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Important information for all prospective students for 2022
- The admission requirements and general information in this brochure apply to students who apply for admission to the University of Pretoria with a National Senior Certificate (NSC) and Independent Examination Board (IEB) qualifications.
- Applicants with qualifications other than the abovementioned should refer to:
–Brochure: Undergraduate Programme Information 2022: Qualifications other than the NSC and IEB, available at www.up.ac.za/programmes > Admission information.
–Brochure: Newcomers Guide 2021, available at www.up.ac.za/programmes > Admission information.
- School of Tomorrow (SOT), Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) and General Education Diploma (GED): The University of Pretoria no longer accepts qualifications awarded by these institutions.
- National Certificate (Vocational) (NCV) Level 4: The University of Pretoria may consider NCV candidates, provided they meet the exemption for bachelor’s status criteria and the programme requirements.
Important faculty-specific information on undergraduate programmes for 2022
Please apply as soon as applications open on 1 April 2022.
- Life Orientation is excluded when calculating the APS.
- Faculty Yearbooks: www.up.ac.za/yearbooks/home.
- All modules (excluding foreign language modules) will only be presented in English, as English is the language of tuition, communication and correspondence.
1. You will be considered for conditional admission if space allows, and if you:
- are a Grade 11 applicant and meet all the specific programme and APS requirements, submit your final Grade 11 examination results, and have a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with university endorsement or an equivalent qualification; OR
- are transferring from other recognised institutions to the University of Pretoria; OR
- are a graduate or have graduate status from another recognised tertiary institution; OR
- are a graduate of another Faculty at the University of Pretoria; AND
- comply with the minimum subject requirements and achievement levels, as well as the APS requirements of specific programmes.
If you are an applicant from a country other than South Africa*, please apply for conditional admission based on your final results equivalent to Grade 11. Final admission is based on the qualification equivalent to the NSC.
2. You will be considered for final admission to degree studies if space allows, and if you:
- have a National Senior Certificate (NSC) or equivalent qualification with admission to bachelor’s degree studies, and comply with the minimum subject requirements as well as the APS requirements of their chosen programme; OR
- are a student transferring from another recognised tertiary institution and comply with the programme requirements; OR
- have graduate status from another recognised tertiary institution or are a graduate of another Faculty at the University of Pretoria.
If you are a citizen from a country other than South Africa* or are a student with other qualifications equivalent to the NSC (including school qualifications from other countries, eg Spain, New Zealand, etc), you must obtain a Complete Exemption Certificate or a Foreign Conditional Exemption Certificate based on your international (‘foreign’) qualifications. Certificates can only be obtained from Universities South Africa (USAf) at www.mb.usaf.ac.za. In addition, these candidates must meet the relevant programme admission requirements.
Notes on NBT: Candidates who apply for non-selection programmes are encouraged to write the NBT National Benchmark Test (NBT). If you have been granted conditional admission, but achieved an APS of 26 or 27 in the NSC, you may be considered for admission by the Admissions Committee of the Faculty of Humanities, subject to the availability of space and the results of your NBT. If you are interested in a non-selection programme, you may be required to write the NBT (www.nbt.ac.za) and pass the Academic Literacy Test with at least 64%.
The following subject rating scores are used for calculating the APS for NSC/IEB: