Entry requirements for South Africa

Academic entry requirements will vary between courses. Please check the individual course page and use the equivalency tables below to work out the specific requirements for your course.


Qualifications equivalent to UK A-levels:

  • National Senior Certificate


A-level requirementNational Senior Certificate
AAA77776 from 5 subjects
AAB77766 from 5 subjects
ABB77666 from 5 subjects
BBB76666 from 5 subjects
BBC66666 from 5 subjects
BCC66665 from 5 subjects
CCC66655 from 5 subjects
CCDGrade 5 average (60%) from 5 subjects
EEGrade 4 average (50%) from 5 subjects

Notes: School leaving qualifications are not considered equivalent to GCE A-levels. However, students taking the above qualifications may be considered according to the guidance given.

GCSE equivalencies:

  • GCSE grade B / grade 5 equivalent: 5 (60%) from subject in National Senior Certificate
  • GCSE grade C / grade 4 equivalent: 5 (60%) from subject in National Senior Certificate
  • Minimum passing grade is 3 (40%)

If you do not meet our minimum undergraduate requirements, you may still be able to apply for one of our foundation courses.


Qualifications equivalent to UK bachelor degree:

  • Bachelor Honours degree (also known as: Baccalaureus Honores/Baccalaureus Cum Honoribus)

  • Professional Bachelor degree (eg: Bachelor of Engineering)

Please check the individual course listing for the bachelor degree requirement and use the equivalency table below to work out your specific requirement. If you do not meet our minimum requirements you may still be able to apply for one of our pre-master’s courses.


Bachelor degree requirement Equivalent grading
2.1 (for direct entry) 70%
2.2 (for direct entry) 60%
Pass guide (for a pre-master's course) 50%

Additional information

Minimum English language requirements

One of the following:

Equivalent academic qualifications can be accepted and we are happy to consider applicants on a case by case basis. Please contact our admissions team if you wish to discuss your specific qualifications.