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PROSPECTIVE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS FAQ’S

How do I apply?

Please send your application through to the Central Applications Office. You may access their website through here: www.cao.ac.za. Tel: 031 2684444

What are the closing dates for the College of Health Sciences?

Please note that the Closing date for medicine (MBChB) is the 30th June and for all other courses, the 30th September

Will my application be accepted after the respective closing dates?

No, we do not accept any late applications.

What is the entrance qualification to apply to study at UKZN?
  • A National Senior Certificate for Degree studies (NSC-DEG) pass;
  • A minimum of seven subjects with at least four subjects (passed at Level 4) from the designated list),
  • English Home Language/ First Additional Language (passed at Level 4 minimum),
  • Life Orientation (passed at Level 4 minimum), and
  • Degree specific subjects and specific pass marks required in those subjects plus a minimum Academic Performance Score (APS). The calculation of points are shown below
UKZN’S POINTS TABLE
NSC LEVELS UKZN’S POINTS RATING FOR (APS) ADMISSIONS POINTS SCORE ADJUSTED PERCENTAGES FOR APS
8 90%-100%
7 7 80%-89%
6 6 70%-79%
5 5 60%-69%
4 4 50%-59%
3 3 40%-49%
2 2 30%-39%
1 1 0%-29%
What are the entrance requirements for programmes offered in the College of Health Sciences @UKZN?
DEGREECODESUBJECT REQUIREMENTSPOINTS REQUIREDDURATION
B AudiologyKN-W-BPANSC Deg with Engl and LO 4 and Maths 3 and Life Sci or Phys Sci 3
(Choices 1 and 2 only)
From 48 to 304 yrs
B Speech-Language TherapyKN-W-BPBNSC Deg with Engl and LO 4 and Maths 3 and Life Sci or Phys Sci 3
(Choices 1 and 2 only)
From 48 to 304 yrs
B Dental TherapyKN-W-BDTNSC Deg with Engl and LO 4 and Life Sci and Maths 3
(Choices 1 and 2 only)
From 48 to 303 yrs
B Medical Science: AnatomyKN-W-MBSNSC Deg with Engl and LO and Life Sci and Maths and Phys Sci 4 (Choices 1, 2 and 3 will be prioritised)From 48 to 303 yrs
B Medical Science: PhysiologyKN-W-SBFNSC Deg with Engl and LO and Maths and Life Sci and Phys Sci 4  (Choices 1, 2 and 3 will be prioritised)From 48 to 303 yrs
B Medicine and SurgeryKN-M-MBCNSC Deg with Maths, Phys Sci, Life Sci and Engl at Level 5 and an aggregate of 65% 6 yrs
B NursingKN-H-BN1NSC Deg with Engl and LO 4 and Maths/Maths Lit 3     (Choice 1 only)From 48 to 304 yrs
B Occupational TherapyKN-W-BOTNSC Deg with Engl and LO 4 and Maths 3 and Life Sci or Phys Sci 3
(Choices 1 and 2 only)
From 48 to 304 yrs
B OptometryKN-W-BOPNSC Deg with Engl and LO and Maths 4 and Life Sci or Phys Sci 4
(Choices 1 and 2 only)
From 48 to 334 yrs
B PharmacyKN-W-BPRNSC Deg with Engl and Life Sci and LO and Maths and Phys Sci 4
(Choices 1 and 2 only)
From 48 to 334 yrs
B PhysiotherapyKN-W-BPHNSC Deg with Engl and LO and Maths and Life Sci and Phys Sci 4
(Choices 1 and 2 only)
From 48 to 304 yrs
B Sport ScienceKN-W-BRTNSC Deg with Engl and LO 4 and Maths/Maths Lit 3From 48 to 303 yrs

DISCLAIMER

The admission requirements are minimum requirements and achievement of these requirements does not guarantee that an applicant will be offered a place. Furthermore, UKZN reserves its rights to make amendments to admission requirements if and when necessary. It reserves the right to change or withdraw, wholly or in part, the delivery of programmes on certain sites of delivery. Applicants for, and students in programmes affected, will be informed well in advance of the commencement of their studies for the academic year concerned.

What are the contact details should I require more information?

Health Sciences Programmes
Tel: 031 260 8833/ 7950
Email: chettyv3@ukzn.ac.za / hlongwan@ukzn.ac.za

 

MBChB and Medical Science Programme
Tel: 031 260 4377

 

Nursing Programme
Tel: 031 260 2203
Email: chilim1@ukzn.ac.za

 

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