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Applications for 2022

Applications for the academic year 2022 has now closed. Please refer to the list below for the programmes still accepting applications. Applicants are advised to apply as soon as possible as open programmes may close earlier based on space. Applicants applying for a programme below may not request a programme change to one that is no longer accepting applications.

*All Arts and Humanities Faculty Programmes close on 29 October 2021

Postgraduate programmes
Affiliated Student                                                                                                  
BA Honours (Full-Time)                                                                             
BA Honours (Part-Time)                                     
DTh                                                        
MA                                                         
MA (Creative Writing)                                      
MA (Structured)                                            
MLIS (Structured)                                          
MLIS Library and Information Studies                       
MPhil                                                      
MPhil Theology (By Thesis)                                 
MPhil Theology (Structured)                                
MTh                                                        
MTh (Structured)                                           
PhD                                                        
Post Doctoral Research Fellow                              
Preparatory doctorate                                      
Preparatory masters                                        
Research Affiliate  
                                      
PG Diplomas/Certificates
Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies

*All CHS Faculty Programmes close on 29 October 2021

Undergraduate programmes
Complementary Medicine: Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
BCM Complementary Medicine: Naturopathy - closes 30 January 2022
BCM Complementary Medicine: Phytotherapy - closes 30 January 2022
BCM Complementary Medicine: Unani Tibb - closes 30 January 2022
Continuous Education Programme 
Exchange Student
Occasional - Non Degree     
Study Abroad
                           
Postgraduate programmes
Affiliated Student                                          
MA Child and Family Studies (Research)                     
MA Psychology (Structured)                                 
MA Psychology (Thesis)                                     
MA Sport Recreation and Exercise Science - closes 30 January 2022                   
Master of Philosophy Sport for Development - closes 30 January 2022                 
MNursing (Thesis) - closes 30 January 2022                                          
MSc Biokinetics - closes 30 January 2022                                           
MSc Nutrition - closes 30 January 2022                                              
MSc Occupational Therapy - closes 30 January 2022                                  
MSc Physiotherapy (Thesis) - closes 30 January 2022                               
MSW Social Work (Thesis) - closes 30 January 2022                                  
PhD                                                        
Post Doctoral Research Fellow                              
Preparatory doctoral                                       
Preparatory masters                                         
Research Affiliate                                         
 
PG Diplomas/ Certificates
Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Studies - closes 30 January 2022
Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Development and Peace - closes 30 January 2022        

*All Dentistry Faculty Programmes close on the 29 October 2021

Undergraduate programmes
Continuous Education Programme                             
Occasional - Non Degree     
Study Abroad                                               
                          
Postgraduate programmes
Affiliated Student                                          
DSc                                                        
MChD (Clinical)                                           
MChD (Structured)                                          
MSc Dentistry (Clinical)                                   
MSc Dentistry (Structured)                                 
MSc Dentistry (Thesis)                                     
PhD                                                        
Post Doctoral Research Fellow                              
Preparatory doctoral                                       
Preparatory masters                                        
Research Affiliate                                         
 
PG Diplomas/Certificates
Postgraduate Diploma in Dentistry (Implantology)           
Postgraduate Diploma in Dentistry (PDD)                    
Postgraduate Diploma in Dentistry (PGD)                    

*Unless otherwise noted, all EMS Faculty Programmes close on 29 October 2021

Postgraduate programmes
BCom Financial Accounting
BCom (Hons)
BCom (Hon) IS
Bachelor of Arts Honours (FT)
Bachelor of Arts Honours (PT)
Bachelor of Honours in Development Studies
BCom (Hons) Human Resources
BAdmin (Hons)
BCom (Hons) Finance (Full-Time)
BCom (Hons) Finance (Part-Time)
BCom (Hons) Management
BCom (Hons) Economics - closes on 22 October 2021
BEcon Honours - closes on 22 October 2021
MCom (Thesis)
MAdmin (Thesis)
MAdmin (Structured)
Master of Development Studies
MCom Information Management
MPhil Land and Agrarian Studies
MPA
Master of Arts (Full Thesis)
Master of Arts (Structured)
MCom (Structured)
MEcon (Thesis)
PhD

PG Diplomas/Certificates
Advanced Diploma in Accounting
Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting
Advanced Diploma in Public Administration
Advanced Diploma in Public Administration (F)
Postgraduate Diploma in Land and Agrarian Studies
Postgraduate Diploma in E-Skills
Postgraduate Diploma in Management in Finance
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration
Postgraduate Diploma in Computer and Media Application

*All Education Faculty Programmes close on 29 October 2021

Postgraduate programmes
MEd (By Thesis)
MEd (Adult Learning & Global Change)
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
PhD

PG Diplomas/Certificates

Post Graduate Diploma TVET

*All Law Faculty Programmes close on 29 October 2021

Undergraduate programmes
Higher Certificate in Forensic Examination

Postgraduate programmes
LLD
LLM International Trade Inv. and Business Law
LLM (By Thesis)
LLM (Structured)
MPhil
MPhil (Structured)
PhD

PG Diplomas/Certificates
Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Law
Postgraduate Diploma in Public Law

*All Natural Sciences Faculty Programmes close on 30 November 2021

Undergraduate programmes
BSc Applied Geology                                        
BSc Biodiversity & Conservation Biology                    
BSc Biotechnology                                          
BSc Chemical Sciences                                       
BSc Environmental & Water Science                          
BSc Mathematics & Statistical Science                      
BSc Physical Science             
Exchange Student
Occasional - Non Degree                                                               
Study Abroad 

Postgraduate programmes
Affiliated Student                                         
BSc (Hons) Applied Geology                                 
BSc (Hons) Biodiversity & Conservation Biology             
BSc (Hons) Biotechnology                                   
BSc (Hons) Chemistry                                       
BSc (Hons) Computer Science                                
BSc (Hons) Environmental & Water Science                    
BSc (Hons) Mathematical Science                            
BSc (Hons) Medical Bioscience                              
BSc (Hons) Physical Science                                
BSc (Hons) Population Studies                               
BSc (Hons) Statistical Science                                             
DPharm                                                     
DSc                                                        
Master of Clinical Pharmacy                                
MPharm                                                     
MPhil Integrated Water Resource Management                
MPhil Population Studies                                   
MSc Applied Geology                                        
MSc Biodiversity & Conservation Biology                    
MSc Bioinformatics                                         
MSc Biotechnology                                          
MSc Chemical Science                                       
MSc Compt Finance                                          
MSc Computer Science                                       
MSc Environmental & Water Science                         
MSc Mathematical Science                                   
MSc Medical Bioscience                                     
MSc Nanoscience                                            
MSc Pharmaceutical Science                                 
MSc Pharmacy Administration                                 
MSc Physical Science                                       
MSc Statistical Science                                    
PhD                                                        
Post Doctoral Research Fellow                               
Research Affiliate                                         

PG Diplomas/Certificates
Postgraduate Diploma Integrated Water Resource Management 
 
  • There are NO application fees
  • All applications must be completed online and all required supporting documents are to be uploaded by the closing dates listed above. 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. 

Important

  • 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.
  • 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 the University 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 University 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 the University based on placement criteria and availability of space (not all applicants who have been made an offer to study can be accommodated). For any residence enquiries you can contact +27 21 959 2569 or resservices1@uwc.ac.za.
     

All applicants must apply ONLINE, click here to apply.
There is NO application fee to apply.
In order for your application to be considered COMPLETE you must successfully complete the online application form as well as submit all required documentation. 
You will be emailed a confirmation letter once you have completed the online application (within 24-48 hours), with further instructions on the submission of required documentation (click here to submit documents).
Applicants can check the status of their application by clicking here and going to 'Application Status'.

Applications close on 30 September 2021, all required documents must be submitted by this date as well.
Applications for Bachelor of Dentistry and Oral Health as well as School of Government postgraduate degrees close on 31 August 2021.

IMPORTANT
Applicants currently in grade 12 and applying for admission will receive a final outcome when final results are published in 2022.
All other applicants will receive an outcome by end November 2021. Those that are still awaiting final results for 2021 will receive final outcomes in Jan/Feb 2022.

Applicants will notified of an outcome via email or they can check the status of their application by clicking here and going to 'Application Status'.


Please note the following programmes will NOT be offered in 2022 for first time entering students:
Bachelor of Science in Complementary Health Sciences (General Stream)
Bachelor of Science in Complementary Health Sciences (Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Stream)

CLICK HERE FOR GENERAL ADMISSIONS CRITERIA UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

What is meant by undergraduate?
An undergraduate is an applicant/student at a university or college who is studying for his or her first degree.

Applicants who are currently in Grade 12, improving their results for Grade 12 written in previous years (post-matrics), transferring applicants and any applicant that has not completed a first degree must apply as an UNDERGRADUATE APPLICANT.

STEP 1
CHOOSE A PROGRAMME
- Browse our academic programmes (click here) to see what programmes we offer, or visit our faculty pages on our website - type in what you would like to study and download the programme information.

STEP 2
CHECK ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
- Entry requirements are the minimum academic standards that the University requires in order to consider you for entry into one of our degree programmes. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee you a place to study. Competition for most of our degrees is high and demand for places generally exceeds the number of places available. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable. CLICK HERE FOR GENERAL ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

When applying, the application system will also indicate if you meet the minimum requirements for a programme or not based on the results you have entered. If you do not meet the minimum requirements for a programme and are still awaiting final results you may continue to select the programme. A decision will only be made on your final results. Please note that meeting the minimum is also not a guarantee of selection or entry into a programme.




STEP 3
APPLY ONLINE
- Complete the online application form (click here) and submit all required documents (click here)



CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Changed your mind about your choice of study? 
Do not submit a new application
Check with the Contact Centre (+27 21 959 3900/01 or admissions@uwc.ac.za) if you may change your programme choice
Should your contact details change please contact the UWC Contact Centre (+27 21 959 3900/01 or admissions@uwc.ac.za) and update your details

What is meant by postgraduate?
A postgraduate is a student who has successfully completed an undergraduate degree level course at a college or university and is undertaking further study at a more advanced level.

VIEW ALL PROGRAMMES ON OFFER

Postgraduate applicants are reminded to complete the online application form and submit all required documents by no later than 30 September 2021 (30 August 2021 for School of Government postgraduate degrees). Applicants who do not submit required documents will be viewed as having an incomplete application and will not be considered for selection purposes. The University will not be held responsible for such incomplete applications.

CLICK HERE to APPLY ONLINE

CLICK HERE to apply for your SECOND CHOICE

CLICK HERE to SUBMIT DOCUMENTS (no emailed documents will be accepted)

The International Student Services Office (ISSO) offers dedicated student administration to support international students at various stages of their education at UWC.

International applicants include all persons whose nationality is from abroad (out of Africa), from the SADAC countries (within Africa), refugees, Section 24 asylum permit holders, and any other person not in possession of a South African citizen identity document.

Click here for more information 

Contact Details
Mr Khwezi Bonani
Coordinator: International Student Services Office
Tel: +27 21 959 2763
Email: isso@uwc.ac.za

Ms Sedicka Cassiem
International Student Services Officer

Tel: +27 21 959 2115
Email: isso@uwc.ac.za

A student, who is currently registered and wants to transfer to a different faculty in the following year, must complete an online application. Please refer to Rule A.3.1.17 “Change of study programme” (click here for link to the General Calendar 2021).

Applications for transfer in 2022 close on 30 September 2021.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY

If you are applying from another institution of higher learning you need to submit the following:
Certified copy of your NSC Certificate or Senior Certificate
Certified copy of your Identification document
Certified Certificate of good conduct from your current / previous institution
Certified Official Academic Transcript
Module content / Yearbook descriptor from your institution for all modules completed
Certified Degree certificate (if applicable)

A student who has officially terminated his/her studies or had a break in his/her studies of one year or more must apply for re-admission.

The closing date for re-admission applications for 2022 is 30 September 2021.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY


The Council, with the approval of the Senate of this University, may determine minimum criteria for students to continue with their studies. Such criteria may differ from faculty to faculty and from academic department to academic department in accordance with the demands of specific programmes. Unless Council, with the approval of Senate, specifically decides otherwise, the approved faculty rules for particular degrees, diplomas or certificates with regard to renewal of registration, shall apply (see the Faculty Calendars or the University website for more information). Faculties are authorised by Council to take final decisions regarding re- admissions. Senate will oversee the management of re-admissions by faculties on behalf of Council and shall peruse re-admission reports from faculties on an annual basis.

For admission to degree and diploma programmes UWC uses a weighted system for calculating points. In order to be admitted to degree studies the candidate should have attained a minimum number of points. Please refer to each faculty’s admission requirements, available here, to determine the number of points required for the desired programme.

In addition to point score requirements mentioned above, specific programme admission requirements are also listed. These additional criteria must be met to qualify for admission to particular study programmes.

Note: The table below indicates how points are allocated.

NSC LEVELS UWC POINTS        
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

 
 

Please note that the number of applicants usually far exceeds the number of spaces available in various programmes. As a result offers are based on merit and availability of space, not all applicants who meet the minimum admission requirements for their programme/s of choice, can be made an offer to study. Make sure you have applied to more that one institution and type of tertiary education institution.

Changed your mind about your choice of study? 
Do not submit a new application
Check with the Contact Centre (+27 21 959 3900/01 or admissions@uwc.ac.za) if you may change your programme choice
Should your contact details change please contact the UWC Contact Centre (+27 21 959 3900/01 or admissions@uwc.ac.za) and update your details.

UWC Contact Centre
Tel: +27 21 959 3900/01
Email: admissions@uwc.ac.za
Webchat: click here
Office Hours: 08h45-16h00