UWC Postgraduate Online Application – Apply Now

By | February 28, 2022

University of the Western Cape UWC Postgraduate Online Application – Apply Now

UWC Postgraduate Online Application – Apply Now:

Applications for admission to honors degrees and postgraduate diplomas for the 2022 academic year

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.

Everyone wanting to start a new qualification must apply for admission, including first-time University of the Western Cape UWC applicants, students changing to a new qualification and/or changing the specialization of their current qualification, and applicants in their final year of an Postgraduate qualification who wish to continue with postgraduate studies.

Application Requirements – The selection Process

UWC Postgraduate Online Application

What does the selection process entail?

  • National Senior Certificate (NSC) Bachelors pass – an achievement rating of 4 (adequate achievement 50-59%) or better in four subjects chosen from the recognized 20 credit
    NSC subjects (known as the designated subject list).
UWC Points System
Entry requirements are the minimum academic standards that the University requires in order to consider you for entry into one of our degree programs.
However simply meeting the requirements does not guarantee you a place.  Competition for most of our degrees is high and demand for places generally exceeds the number of places available.
Make sure to review all applicable requirements prior to applying for admission. CLICK HERE for detailed information on other alternative admission requirements at the university.


  • Applicants must have a valid email address in order to apply online. 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.

2022 Online Application Process

  • All applicants must apply ONLINE.
  • 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.
The following steps will guide you to successfully go through your application process:
  1. First, visit the official website of the institution via https://www.uwc.ac.za/ to fill your form or acquire your application form at the school’s Campus. Students should apply within the application cycle. This prevents rejected applications.
  2. Fill in the form with all necessary documentation (Latest Academic Results) that is required of you to support your application. Certified copy of guardian\parent ID , Proof of residence, and  Student certified ID.
  3. Remember you will need email address when filling the form, It is, therefore, advisable to create an email address if you don’t have one. Also, remember to provide a valid cell Phone number when filling the forms because the school will text you if you are given admission.
  4. A full application submitted entirely must include the certified copy of your ID and a certified copy of your latest school results as stated above.

Make sure you upload all the required documents and pay the required fees. Click here to learn all about University of the Western Cape UWC fees such as application feeadmission fee, tuition, and scholarships for University of the Western Cape UWC Programs.


International Student Applications

Before you follow the UWC Online Application Process, please make sure you:
  1. Meet the minimum admission requirements for the program/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 programs


Evaluation of your International Qualifications are essential to confirming the level of learning attained and the appropriate articulation with qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). The relevant statutory bodies seek to ascertain the equivalence or comparison of international qualifications with local qualifications in an attempt to inform the minimum admission requirements to higher education.

For Applications for Exemption Enquiries

Phone: +2710 591 4401/2
Fax: 086 677 7744 (SA Only)
Fax: +2712 481 2922 (International)
E-mail: applications@usaf.ac.za 

Your Application for Exemption may take a while and we therefore recommend you complete this as soon as you have a statement of results available before moving to the next step in the process i.e. UWC Online Application.

For Evaluation of Foreign Qualifications Enquiries

     Phone: +2712 431 5070 – Evaluation of Foreign Qualifications
     Phone: 0860 111 673 – Helpdesk
+2721 431 5000 – Switchboard
     Fax: +2721 431 5147
     E-mail: customercare@saqa.org.za

This Evaluation Certificate must accompany your application to UWC and we therefore recommend you complete this before moving to the next step in the process.


Some Faculties may require an Exemption Certificate from USAf and an Evaluation of Foreign Qualifications from SAQA for admission into a particular program. Please consult faculty specific admission requirements in the Academia tab.

Further enquiries should be directed to USAF or consult our international guidelines for applications alternatively contact ISSO office at isso@uwc.ac.za.

Since your application depend on either USAf Exemption or a SAQA Evaluation Certificate and in some cases both, we will not be able to process you application until the appropriate evidence from USAf or SAQA is supplied.

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 program 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.

Online Application Closing date at University of the Western Cape UWC

The 2022 University of the Western Cape UWC Admission Closing date is scheduled as follows:

Important Dates
    • Applications close on 30 September 2022, applicants should submit all required documents date as well. Applications for Bachelor of Dentistry and Oral Health as well as School of Government postgraduate degrees
    • Applicants currently in grade 12 and applying for admission will receive a final outcome when UWC publishes final results 2022.
    • All other applicants will receive an outcome by end November 2022. Those that are still awaiting final results for 2022 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.
    • Please note the following programs 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)

NB: All applicants who have successfully submitted their application forms should constantly check their online application status for more updates on their application.

Postgraduate applicants should complete the online application form and submit all required documents by no later than 30 September 2022 (30 August 2022 for School of Government postgraduate degrees).

UWC  will not consider applicants who do not submit the right documents for selection purposes. The University will not be held responsible for such incomplete applications.


Online Application Status Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access my Application Status Page?

When the college receives your application, you will receive an email from University of the Western Cape UWC. The email contains a username and PIN to log in to the application status page.

I did not receive the email to access my Application Status Page?

Please contact the Admissions Office

How do I apply for a program offered at the University of the Western Cape UWC?

To make an application for the courses offered at the TVET college, please visit the official website of the college to register and follow the steps to make your application.

I got a new email address, how do I update it?

Log in to the application status page. Click on “Change Email Address”. Then enter your new email address and click “Request Change”

I forgot my password for my Application Status Page, how do I retrieve it?

Check the Application Status page and follow the link to reset your password.

Contact Address of University of the Western Cape UWC

Whether you have specific questions about UWC, are seeking more information or are ready to apply, we’re here to help. For more information and enquiries, contact the University of the Western Cape UWC below:

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