University of Johannesburg Courses and Requirements
To be able to gain access to a faculty and specific programmes, applicants are required to have the appropriate combination of recognised National Senior Certificate (NSC) subjects as well as certain levels of achievement in these subjects as set out in the 2016 UJ Undergraduate Prospectus < Click here to view the UJ Undergraduate Prospectus >
Compliance with the minimum requirements does not guarantee a place as the University has a specific number of places as approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training for new undergraduate first years.
Conditional admission is based on the final Grade 11 results and final admission is based on the final Grade 12 results.
Applicants must meet the criteria set by the relevant faculty with regard to their chosen academic subjects. All additional criteria for specific learning area specialisations, and/or specific subject methodologies have to be met as well. Special admission procedures for programmes include assessment for NBT (National Benchmark Test), guidance, evaluation and placement purposes, interviews and submission of portfolios of work.
Applicants may also be expected to write an admission or placement test for certain qualifications as per faculty requirements.
How to determine your Admission Point Score (APS):
A new Admission Point Score (APS) explained below has been developed for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) and the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) based on the Achievement Rating of each subject. The APS is basically the sum of the achievement ratings of the seven school subjects, keeping in mind that the performance rating achieved for Life Orientation must be divided by 2.
Admission requirements for students obtaining the National Senior Certificate (NSC) / Independent Examinations Board (IEB) in 2013 or thereafter:
|NSC||SC HG (M-Score)||SC SG (M-Score)||IEB||HIGSE / NSSC (HL)||IGCSE / NSSC (OL)||AS Levels||A Levels||IB (HL)||IB (SL)|
|7||7 (80- 100%)||A||7||2||A||D||4||7|
NSC: National Senior Certificate (completed Grade 12 in and after 2008)
SC HG: Senior Certificate Higher Grade (completed Grade 12 before 2008)
SC SG: Senior Certificate Standard Grade (completed Grade 12 before 2008)
IEB: Independent Examination Board
HIGCSE: Higher International General Certificate of Secondary Education
NSSC (HL): Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (Higher Level)
IGCSE: International General Certificate of Secondary Education
NSSC (OL): Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate (Ordinary Level)
AS Level: Advanced Subsidiary Level
A Level: Advanced Level
IB (HL): International Baccalaureate Schools (Higher Levels)
IB (SL): International Baccalaureate Schools (Standard Levels)