University of Fort Hare Admission Requirements

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR’S DEGREES

• Minimum of level 4 in English 1st Additional Language or
• Minimum of level 3 in English Home Language.
• Minimum of Level 4 or better in four 20-credit subjects from the designated list, excluding Life Orientation.
 

 
QUALIFICATION
MINIMUM STATUTORY ENTRY REQUIREMENT
 
Bachelors degree
Pass NSC with an achievement rating of 4
(50-59%) or more in 4 (four) subjects
Diploma Pass NSC with an achieving rating of 3
(40-49% )or more in 4 (four) subjects

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR MATURE AGE APPLICANTS
Mature age applicants (turning 23 years during year of registration), who have met the requirements in bullets 1 – 3 above, qualify for admission to main stream programmes. They need to apply for conditional exemption from HESA.
 
Designated Subjects
 

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

 

Applicants who wish to enroll for a degree programme need to ensure that four of their seven subjects are from the designated list.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Senior Certificate (pre-2008)
A candidate is expected to possess a minimum level of proficiency in English language. A pass mark of at least E symbol on SG is considered to be sufficient. A pass mark of at least an F symbol on HG English 1st language is also considered to be sufficient.
A Matriculation Exemption or Further Education and Training Certificate.
A standard qualification to study for a degree is a Matriculation endorsement or equivalent.

 

 
CN                          SC

Symbol achieved in

Grade 12 subjects

Grade of Grade 12 subjects
HG SG
A 8 6
B 7 5
C 6 4
D 5 3
E 4 2
F 31

 

 
How to calculate your minimum admission point score (APS)
 

NSC

NSC% PS APS %
7 80-89 8 90-99
6 79-79 7 80-89
5 60-69 6 79-79
4 50-59 5 60-69
3 40-49 4 50-59
2 30-39 3 40-49
10 -290 2 30-39
0-29

 

ARE YOU A INTERNATIONAL APPLICANT WITH FOREIGN SCHOOL-LEAVING?
Undergraduate

All applicants with non-South African School-leaving require a certificate of exemption from the Matriculation Board of South Africa for admission into an undergraduate qualification. For more information regarding the Matriculation Exemptions please visit the Matriculation Board website on www.he-enrol.ac.za
The University of Fort Hare will also submit applications to the Matriculation Board on behalf of the applicant on submission of the following:
Form M30E (also available from the matriculation board website); Copies of educational qualification (certified at the University); Copy of Passport or birth certificate (certified at the University);
Exemption application fee charged at R400.00 (payable at the University); and
Sworn English translation of documents required where applicable.
Postgraduate
All applicants with non-South African qualifications are required to have their qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). For more information regarding evaluation of qualifications please visit the SAQA website: www.saqa.org.za
 
Student selection and admissions process
1. Students receive application forms from the Students Registration Office through the post/
contact.
2. These are completed and returned to the Students Registration Office and get sorted
per-Faculty.
3. Then the faculty selection committee (Deputy Dean: Teaching and Learning, Faculty
Manager,
HODs and Administrators) convenes to do the selection.
4. Admission is done on merit, using the Swedish point system.
 
High scores are considered first in chronological order For interview programmes students are invited for presentations prior to selection *
The current matrics are provisionally accepted pending their matric final
results and availability for admission into programmes, plus NBT results
 
The application forms are checked and signed by the Faculty
Manager according to the admission status.
Once the forms are signed, they are given back to the Students Registration Office to capture the status which is then communicated to the students as backup.
The Faculty keeps records of the accepted students as backup. Wait listed students are considered after registration of
accepted students
Accepted students get notification from the Students
Registration Office.
 
ENQUIRIES
Alice Campus Tel.: 040 602 / 2053/ 2122/ 2174/ 2281
East London Campus Tel.: 043 704 7155 / 7266 / 7004 / 7139
admissions@ufh.ac.za
 

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