Prospective Undergraduate Application Information

What is an audiologist?

Audiologists are professionals engaged in autonomous practice to promote healthy hearing, communication competency and quality of life for people of all ages through the prevention, identification, assessment and rehabilitation of hearing, auditory function, balance and other related systems (ASHA, 2004).

For more information:

Undergraduate studies in Audiology

Postgraduate studies in Audiology     



What is a speech-language-therapist?

The practice of speech-language pathology includes prevention, diagnosis, habilitation and rehabilitation of communication, swallowing or other upper aerodigestive disorders, elective modification of communication behaviours and enhancement of communication (ASHA, 2001).

For more information:

Undergraduate studies in Speech-Language Pathology  

Postgraduate studies in Speech-Language Pathology   




Applications for undergraduate studies are welcome from all interested candidates who meet the requirements for admission as determined in the general selection regulations of the Faculty of Humanities.

Information on the departmental selection procedure and entrance requirements can be found in the Faculty of Humanities Undergraduate Brochure

The deadline for applications is before June 30th of the preceding year and will be subject to a departmental selection process. 

In the past, applicants were expected to write tests as part of the selection procedure. These tests, including the NBT, are not required any longer. Applicants will thus be selected on the strength of their academic achievement (Grade 11, 12 and/or the academic record of previous years of study at a university) alone. This arrangement pertains to the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology only; other departments may have other specifications.

For more information on the application procedure, please contact Ms Naniki Rakolle at [email protected] or Ms Bonga Tshebe at [email protected] at Student Administration. 

Selection Criteria

Useful links and resources


Faculty Yearbook

National Professional Organisations

South African Speech-Language and Hearing Association

South African Association of Audiologists


International Professional Organisations 

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

American Academy of Audiology   

International Society of Audiology

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