We are going to discuss the criteria that are required in order to be considered for a bachelor’s degree studies after passing your Grade 12. There are different set of requirements for different types of qualifications after matric, such as: Higher Certificate, Advanced Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, and Bachelor’s Degree. A Bachelor’s Degree will enable you to apply your knowledge and skills gained and demonstrate your initiative and responsibility in an academic or professional context. On this section, we are focusing on a Bachelor’s Degree.

A Bachelor’s Degree is available in a variety of different disciplines. The principles and theory you are taught will enable you to enter the labour market, professional training, postgraduate studies or professional practice in a variety of careers.

Three Criteria that are required in order to be considered for a bachelor’s degree studies

Below are the three criteria that are required in order to be considered for a bachelor’s degree studies at universities and colleges in South Africa:

  • #ONE: The minimum admission requirement is an UMALUSI certified NSC with an achievement rating of 4 (this is adequate achievement, 50–59%) or better in four subjects chosen.
  • #TWO: 30% and above in the language of learning and teaching of the higher education institution (offered at First Additional Language level).
  • #THREE: 40% and above in languages offered at Home Language level.

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