student granted a Senate Discretionary Assessment, will not under any circumstances be granted a further assessment opportunity.

When is the SDA period?

Senate Discretionary Assessments (SDAs) will take place from 24 – 26 January 2022. A student must qualify for this as per Rule A.5.2.8 Senate Discretionary Assessment (SDA) in the General Calendar.

publication of results

When does registration take place?
  • PhD and Masters - Monday, 10 January 2022 - 11 February 2022. 
  • Undergraduate (returning) and Honours and PG diploma/certificate - Monday, 24 January 2022 - Friday, 11 February 2022. 
  • New undergraduate students - Monday, 24 January 2022 - Friday, 11 February 2022.
How do I book an advisor?
Kindly click on the link below

curriculum advisory

How much is the registration fee? 
Students not in University residences R4290 (to be paid before registration)
Students placed at University residences R4840 (to be paid before registration)

Where do I pay my registration fee?
Bank: ABSA Bank
Account name: UWC Student Deposit
Account Branch: Public Sector Western Cape
Account No: 40 4960 4740
Branch Code: 632005
Swift Code: ABSAZAJJ

I need financial clearance, what do I need to do?
Students who may require financial clearance should make contact with Student Credit Management via the following Hubs:
Student Financial Clearance Portal:

Call Centre: 021 959 3558
Email a consultant:

How do I obtain a letter regarding code of good conduct?
Kindly email to furnish you with the necessary documentation.

I’ve officially completed. How do I obtain my letter of completion?
All graduates will receive an official completion letter (electronically) that will be signed and stamped and indicate the:
qualification obtained,
medium of instruction, 
conduct of the graduate, and 
date degree conferred
Contact for queries.

graduation information

How can I obtain my academic transcripts?
Please email or visit the link below:

administration helpdesk

Dean's Merit List Criteria

Dean's Merit List 2022 Criteria


(Please submit and attach supporting documents within 5 working days of exam)

Medical reasons:
Attach a valid medical certificate that covers the exam period you've missed.

Special circumstances:
Attach a valid affidavit explaining the circumstances why you've missed the exam plus proof or any other supporting documentation eg. in case of death of a family member, a copy of death certificate, in case of load shedding, a copy of the schedule for your area, in case you've been logged out, a picture you've taken etc.

Click on the link below, complete and submit:


Do NOT email your lecturer or any other staff member or Ms. Rhoda explaining why you've missed the exam. Your official application form will be sent to the HOD and Ms. Rhoda will email you the outcome of the application.


Postgraduate Notices

Riekie Wandrag is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: CFG811 INTRO

Time: Feb 22, 2022 03:00 PM Johannesburg

Join Zoom Meeting

Undergraduate Notices

The table below will assist you with the mode of presentation for the modules in the LLB 4 and LLB 5 year programmes.   In-person lectures/tutorials will be made available online in some form to accommodate students who are not able to attend in person.

Mode of presentation LLB 4 year       Mode of presentation LLB 5 year                                           
Final year students, to assist you in making informed choices in terms of selecting elective modules in your final year, herewith a blurb on the elective modules offered in 2022.

Dear student
The "INTERIM COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE FOR 2022" was approved by the Council of the University of the Western Cape on 25 November 2021.

The Policy records that the majority of stakeholders have advocated for hybrid learning and teaching, and an incremental return to Campus. This serves the interests of its students and will allow them to enjoy all the benefits of a holistic campus experience.

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

In respect of the Law Faculty, students who register for the elective in Legal Process 401 (LEG401), as well as staff members who work at the Law Clinic, will therefore need to be vaccinated.
In other modules, hybrid learning will continue for unvaccinated students who may not enter campus and access face-to-face learning and teaching.
Students, staff, service providers and visitors may apply for an exemption from the Policy based on verifiable medical, constitutional and/or religious grounds.
The Policy will become effective on 3 January 2021 and will be reviewed in the first semester of 2022.
Prof Jacques de Ville
Faculty of Law


The DVC: Academic, Prof Lawack on 25 January 2022 communicated the UWC 2022 Learning and Teaching Plan. She indicated that each Faculty will communicate the details of the specific approach of that Faculty.

In the Law Faculty, a combination of approaches will be followed:
  • Some law modules will remain fully online (especially at 2nd and 3rd year level, as well as at postgraduate level)
  • Some law modules will follow a hybrid option 1 approach: lectures and tutorials will be presented online on iKamva, with the option of in-person consultation on campus (some 2nd and 3rd year modules)
  • Some law modules will follow a hybrid option 2 approach: lectures will be online on iKamva, with contact tutorials and consultation on campus (1st year and high impact modules)
  • Some law modules will follow a hybrid option 3 approach: contact lectures will take place on campus, with groups alternating; lectures live-streamed and/or recorded; tutorials and consultations take place on campus (primarily final year modules).
  • In respect of Legal Process 401, because of the need for face-to-face interaction with staff and clients (indigent members of the community), students will only be able to register for the module, if they are fully vaccinated.
The exact nature of the approach adopted will be clarified in the module outline of each module.
Also please consult the class time-table.

Access to campus, in terms of the interim vaccination policy, is restricted to fully vaccinated persons.
Staff members and students are encouraged to consult the interim vaccination policy as approved by Council.

The above-arrangements are subject to change, where required by the circumstances.

Warm regards

Jacques de Ville
Dean: Law Faculty

2022 curriculum LLB 4 year                  2022 curriculum LLB 5 year                  2022 BCOM-LAW CURRICULUM

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