University of Western Cape (UWC) Nursing Application 2024/2025

University of Western Cape (UWC) Nursing Application 2024/2025

How do I Apply

Nursing at (UWC) University of Western Cape

The School of Nursing at the University of the Western Cape is located in the Community and Health Science faculty. The School offers education and training in both under and post graduate levels. All programs offered by the School are recognized by the South African Nursing Council for registration and registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The School of Nursing is the largest residential nursing school in the country and offers the Bachelor of Nursing (BNurs) as its core undergraduate programme. The School further offers the Master of Nursing (MNur) and Doctor Philosophy (PhD.) as part of its postgraduate program



The B Nursing programme is a full time, structured programme with prescribed modules offered over four years. In addition, registered students are placed in clinical facilities, such as hospitals, for compulsory clinical learning and are expected to fulfil the clinical requirements set out in the programme as directed by the South African Nursing Council.

To view details on modules:

B Nursing Programme by modules.pdf

Postgraduate Programmes

MNur Stuctured:

The School of Nursing offers three structured masters courses:

  • M Nursing (Midwifery and Neonatology)
  • M Nursing (Advanced Psychiatry)
  • M Nursing (Nursing Education)

The course work average and mini-thesis each accounts for 50% towards the completion of the degree. Each specialisation has its own prescibed admnission requirements and recommendations for prospective students. These are set out under each course.

Admission Requirements

  • 4 year BNur
  • One year relevant clinical experience or in an area of specialisation
  • Proof of registration with the South African Nursing Council as a Nurse or Midwife

Registration and orientation

The University registration period opens early January and students are to ensure that they consult the General calendar for schedule and registration rules.

In addition to the orientation provided by the University, the school will present its own orientation for Nursing postgraduate students. Students will be notified via email with regards to the programme or may check the website for details.


The course cannot be done via correspondence and attendance of lectures is required. As full and part time share the same lecture periods, one Tuesday every two weeks have been set aside for PG class attendance


The course fees for each year of enrolment is determined by the combined cost of the total number of modules registered per enrolment. Detailed information regarding programme costs and payment rules and options can be found in the University fees booklet available for download from the UWC website.



Purpose of course / Course description

There is currently a shortage of professional nurses in most service settings in South Africa. This impacts on the support provided to student nurses who are placed in these settings. The purpose of this course is to equip professional nurses to perform the role of clinical preceptor. The clinical perceptor will assist you with the development of clinical competencies, which will have a direct impact on the quality of patient care delivery within clinical service settings. The course will be offered for Continuing Professional Development purposes.

Course outcomes

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Apply the principles of clinical teaching, learning and assessment within the context of adult education
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the preceptor in clinical teaching and learning
  • Effectively manage a preceptor-students in simulated and service learning settings
  • Apply relevant knowledge, skills and attributes in the process of clinical teaching and learning
  • Initiate, monitor and evaluate a tailor-made skills training programme
  • Motivatmse students to maintain an interest in learning through the use of creative approaches to teaching and learning

Entry requirements

To qualify for this course you should be registered as a professional nurse (General, Psychiatric and Community) and Midwife:

Government Notice No. R425 of South African Nursing Council of 1985 [22 February 1985 as amended]

Contact: Ms N Johannes 021 959 3482 /


This course includes:

  •  Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)
  • Compression Bandaging
  • Self Care
  • Remedial Excercise

Purpose of course/course description:

Currently there is no course available in South Africa that addresses MLD and CDT. This course aims to cover that gap

Course Outcomes 

 At the end of the course you will be expected to be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system
  • Know the indications and contra-indications of MLD and CDT
  • Be competent to apply MLD and CDT to patients suffering of primary or secondary lymphedema
  • Demonstrate competency in bandaging techniques for upper and lower extremities
  • Demonstrate an understanding in the importance of remedial lymphedema excercises and skin hygiene

Entry requirements

Candidates need to be in possesion of an undergraduate degree or diploma in health or health related sciences or the social sciences, and/or several years of working experience in the treatment of patients with lymphedema. 


  • ​To apply online, go to:​
  • You may apply for a maximum of TWO programme choices
  • Try to keep your options open, especially when applying for programmes in Faculties such as Dentistry, Community and Health Sciences and Law
  • There is NO application fee payable
  • Applications close on 30 September 2024
  • Applications for BCHD close on 31 August 2024


  • ​After completion of the online application form you will receive a letter via email from the University acknowledging receipt of your application
  • The acknowledgment letter will contain your APPLICANT NUMBER
  • This applicant number is to be used in all communication with the University
  • You will also receive a brochure indicating the SUPPORTING documents that you will need to submit to the University by the application closing dates for your application to be considered complete


  • To upload supporting documents, go to complete the form and upload required documents
  • Current Matriculants, do not need to upload any supporting documentation
  • Already Matriculated: Upload your matric certificate/foreign school leaving certificate.
  • Attending Another Tertiary Institution: Upload a certified copy of your academic record and certificate of good conduct, stamped by the institution’s registrar.


  • ​Current Matriculants may be made a PROVISIONAL offer IN 2024 (a provisional offer is not a guarantee of a place to study at the University).
  • Successful applicants will receive communication via email offering a firm place and information about registration and orientation for 2024
  • Once a FIRM/FINAL offer is received, applicants will be required to ACCEPT the offer within the designated time
  • Should you not ACCEPT your offer in the designated period you will forfeit your place to study (your offer will expire)
  • You may however, call or email the UWC Contact Centre and enquire as to whether your offer is still available even after it has expired and have it accepted on your behalf
  • Applicants who have accepted their offers will receive communication via email informing them about registration and orientation for 2024.

Changed your mind about your choice of study?​​

  • ​Do not submit a new application
  • Check with the Contact Centre if you may change your programme choice
  • Should your contact details change please contact the UWC Contact Centre and update your details

Apply Online

If you are applying for the first time, click here:


If you are returning to complete or correct your application, click here:


Please note that your application will not be complete until you have entered “ACCEPT” after the Terms and Conditions section.

Current Students: (Including returning students and new first year students)

This site will allow you to view your selection status, results, academic history, student ACCOUNT and personal details.
This site will also allow returning undergraduate and postgraduate students to register online.

Click here to gain access


Hard Copy Application Process

 Hard Copy Application Forms may be requested  via Post using the address below.   Student Administration Department University of the Western Cape Private Bag X17 Bellville 7530   Or   Can be requested via telephone by calling the UWC Contact Centre @ +27 21 959 3900/ 3901

For further information please contact:

Course Convenor:
Ms S. Walker / +27 21 959 3482


Ms . Johannes / +27 21 959 2271


School of Nursing Contact Numbers

Telephone :  +27 21 959 2271 : Prospective Students

Telephone :  +27 21 959 3074 : Current Undergraduate Students

Telephone :  +27 21 959 3482 : Current Postgraduate Students

University of Western Cape (UWC) Nursing Fees

University of Western Cape (UWC) Nursing Registration