May 2014

Higher Education South Africa

Higher education

In 2013 South Africa welcomed 2 brand new public universities, expanding the total number of universities you can choose from to 25. So now there is at least one university in each of the 9 provinces. In order to make a well-informed decision on the university best suited for you, you need to conduct extensive research by attending universities’ open days, visiting companies and practitioners within your field of interest, and seeking advice from your parents, teachers, or guardian as soon as possible

Minimum admission requirements

In order to be admitted into any specific university course, you need to have a specific combination of school subjects. As such it is important when choosing your school subjects in grade 10 to have an idea of the field of study (and ultimately the career) you intend to pursue post-school.

In addition to choosing your subjects carefully, you also need to ensure that you obtain the minimum marks necessary for admission into the specific field of study you are interested in. So, remember to work to the best of your abilities consistently throughout the year, so as to give yourself a good chance of being admitted into your preferred field of study, particularly into programmes which have competitive selection. Believe in yourself, and work very hard towards your dreams.

Apply now

Remember to apply as soon as possible, and no later than 30 September 2014 for 2015 university admission. University courses have different closing dates. Contact the university of your choice for information on the application process.

For more information

Visit our brand new and exciting website which will be going live at the end of June 2014.

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