O/GCS-levels with mature age exemption:
A candidate who only holds O/GCSE-levels (symbols A, B and C only) and no other school-leaving examination is not eligible for admission to the NWU. However, certain faculties will accept this qualification if the candidate has attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration and meets the subject combination and grade requirements for mature age exemption.
The NWU accepts A-level passes (symbols A, B, C, D and E only). To obtain a certificate of complete exemption from the SAMB, a candidate requires two recognised A-level passes and three O/GCSE-level passes, including English Language and an approved second language.
A foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has pass marks in two approved A-level subjects and three approved O/GCSE–level subject credits, including English or English Language.
Please note that specific entry requirements vary across the different degree programmes.
The NWU accepts AS-level passes (symbols A, B, C and D only). To obtain a certificate of complete exemption from the SAMB, a candidate requires four recognised AS-level passes and one O/GCSE-level pass, including English Language and an approved second language.
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). 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.