Is UWC open for 2021?

Registration opens online from 11 January 2021 to 05 March 2021. No late registration will be allowed unless permission is obtained from the Faculty directly. Before you begin your academic year at UWC, you will need to complete your registration with the University.

Registration Information 2021

The 2021 Academic Year will commence on 8 March 2021 (see the University’s General Calendar)

ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS:

Please see detailed information below.


Registration will take place ONLINE via the UWC Student Portal STUDENT.UWC.AC.ZA

Applicants/Students will need to access the Student Portal at various stages of their registration. Your log in details are as follows:

  • Student Number
  • SA ID or Passport number

Please ensure that you adhere to the registration dates listed below, as no late registrations will be accepted, unless permission is sought from and granted by the Faculty in question.

First Year Students

STEP 1 – ACCEPT YOUR OFFER

If you have completed the National Senior Certificate or an equivalent school-leaving qualification in 2021, you will receive an Email and/or SMS in February 2021 after the final results have been announced, confirming your offer status.

You may also check your status online via student.uwc.ac.za. You must accept the offer via student.uwc.ac.za or by calling the Contact Centre on 021 959 3900/01 within 3 days to secure your place (no confirmations via email will be accepted). Should you not do so, the offer will be withdrawn, and the place will be offered to another student.

Should your status indicate Pending or Awaiting Final Decision, this means you have been placed on a waiting list. Decision-making is an ongoing process, and you may check your status online regularly, as all decisions will reflect immediately if a decision is made.

STEP 2 – GET FINANCIALLY CLEARED

Student should pay the required upfront payment via EFT or via the online card payment link.
Students not in University residences R4290 (to be paid before registration)
Students placed at University residences R4840 (to be paid be fore registration)

Self-funded students
All self-funded students are required to make a first fee payment (UPFRONT PAYMENT) towards fees BEFORE registration. This is a standard amount of R4290 (this includes the registration fee of R1445) that is applicable to all South African students. Students will not be able to register if this amount is not paid. Payments via EFT should be made 3 days in advance in order to clear before registration.

Students approved by NSFAS for funding

  • Students funded by NSFAS will be facilitated via the Financial Aid Office finaid@uwc.ac.za
  • Financial Aid will receive funding confirmation from NSFAS and after vetting will provide Student Credit Management with financial clearance instructions
  • When received Student Credit Management will provide clearance and students will receive a SMS confirming clearance and to proceed to register
  • All NSFAS funding queries should be directed to finaid@uwc.ac.za

Full cost and Partial Corporate bursaries

  • Students with full cost bursaries and partial funding must submit their bursary documentation to be vetted by the Financial Aid Office
  • Bursary information is to be sent to finaid@uwc.ac.za
  • Financial Aid will vet the bursary documents and will provide Student Credit Management with financial clearance instructions
  • When received Student Credit Management will provide clearance and students will receive a SMS confirming clearance and to proceed to register
  • All bursary and funding queries to finaid@uwc.ac.za

Students who may require financial clearance should make contact with Student Credit Management via the following Hubs:
Call Centre: 021 959 3558
Email a consultant: scm@uwc.ac.za

Debit Order Document
PERSAL Document

STEP 3 – REGISTER ONLINE

REGISTRATION DATES
Registration opens online from 23 February 2021 to 05 March 2021 (these dates will include requested assisted on-campus registration).
No late registration will be allowed unless permission is obtained from the Faculty directly.

Before you begin your academic year at UWC, you will need to complete your registration with the University.
There are two different options available for you to officially register as a student, self-registration (online registration) or the assisted registration process (due to the current alert level assisted registration will only be possible if requested for and on specific days, please consult your Faculty).
We encourage all students to register online.

How to Register online:
• Log-on to the Student Portal (student.uwc.ac.za).
•To login enter your Student Number and ID/Passport number .
• Follow the registration steps on the main menu (not sure about your module choices, see the the curriculum advising option below)

Upload a certified copy of your SA Identification Document, (2021 matriculants only), using your ID number and student number.
Click here to upload your ID

Curriculum Advising or Counselling
Planning your academic career as a student can be a daunting task. It is important to be informed about your programme registration requirements before you register, and to ensure that potential barriers are addressed and resolved. Curriculum Advising is a process that equips you with the relevant programme information and provides helpful tips about how to go about choosing your modules for the remainder of your degree. To access the Curriculum Advising hub or speak to an Advisor, click here. ​​​

Avoid crowds, be socially responsible and register online! Click here for the step-by-step guide to registering online.

STEP 4 – COLLECT YOUR STUDENT CARD AND GOODIE BAG

Due to current alert level regulations students will be notified when they can collect their student card and goodie bag.