|BelLville, Western cape
Top University forging international
The University of the Western Cape was
founded in 1960. By April 2004, its student population
reached 13 653, of whom 1054 were international students
from over 50 countries. UWC has linkages with leading
universities in Africa, Australasia, USA, Europe, Scandinavia
and Asia. Links with Central and South America are
now being pursued. Researchers also benefit from a
number of internationally funded projects and contracts.
The University is situated in Bellville South, about 20 km from Cape Town.
The Dentistry Faculty, the largest in South Africa, operates from five sites.
Admission requirements for all degrees are a matriculation certificate or equivalent.
Additional selection criteria are stipulated for entry into certain faculties.
International students are required to send certified copies of their qualifications.
Undergraduate and graduate programmes are offered in seven faculties: Arts Science Community
and Health Sciences Dentistry Economic
and Management Science Education
and Law, and several
centres, institutes, units and divisions.
Facilities and services
Cape Flats Nature Reserve; UWC-Robben Island Mayibuye Archives; Dental Clinic;
Herbarium; Community Law Centre and Computer Facilities. The South African
National Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI) officially ‘switched on’ their
Cray SV1 Supercomputer on 8 July, 2002 for Biomedical research. UWC is the
first site on the African continent for a dedicated research supercomputer.
Student facilities include a Student Centre, which includes the Student Representative
Council offices, a main library and several specialised libraries, a student
health centre, a counselling service, and excellent sports facilities. Access
to computers is steadily improving.
Residences on and off campus provide housing for approximately 2 445 students.
Private lodging and home-stays can be arranged.
of the Western Cape
|Private Bag X17
International Relations Office
Ms Janine Paulsen
International Relations Officer
Tel +27 (0)21 959 2487/2884
Fax +27 (0)21 959 2655