5 Reasons To Study At The University of the Western Cape


The University of the Western Cape (UWC), offers a variety of programmes that have been designed to cater for the needs of South Africa and the region, as well as those further afield. It is one of the few post-apartheid universities which has developed an African-centred approach to learning and teaching and is committed to a high quality research agenda that underpins its teaching and learning programmes.



UWC offers degrees across a wide range of disciplines from Humanities to Science, Law, Education and Medicine. 

The University of the Western Cape is a national university, committed to excellence in teaching, learning and research, nurturing the cultural diversity of South Africa. The UWC is ranked among the top universities in South Africa.

The University of the Western Cape is a perfect fit for anybody looking to make a difference in South Africa. While the university's history can be traced back to 1960.

Here are our top 5 reasons to study at UWC:

  1. There are 2400 academic, professional and support staff employed at the university.
  2. UWC is home to more than 23 000 students who engage in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in seven faculties.
  3. This is an excellent opportunity for any student who wants to study at an institution that promotes social justice and equality.
  4. UWC has placed in the top 800 in the the global Times Higher Education (THE) rankings every year since 2013, and has consistently been rated by THE as one of South Africa’s top eight universities. 
  5. It's vision: Attuned to South Africa’s need to make the best use of its talent pool and to be globally competitive, UWC will be a vibrant intellectual space where people engage with matters of real significance at the highest levels of competence, and it will be widely recognised for this role.


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