The Guide to South African Higher Education | 18th Edition

University of Western Cape

An Engaged University

The University of Western Cape (UWC) positions itself as an engaged university - a nexus of research, teaching and learning that responds to the needs of a society in transition in critical and creative ways.

In its mission, UWC strives to be a place of quality, a place to grow.

UWC is committed to being:

  • A research-led and learning-focused university – where holistic and flexible learning and research takes place inside and outside the classroom;
  • An anchor institution in the region, connecting communities, industries and academics;
  • A hub in the research and innovation landscape, focusing on the strategic international development of critical academic alliances;
  • A place with a sense of community, where collective leadership matters, and where one is inspired by the exceptional people around.


UWC has seven faculties;

  • Arts
  • Community Health
  • Dentistry
  • Economic Management Sciences
  • Education
  • Law
  • Natural Science

University of the Western Cape International Relations Office

Private Bag X17, Bellville, 7535, South Africa

Tel: + 27 (0) 21 959 2487 / 2884
Fax: + 27 (0) 21 959 2655


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