Undergraduate Programmes

Important faculty-specific information on undergraduate programmes for 2024

  • The Faculty offers the following undergraduate programmes:
    Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)
    Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing (BVetNurs)

  • Both undergraduate programmes in this Faculty include selection procedures, which are based on merit within different categories.

  • The following persons may be considered for admission:
    – applicants who are currently in their final school year and have applied with their final results of the preceding year of schooling (Grade 11 or equivalent);
    – applicants who have completed their final school year, but have not yet commenced further studies;
    – applicants who have a certificate that is deemed by the University to be equivalent to the required National Senior Certificate (NSC) with university endorsement. This certificate must be certified by Universities South Africa (USAf);
    – applicants who are currently enrolled for tertiary education;
    – applicants who are graduates from another tertiary institution, or have been granted the status of a graduate of such an institution; and
    – applicants who are graduates of another faculty at the University of Pretoria.

  • Please take note of the information below:

  • ​BVSc applicants, please refer to Annexure C in the Undergraduate Faculty Brochure 2024, for the categories of students we admit based on the Merit Point Score.

  • BVetNurs applicants, please refer to Annexure D in the Undergraduate Faculty Brochure 2024, for the categories of students we admit based on the Merit Point Score.

  • The Faculty, being the only one of its kind in South Africa, strives to select students from diverse backgrounds and ethnic representation.

  • Designated ethnic groups (see Annexure C and Annexure D) are interpreted in terms of the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and include black Africans, Coloureds and Indians.

  • The highest-ranking applicants are selected until the capacity is reached within each category.

  • The Admissions Committee of the Faculty of Veterinary Science may assign spaces to another category when there are insufficient applicants who meet the minimum criteria in a particular category. 

  • The final number of places offered to applicants is determined by the Admissions Committee, taking into account the teaching facilities and available resources.

  • School-leaving and university applicants who are conditionally admitted will forfeit their placement if they fail to meet the conditions as set in Annexure G.

  • To retain conditional admission, applicants, need to comply with the minimum subject requirements based on their final school year examination results.

  • South African school-leaving applicants enrolled for the NSC or IEB who have forfeited their placement and who still comply with the minimum requirements will automatically be considered in the second round of selection in January


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