24 months
3459 USD/year
3109 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


At Oral Medicine from the University of the Western Cape, you'll use the knowledge and research to impact society.


Oral Medicine from the University of the Western Cape belongs to the Faculty of Dentistry, a faculty which offers high-quality professional education and service based clinical training at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, laying the foundation for life-long professional development.


The Academic Oral Health Centres at Tygerberg and at Mitchells Plain are at the core of our clinical platform, but clinical care and training activities also take place at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's and Groote Schuur hospitals, Gugulethu and Mitchells Plain Dental Clinics, the Phelophepha Health Trains and many other locations served by our mobile dental clinic.

We provide a unique and diverse range of community and hospital settings in which students learn and refine their clinical skills, while delivering much needed oral health care to surrounding communities. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Oral Medicine
  • Oral Biology 
  • Oral Pathology
  • Research Methods
  • 2 Dentistry Mini-Thesis 
  • Oral Medicine 2A

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




270 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Starting from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at University of the Western Cape and/or in South Africa, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The study permit application form.
  • A valid passport.
  • An official letter from UWC stating that you have been accepted for the course and the duration of the course.
  • A police clearance certificate for every country you have lived in for more than a year since you were 18 (less than 6 months old).
  • A medical report
  • A repatriation fee
  • Accommodation details
  • Proof of sufficient funds to support you for the duration of your course

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    3459 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6919 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    3109 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6218 USD for the full programme during 24 months.

Local: R100,086 Per programme

International: R110,712 Per programme

Living costs for Cape Town

9088 - 15529 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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