BSc Extended programme - Biological and Agricultural Sciences

Programme Code


Closing Dates

  • SA – 19/07/2021
  • Non-SA – 19/07/2021

Admission Requirements

Candidates who do not comply with the minimum admission requirements of programmes in the Departments of Biological and Agricultural Sciences, may be considered for admission to the BSc – Extended programme for the Biological and Agricultural Sciences, which requires an additional year of study.

Please note: Students who are placed in the BSc – Extended programme will take a minimum of five years to complete the BScAgric programmes, BSc (Culinary Science) or BSc (Nutrition).


BSc – Extended Programme – Biological and Agricultural Sciences

Minimum requirements

Achievement level

English Home Language or English First Additional Language


Physical Sciences









*Students enrolled for the BSc – Extended programme – Biological and Agricultural Sciences, do not qualify to apply for the mid-year intake in the Faculty of Health Sciences.


*The BSc – Extended programmes are not available for students who meet all the requirements for the corresponding mainstream programme.

*Please note that only students who apply in their final NSC or equivalent qualification year will be considered for admission into any of the BSc – Extended programmes.

Duration of study

4 years, full-time.

Faculty Notes

The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences is home to more than 6 500 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The Faculty presents degrees in fields ranging from the proverbial A to Z – from actuaries to zoologists, and consists of 13 departments.

All degree programmes are designed to develop problem-solving individuals who can easily adapt to changing circumstances and take the lead in their chosen fields of specialisation. The qualifications awarded are of world-class and provide access to a multitude of career opportunities for dynamic and creative people. According to the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings the University has achieved new world rankings in Physical Sciences, a discipline which features strongly in NAS and also maintains excellent positions on the ISI Web of Science (WOS) field rankings in Plant and Animal Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, and Environment and Ecology Sciences.

In the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, we strive to continuously improve our high impact research and significantly address the national shortage of PhD graduates that respond to global and local challenges.

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