University of Fort Hare 2020 Online Application Information You need to Know

University of Fort Hare 2020 Online Application Information You need to Know

This page contains application information for the University of Fort Hare Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.

University of Fort Hare General Rules for Undergraduate Qualification

1.  All applications for admission are subject to the selection process.
2.  Applicants must comply with the general admission requirements and any other specific requirements as prescribed by the Faculty.
3.  A candidate may be expected to attend an interview, undergo a selection test and/or make a written presentation to the relevant head of department
The Student Administration Office will help you with application, admission and registration enquiries.
Admission Enquiries
Alice Campus
Tel.: 040-602 2016/ 2053/ 2122/ 2174
East London Campus
Tel.: 043-704 7155/ 7266/ 7004/ 7139

Do you know what you want to study?

It is a good idea to have a career objective in mind, check the admission requirements of the various qualifications offered at the University of Fort Hare.
HOW TO APPLY
1.   Submit your application form and all the necessary documentation including application fee before closing date.
2.   An SMS will be sent to you informing you of the status  of your application thereafter a letter of confirmation.
3.    Current matriculants, who qualify based on their Grade 12 mid-term performance, are     provisionally admitted pending the submission of their final matric   results and subject to availability of space.
4.   Successful applicants will receive an admission letter, together with a registration guide, which reflects the registration dates and orientation programme.
It is important to note that all applicants who wrote the National Senior Certificate (NSC) are required to write the National Benchmark test (NBT), before they are allowed to register for their 1st year at University. Read more about this compulsory test on www.nbt.ac.za

In which school-leaving category do you fall?

  •  National Senior Certificate (NSC)? The NSC is the new school-leaving qualification since 2009.
  •  Pre-2008 matriculation certificate? This is the old school-leaving qualification before 2009.

 Admission Requirements: NSC applicants (since 2009)

The table below explains how well you will need to do in your school subjects in order to meet the minimum entry requirements for each qualification.
The University may add additional requirements for specific qualification programmes

Bachelors
Degree
MINIMUM STATUTORY ENTRY REQUIREMENT
Pass NSC with: An achievement rating of 4 (50-59%) or better in four subjects from  the  designated  list  together  with any other university requirements.
Diploma Pass NSC with: An achievement rating of 3 (40-49%) or better in four recognized NSC 20-credit subjects.

 

Designated Subjects

•  Applicants who wish to enrol for a degree programme need to ensure that four of their seven subjects are from the designated list.
•  The list already includes three of the four compulsory subjects for obtaining the NSC, namely, Languages, Maths or Maths Literacy.
•  A learner must then select one or more subjects from  the list below, provided that they are not from the same group in order to apply for a degree programme

Accounting Languages
Agricultural Sciences Life Sciences
Business Studies Mathematics or
Mathematical Literacy
Dramatic Arts Music
Economics Physical Sciences
Economics Physical Sciences
Engineering Graphics and
Design
Religion Studies
Geography Visual Arts
History Consumer Studies
Information Technology

 

University of Fort Hare General Rules for Postgraduate Qualification

1.  All applications for admission are subject to the selection process.
2.  Applicants must comply with the general admission requirements and any other specific requirements as prescribed by the Faculty.
3.  A candidate may be expected to attend an interview, undergo a selection test and/or make a written presentation to the relevant head of department
HOW TO APPLY
1.   Submit your application form and all the necessary documentation including application fee before closing date.
2.   An SMS will be sent to you informing you of the status  of your application thereafter a letter of confirmation.
3.   Successful applicants will receive an admission letter, together with a registration guide, which reflects the registration dates and orientation programme.
The Student Administration Office will help you with application, admission and registration enquiries.
Admission Enquiries
Alice Campus
Tel.: 040-602 2016/ 2053/ 2122/ 2174
East London Campus
Tel.: 043-704 7155/ 7266/ 7004/ 7139
APPLICATION OF GENERAL RULES
The general rules for undergraduate qualifications also apply to postgraduate qualifications, except where the former clearly cannot apply to postgraduate programmes, or where the rules for postgraduate qualifications outlined below (Rule G.14 onwards) contradict the general undergraduate rules. Wherever these general rules conflict with any of the provisions of the UFH Postgraduate Guide, the latter shall prevail.

Post Graduation Admission

Honours degree. A  person shall not  be  admitted as  a  candidate for  an honours degree unless he/she:

  • has successfully completed a bachelor‟s degree at the University; or
  • has successfully completed a similar qualification at the appropriate level on the NQF and which is equivalent to or higher than the examinations prescribed for a degree of bachelor of the University; or
  • has passed the examinations on the grounds of which he/she will be awarded a bachelor‟s degree by the University, or on the grounds of which the required status may later be granted to him/her.

Master’s degree. A person shall not be admitted as a candidate for a master‟s degree unless he/she:

  • has  successfully  completed  a  four  year  bachelor‟s degree  at  the University; or
  • has successfully completed an honours degree following a three year bachelor‟s degree at the University; or
  • has successfully completed a similar qualification at the appropriate level on the NQF, and which, in the opinion of Senate, is equivalent to or higher than the examinations prescribed for an honours degree at the University; or
  • has submitted her/his honours mini-dissertation for examination with the consent of the supervisor and within the deadline stipulated by the University.

Doctoral degree. A person shall not be admitted as a candidate for a doctoral degree unless he/she:

  •  has successfully completed a master‟s degree at the University: or
  • has successfully completed a similar qualification at the appropriate level on the NQF, and which, in the opinion of Senate, is equivalent to or higher than the examinations prescribed for a degree of master of the University; or
  • has passed the examinations on the grounds of which he/she will be awarded a master‟s degree by the University, or on the grounds of which the required status may later be granted to him/her.
  • has submitted her/his Masters dissertation for examination with the consent of the supervisor and within the deadline stipulated by the University.
The above requirements should be read in conjunction with the University‟s policy on the recognition of prior learning, which sets out the access criteria as well as advanced standing granted to students based on learning acquired through formal, informal and non-formal means.

REGISTRATION FOR POSTGRADUATE QUALIFICATIONS

A candidate for a postgraduate qualification must submit a written application to the Registrar, setting out his/her qualifications and stating in which subject area he/she wishes to study. The proposed programme will be referred to the relevant Head of  Department/Head of  Department/Dean, who will make a recommendation through Faculty to Senate regarding the programme to be followed  and  the  supervisors,  co-supervisors (if  any),  who  will  guide  the internal and  external examiners and  assess the  candidate‟s performance. Registration will only be completed once Senate has given its approval, provided that the names of examiners need not be submitted at registration, but must be approved by Senate before the conclusion of the programme for which the candidate is registered.

  • Requirement of application for re-admission and re-registration by continuing postgraduate students: Postgraduate registration is valid for  one  year  only,  and  candidates  are  required  to  renew  their application and to register annually until graduation or termination of studies.

Without prejudice to its general powers to admit or refuse admission to an applicant, Senate may require an applicant to undergo a test on his/her proficiency in the subject of his/her proposed study if he/she either:

  • obtained the qualification on which the application is based at another university or institution, or
  • being a graduate of the University, did not include the subject as a major subject in the undergraduate curriculum.

Senate  may  require  a  candidate  to  attend  specified  ancillary  modules  in addition to the prescribed modules (where applicable) and may require that such modules be completed before the candidate presents himself/herself for any specified part of the final assessment.

  • Unless a student wishing to register for a dissertation or thesis. Masters or Doctoral studies, can provide evidence of having followed and successfully completed a course in Research Methodology, s/he must register for and complete such a module at the University of Fort Hare, preferably prior to submitting the final research proposal.
A candidate for a postgraduate programme may be required to pass a proficiency test in a specified language or languages before admission to the programme or before admission to the final examination. The details of such requirements are listed with each programme.
Senate, on recommendation of the relevant Faculty shall appoint at least, but generally no more than, two external examiners for each masters‟ or doctoral candidate‟s dissertation or  thesis that originates from a  study programme based entirely on research.   In addition, the third examiner (i.e. the internal examiner) shall not be the supervisor, but another suitable academic staff member of the University.  A mini-dissertation which forms part of a Master‟s degree by coursework (that is, coursework and research) shall, as with the other modules taken in such a programme, require the appointment of only one external examiner.
Senate, on recommendation of the relevant Head of Department/Dean, shall appoint a supervisor for each candidate for a masters or doctoral qualification. Senate may also appoint a co-supervisor for a candidate, especially where the proposed programme will extend over more than one recognized subject field or  goes  beyond  the  research  expertise  of  a  single  staff  member.  The supervisor shall normally be a member of the academic staff attached to the University,  while  the  co-supervisor  may  be  an  academic  from  another University or another person who is a recognized authority in the subject field. In exceptional cases the supervisor can be appointed from outside the University, in which case a co-supervisor who is a member of staff of the University shall be appointed to administer the study programme.

  • At the end of each semester the supervisor shall report to the Head of Department/Dean on the progress of candidates under his/her supervision; these reports shall also be tabled in Senate to consider intervention in the programme if and when required.
  • In the event that a supervisor leaves the employ of the University before a candidate he/she is supervising has completed the relevant postgraduate qualification, Senate may:

ASSESSMENT
The programme description for a postgraduate qualification shall include:

  • a description of the various components (modules) and the credit value of each; and
  • the  method  of  assessment  for  each  module,  which  may  include assignments, mini-dissertations, projects, practical work and examinations; and
  • the  due  date  for  each  submission  (assignment,  mini-dissertation, project, or practical work); the Head of Department/Dean may refuse to accept late submissions.

Candidates in a programme that consists of, or includes, course-work, shall present   themselves   for   examination   as   required   by   the   Head   of Department/Dean.

The Head of Department/Dean shall submit a final mark for each module completed by each candidate as soon as it is available.
Assessment for an Honours Qualification A candidate for an honours qualification must obtain:
an aggregate of at least 50 percent in all the modules comprising the specific honours programme;

  • a sub-minimum of 40 percent examination mark in each module;
  • at least 50 percent examination mark in no less than half of all the (honours modules) examinations. Where the honours programme  consists  of  an  odd  number  of  modules,  the Faculty Examinations Committee shall determine whether the candidate has achieved the 50 percent requirement in terms of this rule; and
  • a  pass  mark  in  every  examination  (ancillary  modules, language tests etc.) as may be specified in the programme description and/or as required by Senate.

A  candidate  shall  normally  retain  credit  for  any  individual  module passed for a period not exceeding three years.
Assessment for a Master‟s or a Doctoral Qualification based on Course-Work:
To obtain a Master‟s or doctoral qualification based on course-work the candidate must obtain:

  • an aggregate of at least 50 percent of the marks in all the modules comprising the specific programme; and
  • a sub-minimum of 40 percent in each module; and
  • a pass-mark in every other examination (ancillary modules, language tests, etc.) as may be specified in the programme description and/or as required by Senate.
  • A candidate for a Master‟s qualification shall normally retain credit for any individual module passed for a period not exceeding four years, and a candidate for a doctoral qualification shall normally retain credit for any individual module passed for a period not exceeding five years.
  • A mini-dissertation which forms part of a Master‟s programme shall comply with the format for a dissertation (Article 17.6 below) and is assessed in the same way.
  • Where a Master‟s qualification is based on course-work plus a mini- dissertation or a dissertation, the candidate shall comply with the abovementioned conditions and the conditions set out below for dissertations (17.6 below).
  • Where a doctoral qualification is based on course-work plus a thesis, the candidate shall comply with the abovementioned conditions and the conditions set out below for theses (17.6 below).

For Complete Rules and Regulation visit UFH website

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