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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES


We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something.

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NATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE


Undergaduate Admission Requirements:

HIGHER CERTIFICATES (NQF Level 5): 

  • NSC or equivalent with a minimum of 30-39% or better in the language of learning (English)
  • Minimum of 30-39% or better in four (4) 20 credit bearing subjects

ADVANCED CERTIFICATES (NQF Level 6): Complete relevant Higher Certificate (NQF Level 5)

DIPLOMAS (NQF Level 6): 

  • NSC or equivalent with a minimum of 30-39% in the language of learning (English)
  • Minimum of 40-49% or better in four (4) 20 credit bearing subjects (excluding LO)
  • OR Relevant Higher Certificate on NQF level 5

DEGREES (NQF Level 7):

  • NSC or equivalent with a minimum of 30-39% or better in the language of learning (English)
  • Minimum of 50-59% or better in four (4) credit bearing subjects (excluding LO)
  • OR Relevent Higher Certificate on NQF level 5 or Diploma on NQF level 6

SPECIFIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS


The below qualifications have their own individual specific special admission requirements:

NAMIBIAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

POSTGRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Three-year Bachelor degree (or equivalent sufficient for admission to honours programme)
  • A minimum of 60% in undergraduate studies for the major module area of specialisation during the honours programme.

GRADE 12 BEFORE 2008


A Grade 12 Certificate with university exemption (endorsement) is required to register for degree studies.

CONDITIONAL ADMISSION


Where an applicant is at least 23 years of age on the date of registration and is in possession of a Standard 8 or Grade 10 Certificate or equivalent qualification and possesses work experience as a manager or supervisor, s/he may apply for conditional admission to Prestige Academy.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)


Where a student did not acquire appropriate learning in a formal or structured non-formal manner, s/he may apply for recognition of prior learning. Where informal and/or non-formal and/or experiential learning took place it may lead to formal recognition. Contact Prestige Academy on info@prestigeacademy.co.za  for the necessary application forms.

FOREIGN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Thinking of studying with us but not sure if you would qualify as you are not a South African citizen? Kindly look at the options below.

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Namibian Admission Requirements

Prestige Academy has in the past, enrolled a large number of students who completed their school leaver’s certificate in Namibia. The admission requirements to study at Prestige Academy for such students are as follows:

Studies towards an undergraduate degree:

  • A document indicating the different school leaver’s certificates as well as the combination of subjects and grades that must be obtained to study towards a degree is available at this link:

Please CLICK HERE to refer to the Grading document for Degree studies

  • A student who holds a Namibian school leaver’s certificate and wishes to enrol to study towards an undergraduate degree at Prestige Academy, must adhere to the rules for admission set out by Universities South Africa (USAF) of whom Prestige Academy is an Affiliated Private Higher Education Institution.
  • The final school leaver’s certificate must be submitted to USAF for foreign exemption before such student will be allowed to study at any South African higher education institution.
  • The exemption letter issued by USAF must be handed in at the office of the Registrar before classes commence at the beginning of the academic year.

Studies towards a Higher Certificate or Diploma:

  • A document indicating the combination of subjects and grades that must be obtained to study towards a Higher Certificate or a Diploma, is available at this link:

Please CLICK HERE to refer to the Grading document for Higher Certificate and Diploma studies.

  • A student who holds a foreign school leaver’s certificate and wishes to enrol to study towards a Higher Certificate or Diploma at Prestige Academy, must adhere to these admission requirements.
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All other Foreign School Leaver’s Admission Requirements

Studies towards an undergraduate degree:

  • A student who holds a foreign school leaver’s certificate and wishes to enrol to study towards an undergraduate degree at Prestige Academy, must adhere to the rules for admission set out by Universities South Africa (USAF) of whom Prestige Academy is an Affiliated Private Higher Education Institution.
  • The final school leaver’s certificate must be submitted to USAF for foreign exemption before such student will be allowed to study at any given South African higher education institution.
  • The exemption letter issued by USAF must be handed in at the office of the Registrar.

Studies towards a Higher Certificate or Diploma:

  • A student who holds a foreign school leaver’s certificate and wishes to enrol to study towards Higher Certificate or Diploma at Prestige Academy, must adhere to the admission requirements as set out in the Government Gazette of South Africa.
  • The final school leaver’s certificate must be submitted to SAQA for mapping against a similar South African school leaver’s certificate before such student will be allowed to study at any South African higher education institution.
  • The letter issued by SAQA must be handed in at the office of the Registrar.
FAQ
  1. Entry requirements for current Gr.12 learners

Please CLICK HERE to refer to the Grading document for Degree studies.
Please CLICK HERE to refer to the Grading document for Higher Certificate and Diploma studies.

 Entry requirements for current Gr.11 learners who are on new curriculum (Namibia)

Please CLICK HERE to refer to the Grading document for Degree studies.
Please CLICK HERE to refer to the Grading document for Higher Certificate and Diploma studies. 

  1. What happens if I follow the AS route and complete my Gr 12 with 3 (or more) AS subjects?

Please CLICK HERE to refer to the Grading document for Degree studies.
Please CLICK HERE to refer to the Grading document for Higher Certificate and Diploma studies. 

  1. May I apply to study at Prestige Academy with a school leaver’s certificate with Ordinary subjects only? – Only relevant to Namibian students

Foreign students who apply to study in South Africa, must be in possession of a qualification from the country of origin equal to the National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) in South Africa. If the foreign qualification of an applicant does not meet this condition, the higher education institution (provider) in South Africa may not enrol such a student. This condition particularly affects students who complete their schooling with only ordinary level subjects as it has been evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) equivalent to Grade 11 in South Africa. You may apply to map your school leaver’s certificate directly with SAQA.

We recommend that you enrol for at least one or more higher level subject(s) that would not limit your further studies at Prestige Academy or any other Higher Education Institution in South Africa. 

  1. Must I apply for matriculation exemption at USAF if I wish to study in South Africa?

Only students that apply to study towards a degree at Prestige Academy, must submit their final results to USAF, including the letter that they have received from the Academy to give them provisional acceptance to study. 

  1. Do I have to write a NBT to be accepted at Prestige Academy?

No it is not necessary. 

  1. What information can be provided regarding applications for study permits/how does it work?

A letter will be issued by Prestige Academy’s Registrar upon request. This letter will declare that the student does not take the place of a South-African citizen and that the Registrar will inform the Director General should the student cancel his/her registration with Prestige Academy.


You can apply by downloading the Application Forms – (Bellville Campus | Centurion Campus)

 

 

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