UWC Online Application 2020 – 2021 | University of the Western Cape

By | May 28, 2019

UWC Online Application 2020 – 2021 | University of the Western Cape

UWC Application Form 2020 : Important Dates:

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Applications for 2020 will open on the 06th of May​ and closes 28 September

UWC Application Form 2020: Application Fees

PLEASE NOTE: NO APPLICATION FEE IS PAYABLE

UWC Application Forms 2020

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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 ​LevelPercentage​Points for
English​ (*)
Points for
Maths or Maths Lit​
Points for
Life Orientation​
Points for each​
Other Subject
890-100%151538
​​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
​120-29%​1​1​1​1
less than 20% ​0000

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