UWC Registration 2019

UWC Registration 2019, It is with pleasure that we welcome you to UWC, an engaged university facing the future in a way that transcends the past and embraces the complex reality of transformation and global technological advances. It is committed to excellence in teaching, learning and research, to nurturing the cultural diversity of South Africa, and to responding in critical and creative ways to the needs of a society in transition.


If you have applied for financial aid from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), kindly consult the NSFAS Application Portal for your application outcome (www.nsfas.org.za). New first year students may also apply for UWC Financial Aid and First Year Merit Award once they have received their final acceptance and student numbers.

Please be advised that students who can provide a full cost bursary letter will pay R1370.00. Non resident students without a bursary letter must pay R4290.00 before registration. Resident students must pay R4840.00 before registration. All international students must settle total cost on the day of registration.​

Full cost-bursary/scholarship holders must consult the Financial Aid Office Helpdesk at

+27 21 959 9753/2737 to obtain registration clearance.


All international students are required to pay the full tuition and residence fees upfront, on every year of registration.

All students who have permanent African citizenship will be required to pay the same tuition fees as South African citizens unless the study programmes for which they are enrolling are marketed at a specific price.

International students without African citizenship will be required to pay the international fees as published.

All fees are RAND (ZAR) denominated.

Please consult our website for detailed registration guidelines (www.uwc.ac.za/Registrar/ISSO). You may also contact the International Student Services Office at isso@uwc.ac.za.​

Registration Dates for the 1st Semester:

Online Registration: 07 January – 02 February

Assisted Registration: 21 January – 02 February

Pre-registration Chec​​ks

Compulsory Documentation

South African Students 

  •           ID Document (original or certified copy)​
  •      The registration fee and first instalment of your fees

Documents Upload

  • ​To upload a certified copy of your Identification Document (ID), (2018 matriculants only), please click UPLOAD.

 International Students

  • ​​       ​HESA documentation
  •        Passport (original or certified copy)
  •        Proof of medical insurance
  •        Copy of study permit
  •        Full tuition fees including residence fee 

Registration Guides​

2019 Registration and Orientation Guide

2019 Online Registration Guide​​

Pre-Registration Clearance 

By now you have received your Final Acceptance Letter from UWC and have confirmed your acceptance of this offer. You may now begin Pre-registration procedures before Online Registration or physically visit UWC for Assisted Registration.

Pre Registration Clearance Requirements

1. Exemption/Evaulation Clearance

Supply proof of Exemption Status from USAf in the case of Postgraduate Registration or an Evaluation of Foreign Qualifications Certificate from SAQA in the case of Postgraduate Registration to : isso@uwc.ac.za.

For more information please visit the EVALUATION page.

 2. Immigration Clearance

Supply proof of the appropriate Immigration Documentation in order to study in South Africa to isso@uwc.ac.za. For more information please visit the IMMIGRATION page.

3. Medical Clearance

Supply proof of Medical Cover from the date of Registration to the official End of the Academic Year (December) to: isso@uwc.ac.za. For more information please visit the MEDICAL page.

4. Financial Clearance

Request of Proforma invoice of fees from:

Email: studentaccounts@uwc.ac.za

Phone: +27 21 959 2154 Make the required payment using the following banking details with your Student Number, Initial and Surname as reference:

Account Name: University of the Western Cape

Institution: ABSA Bank

Account Number: 40 4960 4740

Branch Code: 632005, Public Sector Western Cape

Swift Code: ABSAZAJJ

Email proof of the deposit slips to the Finance Department with your Student Number, Initials and Surname as reference to finance@uwc.ac.za.


Supporting documentation may be submitted by clicking https://tinyurl.com/hwkmlfv

Should you experience any difficulty in uploading your documentation, please submit these to isso@uwc.ac.za

Include your Application Number and Full Names in the email as reference

Please call our UWC Contact Centre should you need to contact us with respect to you application on: 

Phone: +27 21 959 3900/1/2/3 or Email:info@uwc.ac.za


After completing the Pre-Registration clearance processes and you have received confirmation that there are not clearance issues outstanding, you may proceed to Register in one of the following ways:

1. Online Registration

  • Visit the Student Portal by clicking https://student.uwc.ac.za/ and follow the prompts.
  • Should you have any difficulty and would like assistance with this process, contact the UWC Contact Centre.

2. Assisted Registration

  • Visit UWC during the Annual Registrations and be assisted by duly appointed UWC personnel with your Registration or click /Students/Pages/Registration-Information.aspx for more information.
  • Please have original documents available for presentation to UWC personnel.