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 Applications and Admissions

 

 

For applications and closing date: UWC application process

Contact Ms Dominique Pretorius (Administrative Officer) at +27 21 959 3064

Email dpretorius@uwc.ac.za

Admission Requirements:  BSc Complementary Medicine

Admission requirements for applicants who matriculated from 2008

       

(a)     The National Senior Certificate for Bachelor’s Degree study plus a score of no less than 30 points calculated according to the University’s approved points system, as well as the following specific subject requirements:

 

·   level 4 (50-59%) in English (home or first additional language) and

·   level 3 (40-49%) in Another Language (home or first additional language) and

·   level 4 (50-59%) in Mathematics or

·   level 6 (70-79%) in Mathematical Literacy and

·   level 4 (50-59%) in Life Sciences and

·   level 3 (40-49%) in Physical Sciences

 

                                                OR

(b)           A qualification or level of competence which the Senate of the University has deemed

                to be equivalent to the requirements stipulated in (a) above.

 

Admission requirements for applicants who matriculated before 2008

 

(a)            A Matriculation Exemption with the following subject requirements:

 

·          HG (40%, E symbol) English or

·          SG (50%, D symbol) English and

·          HG (40%, E symbol) Mathematics or

·          SG (50%, D symbol) Mathematics and 

·          HG (40%, E symbol) Biology or

·          SG (50%, D symbol) Biology and

·          HG (40%, E symbol) Physical Science or

·          SG (50%, D symbol) Physical Science


                                                OR


(b)           A qualification or level of competence which the Senate of the University has deemed

                to be equivalent to the requirements stipulated in (a) above.

 

 Alternate admission

 

 Alternate admission requirements for applicants who passed Grade 12 from 2008

 

(a)      The National Senior Certificate for Diploma Study plus a score of no less than 23 points calculated according to the     University’s approved points system.


(b)       Students will be required to write The National Benchmark Test (NBT)

 

                                                                OR

 

(c)       A qualification or level of competence that the Senate of the University has deemed to be equivalent to the requirements stipulated in (a) and (b) above

 

Alternate admission requirements for applicants who passed Grade 12 before 2008

 

(a)      Students without matriculation exemption may be allowed into the programme as Senate Discretionary students and will be required to write The National Benchmark Test (NBT).

 

                                or

 

(b)       A qualification or level of competence which the Senate of the University has deemed to be equivalent to the requirements stipulated in (a) above

 

Alternate admission requirements for applicants according to Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

 

Students who completed the NSC in 2008 or thereafter, but have not obtained endorsements, will be considered for alternative admission after the age of 23. Such candidates will be required to complete a RPL portfolio development course and submit to a process where relevant learning and/or experience will be assessed.


Candidates who are 23 or older and do not have a matriculation certificate or NSC, but who might have obtained other qualifications or experience that may be deemed to be equivalent to admission criteria for particular study programmes, will also be required to complete a RPL portfolio development course or an RPL portfolio process as agreed and to submit to a process where such learning, qualification and/or experience will be assessed.


RPL applicants will need to contact the Division for Lifelong Learning on 021 959 3792 or Ms Mokadam on gmokadam@uwc.ac.za



International Applicants

• You need to submit your final school results to Higher Education South Africa (HESA)  for an evaluation.

• We unfortunately will not be able to respond to your application until you submit a confirmation letter issued by HESA stating that you qualify to study at a South African University.

• Certified copy of your passport

• Please visit the HESA website at www.hesa-enrol.ac.za ​for more information about this process.


STUDY VISA INFORMATION 

Recent changes in the Immigration Act have further intensified the need for foreign students wishing to attend UWC to have the correct visa and for existing foreign students to renew their visa in a correct and timely manner to avoid delays in registration and other more serious immigration issues.

 PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE GUIDELINES AND YOU NEED TO CHECK WITH THE SOUTH AFRICAN CONSULATE/EMBASSY IN YOUR HOME COUNTRY FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND FORMS.

These guidelines apply for students without dependents. For students with dependents further information is needed, please check with your Embassy/Consulate.

For prospective international students:

         You MUST have your study visa before leaving your country of residence. The university cannot register you without a valid study visa to study at this institution. The visa can be obtained from the South African Consulate or Embassy in your country of residence.

          In order to apply for a study permit, certain documentation and payments are needed, namely:

o   The study permit application form

o   A valid passport

o   An official letter from UWC stating that you have been accepted for the course and the duration of the course

o   A police clearance certificate for every country you have lived in for more than a year since you were 18 (less than 6 months old)

o   A Medical Report (specific form to be filled in)

o   A Radiological Report (In the form of a chest X-Ray to confirm you do not have TB - specific form to be filled in)

o   Medical cover with a registered South African medical scheme for the duration of your course or which can be renewed yearly for the duration of the course.

o   A repatriation fee, to be paid to the consulate/embassy (amounts vary for each country) which will be used in case of deportation and will be reimbursed once back in your home country.

o   Accommodation details

o   Proof of sufficient funds to support you for the duration of your course (scholarship letters, bank statements etc)

          You are allowed to work for 20 hours a week whilst in South Africa on a study visa, however, you can not use this work towards your proof of financial ability to pay for the course.

          The above payments and documentation must be provided with the application fee in full in order to apply for your visa.

          Please allow 6 weeks for your visa application. Processing times vary per country, so please check with the Embassy/Consulate for exact details.

 




  

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