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Prospective Students

Application requirements

  • Matriculation certificate with University exemption, or similar Grade 12 qualification (APS-score of 21-28).
  • A good command of the English Language

Admission requirements

General admission requirements:

  1. To be admitted to the B.Ed degree in the Faculty of Education Sciences you are required to have passed grade 12 (NQF level 4) with matriculation APS Score: The results obtained in four Designated Subjects and and twi NCS subjects are used in the computation of the APS-score. Life Orientation is excluded.
  2. Language Requirement: A pass at level 4 (50-59 %) in the language of instruction on either the Home or First Additional Language level.

Calculating the APS Score:

  1. The results of 6 subjects are used to determine the APS score.
  2. The achievement in Life Orientation (LO) will not be rated in computing the APS-score. A achievement level of 5 in LO and higher will be regarded as a recommendation for admission in boundary cases and admission to certain programmes. A pass level at level 3 bis required to obtain a NSC.
  3. A student who achieves one or two APS scale points less than required for a specific study course, may at the discretion of Senate be admitted conditionally to a particular field of study. Such a student must prove by successful completion of a Senate-approved admission examination, registered with the Matriculation Board, that he/she has the ability to be admitted to university studies.
  4. A student who achieves three or four APS scale points less than required for a specific study course, may after the successful completion of a Senate-approved admission examination and a Senate-approved bridging programme, be admitted by way of a Senate discretionary exemption to a particular field of study.

  5. A student who obtains Discretionary Exemption may be admitted to certain study programmes on certain conditions.

    Screening Model: Determining of the APS

    NSC Rating Code APS Score
    8 (90-100%) 8
    7 (80-89%) 7
    6 (70-79%) 6
    5 (60-69%) 5
    4 (50-59%) 4
    3 (40-49%) 3
    2 (30-39%) 2
    1 (0-29%) 1

    Faculty specific admission requirements:

    A student wishing to take:

    • Mathematics as elective module is required to have passed mathematics with at least 55 % in the matriculation examination.
    • Mathematical Literacy as elective module is required to have passed Mathematics with at least 50 % or Mathematical Literacy with 65 %.
    • the FET Technology Programme is required to have passed Mathematics with at least 40 % in the matriculation examination or 60 % in Mathematical Literacy.
    • English as an elective module is required to have passed English Home Languages with at least 50 % in the matriculation examination, or English First Additional Language with at least 60 %.
    • Physical Science or Life Sciences as an elective module is required to have passed Physical Science or Life Sciences with at least 50 % in the Matriculation examination.
    • Accounting as an elective module is required to have passed Accounting with at least 50 % in the matriculation examination. Or to have passed another examination in the above subjects that the Senate deem equivalent to the above mentioned standards.

 

Applications for 2017 are closed

*every year applications close at the end of June

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