Who may apply for admission to a Bachelor in Town and Regional Planning?

You will be considered for admission to our undergraduate studies if you:

  • Are in possession of a certificate equivalent to the required grade 12 certificate with university endorsement;
  • Have graduated from another tertiary institution; or
  • Have passed an entrance examination prescribed by the University. 

What are the selection criteria for Town and Regional Planning?

In order to be admitted to a Bachelors degree in Town and Regional Planning, you need to fulfil the following requirements:

  • A valid National Senior Certificate with admission for degree purposes.
  • An APS of at least 27 (see University's website to calculate your APS).
  • Group A: Two languages comply with NSC minimum requirements. Additionally one of these languages must be Afrikaans or English at level 5 (60-69%); Mathematics level 4 (50-59%);
  • Group B: Any three subjects.
  • Life orientation is excluded when calculating the APS.

How do I apply for an undergraduate degree in Town and Regional Planning?

All applications for admission to an undergraduate degree (Bachelors) are handled by the University's administration, and not by the Department. There are two ways of applying for admission to any degree:

  • Online on the University's website at
  • By completing an application form available from the Client Services Centre on main campus.

Closing dates for applications: Applications open on 1 March of the year preceding the year of study. The closing dates for a bachelor in Town and Regional Planning is 30 June of each year.

Restriction of numbers:

Due to constraints on the University's facilities and the nature of the town and regional planning course, student numbers are limited to approximately 50 new undergraduate admissions per year. Meeting the minimum requirements of a programme, may therefore not be sufficient for ensuring admission. Students who meet these minimum admission requirements, but who cannot be offered a place immediately, will be placed on a waiting list. Prospective students are therefore encouraged to apply in good time.

Degree programme fees:

Comprehensive information regarding registration and degree programme fees can be accessed online at:

Bursaries and loans:

There are not many bursaries for Town and Regional Planning, but you may want to consult the brochure entitled "Bursaries and Loans" which contains all the relevant information, and is available from the Client Service Centre or online at You may also want to enquire from your local municipality who often offers bursaries/learnerships for Town and Regional Planning students. Many private companies advertise their bursaries throughout the year on the notice board at the Department.

International students:

International students should note that a study permit, arrangements and advice regarding compulsory medical aid membership, proof of proficiency in English, etc. are required. It is the candidate's responsibility to make the necessary arrangements in this regard.  Further information is obtainable from the International Student’s Division at telephone number  +27 (0)12 420-3111.

The closing date for international undergraduate students to apply for admission to the Department of Town and Regional Planning is 30 June. Prospective international students should contact the Client Service Centre ([email protected] or telephonically at  +27 (0)12 420-3111 ) for registration procedures and on additional requirements regarding certificates, assessment of academic status and tests required for admission purposes.

For more information, contact the following people:

Application and administrative enquiries:

Ms J (Jenny) van Rooyen
Telephone:  +27 (0)12 420-5166 , email: 
[email protected]

Application and administrative enquiries:

Ms S (Samantha) Adams
Telephone:  +27 (0)12 420-2450 , e-mail: [email protected]

Programme coordinator:

Dr JL (Jacques) du Toit
Telephone: +27 (0)12 420 5765, e-mail:
[email protected]


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