University of the Western Cape


University of the Western Cape is a universitywide partner in Cape Town, South Africa.

Student experiences

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General information for exchange students

Information Guide UWC Exchange

Course offer

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Academic calendar

Semester I: 2nd week of February – 2nd week of June
Semester II: last week of July – 2nd week of November

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. 

Academic calendar

Areas of study open to exchange students

All, note that not all courses may be open to exchange students.

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Courses at Master’s level

This exchange destination is only for Undergraduate studies.

Language of instruction


Housing assistance

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.

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Estimated living costs per month

Average costs per month for food and accommodation are around 5,000 ZAR or €285 (Estimate from 2022). 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.


If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office.