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University of the Western Cape

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) is a public university established in 1960 by the South African government as a university for Coloured people only. It has a history of creative struggle against oppression, discrimination and disadvantage. Among academic institutions it has been in the vanguard of South Africa’s historic change, playing a distinctive academic role in helping to build an equitable and dynamic nation. UWC’s key concerns with access, equity and quality in higher education arise from extensive practical engagement in helping the historically marginalised participate fully in the life of the nation.


  • South Africa


  • Cape Town ,

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Fall semester application deadline

Not specified

Spring semester application deadline

Not specified

Semester fees (30 ECTS)

From €2150/semester

Subjects available to free mover students

Accounting & Finance [English]Anthropology [English]Biological Sciences [English]Chemistry [English]Computer Science & Information Systems [English]Dentistry [English]Earth & Marine Sciences [English]Economics & Econometrics [English]Education & Training [English]English Language & Literature [English]Environmental Sciences [English]Geography [English]History [English]Law [English]Library & Information Management [English]Linguistics [English]Mathematics [English]Modern Languages [English]Philosophy [English]Physics & Astronomy [English]Politics & International Studies [English]Psychology [English]Social Policy & Administration [English]Sociology [English]Sports-related Subjects [English]Statistics & Operational Research [English]Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies [English]

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