Various Universities and Universities of Technology offer courses or programmes to assist students who do not meet their requirements fully. This is usually determined via a Benchmark test.
These options have various names, depending on the university or the faculty: Extended, Access, Engage, Augmented, Foundation programmes etc.
NOTE: Does not apply when you do NOT have required subjects like Maths or Science. You would have to add them to your NSC. If your marks do not meet requirements you need to rewrite (up to 2 subjects).
This option is the most common where usually an extra year is added to a degree – eg a 3 year degree takes 4 years. You will be required to write a benchmarking test.
UNIVERSITIES OF TECHNOLOGY
Universities of technology offer vocational oriented diplomas and degrees.
CAPE PENINSULA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (CPUT): http://www.cput.ac.za
Enquire about EXTENDED programmes when you apply.
Click here for the 2019 prospectus
MANGOSUTHO UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (MUT): http://www.mut.ac.za
All first year applications are submitted through the Central Applications Office (CAO).
Enquire about EXTENDED programmes when applying. Click here for the 2019 prospectus
DURBAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (DUT): http://www.dut.ac.za
Enquire about EXTENDED programmes when applying. Click here for the 2019 prospectus. All first year applications are submitted through the Central Applications Office (CAO).
TSHWANE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (TUT): http://www.tut.ac.za