Walter Sisulu University Admission Requirements 2022

By | January 14, 2022

Walter Sisulu University Admission Requirements 2022/2023

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Overview

Your journey to Walter Sisulu University starts here. The future belongs to those with the curiosity and determination to shape it for the better. At Walter Sisulu University, you can be one of them. We are here to help make each step towards becoming a Walter Sisulu University student a smooth experience.

Admission as a freshman takes into account a number of factors. This includes specific courses you completed in high school and your grades in those courses.

Please review all applicable requirements prior to applying for admission and pay the required fees.

Admission Requirements at Walter Sisulu University 2022/2023

The following requirements apply to all students who are interested in pursuing a program at the Walter Sisulu University. Depending upon what type of applicant you are, you may also have to meet additional requirements. The minimum requirements for Walter Sisulu University admission are outlined below:

Higher Certificate

  • Must meet NC (V) Level 4 statutory requirements
  • 40% in either home Language or First Additional
  • Language but one must be the Language of Teaching and Teaching (LOTL)
  • 50 % in either Mathematics or Mathematics Literacy
  • 40% in Life Orientation
  • 50% in the four other vocational subjects
  • Submit a record of evidence for any subject failed

Diploma

  • Must meet NC(V) Level 4 statutory requirements
  • 50% in three fundamental subjects including LOTL
  • 60% in three compulsory vocational subjects

Bachelor’s Degree

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  • Must meet NC(V) Level 4 statutory requirements
  • 60% in three fundamental subjects including LOTL
  • 70% in three compulsory vocational subjects

General admission requirements

The Higher Education Act No 101 of 1997, amended in May 2008, stipulates the following minimum entry requirements for university programs as of January 2009:

  • Minimum admission requirements for higher certificate, diploma and Bachelor’s Degree programs require a National Senior Certificate (NSC).
  • Policy considerations: Page 2 of the Government Gazette
  • This policy will be applicable to all higher education institutions with effect from January 2009.
  • The policy outlines the statutory minimum admission to higher education at the National Senior Certificate (NSC) level.
  • Though NSC is the primary gateway, it does not guarantee admission to any program of study in higher education.
  • Within the context of this policy, WSU exercises its right as a higher education institution to set up specific admission requirements.
  • A full list of recognised national curriculum subjects is available on the website: www.wsu.ac.za under Student Admissions.

Minimum admission requirements

Matric & NSC Requirements

School/program prospectuses set out details of NSC and matric requirements for each program.

Admission Point Score

Applicants who have obtained an NSC qualification must meet the required Admission Point Score (APS) score that is set for each program.

NSC results are translated into points for each NSC subject. Results of interviews and other assessments may also be taken into account in determining the total APS or Admission Point Score.

Unless otherwise stated within a program prospectus the Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology has, in terms of the new NSC, allocated a rating system according to levels as follows:

APS

Level Percentage Symbol Status of achievement APS
7 90-100% A+ Outstanding achievement   9
7 80-90% A Outstanding achievement   8
6 70-79% B Meritorious achievement   7
5 60-69% C Substantial achievement   6
4 50-59% D Moderate achievement   5
3 40-49% E Adequate achievement   4
2 30-39% F Elementary achievement   1
1 0-29% G Not achieved – Fail   0

 

General rules and comments

  1. In keeping with Act 101 of 1997 for minimum requirements, revised in May 2008, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to programs in the Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology.
  2. Due to the large number of applications for a limited number of places, there is a competitive selection process.
  3. SATAP tests are conducted for all applicants to the Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology
  4. The assessment by SATAP tests/ portfolio presentation (where applicable) is equally weighted with academic results in Matric or NSC.
  5. Admission in terms of recognition of prior learning (RPL) is in accordance with Walter Sisulu University policy.
  6. Transfer from other institutions will be considered on merit.
  7. Under exceptional circumstances, the Dean may exercise his discretion.
  8. Applicants who have been excluded from other institutions on academic grounds will not be considered.

Admission from other degree and diploma programs

Students with appropriate degrees will be considered for admission to postgraduate programs. A limited number of students with incomplete degrees will be considered for admission to all graduate programs.

Admission requirements per program

program Campus Minimum requirements for matriculation Minimum requirements for NSC
University Licenciate in Music Education (ULME) Mthatha: NMD Senior Certificate with symbol E-S and Grade VTheory Certificate from any recognised Music Institution e.g UNISA, Trinity College and the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music.Students who did not study Music at High School will be subjected to interviews/auditions. NSC rating of at least 3 (40 –49%) for Music (students who have done and at Grade 12) and at least 4 (50 – 59%) for any other school subject to be taken as a major. Students who did not study Music at High School will be subjected to interviews/auditions.
National Diploma(ABET) Butterworth:IbikaMthatha:Zamukulungisa A Senior certificate with E (HG) and D (SG) in English and a pass in any other three/four school subject. NSC rating of at least 3 (40 – 49%) for any of the following subjects: History, geography, Agriculture, Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences.
B Ed (FET) Humanities Mthatha: NMD Senior certificate inHumanities with at leasttwo subjects with E(HG) and two subjectswith D (SG) and a passin any other two schoolsubjects. NSC achievement rating of at least 4 (50 – 59%) for any four NSC Subjects, two of which should be taken asMajors for the program.NCS rating of at least 5 (60 – 69%) for English if it is to be taken as a Major subject and NSC rating of at least 3 (40 – 49%) if not to be taken as a Major, which is the language of learning and teaching at WSU and a pass in any other school subject.

B Ed FET Natural Sciences

Mthatha: NMD

Senior certificate with Matriculation Exemption.At least E (HG) or D (SG)in Mathematics and in any other two Science Subjects and a pass in any other two or three school subjects.

NSC achievement rating of at least 4 (50 – 59%) for Mathematics and 4 (50 – 59%) for either Life Sciences or Physical Sciences provided one of them will not be taken as a major. The one that will not be taken as a major may be 3 (40 – 49%). A requirement for all the majors is at least 4 (50- 59%). NSC rating of at least 3 (40 – 49%) for English which is the language of learning and teaching at WSU and a pass in any other two or three school subjects.

B Ed (FET) EMS  Butterworth:IbikaMthatha:NMD andZamukulungisa Senior certificate with Matriculation Exemption.At least two subjects with E (HG) and two subjects with D (SG) in any of the Business, Commerce and Management Science field and a pass in any other one or two school subjects NSC achievement rating of at least 4 (50 – 59%) in any four NSC subjects, at least two from BCM Learning Field, or Computer Applications Technology. NSC rating of at least 3 (40 – 49%) for English which is the language of learning and teaching at WSU and a pass in any other school subject.
B Ed (FET) Consumer Sciences  Mthatha:Zamukulungisa Senior certificate with Matriculation Exemption.At least two subjects with E (HG) and two subjects with D (SG) from Consumer Studies, Hospitality Studies, Tourism, Home Economics and Needlework and Clothing and a pass in any other one or two school subjects. NSC achievement rating of at least 4 (50 – 59%) in any four NSC subjects, two of which should be from the Service Learning Field (Consumer Studies, Hospitality Studies, Tourism, Home Economics and Needlework and Clothing) and are to be taken as Majors for the program. NSC rating of at least 3 (40 – 49%) for English which is the language of learning and teaching at WSU and a pass in any other school subject.

B Ed Technical Education

 

Butterworth:Ibika

Matriculation Exemption.At least two subjects with E (HG) and two subjects with D (SG) in the approved Technical subjects (Mechanical Technology, Civil Technology, Electrical Technology, EGD) and a pass in any other one or two school subjects.

Senior certificate with NSC achievement rating of at least 4 (50 – 59%) in any four NSC subjects, which should include Physical Sciences, at least 3 (40 – 49%) for Mathematics. Applicants with at least 4 (50-59%) in two or more of the approved Technical subjects (Mechanical Technology, Civil Technology, Electrical Technology and EGD) will receive first preference. NSC rating of at least 3 (40 – 49%) for English which is the language of learning and teaching at WSU and a pass in any other two or three school subjects.
B Ed FET Arts and Culture  Mthatha: NMD Senior certificate with Matriculation Exemption.At least two subjects with E (HG) and two subjects with D (SG) from the Arts and Culture Learning Field and a pass in any other two school subjects. NSC achievement rating of at least 4 (50 – 59%) in any four NSC subjects, one of which should be taken as a Major with Music for the program. If English is taken as a major, it should be at least at level 5. NSC rating of at least 3 (40 – 49%) for English which is the language of learning and teaching at WSU and a pass in any other school subject.
Bachelor of Social Science  Mthatha: NMD Senior certificate with at least two E (HG) in and two D (SG) in school subjects. NSC achievement rating of at least 4 (50 – 59%) for any four NSC Subjects. In the event that English is not one of the four NSC subjects a rating of at least 3 (40 – 49%) for English (if not to be taken as a Major) is required, which is the language of learning and teaching at WSU. If English is taken as a major, it should at least be at level 5.

 

program CAMPUS MINIMUM

Admission of FET college students

Diploma: the minimum admission requirement is a National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4 issued by Council for General and Further Education and Training. A student must have achieved at least 40% in three fundamental subjects including English and at least 50% in three compulsory vocational subjects.

Bachelor’s Degree: the minimum admission requirement is a National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4 issued by Council for General and Further Education and Training. A student must have achieved at least 50% in three fundamental subjects including English and at least 60% in four compulsory vocational subjects.

Entry Requirements

Assumption of Earlier Learning

Basic medical sciences deal with fundamental scientific basis of the body function. It requires, therefore, certain basic understanding of the body functions.

Students with a good pass in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Biology/Life Sciences will find it easier to understand the basic medical science principles.

The following shall apply to entry in to first year of the program:

  • Students who qualify for university admission with good passes in the above specified subjects are eligible for admission the first year of the program.
  • Students without matriculation exemption can enrol in the Science Foundation year in lieu of the matriculation exemption.

 

BACHELOR OF MEDICAL CLINICAL PRACTICE (B MED CLIN PRAC)

Entry Requirements

Senior Certificate

The student intake is determined by a structured selection process, where academic and personal attributes are given equal importance. From 2009, a national Senior Certificate (NSC) will be required with an achievement rating of 4 (50% or better) in four recognised NSC 20-credit subjects: English, Mathematics, Biology and Physical Science.

 

National Senior Certificate (NSC)

Compulsory Subjects

 

  • 4(50-59%) in English at Home language or First Additional language level
  • 4(50-59%) in Mathematics
  • 5(60-69%) in Physical Science
  • 5(60-69%) in Life Sciences

 

Not Compulsory Subjects

 

  • 4(50-59%) in isiXhosa
  • 4(50-59%) in Life Orientation

 

Learners who register for this qualification at Level 7 will also need to have the following:

  • the ability to communicate in English at NQF Level 4 because most of the textbooks and documentation will be in English;
  • the ability to communicate in isiXhosa as most of the patients are isiXhosa-speaking. An isiXhosa course in offered by the University’s Department of African Languages and a language laboratory assists the learning process. All non-isiXhosa speaking students will be required to pass that course before proceeding to clinical contact with patients.

 

BACHELOR OF MEDICINE AND BACHELOR OF SURGERY (MBChB)

Admission procedure

Due to the structure of this curriculum, admission to MBChB can only be at MBChB I level. However, under special circumstances, students coming from other medical schools that offer integrated problem-based and community-based programs, may be considered at levels other than MBChB I, on a case-by-case basis.

 

National Senior Certificate (NSC)

Compulsory Subjects

 

1.5(60-69%) in English at Home language or First Additional language level

2.5(60-69%) in Mathematics

3.5(60-69%) in Physical Science

4.5(60-69%) in Life Sciences

 

Not Compulsory Subjects

 

  • 4(50-59%) in isiXhosa
  • 4(50-59%) in Life Orientation

 

Good performance in Grade 11 end-of-year examinations and Grade 12 mid-year/trial examinations will be a recommendation.

Applicants with qualifications from countries other than the Republic of South Africa will have their qualifications evaluated by the Joint Matriculation Board (JMB).

The University’s Admissions Office will communicate with the JMB on this issue. Candidates with A-levels should have obtained a minimum of three principal passes at Grades D or better. Applicants with diplomas and/or degrees will be considered on merit.

 

  • Minimum admission requirements for higher certificate, diploma and Bachelor’s Degree programs require a National Senior Certificate (NSC)
  • Policy considerations: Page 2 of the Government Gazette
  • This Policy applicable to all higher education institutions with effect from January 2009
  • The Policy outlines the statutory minimum admission to higher education at the National Senior Certificate (NSC) level
  • Though NSC is the primary gateway, it does not guarantee admission to any program of study in higher education
  • WSU exercises its right as a higher education institution to set up specific admission requirements
  • A full list of recognised subjects is available on the website: www.wsu.ac.za under Student Admissions.

 

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2 thoughts on “Walter Sisulu University Admission Requirements 2022

  1. Sandiso Jjuuko

    I completed my Bsc degree in Human Physiology at the university of Pretoria in 2019.
    I would like to know if the university takes students from other university if interested in Mbchb.
    When are applications due.
    Are late applications stil allowed for Honours for 2022

    Reply

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