South Africa

Please note: This information is provided as a guide only. Some courses may have specialised entry requirements that are listed on the course page, please check for any additional subject/course specific requirements before submitting your application.

Academic Entry Requirements

Entry to:



International Foundation Programme

Senior Certificate/ National Senior Certificate at the Standard Grade (without matriculation endorsement)

average of at least 50%-69% (C)


Senior Certificate/ National Senior Certificate at the Standard Grade with matriculation endorsement

Higher Certificate or National Certificate

average of at least 60%-79% 

Level 5

Extended Degree (4 years)

Students who fall slightly below the standard requirements listed for Undergraduate entry may be considered for an available or appropriate Extended Degree Programme.


A Bachelors degree 

minimum Second Class (60%-69%)

Pre-Master's (1 semester Graduate Certificate)

Students who possess qualifications that are not directly related to their Master's course of choice may be considered for an available or appropriate Pre-Master's course (1 semester conversion course).

Bachelors degree with Third Class (50%-59%)

English and Mathematics requirements


(If applicable to course) 

Senior Certificate/ National Senior Certificate at the Standard Grade

 50% - 69%


NON-EEA nationals (requiring a Tier 4 student Visa) must provide a Secured English Language Test (SELT) qualification to qualifiy for entry, such as Academic IELTS / Pearson PTE Academic.

See HERE to find the English language requirements for all courses.



NARIC and accreditation

UK NARIC offers a variety of services on the comparability of qualifications from overseas. These services have been designed to help migrants coming to the UK to work or study, and who are applying through the UK’s points based system for immigration. Please see this link for Statements of Comparability from NARIC. 



Providing your qualifications

Please be sure you are able to provide copies of official certificates of any qualifications you have taken when you make your application (please do not send us your original certificates)If any of your certificates or supporting documents (transcripts) are in a non-English language you will need to provide certified English translations alongside any official copies.



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