Diplomas and certificates (G.55-G.56)


G.55    Subject to provisions to the contrary in faculty regulations, the General Regulations shall apply with the necessary changes to diplomas and certificates.



1.   Should a regulation, according to which a curriculum has been compiled, be amended, a student who has started his or her curriculum under the old regulation and who has not interrupted his or her study, may complete such a curriculum in accordance with the old regulation – on condition that a faculty board may formulate special transitional requirements in order to enable that student to complete his or her study in accordance with the new regulation.

2.   A student who has been registered for a diploma or certificate programme and

                  (a)  who has failed to renew his or her registration for such a diploma or certificate programme in the ensuing calendar year; or

                   (b)  who has failed a year of study; or

                   (c)  who has not complied with the prescribed requirements for progress in accordance with faculty regulations,

  is deemed to have interrupted his or her study and forfeits the right to continue studies under the old regulation.

In exceptional cases, a dean may grant such a student permission to continue his or her study in terms of such stipulations as the dean may determine.



The information published here is subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information. The General Regulations (G Regulations) apply to all faculties of the University of Pretoria. It is expected of students to familiarise themselves well with these regulations as well as with the information contained in the General Rules section. Ignorance concerning these regulations and rules will not be accepted as an excuse for any transgression.

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