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Frequently asked questions are answered below. If you do not find the answers you are seeking please contact one of the following campuses:

Metro West Campus Email
021 684 1200
George Campus Email
044 813 1848/49
Worcester - Boland Campus Email
023 814 0090/91

What are the official application dates?

21 May – 30 August 2024

Where is the programme offered in the multi campus setting?

Undergraduate nursing studies offered at: Metro Campus (Athlone), Southern Cape Karoo Campus (George) and Boland Campus (Worcester)

How can I apply?

Applications are fully online, for enquiries you may contact the listed people below.

Campus Contact Details
Athlone – Metro West Campus Ms Vermeulen
(T) 021 684 1222
Worcester – Boland Overberg Campus Ms Modesta Willemse
(T) 023 347 0732/52
George – South Cape Karoo Campus Ms Semonay Malgas
(T) 044 813 1849

What are the Minimum Admission Requirements?

Please refer to the How to Apply information page of the course you are interested in applying for.

How to calculate APS (Application Point Score)?

The minimum acceptable Admission Point score is 25.
This is calculated by adding up the top six subjects on the grade 12 certificate.
Life Orientation is not included.

e.g. English 72% = 7.2 points.

Can International students apply?

No International students will be considered for the 2022 academic year.

What is the Application/Admission process?

Applications are fully online.

Do I qualify for Bursary/ Government Funding?

Candidates who reside in the Western Cape are eligible to apply for a bursary through the Department of Health. Kindly visit their site for more information at

Does WCCN offer accommodation for students?

All campuses of WCCN offer accommodation. Students that will not be considered if reside within 20 km from the campus. No student shall be allocated accommodation before paying deposit for resident’s fee or providing proof that she has been allocated bursary.

How can I track the status of my application?

Application Status: The prospective candidate will be informed via email.

What should I do after receiving my acceptance response?

You should follow the instructions sent via Email and do the required based on that.

Is the Western Cape College of Nursing (WCCN) accredited?

Yes, the WCCN is fully accredited by the South African Nursing Council (SANC), Council of Higher Education and South African Qualifications Authority.

See list of accredited Nursing Education Institutions, on the SANC Website.