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.

Undergraduate

Qualifications equivalent to UK A-levels:

  • National Senior Certificate

Equivalencies

A-level requirement National Senior Certificate
AAA 77776 from 5 subjects
AAB 77766 from 5 subjects
ABB 77666 from 5 subjects
BBB 76666 from 5 subjects
BBC 66666 from 5 subjects
BCC 66665 from 5 subjects
CCC 66655 from 5 subjects
CCD Grade 5 average (60%) from 5 subjects
EE Grade 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.

Postgraduate

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.

Equivalencies

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.