University of KwaZulu-Natal Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine Admission or entry Requirement

University of KwaZulu-Natal Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine Admission or entry Requirement

Entrance Requirements

South African Applicants

For admission to undergraduate degree studies applicants must be in possession of: ◗◗Either the National Senior Certificate for degree studies (NSC-Deg); OR

◗◗ Senior Certificate with endorsement (obtained before 2008).

For admission to undergraduate diploma studies, applicants must possess:

◗◗ Either the National Senior Certificate

for diploma studies (NSC-Dip); OR

◗◗ The Senior Certificate (obtained before 2008);

◗◗ In addition, as the medium of instruction at UKZN is English, a minimum of either is required:

•Level 4 pass in English as Home Language (HL) or First Additional Language (FAL) for NSC; OR

•A 50% (D) pass in English HG as First or Second Language for Senior Certificate.

◗◗ NSC applicants must have obtained a Level 4 pass in Life Orientation.

Note that these are minimum requirements and programmes may have higher requirements.

In addition, programmes at UKZN have set their own entrance requirements based on overall performance in final examinations as well as performance in required subjects.

For NSC-Deg

◗◗ The overall level of performance is reflected in an applicant’s Academic Performance Score (APS). Information

on how to calculate APS appears on page 15.

◗◗ The subjects and levels of performance required for admission to specific programmes are listed in the tables on pages 17 to 21.

For Senior Certificates

◗◗ Please consult with Colleges for information on scores, calculation values and subject passes required.

International Applicants

Applicants with non-South African school-leaving certificates must apply to the South African Matriculation Board/Universities South Africa (HESA) for certification stating that the school qualifications they hold satisfy the basic legal requirements for entry into degree studies in South Africa. Please refer to the HESA website at for more information or contact them on Tel: +27 (0)12 481 2848/7.

International applications will not be considered until HESA evaluations have been received.

In addition to meeting the basic legal requirements, applicants must meet the entry requirements for specific programmes; that is passes in certain subjects and passes obtained, for example, in HIGSCE, AS or A levels. You will find this information in the relevant College Handbooks under:

Only O-levels or IGSCEs are not acceptable.