University of the Western Cape (UWC) Online Application


University of the Western Cape (UWC) Application Form

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) application form is 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). Scroll below to know more about application form of UWC.

Applications Open: 11 May

Application Date:

31 August (BCHD programme)
30 September
(all other programmes)

Application Fees:

  • R100 
  • Please note applications will open on the 11th of May and close on 30 September Applications for Bachelors of Dental Surgery close on 31 August​


Applicants must have a valid email address in order to apply online. All communication from the University 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.

In order for your application to be considered COMPLETE. You must successfully complete the online application form as well as submit all required documentation. 


University of Western Cape (UWC) encourage prospective students (Undergraduates) to apply online or paper-based application forms as soon as possible the academic year.

Step 1:  Get your application form.

  • Online Application:
    Undergraduate and postgraduate applicants use the same online application process.
  • Hardcopy Application:
    Apart from the online application, you can request application forms to be sent you by post. To request forms, contact the UWC Contact Centre on 021 959 3900.

You can post your application to:

Student Administration Department
University of the Western Cape
Private Bag X17


Can be requested via telephone by calling the UWC Contact Centre @ +27 21 959 3900/ 3901

Step 2:  Complete your application form in full. 

Step 3:  Attach all supporting documents.

Step 4:  Complete a student accommodation form.

Step 5:  Find Funding.

How to Apply To apply to study at UWC go to

Before you follow the UWC Online Application Process, please make sure you:

1. Meet the minimum admission requirements for the programme/s you wish to apply to. Visit Academia​ for further assistance in this regard.

2. Apply for exemption by following the USAF Application for Exemption Process or apply to have your Foreign Qualifications Evaluated by SAQA in the case of Postgraduate Programmes. Visit EVALUATION for further assistance in this regard.​


  • Undergraduate applicants (brochure)
  • Postgraduate applicants (brochure)​ ​​​​​​​


Have questions about your application?

Tel:021 959 3900/01

Need to find the institution?

Physical Address:
University of the Western Cape
Robert Sobukwe Road 
Bellville 7535 
South Africa

Postal Address: 
University of the Western Cape
Private Bag X17
Bellville 7535
South Africa 

18 thoughts on “University of the Western Cape (UWC) Online Application”

  1. I want to be a Geologist can I get help.. I want to study in the university of Western Cape

  2. Good day would you please help me with my online application i experience some difficulties

  3. I’ll like to study Public Administration or Marketing management with the university of western Cape can you please assist me.

  4. hi robin tylor Williams here. I applied for a ba degree and was wondering did my application go through or is there something else that I must do

  5. I would like to study at uwc on 2020. I’m currently doing matric this year and I would like to do Bcom in accounting.
    Please help me.

  6. hi m velelwa m interested in educational psychology honours. what are the requirements, did a three year diploma inSPTD and Ace life orientation equivalent to four years, any reccommendation in this regard. Thank you

  7. Hello,
    I would like to join University of Western Cape because I want to become specialist of cancer. The reason I chose UWC is because it will help me experience college life and help me develop social life. Further more I believe it will raise me in a sufficient way when it comes to practical lessons. I am looking forward to join the advanced class you provide to international students, thank you.


  8. I completed matric in 2019, I want to do Mechanical engineering or Civil engineering or Chemical engineering

  9. I am Nuraan Rajap im finishing my matric this year and i would like to apply via handwriting forms but i would i get the 2021 applications due to covid19

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