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Application for admission process: Undergraduate qualifications

College of Economic and Management Sciences: undergraduate admission requirements

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

If you don’t meet the minimum admission requirements...

If you don’t meet the minimum admission requirements for your qualification of choice, you might want to consider starting with a relevant lower-level qualification (eg a higher certificate or diploma) and then continuing with the degree on completion of your lower-level qualification. Work through the admission requirements for each level of qualification (eg degree, diploma and higher certificate) to determine whether you will be able to apply for a lower-level qualification related to your interests. Remember to keep in mind your career vision and goals, and how any qualification will contribute to these.

Back to topBachelor degrees (360-Credit curriculum that can be completed in 3 years)
Minimum requirements Language requirement Mathematics requirement Additional requirements

A Senior Certificate with matriculation exemption or qualify for the exemption from the Matriculation Board with at least an equivalent of

a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG in the language of teaching and learning a C symbol on HG or a B symbol on SG in Mathematics  
A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with degree endorsement 50% in the language of teaching and learning

60% in Mathematics

 

An appropriate higher certificate

     

An appropriate diploma

     

Prospective applicants who do not comply with the above requirements for admission to the three-year bachelor degree curriculum should consider enrolling for the extended bachelor degree curriculum or consider applying for a lower-level qualification for which they meet the statutory and additional requirements.


Back to topBachelor degrees (Extended curriculum that includes 5 compulsory modules in the first year. This degree can be completed in 4 years.) The additional 5 modules have been designed to improve the student’s chances of success significantly.
Minimum requirements Language requirement Mathematics requirement Additional requirements

A Senior Certificate with matriculation exemption or qualify for the exemption from the Matriculation Board with at least an equivalent of

a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG in the language of teaching and learning

a D symbol in HG or C symbol in SG in Mathematics

 
A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with degree endorsement 50% in the language of teaching and learning

50% in Mathematics

 

An appropriate Higher Certificate

     

Prospective applicants who do not comply with the above requirements for admission to the extended bachelor degree curriculum should consider applying for a lower-level qualification for which they meet the statutory and additional requirements.


Back to topDiplomas
Minimum requirements Language requirement Mathematics requirement Additional requirements
A Senior Certificate a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG in the language of teaching and learning an E symbol on HG or D symbol on SG in Mathematics
 
A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Diploma Endorsement

50% in the language of teaching and learning

40% in Mathematics

 

Prospective applicants who do not comply with the above requirements for admission to the diploma should consider enrolling for any of the higher certificates offered by the college.


Back to topHigher Certificates in Banking and Higher Certificate in Marketing
Minimum requirements Language requirement Mathematics requirement Additional requirements
A National Senior Certificate (NSC) 30% in the language of teaching and learning

30% in Mathematics

 
A Senior Certificate an F symbol on HG or E symbol on SG in the language of teaching and learning an F symbol on HG or E symbol on SG in Mathematics  

Prospective applicants who do not comply with the above requirements for admission to the Higher Certificate in Banking, Marketing and Tourism Management should consider enrolling for the Higher Certificate in Economic and Management Sciences.


Back to topHigher Certificate in Economic and Management Sciences and Higher Certificate in Tourism Management
Minimum requirements Language requirement Mathematics requirement Additional requirements
A National Senior Certificate (NSC) 30% in the language of teaching and learning    
A Senior Certificate an F symbol on HG or E symbol on SG in the language of teaching and learning    

Prospective applicants who do not comply with the above requirements for admission to the Higher Certificate in Banking, Marketing and Tourism Management should consider enrolling for the Higher Certificate in Economic and Management Sciences.



Identifying other study options if you don't meet the admission requirements for your qualification of choice

It may be that you do not meet the admission requirements for any qualification at Unisa. You now need to explore options to help you meet the admission requirements for your chosen qualification, or you could reconsider your career goals and how you will plan your career. Read more...

Applying for credits from other higher education institutions

Unisa may recognise previous learning from previous formal education. This will be evaluated on a case-bycase basis. Not all credits achieved at other institutions will count towards a Unisa qualification. Your request for exemption(s) will only be considered once we have received your completed DSAR04 form and a certified copy of an official academic record, a conduct certificate and, in some cases, the syllabus. In the case of international qualifications, SAQA evaluation and the syllabus are required. NB: No exemptions will be finalised on an academic record during the application period.

You must meet the admission requirements for the qualification for which you are applying for credits and/or exemptions. A maximum of 50% of the prescribed credits may be awarded in the form of credits and exemptions. No exemptions will be granted for Unisa's signature modules. Unisa reserves the right to grant and/or decline applications for exemptions or credit transfers.

I wrote matric before 2009. Do I qualify?

If you do NOT hold a Senior Certificate with an endorsement indicating that you have been exempted from the matriculation requirement, please refer to the documents below to ascertain whether or not you are eligible to apply for admission to undergraduate degree studies (Not applicable to students who wrote the National Senior Certificate examinations from 2008):