UKZN Admission Requirements

UKZN Admission Requirements

UKZN Admission Requirements – University Of Kwa-zulu Natal

 

Requirements / APS

  • The values allocated to the levels of performance in subjects s, i.e. 1-7 are added to calculate the composite Academic Performance Score (APS).
  • Life Orientation (LO) is not included in the APS calculation for UKZN (no points are allocated for LO).
  • The Academic Performance Score (APS) is calculated by adding the performance ratings of the other six subjects. Mathematics paper 3 is not a full subject and is not considered for the APS.
  • If more than seven subjects were taken, the APS is calculated by adding the performance ratings of English (HL or FAL) plus Mathematics or Mathematics Literacy plus the best ratings of four other subjects (excluding LO or Maths Paper 3). No bonus points are awarded for additional subjects.
  • Note that candidates may be required to write the National Benchmark Tests(NBT) to assist with their placement at UKZN.
  • The Medical School currently does not require applicants to write the National Benchmark Test (NBT) for admission, because it disadvantages many learners, particularly in rural areas, who may not be able to access the NBT venues due to logistic challenges.

APS Table

Calculation of composite Academic Performance Score (NSC-Deg)

NSC Rating (Level of performance)


NSC Percentage

Points value for calculation of UKZN APS

Adjusted Percentages for UKZN APS calculation

8

90% to 100%

7

80% to 100%

7

80% to 89%

6

70% to 79%

6

70% to 79%

5

60% to 69%

5

60% to 69%

4

50% to 59%

4

50% to 59%

3

40% to 49%

3

40% to 49%

2

30% to 39%

2

30% to 39%

1

0% to 29%

1

0% to 29%