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APPLICATIONS for 2023 will OPEN on 14 MAY 2022

  • There are NO application fees
  • All applications must be completed online and all required supporting documents are to be uploaded by the closing dates. Applications will only be considered complete once all required documents have been submitted. Please note; no emailed documents will be accepted.
  • Competition for space is great and applicants are reminded to apply to more than one tertiary institution. 

CHOOSE Faculty of Natural Sciences

Getting you from where you are to where you want to be!

Important

Applicants must have a valid email address in order to apply online. All communication from UWC in regards to your application will be sent via email. Should you not have a valid email address you can create an email account using Gmail, Yahoo Mail or any other email provider you may prefer.

If you are a person with a disability, please ensure that you have completed that section fully in the online form to allow us to make contact with you regarding your support needs. Should you have any queries related to disability support at UWC, contact the Office for Students with Disabilities at oswd@uwc.ac.za or at +27 21 959 4170.

Please also note that there is no separate application form for accommodation, if you responded YES on the question for UWC accommodation, you have applied. Residence placement is limited and not all applicants can be accommodated. Selection will only be done from those applicants who are made offers of study by UWC based on placement criteria and availability of space (not all applicants who have been made an offer to study can be accommodated). For any Residential Services enquiries you can contact +27 21 959 2569 or resservices1@uwc.ac.za.

General Admission Criteria 

Minimum NSC subject requirements. All candidates must have a NSC with Bachelor’s, English at level 4, another language at level 3 with the programme specific requirements.


UWC POINTS SYSTEM

For admission to degree programme, UWC will use a weighted system for calculating points. In order to be admitted to degree studies, the candidate should have attained a minimum of 33 points – BPharm 38 points.
In addition to the general criteria for admission, additional criteria must be met to qualify for admission to particular study programme.

Click Here to view the Natural Science brochure Undergraduate Prospective Student Guide

TO APPLY ONLINE CLICK HERE https://student.uwc.ac.za


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 Universities South Africa (USAF) stating that you qualify to study at a South African University.
Certified copy of passport.
Please visit the USAF website at https://mb.usaf.ac.za for more information about this process.
 

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.
 
PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE GUIDELINES AND YOU NEED TO CHECK WITH THE SOUTH AFRICAN CONSULATE/ EMBASSY IN YOUR HOME COUNTRY FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND FORMS.
 
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 6 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 TB – 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 6 weeks for your visa application. Processing times vary per country, so please check with the Embassy/ Consulate for exact details.


RPL FOR ACCESS TO UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES 

For further queries please contact the faculty helpdesk:

021 9593426 / science-undergrad@uwc.ac.za

General Admission

Admission to Postgraduate, click here 


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 www.saqa.org.za 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
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.
 
PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE GUIDELINES AND YOU NEED TO CHECK WITH THE SOUTH AFRICAN CONSULATE/ EMBASSY IN YOUR HOME COUNTRY FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND FORMS.
 
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 6 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 TB – 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 6 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 9592975 / science-postgrad@uwc.ac.za