University of the Western Cape
University of the Western Cape is a universitywide partner in Cape Town, South Africa.
General information for exchange students
Information Guide UWC Exchange
UWC promotional video (YouTube)
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 €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.