Online Assessment and Application

Exemption for degree studies is needed for applicants who intend to register at:

Follow the steps below to apply for exemption. Make sure you understand all the requirements before starting the process of applying.
Please note that you need to complete the first step, the online assessment, before being able to proceed with the remaining steps.

Please pay the correct amount via an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and save a Proof of Payment for later submission.

Amount to be paid:  R 500

Banking details:
Bank: ABSA
Account name: Matriculation Board
Account number: 4059036917
Branch: Sunnyside
Branch Code: 630345
Swift code: ABSA ZA JJ
Reference: Name/Student number

Documents can only be certified by:

  • Registrar of a South African public university
  • South African Embassy, Consulate, High Commission or Trade mission in a foreign country
  • Public Notary

PLEASE NOTE: Sworn translations into English must accompany documents originally issued in another language.


The following documents need to be submitted:

  1. Identification documents (ID or Passport or birth certificate)
  2. School leaving (matric) certificate
  3. Post School Qualifications and Academic Records
  4. If you have an American High School Diploma:
    • Admission letter issued by the Registrar of an accredited university in the United States of America

  5. If you are a married woman:
    • Marriage certificate or divorce order

  6. If you are applying for foreign conditional exemption or
  7. If you are applying on the basis of mature age (older than 23):
    • Download and complete the M30 application form
    • Submit the completed form with supporting documentation as specified above to the Registrar of the University at which the candidate proposes to register. The application must be signed by the Registrar in support of the application.

Applicants can complete the application form ONLINE or OFFLINE by completing the form in MS Word.

To complete online:   Proceed to the Online Application Form

Please note that you will be required to do the following:

  1. Upload Proof of Payment
  2. Submit Correctly Certified (explained in Step 3 above) supporting documents
  3. You will also need to post or courier physical copies of these documents to:

    Universities SA (Matriculation Board)
    PO Box 3854
    Pretoria
    0001
    South Africa

To complete offline:   Download the M30 Application Form in PDF

Please note that you will be required to do the following:

  1. Email the Completed Form, Proof of Payment and Correctly Certified (explained in Step 3 above) supporting documents to:

    fax@usaf.ac.za
  2. Post or courier physical copies of the documents to:

    Universities SA (Matriculation Board)
    PO Box 3854
    Pretoria
    0001
    South Africa