General Admission Requirements

Admission criteria based on School Leaving Certificates prior to 2021

Undergraduate Degree Programmes

Subject to School Special Regulations, the normal basic requirement for entrance to undergraduate degree programmes shall be:

  • A pass in five different subjects as follows:
  • 2 subjects on higher level (NSSCH) with a 4 or higher
  • 3 subjects on ordinary level (NSSCO) with a C or higher
  • English must be at minimum C at NSSCO level

Or

  • A pass in five different subjects as follows:
    • 3 subjects on higher level (NSSCH) with a 4 or higher
    • 2 subjects on ordinary level (NSSCO) with a D or higher
    • English must be at minimum C at NSSCO level

Undergraduate Diploma Programmes

Subject to School Special Regulations, the normal basic requirement for entrance to undergraduate diploma programmes shall be:

A pass in five different subjects:

  • on ordinary level (NSSCO) with a minimum of 24 points on the UNAM Evaluation Scale, with English at a minimum D at NSSCO level.
  • with a combination of ordinary (NSSCO) and higher (NSSCH) level with a minimum of 24 points on the UNAM Evaluation Scale, with English at a minimum D at NSSCO level.

Admission based on other School Leaving Certificates

Other recognized school-leaving qualifications may be accepted on their own merit as alternatives, and will be evaluated according to the UNAM Evaluation Scale.

Admission criteria based on completion of Post-Secondary School qualifications

  • A student who completed a level 3 qualification (at least 120 credits) at another tertiary institution, registered on the NQF, may be considered for admission into an undergraduate certificate programme.
  • A student who completed a level 4 qualification (at least 120 credits) at another tertiary institution, registered on the NQF, may be considered for admission into an undergraduate diploma programme.
  • A student who completed a level 5 qualification (at least 240 credits) at another tertiary institution, registered on the NQF, may be considered for admission into an undergraduate degree programme

 Admission criteria based on School Leaving Certificates 2021 onwards

Subject to School Specific Regulations, the normal basic requirement for entrance to undergraduate degree programmes shall be:

  1. A pass in five (5) different subjects as follows:
    • 2 subjects on NSSCAS level with an average d or higher;
    • 3 subjects on NSSCO level with a C or higher;
    • English must be at minimum C at NSSCO level.

Or

2.   A pass in five different subjects as follows:

    • 3 subjects on NSSCAS level with an average d or higher;
    • 2 subjects on NSSCO level with a D or higher;
    • English must be at minimum C at NSSCO level.

Undergraduate Diploma Programmes

 Subject to School Specific Regulations, the normal basic requirement for entrance to undergraduate diploma programmes shall be:

  1. A pass in five different subjects as follows:
    • 2 subjects on NSSCAS level with a minimum e or higher;
    • 3 subjects on NSSCO level with a D or higher;
    • English must be at minimum D at NSSCO level.

Or

2.  (a) Five (5) subjects on NSSCO with a minimum of 24 points on the UNAM Evaluation Scale

(b) English must be a minimum D at NSSCO Level

Postgraduate Programmes

  1.  Postgraduate Diploma: Bachelor’s degree (NQA level 7) from a recognized institution.
  2. Master’s Degree: Bachelor Honours degree (NQA level 8) qualification or equivalent, with an overall grade average of 60% (and above) from a recognized institution, in the chosen field of study. In addition, prospective students must satisfy Faculty specific requirements as indicated in the admission requirements
    of the relevant programme.
  3. Doctor of Philosophy Degree and other doctoral programmes: NQF level 9 Master’s degree or equivalent from UNAM or any other recognized institution, in the chosen field of study.

 For detailed admission requirements, points calculator, fees estimate and course prospectuses, visit the UNAM website.

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Please note:

NSSCO candidates of 2021 are eligible for admission into Diploma programmes.