University of the Western Cape
University of the Western Cape is a universitywide partner in Cape Town, South Africa.
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Semester I: 2nd week of February – 2nd week of June
Orientation generally commences the 1st week of February for Semester I and the 2nd or 3rd week of July for Semester II.
Exams take place late May to early June for Semester I and early November for Semester II.
|Areas of study open to exchange students
All, note that not all courses may be open to exchange students.
|Courses at Master’s level
This exchange destination is only for Undergraduate studies.
|Language of instruction
Limited on-campus accommodation is available. Housing is unfortunately not guaranteed on campus. Assistance will be given in finding suitable accommodation off campus, where necessary.
|Estimated living costs per month
Average costs per month for food and accommodation are around 5,000 ZAR or €250 (Estimate from 2023). Please note that this does not include any additional costs like entertainment, transport, clothing, etc.
You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table
|Number of places available
2 places for the second semester (February – June 2023)
Selection was necessary in the past few years.
You are advised not to place this exchange destination as a second or third choice.
Please note the following; the application proces at Wester Cape (after being selected) is perceived by students as long and difficult. This can be very stressful for students, please keep this in mind when choosing this partner in your top 3
If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office:
Asia & Latin America
Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen
North America & UK
Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden
Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Spain*
Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen
* Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universitat de Barcelona
Europe & Middle East
Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten
General exchange questions
Names: Tamar Oderwald and Patrick Chan
Erasmus+ grant questions
The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.
For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.
Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Tuesday and Thursday, 14:00-15:30
Make an appointment via Teams
We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.
If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.