Namibian Level admission, International Students

International Students

Admission requirements
Namibian higher and ordinary level (formerly HIGCSE and IGCSE)




The NWU recognises higher-level passes (grades 1 to 3). To obtain a certificate of complete exemption from the SAMB, a candidate requires four recognised higher-level passes and one ordinary-level pass, including English Language on first or second language higher level, and approved higher or ordinary level language on first language level (if English had been taken on the second language level) or a foreign language (if English had been taken on first language level) accompanied by pass marks in two higher level subjects selected from two of the following groups:

Group 3:  A third language, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Physical Science or Biology.

Group 4:  Art, Economics, History, Geography or a subject from Group 3, excluding third languages provided offered for one group only.

Group 5:  Accounting, Computer Studies or Design and Technology, provided the subject is accompanied by a pass mark in Mathematics on at least IGCSE level.

A foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has pass marks in four approved AS-level subjects and one approved O/GCSE–level subject credit, including English or English Language, but no second language.

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Please be aware that the information supplied on this page is for general information purposes only. More precise details can be obtained by going to the official SADHA website (South African Department of Home Affairs) website. Requirements for studying in South Africa are subject to change and each application is treated as an individual case. Please ensure that you make the necessary inquiries well in advance, before travelling to South Africa.