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University of the Western Cape Important Application Dates

All applicants must apply ONLINEclick here to apply.
Applicants wishing to apply for UWC RESIDENCE must also apply online, click here to apply for UWC Residence.
Click Here for the Residence application Guide.


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 2024, 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 2024.

Applications for BA Honours Sport Recreation and Exercise Science, BA Honours in Biokinetics and BSC Honours Biokinetics close on 31 July 2024.
PLEASE NOTE: The Department of Sport, Recreation and Exercise Science has a departmental selection process for Post Graduate Applications.


1. You are required to complete 3 referee reports, available from Mrs D Bowers, on [email protected].
2. You are required to complete a departmental questionnaire link below, where all questions must be answered, a video (outlining why we should choose you, what your research topic/interest is, which is limited to 5 minutes) is required to be uploaded, as well as uploading your 3 referee reports.

Applicants currently in grade 12 and applying for admission will receive a final outcome when final results are published in 2024.
All other applicants will receive an outcome by end November 2024. Those that are still awaiting final results for 2024 will receive final outcomes in January 2024.
Applicants will be 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 2024 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)