UWC Eligibility requirements 2024-2025

By | July 22, 2022

UWC Eligibility requirements 2024-2025

UWC Eligibility requirements 2024-2025

UWC Eligibility requirements 2024-2025

University of the Western Cape eligibility requirements for this academic year. The above web portal has listed the various requirements applicants must fulfill in order to be given a chance to enroll in the university.

General Conditions for Admission to UWC

  • Bachelor’s Degree Admission Requirements: A National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by Umalusi with an achievement rating of 4 (Adequate achievement, 50-59 percent) or better in four subjects selected from the following acknowledged 20-credit NSC subjects (known as the “designated subject list”) is the minimum admission requirement.
  • Admission requirements for a diploma: A National Senior Certificate with an achievement rating of 3 (moderate achievement, 40–49 percent) or higher in four recognized NSC 20-credit subjects, as certified by Umalusi, is the minimal requirement for admission.
  • Admission Requirements for Higher Certificates: A National Senior Certificate issued by Umalusi is the minimal requirement for admission.

The Point System for UWC will employ a weighted system for determining points for admission to degree and diploma programs, as described as follows:

NSC Level Percentage Points for English (*) Points for Maths or Maths Lit Points for Life Orientation Points for each Other Subject
8 90-100% 15 15 3 8
7 80-89% 13 13 3 7
6 70-79% 11 11 2 6
5 60-69% 9 9 2 5
4 50-59% 7 7 2 4
3 40-49% 5 5 1 3
2 30-39% 3 3 1 2
1 20-29% 1 1 1 1
less than 20% 0 0 0 0

(*) – In this context, “English” refers to either English as a first language or English as a second language; second additional languages would be classified under “other subjects.”


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