Frequently Asked Questions
The minimum admission requirements are those requirements which a prospective applicant must meet in order to be considered for a specific programme at VUT.
Compulsory subjects are specific subject combinations which are required in order for an applicant to be admitted to a specific course. These subjects form the basis for further studies and are a requirement for specific fields of study.
Recommended subjects are subjects which are not required for admission to a specific course, but are useful as they will build on your current knowledge base and enable you to understand certain terms and formulas better.
Yes. Certain programmes require maths as opposed to mathematical literacy in order to be accepted. Refer to the undergraduate admission requirements for the subject specific requirements.
The APS (Accredited point system) system allocates point values to seven NSC subjects.
Write down your relevant Grade 12 subjects and the levels you have obtained.
Allocate points according to the table below.
Add up the number of points you have scored for all seven subjects. Refer to the one on the website (http://126.96.36.199:8080/selfcheck-1.0/) which calculates it for you.
Compare your APS against the minimum APS required for the qualification for which you wish to apply.
|NSC||NSC %||APS||APS %|
|8||90 – 100 %|
|7||80 – 100 %||7||80 – 89 %|
|6||70 – 79 %||6||70 – 79 %|
|5||60 – 69 %||5||60 – 69 %|
|4||50 – 59 %||4||50 – 59 %|
|3||40 – 49 %||3||40 – 49 %|
|2||30 – 39 %||2||30 – 39 %|
|1||0 – 29 %||0||0 – 29 %|
Yes, applicants are first considered for their first choice, and if they do not meet the direct entry requirements their second choice will be considered provided that there is still space available in that particular programme.
Initial selection will be based on final Grade 11 or any Grade 12 results (final, mid-year and/or 3rd quarter).