BScHons Actuarial Science

Programme Code


Closing Dates

  • SA – 30/09/2023
  • Non-SA – 30/09/2023

Admission Requirements

  1. Relevant bachelor’s degree with Mathematical Statistics and Actuarial Science
  2. Mathematical Statistics and Actuarial Science passed at final-year level
  3. A weighted average of at least 60% at final-year level
  4. An admission interview may be required
  5. Pass the following module/subject (or equivalent) at final-year level:  Contingencies

Requirement: Exemption for at least five of the A100- and A200-level subjects of the Actuarial Society of South Africa

Selection Process

  • A limited number of students will be admitted
  • Selection is based on the number of exemptions from the Actuarial Society of South Africa examinations achieved during undergraduate studies
  • Students who took longer than three years to complete their degree need an extra exemption for each additional year for comparison with students who took only three years

Minimum duration of study

1 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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