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Walter Sisulu University, WSU Entry Requirements for 2024/2025

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We are pleased to present to you the Walter Sisulu University, WSU Entry Requirements for the 2024/2025 session. 

Walter Sisulu University, WSU  Admission Requirements Right now, you are thinking of enrolling for the prestigious Walter Sisulu University and also thinking if you really have what it takes. You must have even played around the WSU online application portal and even gone to the extent of attending the Universities Open Day. Well, the WSU entry requirements are at your finger-tips because in this article, we are going to break down all the necessary admission requirements in details so you know where you fit in and which qualification matches your grade/result.  This article you are reading contains all the necessary WSU admission requirements for prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students. Kindly ride along as we make your WSU admission seamless and easy. 

WALTER SISULU UNIVERSITY, WSU ADMISSION AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL COURSES 

Below is the 2023 WSU admission information that contains the admission requirements needed for admission into Walter Sisulu University, WSU .
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT SCIENCE AND LAW PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS 
ADMISSION OF STUDENTS WITH A NATIONAL CERTIFICATE (VOCATIONAL LEVEL 4)
In terms of the Government Gazette of 26 November 2009, WSU accepts applications from prospective students who have a National Certificate (Vocational-Level 4) and who wish to register for Higher Certificate, Diploma or Degree programmes. The minimum entry requirements for admission to WSU with a NVC Level 4 are as follows:
Qualification minimum entry requirements 
Higher Certificate
  • Must meet NC (V) Level 4 statutory requirements
  • 40% in either home Language or First Additional
  • Language but one must be the Language of Teaching and Teaching (LOTL)
  • 50 % in either Mathematics or Mathematics Literacy
  • 40% in Life Orientation
  • 50% in the four other vocational subjects
  • Submit a record of evidence for any subject failed
Diploma
  • Must meet NC(V) Level 4 statutory requirements
  • 50% in three fundamental subjects including LOTL
  • 60% in three compulsory vocational subjects
Bachelor’s Degree
  • Must meet NC(V) Level 4 statutory requirements
  • 60% in three fundamental subjects including LOTL
  • 70% in three compulsory vocational subjects 
General admission requirements The Higher Education Act No 101 of 1997, amended in May 2008, stipulates the following minimum entry requirements for university programmes as of January 2009:
  • Minimum admission requirements for higher certificate, diploma and Bachelor’s Degree programmes require a National Senior Certificate (NSC).
  • Policy considerations: Page 2 of the Government Gazette
  • This policy will be applicable to all higher education institutions with effect from January 2009.
  • The policy outlines the statutory minimum admission to higher education at the National Senior Certificate (NSC) level.
  • Though NSC is the primary gateway, it does not guarantee admission to any Programme of study in higher education.
  • Within the context of this policy, WSU exercises its right as a higher education institution to set up specific admission requirements.
  • A full list of recognised national curriculum subjects is available on the website: www.wsu.ac.za under Student Admissions. 
Minimum admission requirements
Matric & NSC Requirements School/Programme prospectuses set out details of NSC and matric requirements for each programme. Admission Point Score Applicants who have obtained an NSC qualification must meet the required Admission Point Score (APS) score that is set for each programme. NSC results are translated into points for each NSC subject. Results of interviews and other assessments may also be taken into account in determining the total APS or Admission Point Score. Unless otherwise stated within a programme prospectus the Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology has, in terms of the new NSC, allocated a rating system according to levels as follows: APS
Level Percentage Symbol Status of achievement APS
7 90-100% A+ Outstanding achievement 9
7 80-90% A Outstanding achievement 8
6 70-79% B Meritorious achievement 7
5 60-69% C Substantial achievement 6
4 50-59% D Moderate achievement 5
3 40-49% E Adequate achievement 4
2 30-39% F Elementary achievement 1
1 0-29% G Not achieved – Fail 0
Admission from other degree and diploma programmes
Students with appropriate degrees will be considered for admission to postgraduate programmes. A limited number of students with incomplete degrees will be considered for admission to all graduate programmes.
Progression and exclusion rules
Students should take due note of the institutional rules G7-G11 as is appears in the WSU 2014 General Prospectus on re-admission of students to undergraduate programmes. As provided for under the WSU 2014 General Prospectus rules (with specific reference to G8.1, G8.2. G9.1 & G9.2) the respective School/Programme prospectuses set out minimum progression requirements for each programme in FSET. A student that progresses at a slower rate than that what is required for the specific programme will be refused further re-admission on the grounds of “poor academic performance”. Please consult the respective programme prospectus for details. Students who if registered would exceed the maximum duration of any programme will not be permitted to register for that or any other programme and will, therefore, be excluded from any programme on academic grounds.
Exit/Completion rules
Students should note that the respective School/Programme prospectuses set out the detailed requirements that must be met for each programme in order to qualify for the awarding of the certificate, diploma or degree. The following additional requirements apply in general in addition to any programme requirements.
  1. Students must pass all modules and/or courses and satisfy all other requirements in order to qualify for the awarding of the certificate, diploma or degree.
  2. In addition to any other year level requirements, the minimum year level credits of the programme must be achieved or exceeded for each year level.
  3. In addition to any other year level requirements, the minimum credits of the entire programme must be achieved or exceeded.
HEALTH SCIENCES FACULTY REQUIREMENTS
SELECTION PROCEDURE
Short listing
A selected number of candidates will be short listed for an interview, after which recommendations for the final selection for admission will be referred to the Faculty Admission Committee.
Final selection for admission
Academic results and performance at interviews will weigh equally. The recommendations of the Faculty Admission Committee will be final.
Please note
Due to the structure of the curriculum, admission can only be at MBChB 1 level. However under special circumstances, students coming from other schools that offer integrated problem-based and community-based programmes may be considered at levels other than MBChB 1, to cater for multiple entry points.
VISITING MEDICAL STUDENTS
The Faculty accepts visiting undergraduate medical students from other health sciences faculties who are in their semi-final or final clinical year of study only. Visiting students will take part in clinical clerkship along with WSU medical students. Such students will still be registered by the Faculty with HPCSA and such visits will still take place under WSU’s auspices. Research Students in non-clinical departments are not allowed to work with patients and will not be registered with the HPCSA. Visits are limited to a maximum period of six weeks in all divisions. No exceptions will be made in this regard. The full elective placement must be spent in the department to which you have been assigned.
BACHELOR OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
Entry Requirements
Assumption of Earlier Learning
Basic medical sciences deal with fundamental scientific basis of the body function. Therefore, it requires certain basic understanding of body functions. Students with a good pass in chemistry, physics, mathematics and biology/life sciences will find it easier to understand the basic medical science principles. The following shall apply to entry into the first (1st) year of the programme :
  • Students who qualify for university admission with good passes in the above-specified subjects are eligible for admission in the first year of the programme.
  • Students without matriculation exemption can enrol in the Science Foundation year in lieu of the matriculation exemption.
BACHELOR OF MEDICAL CLINICAL PRACTICE (B MED CLIN PRAC)
Entry Requirements
Senior Certificate Student intake is determined by a structured selection process whereby academic and personal attributes are given equal importance. From 2009, a national Senior Certificate (NSC) will be required with an achievement rating of 4 (50% or better) in four recognised NSC 20-credit subjects: English, Mathematics, Biology and Physical Science.
National Senior Certificate (NSC)
Compulsory Subjects 4 (50–59%) in English at Home language or First Additional language level 4 (50–59%) in Mathematics 5 (60–69%) in Physical Science 5 (60–69%) in Life Sciences Not Compulsory Subjects 4 (50–59%) in isiXhosa 4 (50–59%) in Life Orientation Learners who register for this qualification at Level 7 will also need to have the following:
  • the ability to communicate in English at NQF level 4 because most of the textbooks and documentation will be in English;
  • the ability to communicate in isiXhosa, as most of the patents are isiXhosa-speaking. There is a course in isiXhosa offered by the University Department of African languages and a language laboratory to assist with the learning. All non-IsiXhosa-speaking students will be required to pass that course before proceeding to clinical contact with patients.
BACHELOR OF MEDICINE AND BACHELOR OF SURGERY (MBChB)
Admission procedure Due to the structure of this curriculum, admission to MBChB can only be at MBChB I level. However, under special circumstances, students coming from other medical schools that offer integrated problem-based and community-based programmes may be considered at levels other than MBChB I on a case-by-case basis.
National Senior Certificate (NSC)
Compulsory Subjects 5 (60–69%) in English at Home language or First Additional language level 5 (60–69%) in Mathematics 5 (60–69%) in Physical Science 5 (60–69%) in Life Sciences Not Compulsory Subjects 4 (50–59%) in isiXhosa 4 (50–59%) in Life Orientation Good performance in Grade 11 end-of-year examinations and Grade 12 mid-year/trial examinations will be a recommendation. Applicants with qualifications from countries other than the Republic of South Africa will have their qualifications evaluated by the Joint Matriculation Board (JMB). The University Admissions Office will communicate with the JMB on this issue. Candidates with A-levels should have obtained a minimum of 3 principal passes at grades D or better. Applicants with diplomas and/or degrees will be considered on merit.
Selection Procedure
A selected number of candidates will be short-listed for an interview, after which recommendations for final selection for admission will be referred to the Faculty Admissions Committee.
Final selection for admission
Academic results and/or performance, as well as performance at the interview, will weigh equally. The recommendations of the Faculty Admissions Committee for admission will be final. The closing date for MBChB applications will be 30 September. Please note that it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the University with official results. No applicants will be processed without results. Std 9/Grade 11: End-of-year results Std. 10/Grade 12: June or trial examination results Std. 10/Grade 12 final results Diploma or degree end-of-year results

WSU COURSE: SPECIFIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, AND LAW UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
Bachelor of Accounting Nelson Mandela Drive
  • APS: 28
  • Senior Certificate: Matriculation Exemption
  • Mathematics HG-E/SG-D
  • NSC (Degree): Minimum rating of 4 in English and Mathematics and any other 4 recognised subjects
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
Bachelor of Accounting Science (B.Com.) Nelson Mandela Drive
  • APS: 32
  • Senior Certificate: Full Matriculation Exemption
  • Accounting is recommended
  • NSC (Degree): Minimum rating of 5 in English and 5 in Mathematics.
B Com (General) Nelson Mandela Drive & Queenstown
  • APS: 28
  • Senior Certificate: Matriculation Exemption.
  • NSC (Degree): Minimum rating of 4 for English Language.
  • Minimum rating of 4 (50–59%) for Mathematics.
  • Any other 4 recognised NSC subjects with a minimum rating of 4.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
B.Com. (Economics) Nelson Mandela Drive
  • APS: 28
  • Senior Certificate: Matriculation Exemption.
  • NSC (Degree): Minimum rating of 4 for home language or first additional language. Minimum rating of 4 (50–59%) for Mathematics.
  • Any other 4 recognised NSC subjects with a minimum rating of 4.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
B Admin (Public Affairs) Nelson Mandela Drive
  • Senior Certificate: Matriculation Exemption.
  • NSC (Degree): Minimum rating of 4 in English.
  • NSC minimum rating of 4 in any two recognised subjects and 3 in any other subjects.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
LLB (Generic) Nelson Mandela Drive
  • APS: 27
  • Senior Certificate: Matriculation Exemption
  • NSC (Degree): Minimum rating of 4 (50–59) or better in four subjects chosen from the designated list.
  • An achievement rating of 4 (50–59%) or better in English
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice
B Tech: Cost and Management Accounting Buffalo City, Butterworth, Queenstown, and Zamakulungisa
  • ND: Accounting (Financial Accounting III and Cost and Management Accounting III)
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
B Tech: Public Management Chiselhurst, Ibika, Zamukulungisa & Queenstown
  • A recognised National Diploma
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
B Tech: Marketing College Street
  • National Diploma in Marketing or any other related diploma.
  • Must have the following subjects: marketing requires accounting for marketers, quantitative techniques, as well as marketing research.
  • 60% of subjects passed at diploma level before entry are considered.
  • Pending the availability of space as per the placement quota.
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B Tech: Journalism College Street
  • ND: Journalism or equivalent qualifications, e.g. Communication
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
B Tech: Internal Auditing Ibika, College Street & Queenstown
  • ND: Accounting, CMA, Taxation, FIS and Internal Auditing
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
B Tech: Tourism Management College Street
  • National Diploma (Travel and Tourism)
  • rating of at least 5 in a degree Programme before entry is considered.
  • Average of 60% pass mark on major subjects and/or two years relevant industry experience for applicants who do not meet the required 60%.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
B Tech: Business Administration College Street
  • Any recognised Diploma
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
B Tech: Human Resources Management College Street, Ibika & Queenstown
  • National Diploma: Human Resources Management, Management of Training, or equivalent.
  • 60% pass in the diploma programme before entry is considered.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
B Tech: Management Potsdam, Ibika
  • National Diploma: Management or any other related diploma.
  • 60% pass in diploma programme before entry is considered.
  • Administrative Management III
  • Management III
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice. 
DIPLOMAS  
National Diploma: Tourism Management Ibika, College Street
  • Senior Certificate: English HG-E
  • Mathematics, Business Economics, Travel and Tourism Studies, Geography, History, and Accounting
  • NSC (Degree/Diploma): English Home Language minimum rating of 3 (40%)
  • OR additional language rating of 4 (50%) (NSC weight factor 3).
  • Life Orientation minimum rating of 4 (50%) (NSC weight factor 2).
  • Mathematics Literacy minimum rating of 4 (50%) (NSC weight factor 3) OR
  • Mathematics minimum rating of 4 (50%) (NSC weight factor 3).
  • ADD 3: recommended 20 credit subjects minimum rating of 4 (50%) (NSC weight factor 3) OR all other 20 credit subjects minimum rating of 4 (50%) (NSC weight factor 1)
  • Tourism: Minimum rating of 4 (50%) (NSC weight factor 3); Accounting: Minimum rating of 4 (50%) (NSC weight factor 3); Business Studies: Minimum rating of 4 (50%) (NSC weight factor 3); Economics: Minimum rating of 4 (50%) (NSC weight factor 3).
  • Geography: Minimum rating of 4 (50%) (NSC weight factor 3).
  • Computer Applications Technology: Minimum rating of 4 (50%) (NSC weight factor 3).
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
National Higher Certificate: Accountancy or Extended Curriculum Programme College Street, Potsdam, Imbika, Zamakulungisa, Queenstown
  • Senior Certificate: Subjects should have a rating of 3 or more in English and Mathematics, Accounting HG-E/SG-D.
  • Senior Certificate: Subject recommendation: English, accounting, Mathematics/literacy, and another relevant subject.
  • NSC (Degree/Diploma/Higher Certificate): Minimum rating of 3 in 4 recognised subjects.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
National Diploma: Taxation Potsdam
  • NHC: Accountancy
  • National Diploma: Cost and Management Accounting
National Diploma: Accountancy Butterworth
  • NHC: Accountancy
National Diploma: Financial Information Systems Butterworth, Potsdam, Ibika, and Queenstown
  • NHC: Financial Information Systems
National Diploma: Local Government Finance Potsdam
  • Senior Certificate: English and Mathematics/Accounting HG-E/SG-D
  • NSC (Degree/Diploma): Minimum rating of 3 in English, Accounting and Math Literacy.
National Diploma: Internal Auditing Potsdam, Ibika, Queenstown, and Zamukulungisa
  • NHC: Accountancy
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
National Diploma: Marketing College Street, Potsdam
  • APS: 23
  • Senior Certificate: English HG-E. A minimum of 4 subjects
  • NSC (Degree/Diploma): Minimum rating of 3 (40–49%) for English as a home language or first additional language level.
  • At least 3 (40–49%) in four recognised NSC 20 credit subjects.
  • Minimum rating of 3 (40–49%) in Mathematical Literacy or 2 (30–39%) for Mathematics plus Accounting and/or Business Studies.
  • Certified results as proof from FET Colleges detailing completion of subjects for exemption.
  • An interview may be conducted for development intervention purposes.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
National Diploma: Small Business Management College Street, Potsdam
  • Minimum rate of 4 (50–59%) for English
  • minimum rating of 4 (50–59%) in Mathematical Literacy and 3 (40–49%) for  Mathematics plus accounting and business studies must not be less than 3 (40–49%).
  • Senior Certificate: English HG-E. A minimum of 4 subjects
  • NSC (Degree/Diploma): Minimum rating of 3 (40–49%) for English as a home language or first additional language level. Compulsory: an Achievement rating of at least 3 (40–49%) for Mathematics Literacy or Literacy. N3 Certificate with level 4 for English FET Colleges: Completion of similar subject rating.
  • NSC (Degree/Diploma/Higher Certificate): Minimum rating of 4 in 4 recognised subjects. English, Accounting, Mathematics/Mathematical Literacy, Business Economics.
  • Students intending to study towards a B.Tech. degree in further subjects include marketing, accounting for marketers, quantitative techniques and marketing research.
  • An interview may be conducted for development intervention purposes.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
National Diploma:  Sport Management College Street
  • APS: 23. See our easy-to-understand scoring table
  • Senior Certificate: English HG-E; another language at HG-E
  • Biology, Accounting and Business economics are recommended
  • NSC (Degree/Diploma): Minimum rating of 4 (50–59%) for English, Mathematical Literacy or 3 (40–49%) for Mathematics plus Accounting, Business Studies and Life Sciences.
  • Students intending to study towards a B.Tech. degree in Marketing require accounting for marketers I, quantitative techniques I and marketing research III.
  • A certified report from the school or club detailing sporting ability and achievement for the year of application is essential.
  • An interview may be held.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
National Diploma: Public Relations Management or Extended Curriculum Programme Zamukulungisa, Chiselhurst, Buffalo City, Butterworth, and Mthatha
  • Senior Certificate: English Home/First Language 4 or English Second Language 5 and isiXhosa 4 Home/First Language or Afrikaans Home/First Language 4 as well as a rating of 4 or more in two NSC subjects
  • FET College qualification ratings: N3 certificate with a rating of 5 for English or Xhosa
  • screening interview and written test required. Industry-related experience will be considered.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
National Higher Certificate: Financial Information Systems
  • Senior Certificate: English and Mathematics/Accounting HG-E/SG-D
  • English, Mathematics or Accounting
  • NSC (Degree/Diploma/Higher Certificate): Minimum rating of 4 in 4 recognised subjects. English, Accounting, Mathematics/Mathematical Literacy, Business Economics.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
National Diploma: Office Management and Technology Potsdam, Ibika, and Zamukulungisa
  • screening interview is required.
  • Senior Certificate: English HG-E/SG-D; Home Language HG-E/SG-D
  • Accounting 40%, Business Studies 40%, Computer Applications Technology, Economics
  • NSC (Degree/Diploma): Achievement rating of 3 (40–49%) for English home language or 4 (50–59%) as an additional language. Two of the following school subjects will be an added advantage: Computer Aided Technology, level 3 (45–49%) or 4 (50–59%), Business Studies, level 3 (45–49%) or 4 (50–59%), meaning (business, commerce and management category, economics and accounting).
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
National Diploma: Management of Training Potsdam
  • Senior Certificate: English HG-E/SG-D; Home Language HG-E/SG-D
  • NSC (degree or diploma): Achievement rating of at least 3 (40–49%) for English as a home language or 4 (50–59%) as an additional language.
  • Accounting 3 (40–49%); Economics 3 (40–49%); Business Studies 3 (40–49%)
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
National Diploma: Human Resources Management College Street, Potsdam, Ibika, Zamukulungisa & Queenstown
  • Senior Certificate: English HG-E/SG-D; Home Language HG-E/SG-D
  • Accounting, Business Studies
  • NSC (degree or diploma): Achievement rating of at least 3 (40–49%) in the following subjects: Accounting, Business Studies, and English
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
National Diploma: Management Potsdam, Ibika, and Zamukulungisa
  • Senior Certificate: English E HG/D SG; Home Language HG-E/SG-D
  • Accounting 40%, Business Studies 40%, and Economics 40%
  • NSC (Degree/Diploma): Minimum rating of 3 in 4 recognised subjects. See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
National Diploma: Administrative Management Potsdam
  • Senior Certificate: English HG-E/SG-D; Home Language HG-E/SG-D
  • Accounting 30%, Business Studies 40%, Economics 40%
  • NSC (degree or diploma): Achievement rating of at least 3 (40–49%) for English as home language or 4 (50–59%) as an additional language. Accounting with an achievement rating of at least 3 (40–49%), Business Studies with an achievement rating of at least 3 (40–49%) Economics with an achievement rating of at least 3 (40–49%)
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
National Diploma: Public Management Potsdam, Ibika, Zamukulungisa, and Queenstown
  • Senior Certificate: English HG-E
  • NSC (Degree/Diploma): Minimum rating of 3 in Accounting, Business Studies and 4 in Economics.
National Diploma: Hospitality Management College Street, Ibika, and Zamukulungisa
  • Senior Certificate: English HG-E
  • NSC (Degree/Diploma): English Home Language minimum 40%. Additional language: a minimum 50%. Mathematical Literacy 40%, Life Orientation minimum 40%, Accounting 40%, Hotel Keeping and Catering/Hospitality Management / Home Economics 40%, Economics (40%), Hospitality (40%), Computer Applications Technology (50%).
National Diploma: Journalism College Street
  • Senior Certificate: English (1st language) HG-E or English (2nd language) HG-D
  • NSC (Degree/Diploma): Achievement level 4 in English Home Language or English First Additional Language. In addition, all prospective students must undertake a written assessment exercise as well as an interview as screening tests. Students will be selected if performance on these exercises meets the necessary requirements. Industry-related experience will be considered
  • FET College: N3 Certificate with level 4 for English.
National Certificate in Versatile Broadcasting College Street
  • Senior Certificate: English (1st language) HG-E or English (2nd language) HG-D
  • NSC (Degree/Diploma/Higher Certificate): Achievement level 4 in English Home Language or English First Additional Language.
  • In addition, all prospective students must undertake a written assessment exercise as well as an interview as screening tests.
  • Students will be selected if performance on these exercises meets the necessary requirements.
  • Industry-related experience will be considered
  • FET College: N3 Certificate with level 4 for English.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
ND: Marketing or ND: Small Business Management Potsdam, East London
  • Senior Certificate: English HG-E; another language at HG-E
  • NSC (Degree/Diploma): Minimum rating of 4 (50–59%) for English, Mathematical Literacy or 3 (40–49%) for Mathematics plus Accounting, Business Studies and Life Sciences.
  • Students intending to study towards a B.Tech. degree in Marketing require accounting for marketers I, quantitative techniques I and marketing research III.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
National Diploma in Policing Potsdam
  • NSC (Degree/Diploma): Achievement rating of 3 or more in English or other languages will meet entrance requirements.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
HEALTH SCIENCES UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
BCur (Basic) Nelson Mandela Drive
  • Senior Certificate: Matriculation Exemption
  • Conditional Exemption or Mature Age Exemption if candidate is 23 years old in the year of registration
  • English HG-E/SG-D; Biology HG-E/SG-D; Physical Science E HG or D SG
  • (E SG will be considered if one of the above subjects is D HG.)
  • NSC (Degree): Achievement rating of 4 (50–59%) in English at First Additional Language Level
  • 5 (60–69%) in isiXhosa at a Home or First Additional Language level
  • 4 (50–59%) in Mathematical Literacy or 3 (40–49%) in Mathematics
  • 4 (50–59%) in Life Sciences
  • 4 (50–59%) in Physical Science
  • 4 (50–59%) in Information Technology
  • 4 (50–59%) in Life Orientation
  • All candidates shall be subjected to selection processes.
BSc Health Promotion (Allied Health Professions) Nelson Mandela Drive
  • Senior Certificate: Full Exemption with an overall C aggregate symbol (or higher) at first attempt with:
    • English HG-D/SG-C; Physical Science HG-D/SG-C; Mathematics HG-D/SG-C; Biology HG-D/SG-C
    • NSC (Degree): Achievement rating of 4 (50–59%) in English at First Additional Language Level
    • 4 (50–59%) in isiXhosa, both at Home or First Additional Language level
    • 3 (40–49%) in Mathematical Literacy
    • 4 (50–59%) in Life Sciences
    • 4 (50–59%) in Life Orientation
    • 4 (50–59%) in Physical Science
    • 4 (50–59%) in Agricultural Science
  • All candidates shall be subjected to selection processes.
Bachelor of Medical Clinical Practice (Medicine) Nelson Mandela Drive
  • Senior Certificate: Matriculation Exemption, Conditional Exemption or Mature Age Exemption
  • NSC (Degree): Minimum achievement rating of:
    • 4 (50–59%) in English at a Home Language or First Additional Language
    • 4 (50–59%) in Mathematics
    • 5 (60–69%) in Physical Science
    • 5 (60–69%) in Life Sciences
    • 4 (50–59%) in isiXhosa
    • 4 (50–59%) in Life Orientation
  • All candidates shall be subjected to selection processes.
Bachelor of Social Work (Allied Health Professions) Nelson Mandela Drive
  • Senior Certificate:
  • NSC (Degree): Achievement rating of:
    • 4 (50–59%) in English
    • 4 (50–59%) in isiXhosa or any other additional Language
    • 4 (50–59%) in Life Orientation
    • 4 (50–59%) in Life Sciences
    • 4 (50–59%) in Physical Science
    • 3 (40–49%) in Mathematical Literacy
  • All candidates shall be subjected to selection processes.
EDUCATION UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
PROGRAMME University Licentiate in Music Education (ULME) CAMPUS Nelson Mandela Drive, Mthatha
REQUIREMENTS
  • APS: 20
  • Senior Certificate: Symbol E-S and Grade V Theory Certificate from any recognised music institution, for example, Unisa, Trinity College and the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music
  • NSC: Minimum rating of 3 (40–49%) for students who have done Music in Grade 12; NSC rating of 4 for any other school subject to be taken as a major.
  • Those applicants without music will be interviewed/auditioned.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
BEd (FET) Humanities Nelson Mandela Drive, Mthatha
REQUIREMENTS
  • APS: 25
  • Senior Certificate: Two subjects with E (HG) or D (SG) in any two school subjects from Languages, History and Geography and a pass in any other two school subjects.
  • NSC (Degree): rating of at least 4 (50 – 59%) for any four NSC subjects, two of which should be taken as Majors. NSC rating of at least 5 (6060–69%) for English if it is to be taken as a major subject and NSC rating of at least least 3 (40–49%) if it is not to be taken as a major, which is the language of learning and teaching of WSU and a pass in any other school subject.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
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BEd (FET) Natural Sciences Nelson Mandela Drive, Mthatha
REQUIREMENTS
  • APS: 22
  • Senior Certificate: E (HG) or D (SG) in Mathematics and in any other two science subjects and a pass in any other or three school subjects.
  • Successful completion of the Foundation Programme of the Faculty of Education.
  • NSC (Degree): rating of at least 4 (50–59%) for Mathematics or 4 (50–59%) for Mathematical Literacy and 3 (40–49%) for either Life Sciences or Physical Sciences, provided one of these will not be taken as a major.
  • NSC rating of at least 5 (60–69%) for English if it is to be taken as a major subject and NSC rating of at least 3 (40–49%) if it is not be taken as a major, which is the language of learning and teaching, and a pass in any other school subject.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
BEd (FET) Economic and Management Sciences Education Ibika, Nelson Mandela Drive, Zamukulungisa & Queenstown
  • APS: 25
  • Senior Certificate: with at least E (HG) and D (SG) in any two of the Business, Commerce and Management subjects.
  • NSC (degree): rating of at least 4 (50–59%) in any four NSC subjects, two from BCM Learning Field or Computer Applications Technology.
  • NSC rating of at least 2 (30–39%) for English.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice. 
BEd (FET) Consumer Science Education Zamukulungisa
  • APS: 25
  • Senior Certificate: with at least E (HG) and D (SG) in any two from Consumer Studies, Hospitality Studies, Tourism, Needlework & Clothing and Home Economics
  • NSC (Degree): rating of at least 4 (50–59%) in any four NSC subjects, two of which should be from the Services Learning Field and are to be taken as majors for the programme. NSC rating of at least 2 (30–39%) for English.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice. 
BEd (FET) Technology Education Ibika
  • APS: 25
  • Senior Certificate: at least E (HG) and D (SG) in any two of the approved technical subjects Mech-Tech, Civil Tech, Electrical Tech, and EGD
  • NSC (Degree): rating of at least 3 (40–49%) for Mathematics and 3 (40–49%) for Physical Sciences.
  • Rating of at least 2 (30–39%) for English.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
Bachelor of Social Sciences Nelson Mandela Drive
  • APS: 25
  • Senior Certificate: Matric with exemption or conditional exemption
  • NSC (Degree): rating of at least 4 (50–59%) in any four NSC subjects for the programme.
  • Rating of at least 2 (30-39%) for English. 
Bachelor of Arts Nelson Mandela Drive, Mthatha
  • APS: 25
  • Senior Certificate: with E (HG) or D (SG) in any two school subjects from Languages, History and Geography or any other relevant subject.
  • NSC (Degree): rating of at least 4 (50 – 59%) for any four NSC subjects, two of which should be from Human and Social Studies Learning Field and are to be taken as Majors.
  • Rating of at least 2 (30 – 39%) for English.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.  
BEd (FET) Arts and Culture Education Nelson Mandela Drive, Mthatha
  • APS: 22
  • Senior Certificate: with E (HG) or D (SG) in any two of the Arts and Culture subjects.
  • NSC (Degree): rating of at least 4 (50 – 59%) for any four NSC subjects, two of which should be from Arts and Culture Learning Field (Dance Studies, Design, Dramatic Arts, Music, Visual Arts) and are to taken as major.
  • NSC rating of at least 2 (30 – 39%) for English.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
DIPLOMA 
Adult basic education and training (ABET) Ibika, Zamukulungisa
  • APS: 20
  • Senior Certificate: E (HG) and D (SG) in English and a pass in any other school subject.
  • NSC (Degree/Diploma): Rating of at least 3 (40-49%) for any of the following subjects: History, Geography, Agriculture, Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice. 
SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
BSc: (3-year programme) Computer Science or 4-year extended curriculum programme Nelson Mandela Drive, Mthatha
  • Senior Certificate: Full Matriculation Exemption, Conditional Exemption or Mature Age Exemption if candidate is 23 years old in the year of registration:
    • English HG-E/SG-D or second language HG-D/SG-C; Physical Science HG-E/SG-D; Mathematics HG-E/SG-D
  • NSC (Degree):
    • Minimum rating of at least 4 (50-59%) in English, Physical Science and Mathematics.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
BSc: Applied Mathematics, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematical Statistics, Mathematics, Geography, Physics, Zoology (3-year programme) Nelson Mandela Drive, Mthatha
  • APS: 37
  • Senior Certificate: Full Matriculation Exemption, Conditional Exemption or Mature Age Exemption if candidate is 23 years old in the year of registration:
    • English HG-E/SG-D; Physical Science HG-E/SG-D; Mathematics HG-E/SG-D; Biology HG-E/SG-D
  • NSC (Degree):
    • Minimum rating of at least 4 (50-59%) in Mathematics, Physical Science and English.
    • Minimum rating of at least 4 (50-59%) in Biology and Geography.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
BSc: Environmental Science  (3-year programme) Nelson Mandela Drive, Mthatha
  • APS: 37
  • Senior Certificate: Full Matriculation Exemption, students should have English E HG or D SG
    • Mathematics HG-E/SG-D; Geography HG-E/SG-D; Physical Science HG-E/SG-D or Biological Sciences HG-E/SG-D
  • NSC (Degree):
    • Minimum rating of at least 4 (50-59%) in English, Mathematics, Geography and Physical or Biological Sciences.
    • Minimum rating of at least 4 (50-59%) in Biology, Geography.
    • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
B.Tech: Chemistry                                                                 Potsdam
  • National Diploma: Chemistry
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
B. Tech: Fine Art Cambridge Street
  • An acceptable National Diploma or equivalent qualification.
  • Applicants from other institutions will be required to present a portfolio of previous work.
  • An average of 65% at National Diploma level is the general guideline allowing consideration for admission. Application should include a substantial Research Project Proposal.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
B.Tech: Information Technology (Software Development) (Full time & part-time) Ibika, Chiselhurst
  • National Diploma: Information Technology Software Development or equivalent qualification.
  • Candidates will be selected on the basis of their academic record.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
B.Tech: Information Technology (Communication Networks) (Full time & part-time) Ibika, Chiselhurst
  • National Diploma: Information Technology Communication Networks or equivalent qualification. Candidates will be selected on the basis of their academic record.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
B.Tech: Civil Engineering (Transportation Engineering or Water Engineering) College Street
  • The minimum admission requirement is that the candidate should have accumulated at least one year of appropriate post diploma experience and
  • A revised National Diploma: Engineering: Civil (S-stream), or its equivalent
    • OR (ii) A National Higher Diploma: Civil Engineering (T4) with the appropriate courses at this level for the field of specialization the candidate wishes to pursue
    • OR (iii) A National Diploma: Civil Engineering (T3) with four (4) S4-level courses approved by the Head of Department and sufficient appropriate experience in lieu of the other two outstanding S4 courses.
  • Newly qualified diplomats who wish to proceed directly to the B.Tech programme without the appropriate post diploma experience requirements may be admitted if they obtained an average of at least 60% in their Level 3 (P2 & S4) courses.
  • However, admission is not automatic, as candidates will be selected on the basis of their proven academic record and post qualification professional experience.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
B.Tech Electrical Engineering College Street
  • The minimum admission requirement is that candidates must have one of the following qualifications:
  • National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical, including a credit for Mathematics III, with an overall average for all courses of at least 56% plus at least two years work experience in a related field.
  • OR National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical, including a credit for Mathematics III, with an overall average for all courses of at least 56% plus at least two years work experience in a related field.
  • OR Old National Diploma (T3): Electrical Engineering: Heavy Current or Light Current, plus enough additional courses to accumulate at least 20 credits, including Engineering Mathematics III and Design Projects III, or their equivalents, and with an overall average for all courses of at least 60%, or 56% plus two years work experience in a related field.
  • OR National Higher Diploma: Electrical Engineering: Heavy or Light Current, including a credit for Engineering Mathematics IV or at least Engineering Mathematics III.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
B.Tech Mechanical Engineering Ibika, Chiselhurst
  • The minimum admission requirement is that candidates should have accumulated at least one year of appropriate post diploma experience and
  • A revised National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical (S-stream), or it’s equivalent
  • OR (ii) A National Higher Diploma: Mechanical Engineering (T4) with the appropriate courses at this level for the field of specialization the candidate wishes to pursue
  • OR (iii) A National Diploma: Mechanical Engineering (T3) with at least two (2) of the following S4-level courses: Applied Strength of Materials III, Steam Plant III, Hydraulic Machines III, Mathematics III.
  • Newly qualified diplomates who wish to proceed directly to the B.Tech programme without the experiential requirements may be admitted if they obtained an average of at least 60% in their Level III courses. However, admission is not automatic, as candidates will be selected on the basis of their proven academic record and post qualification professional experience.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
DIPLOMAS
National Diploma: Fine Art College Street
  • APS: 26
  • Senior Certificate: Full Matriculation Exemption, Conditional Exemption or Mature Age Exemption if candidate is 23 years old in the year of registration:
    • English (Second Language) E HG
    • NSC (Degree/Diploma): minimum rating of 3 (40-49%) in English. Technology, Art and History.
  • In addition to the above requirements, students will be invited for an interview and a drawing assessment.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
National Diploma: Fashion Ibika, College Street
  • APS: 28
  • Senior Certificate: Full Matriculation Exemption, Conditional Exemption or Mature Age Exemption if candidate is 23 years old in the year of registration:
  • English HG-E/SG-D; Mathematics HG-E/SG-D
  • NSC (Degree/Diploma):
  • Minimum rating of 3 (40-49%) in English as a home language or first additional language level.
  • Rating of 3 (40-49%) in Mathematical Literacy or 2 (30-39%) in Mathematics OR Accountancy for costing fabric and garments and promotion purposes.
  • Achievement rating of at least 4 (50-59%) in any of the following recommended subjects: Design; Visual Arts; Business Studies; Economics; History; Computer Application Technology; Consumer Studies.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
National Diploma: Consumer Sciences: Food and Nutrition College Street
  • APS: 29
  • Senior Certificate: Full Matriculation Exemption, Conditional Exemption or Mature Age Exemption if candidate is 23 years old in the year of registration:
  • English (Second Language) HG-E; Physical Science HG-E/SG-D; Biology HG-E/SG-D
  • NSC (Degree/Diploma): Compulsory – minimum rating of 4 (50-59%) in English. Rating of 3 (40-49%) in Mathematical Literacy or 2 (30-39%) in Mathematics, Physical Science 3 (30-39%), Life Science 3 (30-39%)
  • Recommended NSC subjects (not compulsory): Accounting 2 (30-39%), Consumer Studies 3 (30-39%)
  • Life Science
  • Physics
  • Mathematics/Mathematical Literacy
  • All candidates subjected to selection: students who have never done Consumer Studies hospitality/hotel keeping at high school will be interviewed or submit a portfolio that will cover certain important aspects of their subjects.
  • An outline questionnaire will be given if required.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice. 
National Diploma: Building or Extended Curriculum Programme Chiselhurst, Ibika
  • Senior Certificate: Full Matriculation Exemption, Conditional Exemption or Mature Age Exemption if candidate is 23 years old in the year of registration:
    • English HG-E/SG-D; Physical Science HG-E/SG-D; Mathematics HG-E/SG-D
  • NSC (Degree/Diploma):
    • Minimum rating of 3 (40-49%) in English as a home language or first additional language level.
    • Minimum rating of 3 (40-49%) in Mathematics; rating of 3 (40-49%) in Physical Science.
  • Applicants are required to participate in National Benchmarking and SATAPS Tests.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice. 
National Diploma: Civil Engineering or Extended Curriculum Programme College Street, Ibika
  • APS: 30
  • Senior Certificate: Full Matriculation Exemption, Conditional Exemption or Mature Age Exemption if candidate is 23 years old in the year of registration:
    • English HG-E/SG-D; Physical Science HG-E/SG-D; Mathematics HG-E/SG-D
  • NSC (Degree/Diploma):
    • Minimum rating of 3 (40-49%) in English as a home language or first additional language level.
    • Minimum rating of 3 (40-49%) in Mathematics and rating of 3 (40-49%) in Physical Science.
  • Applicants are required to participate in National Benchmarking and SATAPS Tests.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
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National Diploma: Electrical Engineering or Extended Curriculum Programme College Street, Ibika
  • APS: 30
  • Senior Certificate: Full Matriculation Exemption, Conditional Exemption or Mature Age Exemption if candidate is 23 years old in the year of registration:
    • English HG-E/SG-D; Physical Science HG-E/SG-D; Mathematics HG-E/SG-D
  • NSC (Degree/Diploma):
    • Minimum rating of 3 (40-49%) in English as a home language or first additional language level.
    • Minimum rating of 3 (40-49%) in Mathematics and rating of 3 (40-49%) in Physical Science.
  • Applicants are required to participate in National Benchmarking and SATAPS Tests.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice. 
National Diploma: Mechanical Engineering or Extended Curriculum Programme College Street, Ibika
  • APS: 30
  • Senior Certificate: Full Matriculation Exemption, Conditional Exemption or Mature Age Exemption if candidate is 23 years old in the year of registration:
    • English HG-E/SG-D; Physical Science HG-E/SG-D; Mathematics HG-E/SG-D
  • NSC (Degree/Diploma):
    • Minimum rating of 3 (40-49%) in English as a home language or first additional language level.
    • Minimum rating of 3 (40-49%) in Mathematics and rating of 3 (40-49%) in Physical Science.
  • Applicants are required to participate in National Benchmarking and SATAPS Tests.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice. 
National Diploma: Information Technology (Software Development) or Extended Curriculum Programme College Street, Ibika
  • APS: 25
  • Senior Certificate: Full Matriculation Exemption, Conditional Exemption or Mature Age Exemption if candidate is 23 years old in the year of registration:
    • English – First Language HG-E/SG-D or Second Language HG-D/SG-C; Mathematics HG-E/SG-D
  • NSC (Degree/Diploma):
    • Minimum rating of at least 4 (50-59%) in English as a home language or first additional language level.
    • Minimum rating of at least 5 (60-69%) in Mathematical Literacy or 3 (40-49%) in Mathematics.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
National Diploma: Information Technology (Support Services) or Extended Curriculum Programme Potsdam
  • APS: 25
  • Senior Certificate: Full Matriculation Exemption, Conditional Exemption or Mature Age Exemption if candidate is 23 years old in the year of registration:
    • English – First Language HG-E/SG-D or Second Language HG-D/SG-C; Mathematics HG-E/SG-D
  • NSC (Degree/Diploma):
    • Minimum rating of at least 4 (50-59%) in English as a home language or first additional language level.
    • Minimum rating of at least 5 (60-69%) in Mathematical Literacy or 3 (40-49%) in Mathematics.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
National Diploma: Information Technology (Communication Networks) or Extended Curriculum Programme Chiselhurst, Ibika
  • APS: 25
  • Senior Certificate: Full Matriculation Exemption, Conditional Exemption or Mature Age Exemption if candidate is 23 years old in the year of registration:
    • English – First Language HG-E/SG-D or Second Language HG-D/SG-C; Mathematics HG-E/SG-D
  • NSC (Degree/Diploma):
    • Minimum rating of at least 4 (50-59%) in English as a home language or first additional language level.
    • Minimum rating of at least 5 (60-69%) in Mathematical Literacy or 3 (40-49%) in Mathematics.
    • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
National Diploma: Analytical Chemistry (Mainstream and Extended) Potsdam
  • APS: 30
  • Applicants with APS scores of 24 to 29 will be invited for standardised assessment tests for admissions and placement.
  • Senior Certificate: Full Matriculation Exemption, Conditional Exemption or Mature Age Exemption if candidate is 23 years old in the year of registration:
    • English HG-E/SG-D; Physical Science HG-E/SG-D; Mathematics HG-E/SG-D or
    • English HG-E/SG-E; Physical Science HG-E/SG-E; Mathematics HG-E/SG-E
  • NSC (Degree/Diploma):
    • Minimum rating of 3 (40-49%) in English as a home language or first additional language level.
    • Minimum rating of 3 (40-49%) in Mathematics and rating of 3 (40-49%) in Physical Science.
  • If the symbol attained for English and Mathematics or Physical Sciences is one level below the entrance requirement, the student will still be considered for the standardised assessment test for admission and placement (SATAP).
  • All candidates will be subjected to the selection process.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.

WALTER SISULU UNIVERSITY POSTGRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT SCIENCE & LAW PROGRAMMES
B Admin (Honours) Potsdam, Nelson Mandela Drive
  • Achieve a minimum rating of 6 in a recognised major subject before entry is considered
  • Public Administration III / Municipal Administration III
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
B Com Honours (Business Management) Nelson Mandela Drive
  • Bachelor degree with a major in Business Management III
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
B Com Honours (Economics) Nelson Mandela Drive
  • Bachelor degree majoring in Economics III
  • A major in Economics in B Com or B degree is a pre-requisite and should have an average of 60% in Economics III or above.
  • At its own discretion, the department may consider students who do not obtain the required minimum.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
B Tech: Public Relations Management Zamukulungisa, Chiselhurst
  • National Diploma: Public Relations Management (or equivalent, including articulated qualifications, that is, qualifications in Communication).
  • Pass mark of 60% or higher in Public Relations III and Communication Science III (or equivalent, including articulated qualifications, that is, qualifications in Communication).
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
B Tech: Office Management and Technology Potsdam
  • ND: OMT or ND: Office Administration or ND: Commercial Administration
  • Overall pass rate in the diploma is 60%.
  • Financial Accounting I, as the prerequisite passed in the diploma.
  • See other admission requirements relevant to your programme of choice.
EDUCATION PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
Admission requirements per programme 
Programme Minimum requirements for matriculation Minimum requirements for NSC
University Licenciate in Music Education (ULME) Senior Certificate with symbol E-S and Grade VTheory Certificate from any recognised Music Institution e.g UNISA, Trinity College and the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music. Students who did not study Music at High School will be subjected to interviews/auditions. NSC rating of at least 3 (40 –49%) for Music (students who have done and at Grade 12) and at least 4 (50 – 59%) for any other school subject to be taken as a major. Students who did not study Music at High School will be subjected to interviews/auditions.
NationalDiploma(ABET) A Senior Certificate with E (HG) and D (SG) in English and a pass in any other three/four school subject. NSC rating of at least 3 (40 – 49%) for any of the following subjects: History, geography, Agriculture, Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences.
B Ed (FET)Humanities Senior certificate inHumanities with at least two subjects with E(HG) and two subjects with D (SG) and a passing any other two school subjects. NSC achievement rating of at least 4 (50 – 59%) for any four NSC Subjects, two of which should be taken asMajors for the programme.NCS rating of at least 5 (60 – 69%) for English if it is to be taken as a Major subject and NSC rating of at least 3 (40 – 49%) if not to be taken as a Major, which is the language of learning and teaching at WSU and a pass in any other school subject.
B Ed FET Natural Sciences Senior Certificate with Matriculation Exemption. At least E (HG) or D (SG)in Mathematics and in any other two Science subjects and a pass in any other two or three school subjects. NSC achievement rating of at least 4 (50 – 59%) for Mathematics and 4 (50 – 59%) for either Life Sciences or Physical Sciences provided one of them will not be taken as a major. The one that will not be taken as a major may be 3 (40 – 49%). A requirement for all the majors is at least 4 (50- 59%). NSC rating of at least 3 (40 – 49%) for English which is the language of learning and teaching at WSU and a pass in any other two or three school subjects.
B Ed (FET) EMS  Senior Certificate with Matriculation Exemption.At least two subjects with E (HG) and two subjects with D (SG) in any of the Business, Commerce and Management Science field and a pass in any other one or two school subjects NSC achievement rating of at least 4 (50 – 59%) in any four NSC subjects, at least two from BCM Learning Field, or Computer Applications Technology. NSC rating of at least 3 (40 – 49%) for English which is the language of learning and teaching at WSU and a pass in any other school subject.
B Ed (FET)Consumer Sciences  Senior Certificate with Matriculation Exemption.At least two subjects with E (HG) and two subjects with D (SG) from Consumer Studies, Hospitality Studies, Tourism, Home Economics and Needlework and Clothing and a pass in any other one or two school subjects. NSC achievement rating of at least 4 (50 – 59%) in any four NSC subjects, two of which should be from the Service Learning Field (Consumer Studies, Hospitality Studies, Tourism, Home Economics and Needlework and Clothing) and are to be taken as Majors for the programme. NSC rating of at least 3 (40 – 49%) for English which is the language of learning and teaching at WSU and a pass in any other school subject.
B Ed TechnicalEducation  Matriculation Exemption.At least two subjects with E (HG) and two subjects with D (SG) in the approved Technical subjects (Mechanical Technology, Civil Technology, Electrical Technology, EGD) and a pass in any other one or two school subjects. Senior certificate with NSC achievement rating of at least 4 (50 – 59%) in any four NSC subjects, which should include Physical Sciences, at least 3 (40 – 49%) for Mathematics. Applicants with at least 4 (50-59%) in two or more of the approved Technical subjects (Mechanical Technology, Civil Technology, Electrical Technology and EGD) will receive first preference. NSC rating of at least 3 (40 – 49%) for English which is the language of learning and teaching at WSU and a pass in any other two or three school subjects.
B Ed FET Arts and Culture  Senior Certificate with Matriculation Exemption.At least two subjects with E (HG) and two subjects with D (SG) from the Arts and Culture Learning Field and a pass in any other two school subjects. NSC achievement rating of at least 4 (50 – 59%) in any four NSC subjects, one of which should be taken as a Major with Music for the programme. If English is taken as a major, it should be at least at level 5. NSC rating of at least 3 (40 – 49%) for English which is the language of learning and teaching at WSU and a pass in any other school subject.
Bachelor of Social Science  Senior certificate with at least two E (HG) in and two D (SG) in school subjects. NSC achievement rating of at least 4 (50 – 59%) for any four NSC Subjects. In the event that English is not one of the four NSC subjects a rating of at least 3 (40 – 49%) for English (if not to be taken as a Major) is required, which is the language of learning and teaching at WSU. If English is taken as a major, it should at least be at level 5.
PROGRAMME CAMPUS MINIMUM
Admission of FET college students
Diploma: the minimum admission requirement is a National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4 issued by Council for General and Further Education and Training. A student must have achieved at least 40% in three fundamental subjects including English and at least 50% in three compulsory vocational subjects. Bachelor’s Degree: the minimum admission requirement is a National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4 issued by Council for General and Further Education and Training. A student must have achieved at least 50% in three fundamental subjects including English and at least 60% in four compulsory vocational subjects.
SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY FACULTY REQUIREMENTS
 The Higher Education Act No 101 of 1997, amended in May 2008, stipulates the following minimum entry requirements for university programmes as of January 2009:
  • Minimum admission requirements for higher certificate, diploma and Bachelor’s Degree programmes require a National Senior Certificate (NSC).
  • Policy considerations: Page 2 of the Government Gazette
  • This policy will be applicable to all higher education institutions with effect from January 2009.
  • The policy outlines the statutory minimum admission to higher education at the National Senior Certificate (NSC) level.
  • Though NSC is the primary gateway, it does not guarantee admission to any Programme of study in higher education.
  • Within the context of this policy, WSU exercises its right as a higher education institution to set up specific admission requirements.
  • A full list of recognised national curriculum subjects is available on the website: www.wsu.ac.za under Student Admissions.
Minimum admission requirements
Matric & NSC Requirements Campus prospectuses set out details of NSC and matric requirements for each programme.
Admission from other degree and diploma programmes
Students with appropriate degrees will be considered for admission to postgraduate programmes. A limited number of students with incomplete degrees will be considered for admission to all graduate programmes.
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4 COMMENTS

  1. Good day

    I’m Lisimello Mohoto and would like to know if I meet the minimum requirements to study B ed technical subjects or civil engineering if dIo not have Mathematics.NSC results are as foIlows : IsiXhosa 6, English 4, L.O 5, Civil technology 4, E.G.D 4 and Physical science 3. If not which course will meet admission requirements.

    Thank you in advance.

    Regards
    L MOHOTO

  2. Hi my name is tembakazi jojo , i would like to study bed in the institution , and i am 33 years old is there any chance for me to study there , i have matric , with xhosa hg d, english hg f , accountin sg e, economics sg E beconomics lg f, and engineering science n3

  3. I would like to know if I’ve done technical mathematics, technical science, EGD and Electrical technology do I qualify for engineering

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