University of the Western Cape

country rank  8
world rank  783

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University Overview

Founded in 1959, University of the Western Cape is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Bellville (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Western Cape. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Department of Higher Education and Training, South Africa, University of the Western Cape (UWC) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of the Western Cape (UWC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 59 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this South African higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name
Acronym UWC
Founded 1959
Motto Respice prospice
Look to the future, learn from the past
Colours Blue and gold

University Location

Address Private Bag X17
Bellville (population range: 50,000-249,999)
7535 Western Cape
South Africa
T +27 (21) 959 2911
F +27 (21) 959 3126

Degree Levels & Study Areas


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Int'l student 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office Modderdam Road
Bellville 7535
+27 (21) 959 2911

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 1,000-1,499
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to University of the Western Cape's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Department of Higher Education and Training, South Africa


Year of first Accreditation
1959

Affiliations

  • Cape Higher Education Consortium (CHEC)
  • Universities South Africa (USA)
  • Open Education Consortium (OEC)

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Site last updated: Friday, 11 May 2018