Further Education: Part Two

By Sihle Jack

As promised last time, we will be doing a university application series outlining the important details for you to know to further your education and apply for university. This week we focused on the big universities in the Western Cape. An interesting fact to know is that the Western Cape houses what is according to Africa.com currently the best university in the country – the University of Cape Town (UCT). As with the universities in the Eastern Cape, in order to qualify one has to meet the minimum APS scores which are calculated differently at each university. The universities for this week are: the University of Cape Town, the University of the Western Cape, Stellenbosch University and Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Requirements Application due date Application fee Online application Subjects offered (examples) Testing (tests that you write before being accepted)
UCT -All results from grade 11 to the most recent matric results + ID document-Guardian/parent(s) ID document- Additional forms for certain courses such as Health Science courses 30 September 2015 R100 Non-refundable Yes Medicine, Languages, Economics, History, Engineering, Art, Industrial Relations, Dance, Education, Jazz Studies, Business National Benchmark Test (NBT) and portfolios for other courses.
UWC -Latest results + ID document-Guardian/parent(s) ID document 30 September 2015 R100 Non-refundable Yes Law, Politics, Commerce subjects, History, Occupational Therapy, Dentistry National Benchmark Test (NBT)
Stellies -Latest results + ID document-Guardian/parent(s) ID document-Responsibility form-Other additional forms for certain faculties and courses 30 May (Medicine and Health Sciences applicants)30 June for all other applicants R100 Non-refundable Yes Law, Medicine, Health Sciences, Education, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy NBT
CPUT -Latest results + ID document-Guardian/parent(s) ID document 30 September2015 R100 Non-refundable Yes Design, Interior design, Architecture, Fashion, Business, Engineering, Education NBT
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