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UWC Application Form – Courses, Fee, Closing Dates, Admission Requirements

University of the Western Cape (UWC) Application Form 2019: The University of the Western Cape (UWC) 2019 application form are available online for download. Candidates can apply for multiple programmes /courses through a single application form or online application form. Candidates need to ensure that they have copies of their statement and other documents such as ID required to fill the application form of University of the Western Cape (UWC) 2019. Scroll below to know more about application form of UWC 2018.

UWC Application Form 2019: Important Dates:

Applications for 2019 will open on the 06th of May 2018​ and closes 28 September 2018.

UWC Application Form 2019: Application Fees

PLEASE NOTE: NO APPLICATION FEE IS PAYABLE

UWC Application Forms 2019

You may apply online here: https://student.uwc.ac.za/

Hard Copy Application Process

Hard Copy Application Forms may be requested  via Post using the address below.
Student Administration Department
University of the Western Cape
Private Bag X17
Bellville
7530
Or
Can be requested via telephone by calling the UWC Contact Centre @ +27 21 959 3900/ 3901
UWC 2019 Application Form: Admission Requirements
General Criteria for Admission to the University

For the Bachelor’s Degree:

The minimum admission requirement is a National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by Umalusi with an achievement rating of 4 (Adequate achievement, 50-59%) or better in four subjects chosen from the following recognized 20-credit NSC subjects (known as the ‘designated subject list’): Accounting, Agricultural Sciences, Business Studies, Dramatic Arts, Economics, Engineering Graphics and Design, Geography, History, Consumer Studies, Information Technology, Languages (one language of learning and teaching at a higher education institution and two other recognized language subjects), Life Sciences, Mathematics, Mathematical Literacy, Music, Physical Sciences, Religion Studies, Visual Arts.

For the Diploma:

The minimum admission requirement is a National Senior Certificate as certified by Umalusi with an achievement rating of 3 (moderate Achievement, 40-49%) or better in four recognized NSC 20-credit subjects.

For the Higher Certificate:

The minimum admission requirement is a National Senior Certificate as certified by Umalusi​.

The Point System

For admission to degree and diploma programmes, UWC will use a weighted system for calculating points, stated as follows:
NSC ​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

(*) – ‘English’ here refers to either English home language or English first additional language, not second additional language, which would rather fall under ‘other subjects’

UWC Courses

Departments and Faculties

Faculty of Natural Science

Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Community and Health

Faculty of Dentistry

Department of Economics and Management Sciences

Faculty of Education

Faculty of Law