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

Academic calendar

Semester I: 2nd week of January – 1st week of June
Semester II: 2nd week of July – end of November

Areas of study open to exchange students

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

More information

Courses at Master’s level

Exchange is only for Undergraduate studies.

Language of instruction


Housing assistance


Estimated living costs per month

Meals: R2000.00
Travel: Depending on where the accommodation is situated from campus.
Accommodation: Depending on area the student chooses ± R3000.00 per month.

Students from UU are required to pay an exchange administrative fee for incoming students at UWC (in 2014 appr. € 100).


Normal study load per term
in credits: 120 credits per year or 60 credits per semester or 30 credits per term.
in courses: depending on the courses the student chooses and load required by student.

Grading system: Depending on course and module.

Number of places available

4 places per year. Selection was necessary in the past few years.

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.


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