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Undergraduate & honours studies

College of Economic and Management Sciences: undergraduate admission requirements 2013

Your admission to Unisa is dependent on you meeting the minimum admission requirements for your chosen qualification and college. Meeting these requirements does not mean automatic acceptance, as each application will be considered individually.

Higher certificate

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with at least 30% in the language of teaching and learning
    or
  • A Senior Certificate with at least 30% in the language of teaching and learning in terms of the NSC
    or
  • A National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4 with at least 30% in the language of teaching and learning in terms of the NSC.

Higher certificates (Vocational)

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with at least 30% in the language of teaching and learning; and with at least 30% in Mathematics or 50% in Mathematical Literacy.
    or
  • A Senior Certificate with at least 30%* in the language of teaching and learning in terms of the NSC; and at least 30% in Mathematics in terms of the NSC.
    or
  • A National Certificate (Vocational) with at least 30% in the language of teaching and learning in terms of the NSC; and at least 30% in Mathematics in terms of the NSC.

Diploma

  • An appropriate Higher Certificate
    or
  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) (Diploma endorsement) with at least 50% in the language of teaching and learning, and with at least 40% in Mathematics or 60% in Mathematical Literacy.
    or
  • A Senior Certificate with at least an equivalent of 50%*, in the language of teaching and learning in terms of the NSC; and with an equivalent of at least 40% in Mathematics in terms of the NSC.
    or
  • A National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4 with at least diploma endorsement; with an equivalent of at least 60% in the language of teaching and learning in terms of the NSC; and with an equivalent of at least 40% in Mathematics or 60% in Mathematical Literacy in terms of the NSC.

A student who has not obtained at least 50% in the language of teaching and learning, but meet all other requirements to a Diploma, may still be admitted, on the following conditions:

  • Candidates will be limited to the following 48 credits at NQF level 5 in their first period of study:
    • Two language proficiency modules:
      • ENG1511 and ENN103F (if the language of teaching and learning is English)
        or
      • AFK1502 and AFK1503 (if the language of teaching and learning is Afrikaans)
  • Two (12 credit) modules from their chosen program.

All 48 credits will have to be passed before the student can continue with the Diploma curriculum.

Students who qualify in terms of the statutory requirements but do not meet the additional requirements, may follow Unisa’s alternative pathways or consider applying for a lower level qualification
for which they meet the statutory and additional requirements.

Bachelor degrees (360 Credit curriculum that can be completed in 4 years)

  • A National Senior Certificate (Degree endorsement) with at least 50% in the language of teaching and learning, and with at least 50% in Mathematics or 70% in Mathematical Literacy
    or
  • A Senior Certificate with matriculation exemption or qualify for the exemption from the Matriculation Board, with at least an equivalent of 50%*, in terms in the NSC, in the language of learning and teaching; and with an equivalent of at least 50% in Mathematics in terms of the NSC.
    or
  • A National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4 with at least degree endorsement; with at least 60% in the language of teaching and learning in terms of the NSC; and at least 50% in Mathematics or 70% in Mathematical Literacy in terms of the NSC.

A student who has not obtained at 50% in the language of teaching and learning, but meet all other requirements to a Degree, may still be admitted, on the following conditions:

  • Candidates will be limited to the following 48 credits at NQF level 5 in their first period of study:
    • Two language proficiency modules:
      • ENG1511 and ENN103F (if the language of teaching and learning is English)
        or
      • AFK1502 and AFK1503 (if the language of teaching and learning is Afrikaans)
    • Two (12 credit) modules from their chosen program

All 48 credits will have to be passed before the student can continue with the Degree curriculum. Students who qualify in terms of the statutory requirements but do not meet the additional requirements, may follow Unisa’s alternative pathways or consider applying for a lower level qualification for which they meet the statutory and additional requirements.

Bachelor degrees (360 Credit curriculum that can be completed in 3 years)

  • A National Senior Certificate (Degree endorsement) or a Senior Certificate (matriculation exemption) or a National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4 plus an appropriate Higher Certificate.
    or
  • An appropriate Advanced Certificate
    or
  • An appropriate Diploma
    or
  • A National Senior Certificate (Degree endorsement) with at least 50% in the language of teaching and learning, and either Mathematics with at least 60%, or Mathematics Literacy with at least 80%
    or
  • A Senior Certificate with matriculation exemption or qualify for the exemption from the Matriculation Board, with at least an equivalent of 50%*, in terms in the NSC, in the language of learning and teaching; and with an equivalent of at least 60% in Mathematics in terms of the NSC.
    or
  • A National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4 with at least degree endorsement; with at least 60% in the language of teaching and learning in terms of the NSC; and at least 60% in Mathematics or 80% in Mathematical Literacy in terms of the NSC.

A student who has not obtained at least 50% in the language of teaching and learning, but meet all other requirements to a Degree, may still be admitted, on the following conditions:

  • Candidates will be limited to the following 48 credits at NQF level 5 in their first period of study:
    • Two language proficiency modules:
      • ENG1511 and ENN103F (if the language of teaching and learning is English)
        or
      • AFK1502 and AFK1503 (if the language of teaching and learning is Afrikaans)
    • Two (12 credit) modules from their chosen program

All 48 credits will have to be passed before the student can continue with the Degree curriculum.

Students who qualify in terms of the statutory requirements but do not meet the additional requirements, may apply for an extended 4-year Bachelor’s Degree (must meet the statutory and College requirements for this 4 year degree) or follow Unisa's alternative pathways or consider applying for a lower level qualification for which they meet the statutory and additional requirements.

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