Ranking  930   9
Country South Africa
City Cape Town
Bachelor (foreigners)5,000 USD/year.
Master (foreigners)5,000 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens)350 USD/year.
Master (citizens)350 USD/year.
Cost of living $500-864 USD/Month.
Acceptance Rate 60%
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1959
Abbreviation UWC
Teachers 612
Students 15,689
Foreigners 6%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Suburban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Distance learning Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Respice prospice
• Department of Higher Education and Training, South Africa
• Cape Higher Education Consortium (CHEC)
• Higher Education South Africa (HESA)
• OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW)
World ranking930
Country ranking9
International Faculty332
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking930
QS World University Rankings880
Cost of living in Cape Town
Expenses - USD/Month.Min.Med.
Accommodation 224 359
Food 129 241
Transportation 19 57
Communications and utilities 91 83
Clothing 19 71
Sports and leisure 18 54
Accommodation in Cape Town USD/Month.
Shared room outside of centre226
Shared room in city centre362
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre321
1 bedroom apartment in city centre491
Alternative title
af Universiteit van Wes-Kaapland
Location on map
University of the Western Cape (UWC) - public higher education institution in South Africa. UWC was established in 1959. Thanks to its quite favourable location inside Cape Town, students can enjoy an active city life with a rural serenity.

University ranking. In South Africa University of the Western Cape is at the top 10 universities. The university is among the best 5% worldwide, ranking 930 in international ratings.

Application process and the cost of tuition. To enroll the student must provide the information on previous academic performance and pass examinations. The chances of successful admission are very high as 60 percent of applicants get enrolled but that number may vary depending on the faculty. The academic schedule is divided into semesters. A year of bachelor studies will cost you around 5,000 USD. A master’s degree of UWC will cost a student a significant sum of 5,000 USD per year. Even though the tuition fees are not that high, the students still can apply for scholarship. A wide range of online courses is available for the students of UWC. Due to the fact that the tuition fees at UWC may vary depending on the faculty, we advise you to check the official website http://www.uwc.ac.za for more accurate information.

The composition of the university. Being a medium scale university, University of the Western Cape teaches more than 15 thousand students. Both citizens and foreigners are able to apply. 6% of all students are foreigners. The academic makeup of UWC includes around 612 teachers. Foreign specialists are the majority of the academic staff. Student exchange programs is one of the draws of the university. If you wish to learn more about the university’s life you can follow them on social media: Flickr, Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, Linkedin.

Infrastructure of UWC. The university has its own library. Also the university provides accommodations in the form of dormitories. The university belongs to the number of groups and associations like the Cape Higher Education Consortium (CHEC), as well as the Higher Education South Africa (HESA) and OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW).
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