University of the Western Cape UWC Residence Application 2020

Residential Services has over 3,300 students across 13 residences

The campus boosts 2 on campus residences for new first year students

 Two residences are dedicated to  Post-graduates residences

 All residences are furnished

Each residence has a communal kitchens,  lounge and recreational spaces

The residences have WiFi & are DSTV connected

The residences have 2 dining halls serving a variety of diet menus

Laundry facilities are available in all residences

The residences have 24 Hours security personnel & student cards access

 Shuttles are provided  for off-campus residences

  Daily Cleaning in communal spaces takes place

UWC Residence application Procedures – New students

Apply for accommodation on the same form you used to apply to study at the university before the 31 October. ENSURE that you have ticked yes on the question that asks if “you require university residence”. This qualifies as a valid application.

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There is NO other form you need to complete..

The onus remains with the applicant to verify his/her accommodation application status prior

to his/her arrival on Campus.

Failure on the part of the student to arrive for participation in the official Orientation

Program of the university will result in the forfeiture of the accommodation. 

Private Residence At UWC



Kovacs UWC Student Village in partnership with the University of the Western Cape (UWC), has an established reputation for housing students, while offering a suitable nurturing space and dependable services on the grounds of the University. 

The on-campus accommodation is built-for-purpose and students are surrounded by a network of like-minded peers.  Students reside in a supportive, well-maintained and secure environment.  Living on the campus saves time, and the expense and bother of public transport and commuting back and forth.   Students quickly gain the benefit of focusing on their studies, settling into campus life and approaching activities and examinations with a reassuring rhythm.

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For the on-line application, details of residence fees, room options and frequently asked questions, please visit our website
A separate application is required.

Contact Us:

Kovacs Application Centre​


Tel:                  + 27 (0) 21 959 9500
Fax:                 + 27 (0) 86 762 6565​
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