university of the western cape address

Robert Sobukwe Rd, Bellville, Cape Town, 7535, South Africa

The University of the Western Cape is a public university located in Bellville, a suburb of the City of Cape Town, South Africa. The University of the Western Cape has a history of creative struggle against oppression, discrimination and disadvantage.

How are scholarships awarded?

Students at UWC are selected on promise and potential – not on their capacity to pay. As part of the selection process, national committees carry out a financial means assessment. If your application is successful, the exact scholarship amount will be determined based on your needs to ensure you’re able to benefit from a UWC education. 

In other words: Concerns around money should never hold you back from applying for UWC. If you are successful in the selections, we will do our very best to make sure you receive the financial support you need.

Costs for the two IBDP Years

Below we’ve listed the fee range for each of the 16 out of 18 schools that offer the opportunity to apply for admission through the UWC Global Selection Programme for entry in 2021 (2022 in the case of Waterford Kamhlaba UWC of Southern Africa).*

UWC Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Waterford Kamhlaba UWC of Southern Africa (Eswatini)
$30,000 to $50,000
UWC Adriatic (Italy)
UWC East Africa (Tanzania)
UWC Red Cross Nordic (Norway)  
$50,000 to $65,000
UWC Costa Rica
UWC Dilijan (Armenia)    
UWC Mahindra College (India)
$65,000 to $80,000
UWC Maastricht (Netherlands)   
UWC-USA (New Mexico, USA)
UWC Thailand
$80,000 to $95,000
Li Po Chun UWC of Hong Kong
Pearson College UWC (British Columbia, Canada)
UWC Atlantic (Wales, UK)
$95,000 to $110,000
UWC Changshu China
$110,000 to $120,000

UWC schools usually collect fees in local currencies. For ease, the two-year fees are displayed in USD above. The fee level is for two years and includes tuition, room and board, books, IB exam registration fees and school field trips. Air travel to and from school, pocket money, trips during term, in some cases medical insurance and other personal expenses are usually not included.

*UWC South East Asia and UWC Robert Bosch College are not participating in the GSP. 

Costs and scholarships for short courses

Costs for short courses vary and scholarships are often available. Both are advertised on each individual course page. Upcoming short courses can be found here.

Costs and scholarships for pre-IB and Younger Years

Costs for pre-IB and younger years education also vary for each school and can be found on the respective school websites.

The following schools offer pre-IB programmes: 
UWC Changshu China, UWC South East Asia, Waterford Kamhlaba UWC of Southern Africa, UWC Thailand and UWC ISAK Japan.

Younger years education is offered at:
UWC Maastricht, UWC Thailand, Waterford Kamhlaba UWC of Southern Africa, UWC South East Asia, UWC East Africa.