Univen Admission Requirements

Degree: The minimum admission requirement is a National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by the Council for General and Further Education and Training (Umalusi) with an achievement rating of 4 (adequate achievement, 50-59%) or better in four subjects chosen from the recognised 20-credit NSC subjects. In addition, applicants must have a minimum point score of 26. A grade 12 certificate with a bachelor or matric exemption is required if grade 12 has been achieved.

Diploma: The minimum admission requirement is a National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by Umalusi with an achievement rating of 3 (moderate achievement, 40-49%) or better in four recognised NSC 20-credit subjects.

Certificate: The minimum admission requirement is a National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by Umalusi.
To be considered for admission to specific programmes, applicants are required to have the appropriate combinations of recognised National Senior Certificate subjects as well as certain levels of achievement in these subjects.

Scoring scale for 2020

Calculation of admission point score

MatricNSC levelPercentageScore
A+790 – 1009.0 – 10
A780 – 898.0 – 8.9
B670 – 797.0 – 7.9
C560 – 696.0 – 6.9
D450 – 595.0 – 5.9
E340 – 494.0 – 4.9
F230 – 390
G10 – 290

Unless the Senate grants special permission, modules taken outside a prescribed curriculum, i.e “extra-curricula” modules, shall be subject to the same admission requirements as modules taken within the prescribed curriculum for a degree or diploma.

N.B. Achievement of the minimum requirement does not guarantee an applicant admission to any programme. The minimum points for admission to a bachelor’s degree study is 26 and can be reviewed by Senate from time to time.

Remember to attach the following documents with your application:

• Upload copies of the following documents in PDF format when you apply for undergraduate studies:

  • Your ID or passport.
  • Your Grade 11 final results with the school’s stamp.
  • Your academic record only if you are a current student at another institution of higher learning.
  • Academic record and certificate of good conduct (if you have already studied at a tertiary institution).
  • Copy of study /residence permit / medical insurance /SAQA Evaluation Certificate (if you are an international applicant).
  • Proof of payment (R100 application fee) payable on ABSA account no 1000 000 589 and use your ID number or student number as your reference.

Admission means approval to report for registration as a student of the University. 

Application for admission must be made online or on the prescribed form, which must be accompanied by the following: 

  1. (i) a testimonial of good conduct; 
  2. (ii) a Matriculation/NSC/NCV certificate or, if not 
  3. (iii) yet available, some form of proof that the prospective student complies with the necessary requirements for the degree for which s/he desire to register for or a statement of last school symbol achieved; 
  4. (iv) application fee -; non-refundable 
  5. (v) Copy of page 1 of Identity Document/Passport. 

No person shall be admitted as a candidate for a degree unless he has obtained the NSC/NCV /with an achievement rating of 4 and above and meeting the specified appropriate level of – APS Score subject achievement for that particular Qualification, Matriculation Certificate of Higher Education South Africa (HESA), a certificate of exemption from the Matriculation examination as approved by UMALUSI. It may be required of a prospective student to pass an entrance test before being granted permission to register. Alternatively, it may be required of a student to take special modules in certain disciplines. 

Appropriate prior learning in a specified area of study may also be recognised. The criteria to assess prior learning shall be determined by Senate. 


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