University of the Western Cape

University of the Western Cape Ranking

country rank: 8
world rank: 1300

University Overview

The University of the Western Cape ranking, established in 1959, is a non-profit public higher-education institution situated in the suburbs of Bellville (population range of 50,000-249,999), Western Cape. The University of the Western Cape ranking (UWC) is a major (Topuniversitieslist enrolment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational South African higher education institution that is officially recognized by the Department of Higher Education and Training of South Africa. The University of the Western Cape (UWC) provides courses and programs leading to legally recognized higher education degrees in a variety of fields, including pre-bachelor degrees (certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctoral degrees. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 61-year-old South African higher-education school has a rigorous admission criteria based on entrance exams and previous academic records and ratings. With an acceptance rate of 50-60%, this South African higher education school is considered to be somewhat selective. Students from all around the world are invited to apply for admission. UWC also offers a library, accommodation, sports facilities, financial assistance and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning options, as well as administrative services to students.

University of the Western Cape Ranking

University Identity

Name University of the Western Cape
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 7535 Western Cape South Africa
Tel +27 (21) 959 2911
Fax +27 (21) 959 3126

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro) 2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro) 2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

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

Size and Profile

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

Carnegie Classification

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Memberships and Affiliations

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

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