We report our first results using a ultra high vacuum chemical vapor deposition (UHV-CVD) system to form Ge quantum dots on off-axis SiC substrates. Pure SiH4 and hydrogen-diluted GeH4 were used as gas precursors. The SiC substrates were chemically cleaned using the modified RCA process and the SiO2 layer was removed in-situ under a low SiH4 flow rate at a temperature between 1030°C and 1080°C. The Ge quantum dots were grown at a temperature of 750°C. In-situ reflection high-energy electron diffraction (RHEED) was used to monitor the surface cleaning and the Ge quantum dot growth. Ex-situ scanning electron microscope and atomic force microscopy were used to confirm the presence of Ge dots. The observed dots are smaller (350 Å width and 100 Å height) than similar Ge dots grown on Si.