Online Assessment

The Online Assessment is intended to provide applicants with an indication of whether or not they are eligible for exemption towards degree studies in South Africa and WILL NOT necessarily result in an exemption certificate. Universities SA will not be held responsible for applicants mis-understanding or mis-interpreting the information provided.

Instructions:

  • Answer "Yes" or "No" to the following questions to get an indication of whether or not you may be eligible for exemption.
  • If you wish to start over, click the yellow "Start over" button located at the bottom right of the screen.
  • If, after completion, you get an indication that you may be eligible for exemption, continue by clicking the blue "Continue" button.

Have you obtained one of the following?

  • South African National Senior Certificate (NSC)
  • South African Senior Certificate
  • South African N5 or N4 qualifications
  • Cambridge International Certificate
  • US High School Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Certificate
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
  • European Baccalaureat (EB)

Are you or were you 23 or older before or during the year you first registered for degrees studies?

Are you a South African and older than 45?

Indicate which type of certificate or diploma you have:

Indicate which type of certificate or diploma you have:

Do you have at the least the following:

  • 4-7 pass mark (min 60%)
  • 2 Higher Level pass marks towards the International Baccalaureate Certificate
  • 3 Standard Level pass marks provided English had been passed

Do you have at the least the following:

  • 4 subjects with a minimum grade of E
  • 1 of these 4 subjects on higher grade
  • The remaining 3 subjects were passed at the same exam

Do you have at the least the following:

  • 3 other subjects on N4 level
  • 1 of these subjects on N5 level with Higher Grade equivalence:
    • Mathematics N5
    • Chemistry N5
    • Engineering Physics N5
    • Computer Principles N5
    • Mechanical Drawing and Design N5
    • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N5
    • Economics N5
    • Financial Accounting N5
    • Drawing N5
    • History of Art N5

Do you have at the least the following:

  • 4 O/IGCSE-level subjects with a minimum grade of C
  • 1 of these subjects must be either:
    • English First Language or
    • Second Language at AS/HIGCSE-level.

Do you have at the least the following:

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Do you have at the least the following:

  • 3 subjects on Standard level with minimum grade of 4
  • 1 subject on Higher level with minimum grade of 4

Do you have at the least the following:

  • First language and second language on higher grade on your senior certificate
  • 4 subjects on N5 level of which one is:
    • Mathematics N5
    • Chemistry N5
    • Engineering Physics N5
    • Computer Principles N5
    • Mechanical Drawing and Design N5
    • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N5
    • Economics N5
    • Financial Accounting N5
    • Drawing N5
    • History of Art N5

Do you have at the least the following:

  • A post-school qualification

Indicate what type of post-school qualification you have:

Is the qualification:

Did you obtain this qualification at an accredited institution?

Click here for Registers of accredited institutions

Do you have at the least the following:

  • A SAT score of at least 1600

Do you have at the least the following:

  • A letter of eligibility for admission from an accredited United States university

Do you have at the least the following:

  • Critical reading at a minimum score of 550
  • Maths reading at a minimum score of 500
  • Writing section reading at a minimum score of 500

Do you have at the least the following:

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Do you have at the least the following:

  • 24 points on your diploma

Do you have at the least the following:

  • 3 subjects on higher level with a minimum grade of A
  • 2 subjects on standard level
  • English First language

Do you have at the least the following:

  • 4-7 pass mark (min 60%)
  • 2 Higher Level pass marks towards the International Baccalaureate Certificate
  • 3 Standard Level pass marks provided English had been passed

What level did you obtain?

Do you have at the least the following:

  • 2 A-level subjects at minimum grade at least E
  • 3 O-level subjects at minimum grade at least C
  • English First language
  • 1 subject from Group III:
    • Third language (if not offered in Group I or II)
    • Biology
    • Botany
    • Chemistry
    • General / Combined Science
    • Geology
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Physical Science
    • Zoology

Do you have a second language?

Do you have at the least the following:

  • 4 AS-level subject with a minimum grade D
  • 1 IGCSE-O-level subject with a minimum grade C
  • English First language
  • 1 subject from Group III:
    • Third language (if not offered in Group I or II)
    • Biology
    • Botany
    • Chemistry
    • General / Combined Science
    • Geology
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Physical Science
    • Zoology

Do you have a second language?

Do you have at the least the following:

  • 4 HIGCSE-level subjects with minimum grade of 3
  • 1 IGCSE/O-level subject with minimum grade of C
  • English on HIGCSE-level
  • 1 subject from Group III or IV or V:
    • Third language (if not offered in Group I or II)
    • Accounting
    • Art and design
    • Biology
    • Botany
    • Business Studies
    • Chemistry
    • Computing
    • Design and Technology
    • Economics
    • Environmental Science
    • Further Mathematics
    • General / Combined Science
    • Geography
    • Geology
    • History
    • Mathematics
    • Music
    • Physics
    • Physical Science
    • Zoology

Do you have a second language?

Do you have at the least the following:

  • 5 AS-level subjects with minimum grade of D
  • English First language
  • 1 of the following subjects:
    • Biology
    • Economics
    • Chemistry
    • Geography
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • History

Do you have a second language?

Do you have at the least the following:

  • 4 AS-level subjects at minimum grade of 3
  • 1 A/O-level subject at minimum grade of C
  • English First or Second language
  • 2 subjects from Group III:
    • Third language (if not offered in Group I or II)
    • Biology
    • Botany
    • Chemistry
    • General / Combined Science
    • Geology
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Physical Science
    • Zoology

Do you have a second language?

Indicate in which country you obtained your school-leaving certificate:


If none of the above countries are applicable, please contact Universities SA at exemption2@universitiessa.ac.za

Indicate in which Australian state you obtained your school-leaving certificate:

Do you have at the very least the following:

  • Three A or B and two grade C passes in T courses or ACT Year 12
  • or
  • Certificate with minimum score of 70 for the ACT/UAI

Do you have at the very least the following:

  • Passes in five acceptable PE subjects with grades A or B in three subjects and not less than grade C in the remaining two
  • or
  • A score of not less than 70 in the five best PE subjects on the SSABA assessment scale
  • or
  • South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) with a minimum score of 70 on the SN/TER/TES

Do you have at the very least the following:

  • Passes in five acceptable PE subjects taken at one sitting with Grade B in three subjects and not less than Grade C in the remaining two subjects
  • or
  • A score of not less than 70 in the five best PE subjects on Senior Secondary Assessment Board of Southern Australia (SSABA)assessment scale
  • or
  • Northern Territory Certificate of Education (NTCE) with a minimum NT ranking score of 70

Do you have at the very least the following:

  • 50%+ in the Higher School Certificate in two acceptable 3-unit subjects and two acceptable 2-unit subjects
  • or
  • Tertiary Entrance Score of at least 350
  • or
  • Higher School Certificate (HSC) with with ATAR ranking of 60 or above

Do you have at the very least the following:

  • Passes in five senior certificate subjects with "high achievement" in three of those subjects and at least "sound achievement" in two others
  • or
  • Tertiary Entrance Score of at least 900 OP Band Score of between 1 and 8
  • or
  • Senior Certificate with an OP score of 14

Do you have at the very least the following:

  • Passes in five level 3 subjects in the Higher School Certificate with a minimum aggregate of 640
  • or
  • Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) with a minimum score of 70 for the TAS-TER

Do you have at the very least the following:

  • Passes in five acceptable Group I subjects in the Certificate of Education with grades A or B in three subjects and not less than grade C in the remaining two
  • or
  • Minimum Tertiary Entrance Score of 309
  • or
  • Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) with minimum of 70 on the ENTER

Do you have at the very least the following:

  • Passes in five acceptable year 12 subjects in the Certificate of Secondary Education with 70%+ in three of the subjects and not less than 60%+ in the remaining two
  • or
  • Minimum Tertiary Entrance Score of 360
  • or
  • WA Certificate of Education with a minimum score of 70 for the WA

Afghanistan

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passes in five SA HG equivalent subjects for Baccalauria as well as completed first year of Afghan Bachelor's/Licence degree

Notes: Passmark = 50%+ (includes Alaa, Aali and Khoob grades)

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passes in four SA HG subject equivalents in Baccalauria three of which must have been passed at one examination sitting

Notes: Passmark = 50%+ (includes Alaa, Aali and Khoob grades)

Type of Exemption:

Mature Exemption
(Reg 30)

Albania

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passes in five SA HG equivalent subjects of the Maturity or school-leaving certificate as well as first year of Diploma degree

Notes: Passmark = 6 to 10

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passes in four SA HG subject equivalents in Maturity/school-leaving certificate, three of which must have been passed at one examination sitting

Notes: Passmark = 6 to 10

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 30)

Algeria

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire

Notes: "tres bien" or "bien" rating (14+ points)

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Angola

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Ensino Medio/Grade 12 pass mark in five SA HG subject equivalents or alternatively completion of the pre-university examination as well as completion of first year of four year Angolan degree

Notes: Passmark = 50%+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passmarks in four SA HG subject equivalents provided three subjects had been passed at one examination sitting

Notes: Passmark = 50%+

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 30)

Antigua and Barbuda

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Two approved GCE Advanced Level subjects together with three additional Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) subjects including English A (English Language) Successful completion of the one year Preliminary Science programme in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences of the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill and Mona Campuses)

Notes: Only Grades I and II of the CXC General Proficiency Level are regarded as passmarks

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Pass marks in six Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) units, including four pass marks in subjects with SA HG subject equivalents as well as a pass mark in English A (English Language)

Notes: Pass mark = Grade 1 to 3

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Teachers' College Diploma awarded after three years of full-time studies in an approved Teacher Training institution and issued by the Joint Board for Teacher Education (JBTE) of the School of Education of the University of the West Indies (Mona Campus)

Notes: Transcript required to facilitate verification of subject specific requirements

Armenia

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Pass marks in five Certificate of Complete exemption Secondary Education (Mijnakarg Yndhanur Krtoutian Attestat) subjects, four of which with SA HG equivalents as well as completion of first year of four year Armenian bachelor's degree programme

Notes: Pass marks = 70%+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Argentina

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Bachillerato with four or more SA HG subject equivalents as well as completion of first year of four year Argentinian degree programme

Notes: Pass marks = 50%+ or "bueno", "distinguido" or "sobresaliente"

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passes in four S A HG subject equivalents in Bachillerato provided three subjects had been passed at one examination sitting

Notes: Pass marks = 50%+ or "bueno", "distinguido" or "sobresaliente"

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 30)

Azerbaijan

Five passes in the Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat O Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii) at grade 11 examination including four subjects with SA HG equivalents as well as completed first year of the four year Bakalavr degree

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Austria

  • Maturazeugnis
  • Reifepru fungzeugnis
  • Reifezeugnis

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Barbados

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Two approved GCE Advanced Level subjects together with three additional Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) subjects including English A (English Language) Successful completion of the one year Preliminary Science programme in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences of the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill and Mona Campuses)

Notes: Only Grades I and II of the CXC General Proficiency Level are regarded as passmarks

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Pass marks in six Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) units, including four pass marks in subjects with SA HG subject equivalents as well as a pass mark in English A (English Language)

Notes: Pass mark = Grade 1 to 3

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Teachers' College Diploma awarded after three years of full-time studies in an approved Teacher Training institution and issued by the Joint Board for Teacher Education (JBTE) of the School of Education of the University of the West Indies (Mona Campus)

Notes: Transcript required to facilitate verification of subject specific requirements

Bangladesh

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passes in five approved Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)/Intermediate Certificate subjects as well as a pass in first year of two year university degree

Notes: Passmarks = 1st or 2nd division

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Four approved HSC/Intermediate Certificate subject passes in subjects equivalent to S A HG subjects provided three subjects were passed at one examination sitting

Notes: Passmarks = 1st or 2nd division

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 28)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Secondary School Certificate (SSC)

Notes: 1st or 2nd division

Type of Exemption: Does not qualify for university admission

Bahrain

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five passes in SA HG subject equivalents in Tawjihiyah examination as well as completion of first year of degree studies

Notes: Passmark = A, B or C

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Bahamas

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Two approved GCE Advanced Level subjects together with three additional Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) subjects including English A (English Language) Successful completion of the one year Preliminary Science programme in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences of the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill and Mona Campuses)

Notes: Only Grades I and II of the CXC General Proficiency Level are regarded as passmarks

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Pass marks in six Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) units, including four pass marks in subjects with SA HG subject equivalents as well as a pass mark in English A (English Language)

Notes: Pass mark = Grade 1 to 3


3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Teachers' College Diploma awarded after three years of full-time studies in an approved Teacher Training institution and issued by the Joint Board for Teacher Education (JBTE) of the School of Education of the University of the West Indies (Mona Campus)

Notes: Transcript required to facilitate verification of subject specific requirements

Republic of Belarus

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Pass marks in five Certificate of Secondary Education including four pass marks in SA HG subject equivalents as well as completion of first year of four year bachelor's degree

Notes: Pass marks = 50%+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Belgium

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

  • Certificat de Maturite
  • Diploma d'Aptitude a l'Enseignement Superieur
  • Diploma van secundair onderwijs
  • Gehomologeerd getuigschrift van middelbaar onderwijs van de hogere graad, issued by a Belgian athenium, lyceum, college, klein seminarie or vrij instituut
  • Getuigschrift van middelbaar onderwijs van de hogere graad, issued by the Belgische Centrale Examencommissie
  • Gehomologeerd bekwaamheidsdiploma dat toegang verleent tot het hoger onderwijs, uitgereikt door een inrichting van hoger middelbaar onderwijs, een lager normaalschool of een examencommissie van de Staat
  • Diploma van toelatingsexamen aan het examen van kandidaat in die wis- en natuurkundige wetenschappen, van kandidaat landbouwkundig ingenieur en van kandidaat burgerlijk ingenieur
  • Gehomologeerd getuigschrift van humaniorastudiën door een inrichting van hoger middelbaar onderwijs of een lager normaalschool uitgereikt voor 31 Julie 1965 of door den centrale examencommissie uitgereikt voor 31 Januarie 1968
  • Maturite

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Benin

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passmarks in French and four SA HG subject equivalents in Baccalaureat examination with passmark in first year of DUEL, DUES, DUEJG or DUEEG examinations

Notes: Passmark = 12+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Bermuda

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Bermuda School Certificate (BSC) pass marks in four subjects with SA HG equivalents subjects as well as first year of Associate degree.

Notes: Pass marks = 50%+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Bolivia

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Pass mark in Bachillerato with Spanish and four SA HG subject equivalents as well as completion of first year of four year Licenciado degree

Notes: Pass mark = 5 to 7 or "bueno", "muy bueno" or "excelente"

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Bulgaria

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Matura (Svidetelstvo za Zrelost)

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

  • Diploma of Complete exemption Secondary Education
  • Is considered comparable to GCE Advance Subsidiary (AS) Level / Scottish Higher Standard
  • Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C, with the exception of English language. English is studied as a second language and is not considered comparable to English language GCSE Studied in the UK.

Notes: As on UKNARIC

Burkina

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passmarks in French and four SA HG subject equivalents in Baccalaureat examination with passmark in first year of DUEL, DUES, DUEJG or DUEEG examinations

Notes: Passmark = 12+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Burundi

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passes in five Diplome de Humanités Complete exemptions SA HG subject equivalents as well as completion of first year of the two year Candidature 60%+ in four Diplôme des Humanités Complètes SA HG subject equivalents at least three of which must have been passed at one examination sitting

Notes: Passmark = 60%+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)
Mature age exemption
(Reg 30)

Brazil

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Pass mark* in Certificado de Conclusao de 2.Grau as well as first year of four year Brazilian degree or
Vestibular/ENEM/PAS as well as first year of four year Brazilian degree
*Passmark = 50%+ or symbol 1 to 5

Notes: Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio
(Also Known as: Certificado de Ensino Médio, Certificado de Conclusão de Segundo Grau) The Title "Certificado de Ensino Médio" may be used on certificates issued by some institutions. Older qualifications may have the title "Certificado de Conclusão de Segundo Grau"
Is considered comparable to GCE Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level/ Scottish Higher standard

For every subject passed with the exception of English Language.English is studied as a second language and is not comparable to English Language GCSE Studied in the UK.

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Brunei

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Two approved Advanced Level General Certificate of Education Subjects (Symbol A toE) as well as three approved Ordinary Level subjects that include English, a second language and satisfy the grouping requirements (Symbol A, B or C)

Notes: Matriculation. Is considered comparable to the overall GCE Advance level/ Scottish Advance Higher standard

Type of Exemption:

Complete exemption

(Reg 13)

Cameroon

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Two approved Cameroon Advanced Level General Certificate of Education subjects as well as three approved Cameroon Ordinary Level General Certificate of Education credits that include English, a second language and satisfy the grouping requirements

Notes:
A Level credits = A to E
O Level credits = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Complete exemption

(Reg 13)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Two approved Advanced Level subject credits as well as three approved subject credits that include English but do not satisfy the Group II grouping requirements

Notes:
A Level credits = A to E
O Level credits = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Two approved Cameroon Advanced Level General Certificate of Education subjects as well as three approved Cameroon Ordinary Level General Certificate of Education credits that include English that do not satisfy the grouping requirements

Notes:
A Level credits = A to E
O Level credits = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

4th Qualification

Qualification: Four recognized Cameroon Ordinary Level General Certificate of Education credits that include English and three of which must have been achieved at the same examination sitting
Passes in four recognized Baccalaureat subjects with SA HG subject equivalents, three of which must have been achieved at the same examination sitting

Notes: Subject pass = 12+

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 30)

5th Qualification

Qualification: Five Baccalaureat symbol 12+ subject passes including four subjects with SA HG subject equivalents

Notes: Subject pass = 12+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption

(Reg 28)

Cote d'Ivoire

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passmark in French and four SA HG subject equivalents of the Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degré/Baccalaureat as well as first year of the DUEL, DUES, DEG or DEJG (see Congo for abbreviations)

Notes: Passmark = "bien" or "tres bien"

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Central Africa Republic

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Pass marks in five Baccalaureat subjects, four of which must have SA HG subject equivalents as well as completion of first year of the university's DEUG/DEUJ/DEEG/DEES/DUEL examinations

Notes: Subject pass = 12+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Costa Rica

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passmark in five Bachillerato subject equivalents to S A HG subjects and completion of first year of four year Bachiller degree programme at a recognised Costa Rican university

Notes: Bachiller en Ensenanza Media en Ciencias Lettres y Arte passmark = 65%+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Four approved Bachillerato subject equivalents to SA HG subjects provided three had been passed at the same examination sitting

Notes: Bachiller en Ensenanza Media en Ciencias Lettres y Arte passmark = 65%+

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 30)

Congo (Brazaville)

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Pass marks in five SA HG subject equivalents for the Baccalaureate as well as completion of the first year of the Diplome Universitaire d'Etudes Litteraires (DUEL), Diplome Universitaire d'Etudes Scientifiques (DUES), Diplome Universitaire Technologie (DUT) and Licence d'Enseignement/ Licence de Recherche

Notes: Pass mark = "bien" or "tres bien"

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Pass mark in four approved subjects of the Baccalaureate, provided three subjects had been passed at one examination sitting.

Notes: Pass mark = "bien" or "tres bien"

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 30)

Congo DRC

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five passes in Diplome d'Etat d'Etudes Secondaire du Cycle Long subjects including four SA HG subject as well as completion of first year of four year university degree

Notes: Subject pass = 50%+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passes in four recognized Diplome d'Etat d'Etude Secondaire du Cycle Long subjects with SA HG subject equivalents, three of which must have been achieved at the same examination sitting

Notes: Subject pass = 50%+

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 23)

Columbia

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Passes in five SA HG subject equivalents of the Bachillerato/Diploma de Bachiller and completion of first year of four year Licenciado

Notes:

Bachillerato passmark = 3+ if on 5 point scale or 5+ if on 10 point scale

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

China (People's Republic)

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

July 1990 to July 1998: Five pass marks in SA Higher Grade subject equivalents in the senior high school diploma and a minimum score of 365 in the national Chinese University Entrance Examination
OR
As from 1999: Five pass marks in SA Higher Grade subject equivalents in the senior high school diploma and a minimum score of 550 in the national Chinese University Entrance Examination
OR
As from 2003: Five pass marks in SA Higher Grade subject equivalents in the senior high school diploma and evidence of eligibility for admission to degree studies at a Committee of University Principals approved Chinese university with degree awarding powers
** SEE NOTES BELOW

Notes: **Subject pass = 60%+
Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate
Is considered comparable to GCE Advance Subsidiary (AS) Level/ Scottish Higher standard
Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C, with the exception of English language. English is studied as a second language and is not considered comparable to English language GCSE Studied in the UK.

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Chile

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Documentary evidence that candidate completed the Chilean university admissions examination or that he or she had been admitted to an approved Chilean university
OR
Pass marks in five Licencia de Educacion Media subjects as well as a 450+ score for the Prueba de Aptitud Academica examination.

Notes: Subject pass = 5+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Chad

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Pass marks in five Baccalaureat subjects, four of which must have SA HG subject equivalents as well as completion of first year of DULMO/DUS/DUSJEG examinations or Licence

Notes: Subject pass = 12+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Czech Republic & Czechoslovakia

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Matura/Maturita/Maturitni zkouska

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Cyprus

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Minimum average mark of 12+ on the 20 point scale for the Apolytirion/ Apodeiktikon
OR
Minimum average mark of 6+ on the 10 point scale or minimum average of 3+ on the 5 point scale for the Lise Bitirme Diplomasi

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Cuba

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five passes in SA HG subject equivalents for the Pre University Course as well as completion of the first year of the Licenciado

Notes: Passmark = 50%+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Croatia

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Maturatna Svjedodzba/Svedodzba o Maturi (Matriculation Certificate)
OR
Matura/Secondary School-leaving Diploma
OR
Medunarodna matura

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Egypt

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passes in five SA HG subject equivalents in the Thanaweya A'ama or A, B or C symbols in the IGCSE examination as well as completion of first year of the four year Egyptian university degree

Notes: Passmark of 60%+ required for Thanaweya A'ama examination or symbols A, B or C for IGCSE examination

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Four subject passmarks in SA HG subject equivalents at any of the above examinations, three of which must have been passed at one examination sitting

Notes: Passmark of 60%+ required for Thanaweya A'ama examination or symbols A, B or C for IGCSE examination

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 30)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Secondary Education Certificate of AL-Azhar
Is considered comparable to GCSE (grade A*-C)/Credit Standard Grade standard
For every subject passed, with the exception of English Language. English is studied as a second language and is not considered comparable to English language GCSE studied in the UK

Notes: As on UKNARIC

Ecuador

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passmarks in five SA HG subject equivalents for Bachillerato as well as completion of first year of four year Licenciado

Notes: Average for Bachillerato = 50%+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Dominican Republic

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five passes in Bachillerato subjects including four with SA HG subject equivalents as well as completion of first year of Licenciado

Notes: Subject pass = 60%+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Dominica

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Two approved GCE Advanced Level subjects together with three additional Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) subjects including English A (English Language) Successful completion of the one year Preliminary Science programme in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences of the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill and Mona Campuses)

Notes: Only Grades I and II of the CXC General Proficiency Level are regarded as passmarks

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Pass marks in six Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) units, including four pass marks in subjects with SA HG subject equivalents as well as a pass mark in English A (English Language)

Notes: Pass mark = Grade 1 to 3

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption

(Reg 28)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Teachers' College Diploma awarded after three years of full-time studies in an approved Teacher Training institution and issued by the Joint Board for Teacher Education (JBTE) of the School of Education of the University of the West Indies (Mona Campus)

Notes: Transcript required to facilitate verification of subject specific requirements

Djibouti

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Baccalaureat de l'Enseignment Secondaire

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Denmark

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Bevis for Studentereksamen
Hojere Forberedelseseksamen

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Ethiopia

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Up to 2003: Five pass marks in SA HG subject equivalents for the Ethiopian School-Leaving Certificate as well as completion of first year of four year Ethiopian university degree programme year Ethiopian university degree programme

Notes: O Level credits = A to C (up to 2003)

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: As from 2003: Successful completion of the Higher Education Entrance Examination with 60% subject pass at grade 12 level in specialised or core level courses with SA HG subject equivalents as well as completion of the first year of four Ethiopian degree programme

Notes: Subject pass = 60%+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption

(Reg 28)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Up to 2003: Four ESLC credits including English and three of which had been passed at the same examination sitting

Notes: ESLC credits = A to C (up to 2003)

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 23)

Estonia

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Pass marks (3+) in five Gümnaasiumi löputunnistus (Secondary School Certificate) subjects including four SA HG Subject equivalents.

Notes: Subject pass = 3+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Gümnaasiumi Löputunnistus with the Riigieksamitunnistus (Secondary School Leaving Certificate with the State Examination Certificate)
Is considered comparable to GCE Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level/ Scottish Higher Standard
Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C, with the exception of English language. English is studied as a second language and is not considered comparable to English language GCSE Studied in the UK.

Notes: As on UKNARIC

Eritrea

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passmarks in five SA HG subject equivalents for Eritrean Secondary Education Certificate Examination or Ethiopian School-Leaving Certificate as well as completion of first year of four year Bachelor's degree

Notes: Passmark = A, B or C

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Faeroe Islands

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Studentsprógv

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Fiji

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Four Grade B passmarks and at least one Grade C passmark in Fiji Seventh Form Examination

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Finland

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification:
Studentexamensbetyg
Ylioppilastutkintotodistus

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

France, Monaco and Overseas French Territories

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Baccalaureat en Droit, Second Part
OR
Baccalaureat es Lettres
OR
Baccalaureate es Sciences
OR
Baccalaureat General
OR
Baccalaureat Technologique (BTn)
OR
Baccalaureat d'Enseignement du Second Degre
OR
Diplome de Bacheller de l'Enseignement du Second Degre
OR
Option Internationale du Baccalaureate (OIB)

Notes:
Baccalaureat avec Option Internationale Is considered comparable to GCE Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level/Scottish Advanced Higher Standard

Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C, where a grade of 10 or above has been obtained with the exception of English language. English is studied as a second language and is not considered comparable to English language GCSE Studied in the UK.

This is with the exception of Language-Literature studies as part of the British or American Potion of the Baccalaureat avec Option Internationale, which is considered at least comparable to English language GCSE grades A*-C.

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Gabon

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five passes for the Baccalaureat including four subjects with SA HG subject equivalents as well as completion of first year of the DUEL, DUES, DEUJ, DUEE or DEUG

Notes: Subject pass = 60%+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passes in four recognized Baccalaureat subjects with SA HG subject equivalents, three of which must have been achieved at the same examination sitting

Notes: Subject pass = 60%+

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 23)

Gambia

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Credits in five different subjects that include two recognized West African Advanced Level subject credits and three recognized West African O Level subject credits in accordance with the subject grouping requirements of par 13

Notes:
West African A Level subject credit = A to E
West African O Level subject credit = 1 to 6

Type of Exemption:

Complete exemption

(Reg 13)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Two approved West African Advanced Level subject credits as well as three approved West African Ordinary Level subject credits that do not satisfy the Group II requirement of paragraph 13
OR
Five approved subject credits in West African Examinations Council Senior Certificate Examination (WAEC SSCE) subjects including English and three SA HG subject equivalents and completion of first of the four year bachelor's degree programme from a West African university
OR
Five approved subject credits in National Examination Council (NECO) subjects including English and three SA HG subject equivalents and completion of first of the four year bachelor's degree programme from a West African university
OR
Five approved SSCE/NECO subject credits including English Language as well as completion of the three year polytechnic diploma

Notes:
West African A Level subject credit = A to E
West African O Level subject credit = 1 to 6
WAEC SSC credit = 1 to 6
NECO credit = 1 to 6

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Four approved SSCE/NECO subject credits including English and three of which must have been obtained in one examination sitting

Notes:
West African A Level subject credit = A to E
West African O Level subject credit = 1 to 6
WAEC SSC credit = 1 to 6
NECO credit = 1 to 6

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 23)

Ghana

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Credits in five different subjects that include two recognized West African Advanced Level subject credits and three recognized West African O Level subject credits in accordance with the subject grouping requirements of par 13

Notes:
West African A Level subject credit = A to E
West African O Level subject credit = 1 to 6

Type of Exemption:

Complete exemption

(Reg 13)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Two approved West African Advanced Level subject credits as well as three approved West African Ordinary Level subject credits that do not satisfy the Group II requirement of paragraph 13
OR
Five approved subject credits in West African Examinations Council Senior Certificate Examination (WAEC SSCE) subjects including English and three SA HG subject equivalents and completion of first of the four year bachelor's degree programme from a West African university
OR
Five approved subject credits in National Examination Council (NECO) subjects including English and three SA HG subject equivalents and completion of first of the four year bachelor's degree programme from a West African university
OR
Five approved SSCE/NECO subject credits including English Language as well as completion of the three year polytechnic diploma

Notes:
West African A Level subject credit = A to E
West African O Level subject credit = 1 to 6
WAEC SSC credit = 1 to 6
NECO credit = 1 to 6

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Four approved SSCE/NECO subject credits including English and three of which must have been obtained in one examination sitting

Notes:
West African A Level subject credit = A to E
West African O Level subject credit = 1 to 6
WAEC SSC credit = 1 to 6
NECO credit = 1 to 6

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 23)

Germany

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Abiturium at a Gymnasium or Oberrealschule
Maturitätszeugnis
Reifezeugnis
Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife
Zeugnis der Fachhochschulreife

Notes: Schooling in some states taken over thirteen years whereas schooling in others are taken over twelve years. The two systems still co-exist and both are accepted

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Georgia

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five Unified National University Entrance Examination pass marks including four subjects with SA HG subject equivalents as well as completion of first year of four year bachelor's degree Subject pass = 50%+

Notes:
Secondary School Leaving Certificate
Is considered comparable to GCSE (Grade A* - C)/ Credit Standard Grade standard
For every subject passed, with the exception of English Language. English is studied as a second language and is not considered comparable to English language GCSE studied in the UK

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Honduras

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passmarks in five SA HG subject equivalents for Bachillerato as well as first year of four year Licenciado

Notes: Passmark = "bueno", "muy bueno" or "sobresaliente"/grades 3, 4 or 5

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Haiti

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passmarks in French and four SA HG subject equivalents for Baccalauréat II (Philosophie) as well as first year of Diplôme d'Etudes Superieur

Notes: Passmark = 50%

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Guinea-Bissau

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passmarks in French and four SA HG subject equivalents for Baccalauréat II (Philosophie) as well as first year of Diplôme d'Etudes Superieur

Notes: Passmark = 50%

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Certidao-11a Classe do Ensino Secundario (Year 11 School Completion Certificate) Is considered comparable to GCSE (grade A*-C)/Credit Standard Grade standard
English is studied as a second language and is not considered comparable to English language GCSE studied in the UK

Notes: As on UKNARIC

Guyana

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Two approved GCE Advanced Level subjects together with three additional Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) subjects including English A (English Language) Successful completion of the one year Preliminary Science programme in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences of the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill and Mona Campuses)

Notes: Only Grades I and II of the CXC General Proficiency Level are regarded as passmarks

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Pass marks in six Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) units, including four pass marks in subjects with SA HG subject equivalents as well as a pass mark in English A (English Language)

Notes: Pass mark = Grade 1 to 3

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Teachers' College Diploma awarded after three years of full-time studies in an approved Teacher Training institution and issued by the Joint Board for Teacher Education (JBTE) of the School of Education of the University of the West Indies (Mona Campus)

Notes: Transcript required to facilitate verification of subject specific requirements


4th QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (From 1998)

  • Is considered comparable to GCSE (grade A*-C)/Credit Standard Grade standard
  • Is considered comparable to GCSE (grade D-G)/Credit Standard Grade standard

When studied for the following grade(s)

  • 4 at general Proficiency
  • 5 at general proficiency
  • 6 at general proficiency
  • Subjects passed with grades One (I) to Three (III) at General Proficiency are considered comparable to GCSE (grades A*-C)/ Credit Standard Grade standard. Grades Four (IV) to Six (VI) are considered comparable to GCSE (Grades D-G)/General Standard Grade standard.
  • Subjects passed with grades One (I) to Three (III) at Technical Proficiency are considered comparable to VGCSE (grades A*-C)/ BTEC First Diploma/SQA Intermediate 2 standard. Grades Four (IV) to Six (VI) are considered comparable to VGCSE (Grades D-G) standard/ SQA Intermediate 1 standard

Notes: As on UK NARIC

Guatemala

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passmarks in five SA HG subject equivalents for Bachillerato as well as first year of four year Licenciado

Notes: 50%+ average required

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Greece

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Apolytirion of Lykeio in five subjects, four of which must be passed in SA HG subject equivalents

Notes: Subject pass = 12+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Gibraltar

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Two approved Advanced Level subject credits as well as three approved GCSE Level subject credits that include English, satisfy the second language and other grouping requirements of par 13

Notes:
A Level subject credits = A to E
GCSE/IGCSE/O Level subject credits = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Complete exemption

(Reg 13)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Credits in five different subjects that include four AS Level subject credits in subjects selected from Group I, Group II and two of Groups III, IV or V in terms of par 14

Notes:
AS Level subject credits = A to D
GCSE/IGCSE/O Level subject credits = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Complete exemption

(Reg 14)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Two approved A Level subject credits and three approved GCSE Level subject credits that in combination do not satisfy the Group II grouping requirements
OR
Credits in English Language at AS Level as well as three credits in AS Level subjects with SA HG subject equivalents and one approved GCSE Level subject credit that in combination satisfy all the grouping requirements of par 13 except the Group II requirements.
OR
Credits in four AS Level subjects with SA HG subject equivalents and a credit in English Language at GCSE Level or First Language English at IGCSE Level that in combination satisfy all the grouping requirements of par 14 except the Group II requirements.
OR
Pass marks in four Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education (AVCE) subjects as well as a GCSE credit in English Language
OR
A BTEC National Diploma as well as a GCSE credit in English Language
OR
General National Vocational Qualifications (GNVQ's) and BTEC Higher National Diploma

Notes:
A Level subject credits = A to E
AS Level subject credits = A to D
GCSE/IGCSE/O Level subject credits = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

4th Qualification

Qualification:

Four approved GCSE credits including English Language and three of which must have been obtained in one examination sitting
OR
Four approved A/AS/GCSE Level credits including at least one A/AS credit provided three of these credits were achieved in one examination sitting

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 23)

Indonesia

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five passmarks in SA HG subject equivalents in respect of Ijazah SMA/Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar Sekolah Menengah Tingkat Atas/STTB SMA examination as well as completion of first year of the Sarjana degree programme

Notes: Passmark = Grades 7 to 10

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passmarks in four Ijazah SMA subjects with SA HG subject equivalents provided three had been passed at one examination sitting

Notes: Passmark = Grades 7 to 10

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 30)

Iceland

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Stúdentspróf (from Gymnasium)

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Hungary

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Erettsegi
Matura (Gimnazium Erettsegi Kepesito Bizon-yitvany)

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Hong Kong

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Credits in five different subjects that include two recognized Hong Kong Advanced Level (HKALE) and three recognised HKCEE subject credit subject credits in subjects selected in accordance with the subject grouping requirements of par 13

Notes:
HKALE subject credits = A to E
HKCEE subject credit = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Complete exemption

(Reg 13)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Credits in five different subjects that include four Hong Kong Advanced Subsidiary Level (HKASL) subject credits in subjects selected from Group I, Group II and two of Groups III, IV or V in terms of par 14

Notes:
HKASL subject credits = A to D
HKCEE subject credit = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Complete exemption

(Reg 14)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Two approved Hong Kong Advanced Level (HKALE) subjects as well as three approved Hong Kong Certificate of Education (HKCEE) subject credits (Grade A to C) that do not satisfy the second language requirement
OR
Four Hong Kong Advanced Subsidiary Level (HKASL) subjects (Grade A to D) and one HKCEE subject that meet the requirements of paragraph 14 to include a pass mark in English but not a Group II second language

Notes:
HKALE subject credits = A to E
HKASL subject credits = A to D
HKCEE subject credit = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

4th QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Four recognized HKCEE credits that include English and three of which must have been achieved at the same examination sitting

Notes: HKCEE subject credit = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 23)

5th QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
Is considered comparable to overall GCE Advanced level/ Scottish Advanced Higher Standard
Where levels 3-5 have been obtained. Level 1 and 2 may be considered at least comparable to GCSE (grades A*-C)/Credit Standard Grade standard

Notes: As on UKNARIC

India

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

First/Second Division pass marks at Grade 12 level in All India/Delhi Senior School Certificate or Higher Secondary School Certificate examination in English and three SA HG subject equivalents as well as a First, Second or Third Division pass mark in a fifth subject
OR
Grade 1, 2 or 3 pass marks in English and three SA HG subject equivalents in the Indian School Certificate (lSCE) examination as well as one further subject on Grades 1 to 5
OR
60%+ / Grade A1 to B1/ CISCE grade one to four level pass marks in English and three subjects with SA HG equivalence as well as one other subject in a Standard XII/12 Higher Secondary School examination conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) or the Central Board for Secondary School Examination (CBSE) or any Standard XII/12 examination conducted by a senior secondary examining body as recognized by the Committee of University Principals

Notes:
Indian School Certificate (Year 12)
Is considered comparable to GCE Advance Subsidiary (AS) level/ Scottish Higher Standard When awarded by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE). Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Iran

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Five 50%+ Subject passes for three year High School Diploma examination including four SA HG Subject equivalents written as from June 2001 as well as mark of 12 or above in the Pre-University Certificate (Peeshdaneshgahe) examination
OR
Five 70%+ Subject passes or 14 points average for five Subjects that include four SA HG Subject equivalents for the four year High School Diploma (Diplom-Metevaseth) examination written until June 2003 or 70%+ pass marks in or 14 points average for five SA HG subject equivalents for the four year High School Diploma (Diplom-Metevaseth) examination written until June 2003
OR
Five 50%+ Subject passes including four SA HG Subject equivalents for the four year High School Diploma (Diplom-Metevaseth) examination written until June 2003 as well as a pass in the Kunkur (National Entrance Examination)

Notes: Passmark = 50%+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passes in four subjects for High School Diploma examination with SA HG equivalents, three of which must have been passed at one examination sitting. 4

Notes: Passmark = 50%+

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 30)

Iraq

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five passes (60% +) in the Sixth Form Baccalaureat (Adadiyah) Subjects including four SA HG Subject equivalents as well as completion of the first year of the four year Bachelor's degree

Notes: Passmark = 60%+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Certificate of Preparatory Education/ Secondary School Certificate
Is considered comparable to GCE (grades A*-C)l/ Credit Standard Grade standard
For every subject passed, where grades of 50% and above have been obtained, with the exception of English language. English is studied as a second language and is not considered comparable to English language GCSE studied in the UK

Notes: As on UKNARIC

Israel

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Bagrut with grade 6 in at least seven subjects, two of which should be taken in five units
OR
Matriculation Certificate of the Ministry of Education and Culture Mechina

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

High School Completion Diploma Also known as Te'udat Gemer Tichonit or Te'udat Hagamar Hatichonit
May be referred to as the "Te'udat Gemer Tichonit" or "Te'udat Hagamar Hatichonit"
Every subject passed may be considered comparable to GCSE grades A*-C, with the exception of English Language.
English is studied as a second language and is not considered comparable to English Language GCSE studied in the UK.

Notes: As on UKNARIC

Pakistan

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Five Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate subject passes including four SA HG subject equivalents as well as completion of the first year of two year Pakistani bachelor's degree programme
OR
Five passes in five SA HG subject equivalents in the as well as completion of the first year of two year Pakistani bachelor's degree programme Higher Secondary School Certificate / Intermediate Pre-Engineering or Pre-Medical Stream

Notes: Subject pass = 50%+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Palestine

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate) subject passes including four SA HG subject equivalents as well as completion of first year of the four year bachelor's degree programme

Notes: Tawjihi subject pass = 3+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Panama

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five passes in Bachillerato subjects including four SA HG subject equivalents as well as first year of Licenciado

Notes: Subject pass = 4+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Papua New Guinea

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passes in English and four SA HG subject equivalents as well as first year of four year Bachelor's degree

Notes: Passmark = 50%+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Paraguay

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Prior to 2004: Five grade 3+ Titulo de Bachillerato Humanistico-Scientffico subject passes including four SA HG subject passes as well as first year of Licenciado
OR
As from 2004: Five grade 7,6+ Titulo de Bachillerato Scientifico passes including four SA HG subject equivalents

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Peru

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passes in five SA HG subject equivalents for the Certificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa as well as first year of four year Licenciado

Notes: Passmark = 12+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Philippines

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Three years of the four year Phillipine bachelor's degree or complete bachelor's degree

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: High School Diploma

Notes: Below GCSE/O Level standard

Type of Exemption:

Not acceptable for university admission

Poland

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification:
Matura OR
Swiadectwo Dojrzalos

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Oman

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: 70%+ in five SA HG subject equivalents for the Thanawiya amma/Secondary School Certificate as well as first year of four year Bachelor's degree

Notes: Numerus clausus problems require high school passmark for admission to first year Bachelor's degree

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Norway

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification:
Examen Artium
Vitnemal fra den Videregaende Skole

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Mozambique

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five approved Grade 12 subject passes as well as completion of first year of three year Bacharelato degree at local university

Notes: Subject pass = 12+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Four recognized Grade 12 subject passes that include English and three of which must have been achieved at the same examination sitting

Notes: Subject pass = 12+

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 23)

New Zealand

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Higher School Certificate, New Zealand Bursary A or New Zealand Bursary B with 250 score or above
OR
A minimum of 42 credits at level 3 in NZ NQF including 28 credits from two subjects from the list of SA designated subjects indicated below with 14 more SA designated subject credits to include English (reading and writing):
Accounting, Agricultural Sciences, Business Studies, Dramatic Arts, Economics, Engineering Graphics and Design, Geography, History, Consumer Studies, Information Technology, Languages (Maximum of three), Life Sciences, Mathematics, Mathematical Literacy, Music, Physical Sciences, Religion Studies and Visual Arts
OR
Level 3 schooling in NZ NQF as well as letter of invitation from a public New Zealand university

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

University Entrance Certificate with New Zealand Bursaries Certificate
Is considered comparable to GCE Advanced level/ Scottish Advanced Higher standard
May be awarded as an A or B Bursary

Notes: As on UKNARIC

Nicaragua

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passmarks in five SA HG subject equivalents in the Bachillerato examination as well as the first year of the four year Licenciado

Notes: Passmark = 60%+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Niger

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five passes in Baccalaureat / Diplome de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degre as well as the first year of the DUEL/DUES/DEEG

Notes: Subject pass = 12+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Nigeria

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Credits in five different subjects that include two recognized West African Advanced Level subject credits and three recognized West African O Level subject credits in accordance with the subject grouping requirements of par 13

Notes:
West African A Level subject credit = A to E
West African O Level subject credit = 1 to 6

Type of Exemption:

Complete exemption

(Reg 13)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Two approved West African Advanced Level subject credits as well as three approved West African Ordinary Level subject credits that do not satisfy the Group II requirement of paragraph 13
OR
Five approved subject credits in West African Examinations Council Senior Certificate Examination (WAEC SSCE) subjects including English and three SA HG subject equivalents and completion of first of the four year bachelor's degree programme from a West African university
OR
Five approved subject credits in National Examination Council (NECO) subjects including English and three SA HG subject equivalents and completion of first of the four year bachelor's degree programme from a West African university
OR
Five approved SSCE/NECO subject credits including English Language as well as completion of the three year polytechnic diploma

Notes:
West African A Level subject credit = A to E
West African O Level subject credit = 1 to 6
WAEC SSC credit = 1 to 6
NECO credit = 1 to 6

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Four approved SSCE/NECO subject credits including English and three of which must have been obtained in one examination sitting

Notes:
West African A Level subject credit = A to E
West African O Level subject credit = 1 to 6
WAEC SSC credit = 1 to 6
NECO credit = 1 to 6

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 23)

Morocco

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Baccalaureat de l'Enseignement Secondaire

Notes: "tres bien" or "bien" rating (14+ points)

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Certificate de l'Enseignement Secondaire

Notes: "tres bien" or "bien" rating (14+ points)

Type of Exemption:

Does not qualify for any exemption

Nepal

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five passes in Higher Secondary Certificate including four with SA HG subject equivalents as well as completion of the first two years of a Nepalese degree

Notes: Subject pass = 60%+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Netherlands

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Akte van bekwaamheid als volledig bevoegd onderwijzer/hoofonderwijzer
Akte van bekwaamheid tot het geven van onderwijs aan een atheneum
Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO)
Einddiploma, Hogere Burgerschool met zesjarige cursus
Final diplomas or certificates from institutions for higher vocational education as approved by the CUP
Final diploma or certificate of the sixth class from a gymnasium, lyceum or atheneum obtained by taking the school or state examination

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwys (HAVO)

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 30)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Middelbaar Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijsdiploma (MAVO)
MULO diploma

Type of Exemption: Does not qualify for university admission

Namibia

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Pass marks in five different subjects including four approved NSSC Higher/HIGCSE Level subjects from Groups I and II and two of Groups I to V in terms of par 15

Notes:
NSSC Higher/HIGCSE Level pass mark = 1 to 3
NSSC Ordinary/IGCSE Level pass mark = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Complete exemption

(Reg 15)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Pass marks in five different subjects including four approved NSSC Higher/HIGCSE Level subjects that satisfy all the requirements of par 15 except for Group II second language
OR
Five approved NSSC Ordinary/IGCSE Level subject passes including First Language English as well as completion of first year of Namibian bachelor's degree
OR
Five approved NSSC Ordinary/IGCSE Level subject passes including First Language English as well as completion of the three year polytechnic / university diploma
OR
Three year teacher's diploma after completion of five NSSC Ordinary/IGCSE Level subjects including English as First or Second Language

Notes:
NSSC Higher/HIGCSE Level pass mark = 1 to 3
NSSC Ordinary/IGCSE Level pass mark = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Four approved NSSC Ordinary/IGCSE Level subject passes including First Language English and of which 3 subjects should have been passed at the same examination sitting
OR
Four approved subjects at NSSC Higher Level/HIGCSE/NSSC Ordinary/IGCSE Level subject passes including NSSC Higher Level/HIGCSE and of which 3 subjects should have been passed at the same examination sitting

Notes:
NSSC Higher/HIGCSE Level pass mark = 1 to 3
NSSC Ordinary/IGCSE Level pass mark = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 23)

Myanmar

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five passes in Basic Education High School Examination/ Matriculation Examination subjects including four SA HG subject equivalents as well as first year of four year bachelor's degree

Notes: Passmark = 60%+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Mexico

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passes in five SA HG subject equivalents in Bachillerato examination plus completion of first year of four year Licenciado programme

Notes: Passmark = 6+ symbol

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passes in four Bachillerato subject equivalents of SA HG subjects provided three had been passed at one examination sitting

Notes: Passmark = 6+ symbol

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 30)

Mongolia

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: University Diploma with duration of three years or more

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption w.e.f. date of completion

(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: School-Leaving Certificate

Notes: Below GCSE/O Level

Type of Exemption:

Does not qualify for any exemption

Monaco

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Baccalaureat en Droit, Second Part
OR
Baccalaureat es Lettres
OR
Baccalaureate es Sciences
OR
Baccalaureat General
OR
Baccalaureat Technologique (BTn)
OR
Baccalaureat d'Enseignement du Second Degre
OR
Diplome de Bacheller de l'Enseignement du Second Degre
OR
Option Internationale du Baccalaureate (OIB)

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Moldova

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Five passes in Diploma de Baccalaureat subjects including four SA HG subject equivalents
OR
Five passes in Attestat de Studii Medii de Cultura Generala subjects including four SA HG subject equivalents as well as completion of the Foundation Year

Notes: Subject pass = 3+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Malaysia

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Two approved Advanced Level subject credits as well as three approved GCSE Level subject credits that include English, satisfy the second language and other grouping requirements of par 13

Notes:
A Level subject credits = A to E
GCSE/IGCSE/O Level subject credits = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Complete exemption

(Reg 13)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Two approved Advanced Level subjects in respect of the Joint Examination for the Higher School Certificate/Malaysia and Singapore/ Malaysia Higher School Certificate Examination as well as three approved Malaysia Certificate of Education/Malaysia High School Certificate subjects that do not satisfy the Group II grouping requirements
OR
Five Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) Senior Middle Level subject passes (symbol A or B) including four subjects with SA HG equivalence
OR
Two Principal Level Passes for the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) as well as three other SA HG subject equivalents for the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or the Pelajaran Malaysia Vokesyenal (SPMV). Pass marks for SPM and SPMV =symbol 1 to 6
OR
Grade Point Average of 2,0 for the Matrikulasi (Matriculation Certificate)

Notes:
A Level subject credits = A to E
GCSE/IGCSE/O Level subject credits = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Four recognized Ordinary Level/UEC/SPM/SPMV credits that include English and three of which must have been achieved at the same examination sitting

Notes:
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) Senior Middle Level subject passes = A or B
SPM and SPMV passes = symbol 1 to 6

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 23)

Malawi

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Bachelor's degree irrespective of admission requirements

Type of Exemption:

(Reg 17)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Five approved Malawi Certificate of Secondary Education (MCSE) subject passes including English Language as well as completion of first year of four year bachelor's degree
OR
Three year teachers' diploma after completion of five MCSE subjects including English Language

Notes: Passmark = Grades 1 to 6

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Three year teachers' diploma without required Ordinary Level passmarks
Four recognised MCSE subjects including English Language provided three subjects had been passed at one examination sitting

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 30)

Mali

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five passes in Baccalaureat subjects including four SA HG subject equivalents as well as first year of the Diplome d'ingenieur/Diplom d'institut Superieur pour la Formation et la Recerche Applique/ Diplome de l'Ecole Normal Superieur

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Maldives

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Two approved Advanced Level subject credits as well as three approved GCSE Level subject credits that include English, satisfy the second language and other grouping requirements of par 13
OR
Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC)

Notes:
A Level subject credits = A to E
GCSE/IGCSE/O Level subject credits = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Complete exemption

(Reg 13)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Two approved A Level subject credits and three approved GCSE Level subject credits (symbol A, B or C) that in combination do not satisfy the Group II grouping requirements

Notes:
A Level subject credits = A to E
GCSE/IGCSE/O Level subject credits = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Four recognized Ordinary Level credits that include English and three of which must have been achieved at the same examination sitting

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 23)

Lithuania

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Completion of Brandos Atestatas with passes in Lithuanian or Russian as First Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and Biology as well as one additional subject

Notes: Subject pass = 50%+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Malta

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Combination of two HG subject equivalents at Advanced Matriculation (AM) Level and three further passes in SA HG subject equivalents at Intermediate Examination (IM) or Matriculation ( M) Level

Notes:
AM symbols A to E = passmarks
M symbols 1 to 5 = passmarks

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Four M subject passes in SA HG equivalents provided three had been passed at one examination sitting

Notes:
AM symbols A to E = passmarks
M symbols 1 to 5 = passmarks

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 30)

Mauritania

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five passes in Baccalaureat subjects including four SA HG subject equivalents as well as first year of the DEUG

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Lebanon

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Pass marks (11 +) in five Baccalaureat II (up to 1990) or Baccalaureat General (as from 1991) Subjects including four SA HG Subject equivalents as well as first year of three or four year Licence or bachelor's degree

Notes:
* Average of 11+ for Baccalaureat
Baccalaureat General Also known as Baccalaureat II before 1991
Is considered comparable to GCE Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level/Scottish Advanced Higher Standard
Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C, with the exception of English language. English is studied as a second language and is not considered comparable to English language GCSE Studied in the UK.
** As on UKNARIC

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Lesotho

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Bachelor's degree irrespective of admission requirements

Notes: Complete exemption degree

Type of Exemption:

Complete exemption

(Reg 17)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Five approved Ordinary Level/ECOL pass marks (symbol A, B or C) including English Language as well as completion of first year of four year bachelor's degree at local university
OR
Five approved Ordinary Level/ECOL subject passes (A, B or C), including English as well as completion of the three year polytechnic / university diploma
OR
Three year teachers' diploma after completion of five Ordinary Level/ECOL subjects including English Language

Notes: O Level/ECOL subject credit = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Four recognized Ordinary Level/ECOL credits that include English and three of which must have been achieved at the same examination sitting

Notes: O Level/ECOL subject credit = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 23)

Macao

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Two approved Advanced Level subject credits as well as three approved GCSE Level subject credits that include English, satisfy the second language and other grouping requirements of par 13

Notes:
A Level subject credits = A to E
GCSE/IGCSE/O Level subject credits = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Complete exemption

(Reg 13)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Credits in five different subjects that include four AS Level subject credits in subjects selected from Group I, Group II and two of Groups III, IV or V in terms of par 14

Notes:
AS Level subject credits = A to D
GCSE/IGCSE/O Level subject credits = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Complete exemption

(Reg 14)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Two approved A Level subject credits and three approved GCSE Level subject credits that in combination do not satisfy the Group II grouping requirements
OR
Credits in English Language at AS Level as well as three credits in AS Level subjects with SA HG subject equivalents and one approved GCSE Level subject credit that in combination satisfy all the grouping requirements of par 13 except the Group II requirements.
OR
Credits in four AS Level subjects with SA HG subject equivalents and a credit in English Language at GCSE Level or First Language English at IGCSE Level that in combination satisfy all the grouping requirements of par 14 except the Group II requirements.
OR
Pass marks in four Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education (AVCE) subjects as well as a GCSE credit in English Language
OR
A BTEC National Diploma as well as a GCSE credit in English Language
OR
General National Vocational Qualifications (GNVQ's) and BTEC Higher National Diploma

Notes:
A Level subject credits = A to E
AS Level subject credits = A to D
GCSE/IGCSE/O Level subject credits = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption

(Reg 28)

4th Qualification

Qualification:

Four approved GCSE credits including English Language and three of which must have been obtained in one examination sitting
OR
Four approved A/AS/GCSE Level credits including at least one A/AS credit provided three of these credits were achieved in one examination sitting

Mature age exemption

(Reg 23)

Macedonia

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Matura/Secondary School-Leaving Diploma

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Liberia

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Credits in five different subjects that include two recognized West African Advanced Level subject credits and three recognized West African O Level subject credits in accordance with the subject grouping requirements of par 13

Notes:
West African A Level subject credit = A to E
West African O Level subject credit = 1 to 6

Type of Exemption:

Complete exemption

(Reg 13)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Two approved West African Advanced Level subject credits as well as three approved West African Ordinary Level subject credits that do not satisfy the Group II requirement of paragraph 13
OR
Five approved subject credits in West African Examinations Council Senior Certificate Examination (WAEC SSCE) subjects including English and three SA HG subject equivalents and completion of first of the four year bachelor's degree programme from a West African university
OR
Five approved subject credits in National Examination Council (NECO) subjects including English and three SA HG subject equivalents and completion of first of the four year bachelor's degree programme from a West African university
OR
Five approved SSCE/NECO subject credits including English Language as well as completion of the three year polytechnic diploma

Notes:
West African A Level subject credit = A to E
West African O Level subject credit = 1 to 6
WAEC SSC credit = 1 to 6
NECO credit = 1 to 6

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Four approved SSCE/NECO subject credits including English and three of which must have been obtained in one examination sitting

Notes:
West African A Level subject credit = A to E
West African O Level subject credit = 1 to 6
WAEC SSC credit = 1 to 6
NECO credit = 1 to 6

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption

(Reg 23)

Madagascar

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passmark in French and four SA HG subject equivalents for the Baccalaureat de l'Enseignement du Second Degre as well as first year of Diplome Universitaire d'Etude Litteraires (DUEL) or Diplome Universitaire d'Etude Scientifiques (DUES)

Notes: Passmark = Grade 10+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passmarks in four recognised subjects for Baccalaureat de l'Enseignment du Second Degre provided three subjects had been passed at the same examination sitting

Notes: Passmark = Grade 10+

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 30)

Luxembourg

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Diplome de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires
OR
Diplome de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires Techniques

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Libya

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passmarks in five SA HG subject equivalents for the General Secondary Certificate examination as well as first year of four year Bachelor's degree

Notes: Passmark = 50%+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Liechenstein

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Matura certificate (Type B or E)

Notes: Passmark = 4 or 5

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Jordan

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five 60%+ pass marks in five Tawjihi Subjects including four SA HG Subject equivalents with a 60% aggregate as well as completion of first year of the four year Jordanian university degree programme

Notes: 50%+ required for individual subjects

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passmarks in four SA HG subject equivalents in Tawjihi examination provided three had been passed at the same examination sitting 60%+ overall mark required

Notes: 50%+ required for individual subjects

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 30)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Certificate of General Secondary Education
Is considered comparable to overall GCE Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level/ Scottish Higher Standard
Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C, with the exception of English language. English is studied as a second language and is not considered comparable to English language GCSE Studied in the UK.

Notes: As on UKNARIC

Kazhakstan

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: 50% + pass in Russian First Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and Biology as well as one additional subject in respect of Svidetels' stvo o Srednem Obrazovanii

Notes: Subject pass = 50%

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Kenya

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Two approved Advanced Level subject credits as well as three approved GCSE Level subject credits that include English, satisfy the second language and other grouping requirements of par 13

Notes:
ALevel subject credits = A to E
GCSE/IGCSE/O Level subject credits = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Complete exemption

(Reg 13)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Two approved A Level subject credits and three approved GCSE Level subject credits (symbol A, B or C) that in combination do not satisfy the Group II grouping requirements
OR
Five or more Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) subject passes including passes in English and three SA HG subject equivalents

Notes:
A Level subject credits = A to E or 1 to 6
GCSE/IGCSE/O Level subject credits = A to C
KCSE subject pass required = A or B

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption

(Reg 28)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Four recognized Ordinary Level/KCSE credits that include English and three of which must have been achieved at the same examination sitting

Notes:
A Level subject credits = A to E or 1 to 6
GCSE/IGCSE/O Level subject credits = A to C
KCSE subject pass required = A or B

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption

(Reg 28)

Kuwait

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Five passes (60%+) in Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama subjects, including four SA HG Subject equivalents as well as first year of the four year bachelor's degree Passmark = 60%+

Notes:
General Secondary Education Certificate Also known as: Shahadat Al-Thanawaya Al-Aama
Is considered comparable to GCE (grades A*-C)/ Credit Standard Grade standard for every subject passed where grades of 60% and above have been obtained, with the exception of English language. English is studied as a second language and is not considered comparable to English language GCSE Studied in the UK
Is considered comparable to GCE (grades D-G/ General Standard Grade standard when studied for the following grade(s) - Below 60%
**As on UKNARIC

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Italy

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Diploma di Maturita/Classica/Scientifica/Technika/Linguistica/ Professionalel Magistrale/Artistica
OR
Licenza di Maturita (all fields of study) Diploma di Esame di Stato Opzione Classica/Linguista/Scientifica/Technica/Professionale/Magistrale/ Artistica

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

jamaica

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Two approved GCE Advanced Level subjects together with three additional Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) subjects including English A (English Language) Successful completion of the one year Preliminary Science programme in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences of the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill and Mona Campuses)

Notes: Only Grades I and II of the CXC General Proficiency Level are regarded as passmarks

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Pass marks in six Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) units, including four pass marks in subjects with SA HG subject equivalents as well as a pass mark in English A (English Language)

Notes: Pass mark = Grade 1 to 3

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Teachers' College Diploma awarded after three years of full-time studies in an approved Teacher Training institution and issued by the Joint Board for Teacher Education (JBTE) of the School of Education of the University of the West Indies (Mona Campus)

Notes: Transcript required to facilitate verification of subject specific requirements

Japan

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho Subject pass marks (3, 4 or 5) including four SA HG Subject equivalents as well as completion of the first year of the four year Japanese university degree

Notes: Passmark = 3, 4 or 5

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passmarks in four subjects equivalent to SA HG subjects provided three had been passed at the same examination sitting

Notes: Passmark = 3, 4 or 5

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 30)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate.
Is considered comparable to overall GCE Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level/ Scottish Higher Standard
Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C, with the exception of English language. English is studied as a second language and is not considered comparable to English language GCSE Studied in the UK.

Notes: As on UKNARIC


4th Qualification

Qualification:

Special Training School Upper Secondary Certificate
Is considered comparable to GCE (grades A*-C)/Credit Standard Grade standard
Every subject passed where grades of 2 and above have been obtained, with the exception of English language.
English is studied as a second language and is not considered comparable to English language GCSE Studied in the UK.

Notes: As on UKNARIC

Latvia

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five passes in Atestats par visparejo videjo izglitibu subjects including four SA HG subject equivalents

Notes: Subject pass = 50%+ or grades 3,4 or 5

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Lao People's Democratic Republic

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five passes in Baccalaureat subjects including four SA HG subject equivalents as well as first year of five year degree/diploma.

Notes: Subject pass = 60%+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Kyrgyzstan

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five Certificate of Complete exemption Secondary Education subject passes including four SA HG subject equivalents as well as completion of first year of the four year bachelor's degree.

Notes: Subject pass = 3, 4 or 5

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Puerto Rico

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five approved subject passes in a 20 credit+ High School Graduation Diploma including four SA HG equivalent subject passes as well as first year of the bachelor's degree

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Senegal

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Five SA HG subject equivalents for Diplome de Bachelor du Second Degre as well as first year of Diplome Universitaire d'Etudes Litteraires (DUEL), Diplome Universitaire d'Etudes Scientifiques (DUES), Diplome Universitaire de Technologie (DUT) or Licence d'enseignement/ Licence de Recerche

Notes: Passmark = 50%+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passes in four SA HG subject equivalents towards Diplome de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degro/Baccalaureat

Notes: Passmark = Grade 10+

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 30)

Scotland

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Certificate of Sixth Year Study
OR
Four Scottish Higher pass marks and one additional Standard Grade pass mark in respect of Scottish Certificate of Education (SCE)
OR
SQA Higher National Diploma as well as a symbol C in English at Standard Level

Notes: Scottish Higher and SCE pass = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

our Scottish Higher /Standard/SCE pass marks and one additional Standard Grade pass mark in respect of Scottish Certificate of Education (SCE) including English or Four approved NSSC Ordinary/IGCSE Level subject passes including one Scottish Higher /Standard/SCE subject and which have been passed at the same examination sitting
OR
Four approved subjects at NSSC Higher Level/HIGCSE/NSSC Ordinary/IGCSE Level subject passes including NSSC Higher Level/HIGCSE and which have been passed at the same examination sitting

Notes: Scottish Higher and SCE pass = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 23)

Saudi Arabia

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five passes in SA HG subject equivalents in respect of the Tawjihiyah examination as well as completion of the first year of the four year bachelor's degree programme

Notes: Passmark = 50%+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Samoa

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five subject passes in the Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate including four SA HG subject equivalents as well as first year of the three year bachelor's degree

Notes: Subject pass = 1 to 4

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Rwanda

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five subject passes ( 60%+) in the Diplome de Fin Etude Secondaires as well as the first year of the Baccalaureat / Diplome de Bachelier

Notes: Subject pass = 60%

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Certificat du Cycle Supérieur de l'Enseignement Secondaire/ Advanced General Certificate of Secondary Education
Is considered comparable to GCE Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level/ Scottish Higher standard

Notes: As on UKNARIC

Russian Federation

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five passes in the Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat O Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii) at grade 11 examination including four subjects with SA HG equivalents as well as completed first year of the four year Bakalavr degree

Notes: Subject pass = 4+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Secondary (Complete exemption) General Education Certificate
As of 19 April 2012 it is recommended that students with a Secondary (Complete exemption) General Education certificate of the Russian Federation be allowed to enter at the first year of study at a South African University provided that they have passed a the level 4 (good) or 5 (excellent) and can proof acceptable proficiency in the Language of Instruction.

Romania

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Diploma de Baccalaureat
Matura

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Qatar

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: 60%+ in five SA HG subject equivalents for Thanawaya Aam Qatari as well as first year of four year Bachelor's degree

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Seychelles

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Two approved Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) subjects as well as three approved Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) subjects that satisfy the grouping requirements

Notes: COHSC passmarks = Grades A to E

Type of Exemption:

Complete exemption

(Reg 13)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Two approved COHSC subjects as well as three approved COSC subjects that do not satisfy the grouping requirements of regulation 13

Notes: COHSC passmarks = Grades A to E

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Five approved COSC subjects as well as completion of Diploma 2 in Education
Four approved COSC subject passmarks including English Language provided three subjects had been passed at one examination sitting

Notes: COSC passmarks: Grades 1 - 6

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 28)

Serbia and Montenegro

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Matura or Secondary School Leaving Diploma (as from 1980)

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Sri Lanka

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Two approved Sri Lankan Advanced Level subjects as well as three approved Sri Lankan Ordinary Level subjects that satisfy the grouping requirements

Notes: Sri Lankan A and O Level pass-marks: symbols A, B and C

Type of Exemption:

Complete exemption

(Reg 13)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Two approved Sri Lankan Advanced Level subjects as well as three approved Sri Lankan Ordinary Level subjects

Notes: Sri Lankan A and O Level pass-marks: symbols A, B and C

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Spain

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Curso de Orientacion Universitaria (COU) /Titulo de Bachillerato with average mark of 5 **SEE NOTES BELOW
Bachillerato Unificado y Polivalente (BUP)/ Graduando en Educacion Secundaria
Selectividad with average mark of 5

Notes:
Titulo de Bachiller (Current System)
Is considered comparable to overall GCE Advanced level/ Scottish Advanced Higher Standard Provided an average mark of 6 has been obtained. Awarded under the 1990 LOGSE reform, upon completion of two years of non-compulsory education following the Education Secundaria Obligatoria (ESO). UKNARIC recommend that the Libro de Calificaciones (academic transcript) be checked to determine the system under which the award was obtained.

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

South Korea

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Five passes in Academic High School Diploma (lnmungye Kodßng) subjects as well as completion of first year of four year bachelor's degree programme
Subject passes = A, B or C/ 60%+

Notes:
High School Diploma
Is considered comparable to GCE Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level/ Scottish Higher Standard For every subject passed with the exception of English Language. English is studied as a second language and is not considered comparable to English Language GCSE Studied in the UK.
The High School Diploma from Vocational High Schools Is considered comparable to VCE Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level/BTEC National Certificate/Scottish Higher standard.
Students of Special Purpose High Schools or those involved in gifted education are chosen for the aptitude in the area of specialization, Admission is particularly competitive
* As on UKNARIC

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Somalia

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five passes in Secondary School Leaving Certificate Subjects including four SA HG subject equivalents as well as two year Diploma or first year of the four year Laurea degree

Notes: Subject passes = 70%+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Slovenia

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Matura/Secondary School-Leaving Diploma/Maturitetno Spricevalo (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Slovakia

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Maturitna skuska
OR
Maturita
OR
Vysvedcenie o Maturitnej Skuske

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Singapore

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Two approved Advanced Level subject credits as well as three approved GCSE Level subject credits that include English, satisfy the second language and other grouping requirements of par 13

Notes:
A Level subject credits = A to E
GCSE/IGCSE/O Level subject credits = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Complete exemption

(Reg 13)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Two approved Advanced Level subjects in respect of the Joint Examination for the Higher School Certificate/Malaysia and Singapore/ Malaysia Higher School Certificate Examination as well as three approved Malaysia Certificate of Education/Malaysia High School Certificate subjects that do not satisfy the Group II grouping requirements
OR
Five Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) Senior Middle Level subject passes (symbol A or B) including four subjects with SA HG equivalence
OR
Two Principal Level Passes for the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) as well as three other SA HG subject equivalents for the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or the Pelajaran Malaysia Vokesyenal (SPMV). Pass marks for SPM and SPMV =symbol 1 to 6
OR
Grade Point Average of 2,0 for the Matrikulasi (Matriculation Certificate)

Notes:
A Level subject credits = A to E
GCSE/IGCSE/O Level subject credits = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Four recognized Ordinary Level/UEC/SPM/SPMV credits that include English and three of which must have been achieved at the same examination sitting

Notes:
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) Senior Middle Level subject passes = A or B
SPM and SPMV passes = symbol 1 to 6

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 23)

Sierra Leone

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Credits in five different subjects that include two recognized West African Advanced Level subject credits and three recognized West African O Level subject credits in accordance with the subject grouping requirements of par 13

Notes:
West African A Level subject credit = A to E
West African O Level subject credit = 1 to 6

Type of Exemption:

Complete exemption

(Reg 13)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Two approved West African Advanced Level subject credits as well as three approved West African Ordinary Level subject credits that do not satisfy the Group II requirement of paragraph 13
OR
Five approved subject credits in West African Examinations Council Senior Certificate Examination (WAEC SSCE) subjects including English and three SA HG subject equivalents and completion of first of the four year bachelor's degree programme from a West African university
OR
Five approved subject credits in National Examination Council (NECO) subjects including English and three SA HG subject equivalents and completion of first of the four year bachelor's degree programme from a West African university
OR
Five approved SSCE/NECO subject credits including English Language as well as completion of the three year polytechnic diploma

Notes:
West African A Level subject credit = A to E
West African O Level subject credit = 1 to 6
WAEC SSC credit = 1 to 6
NECO credit = 1 to 6

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Four approved SSCE/NECO subject credits including English and three of which must have been obtained in one examination sitting

Notes:
West African A Level subject credit = A to E
West African O Level subject credit = 1 to 6
WAEC SSC credit = 1 to 6
NECO credit = 1 to 6

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 23)

Sudan

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five passes in Sudan School Certificate (the former Secondary School Certificate or Higher Secondary School Certificate) as well as completion of first year of four year university degree

Notes: Subject pass = 60%+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Suriname

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwys (VWO) Certificate

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Thailand

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: 60%+ in five SA HG subject equivalents for the Mathayom Suksa 5 (MS5) (until 1983) or Maw 6 (M6) (since 1984) as well as first year of the four year Bachelor's degree

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Tanzania

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Two approved National Form VI Examination/Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE) credits as well as three approved National Form IV Examination/Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) credits including English that meet the grouping requirements of par 13

Notes:
Form VI/ACSE credits = A to E
Form IV/CSE credits = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Complete exemption

(Reg 13)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Two approved National Form VI Examination/Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE) credits as well as three approved National Form IV E Examination/Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) credits with English credit but no second language

Notes:
Form VI/ACSE credits = A to E
Form IV/CSE credits = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Four approved CSE credits including English, three of which must have been obtained in one examination sitting
OR
Four approved National Form VI Examination/ACSE/CSE credits of which at least one must have been in Form VI Examination/ACSE and three credits have been achieved in one examination sitting

Notes:
Form VI/ACSE credits = A to E
Form IV/CSE credits = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 23)

Tajikistan

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five passes in Certificate of Complete exemption Secondary Education subjects including four pass marks in SA HG subject equivalents as well as completion of first year of four year Bakalavr degree

Notes: Subject pass = 4+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Taiwan

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Senior Secondary School Certificate obtained at a senior high school, senior vocational high school or supplementary senior secondary school accompanied by letter of eligibility for bachelor's degree admission on basis of Universities and Colleges Joint Entrance Examination test results ** SEE ADDITIONAL NOTES BELOW

Notes:
Higher Education
Male first year students are required to complete a period of military service before they enter university; however, they may choose to defer their service until after they have graduated. Substitute civilian public service such as a placement in domestic security, the social services, diplomacy and justice administration is also available
Admission Requirements
Students wishing to enter a university undergraduate programme must sit the General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT) which assesses students' ability in Chinese, English, mathematics, natural sciences and social sciences.
Prior to 2002 students sat the Joint University Entrance Examination (JUEE) which was supervised by the Ministry of Education and was widely regarded as difficult. The entrance examination was split into five academic groups

  • Arts and Performing Arts
  • Agriculture science
  • Biology and medicine
  • Engineering and science and related subjects
  • Humanities, business, law and social sciences and related subjects

Previously, entry to university was based solely on performance in the GSAT/JUEE but now factors such as participation in extra-curricular activities and international competitions are taken into account and these are promoted by schools; however, the GSAT is still considered very important.

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Syria

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Shahada al-Thanawiyya al-Amma/Baccalaureat passed with 70% as well as first year of four year bachelor's degree

Notes: Subject pass = 70% General Secondary Certificate Also known as "Al Shahãda al-Thãnawiyya al-Amma"
Is considered comparable to GCE Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level/ Scottish Higher Standard
Every subject passed may be considered at least comparable to GCSE grades A*-C, with the exception of English language. English is studied as a second language and is not considered comparable to English language GCSE Studied in the UK

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Switzerland

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Federal Maturity Certificate / Maturitätszeugnis
OR
Certificat de Maturité
OR
Baccalauréat (Vaud canton)
OR
Attestato di Maturità (Ticino canton)
OR
Cantonal Maturity Certificate/Eidgenössisch anerkanntes kantonales Maturitätszeugnis
OR
Certificat de Maturità cantonal reconnu par la Confédération / Attestato di Maturità cantonale riconosciuto dalla Confederazione

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Sweden

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Avgångsbetyg
OR
Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola
OR
Studentexamen (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Swaziland

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Bachelor's degree irrespective of admission requirements

Type of Exemption:

Complete exemption

(Reg 13)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC)

Type of Exemption:

Complete exemption

(Reg 13)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Three year teachers' diploma after passing five Ordinary/IGCSE Level subject credits including English Language
OR
Five approved Ordinary/IGCSE Level subject credits including English as well as completion of the three year polytechnic / university diploma
OR
Five approved Ordinary/IGCSE Level subject credits including English Language as well as completion of first year of four year bachelor's degree of local university

Notes: Ordinary/ IGCSE Level credit = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Tunisia

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Symbol passes in five Baccalaureat de l'Enseignement Secondaire subjects including four SA HG subject equivalents

Notes: Subject passes = 12+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Trinidad and Tobago

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Two approved GCE Advanced Level subjects together with three additional Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) subjects including English A (English Language) Successful completion of the one year Preliminary Science programme in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences of the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill and Mona Campuses)

Notes: Only Grades I and II of the CXC General Proficiency Level are regarded as passmark

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Pass marks in six Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) units, including four pass marks in subjects with SA HG subject equivalents as well as a pass mark in English A (English Language)

Notes: Pass mark = Grade 1 to 3

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Teachers' College Diploma awarded after three years of full-time studies in an approved Teacher Training institution and issued by the Joint Board for Teacher Education (JBTE) of the School of Education of the University of the West Indies (Mona Campus)

Notes: Transcript required to facilitate verification of subject specific requirements

Togo

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passes in five Baccalaureat subjects including four SA HG subject equivalents as well as completion of first year of DUEG/DUEL/DUES/DUEJ

Notes: Subject passes = 12+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Troisieme Degre
Is considered comparable to GCSE (grades A*-C) /Credit Standard Grade standard
For every subject passed, where grades of 10 and above have been obtained, with the exception of English Language. English is studied as a second language and is not considered comparable to English Language GCSE Studied in the UK

Notes: As on UKNARIC

Uruguay

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five Bachillerato subject passes including four SA HG subject equivalents in respect of examination

Notes: Subject passes = 4, 5 or 6

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

United States of America

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification:
High School Graduation Diploma accompanied by certificate of eligibility for admission to study at any US university with a valid senior college accreditation issued by any of the following accreditation bodies:

  • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
  • Distance Education and Training Council (DETC)
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC-CIHE)
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA-HLC)
  • North West Commission on College and Universities (NWCCU)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC-ACSCU)

OR
High School Graduation Diploma with at least two subjects passed on grade 3, 4 or 5 for the Advanced Placement (AP) examinations of the American College Board
OR
General Education Diploma (GED) accompanied by letter of admission from an appropriately accredited US university or alternatively the required SAT score as indicated below
OR
Candidates unable to submit letters of eligibility to study for degree purposes at appropriately accredited US university must in addition to their high school diplomas/GED submit evidence of one of the following test score options:

  • Prior to March 2005: SAT I score of 1050 with sub minimum of 500 for either the verbal or mathematics scores obtain at one/more sittings;
  • As from March 2005: SAT I score of 1600 with a sub-minimum of 550 for Critical Reading and 500 for Mathematics
  • SAT II score of 1050 for English and one of Physics or Chemistry with sub minimum of 500 for either the English or one of the Physics, Chemistry, Biology or World History scores obtained at one or more sittings

ACT mean of 22 with a 22 sub-minimum in English and 21 in Mathematics

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

United Kingdom: England, Wales and Northern Ireland

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Two approved Advanced Level subject credits as well as three approved GCSE Level subject credits that include English, satisfy the second language and other grouping requirements of par 13

Notes:
A Level subject credits = A to E
GCSE/IGCSE/O Level subject credits = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Complete exemption

(Reg 13)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Credits in five different subjects that include four AS Level subject credits in subjects selected from Group I, Group II and two of Groups III, IV or V in terms of par 14

Notes:
AS Level subject credits = A to D
GCSE/IGCSE/O Level subject credits = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Complete exemption

(Reg 14)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Two approved A Level subject credits and three approved GCSE Level subject credits that in combination do not satisfy the Group II grouping requirements
OR
Credits in English Language at AS Level as well as three credits in AS Level subjects with SA HG subject equivalents and one approved GCSE Level subject credit that in combination satisfy all the grouping requirements of par 13 except the Group II requirements.
OR
Credits in four AS Level subjects with SA HG subject equivalents and a credit in English Language at GCSE Level or First Language English at IGCSE Level that in combination satisfy all the grouping requirements of par 14 except the Group II requirements.
OR
Pass marks in four Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education (AVCE) subjects as well as a GCSE credit in English Language
OR
A BTEC National Diploma as well as a GCSE credit in English Language
OR
General National Vocational Qualifications (GNVQ's) and BTEC Higher National Diploma

Notes:
A Level subject credits = A to E
AS Level subject credits = A to D
GCSE/IGCSE/O Level subject credits = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

4th Qualification

Qualification:

Four approved GCSE credits including English Language and three of which must have been obtained in one examination sitting
OR
Four approved A/AS/GCSE Level credits including at least one A/AS credit provided three of these credits were achieved in one examination sitting

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 23)

United Arab Emirates

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five passes in SA HG subject equivalents in respect of the Tawjihiyah examination as well as completion of the first year of the four year bachelor's degree programme

Notes: Passmark = 50%+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Ukraine

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five subject passes (4 on 5 point scale, 3- on transitional scale and 8 on 12 point scale) in Atestat pro Povnu Zagal'nu Sersdniu Osvitu (Certificate of complete general secondary education) at grade 12 including four SA HG equivalent subjects as well as first year of three year Bakalavr degree

Notes: Passmark = 50%+ or symbol 3, 4 or 5

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Uganda

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Two approved Ugandan Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) subjects as well as three approved Ugandan Certificate of Education (UCE) subjects that satisfy the grouping requirements

Notes: Grades A to E are regarded as UACE passmarks whilst grades 1 to 6 are regarded as UCE passmarks

Type of Exemption:

Complete exemption

(Reg 13)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Two approved UACE subjects as well as three approved UCE subjects

Notes: Grades A to E are regarded as UACE passmarks whilst grades 1 to 6 are regarded as UCE passmarks

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passmarks in one UACE subject/UCE English Language and three approved UCE subjects, three of which must have been passed at one examination sitting

Notes: Grades A to E are regarded as UACE passmarks whilst grades 1 to 6 are regarded as UCE passmarks/p>

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 30)

Turkmenistan

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five passes in Diploma of Specialised Secondary Education subjects including four pass marks in SA HG subject equivalents as well as completion of first year of four year Bakalavr degree

Notes: Subject passes = 4+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Turkey

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Five passes in Devlet Lise Diplomasi (State High School Diploma) Subjects including four SA HG subject equivalents
OR
Five passes in Lise Bitirme Diplomasi (Private High School Finishing Diploma) subjects including four SA HG subject equivalents

Notes: Subject passes = 3+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Uzbekistan

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five passes in Diploma of Specialised Secondary Education (O'rta Ma'lumot To'g'risida Shahodatnoma) subjects including four SA HG equivalent subjects as well as first year of the four year Bakalavr degree

Notes: Subject passes = 70%+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Vanuatu

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five subject passes in the Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate including four SA HG subject equivalents as well as first year of the three year bachelor's degree

Notes: Subject passes = 1 to 4

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Zambia

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Bachelor's degree irrespective of admission requirements

Type of Exemption:

Complete exemption

(Reg 17) as for Botswana

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Five approved subject passes including English Language in respect of Zambian School Certificate as well as completion of first year of four year university degree
Three year teachers' diploma after passing five Ordinary Level subjects including English Language

Notes: Only symbols 1 to 6 are regarded as passmarks

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Three year teachers' diploma without required Ordinary Level passmarks
Four approved O-Level subject passes including English Language provided three subjects had been passed at one examination sitting

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 30)

Yugoslavia

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Matura/Secondary School-Leaving Diploma

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Yemen

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: AI Thanawiya (General Secondary Education Certificate) obtained with 560+ marks including four SA HG subject equivalents as well as first year of two year university diploma or four year bachelor's degree

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

West Indies

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Two approved GCE Advanced Level subjects together with three additional Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) subjects including English A (English Language)
Successful completion of the one year Preliminary Science programme in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences of the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill and Mona Campuses)

Notes: Only Grades I and II of the CXC General Proficiency Level are regarded as passmarks

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Pass marks in six Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) units, including four pass marks in subjects with SA HG subject equivalents as well as a pass mark in English A (English Language)

Notes: Pass mark = Grade 1 to 3

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Teachers' College Diploma awarded after three years of full-time studies in an approved Teacher Training institution and issued by the Joint Board for Teacher Education (JBTE) of the School of Education of the University of the West Indies (Mona Campus)

Notes: Transcript required to facilitate verification of subject specific requirements

West Africa

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Credits in five different subjects that include two recognized West African Advanced Level subject credits and three recognized West African O Level subject credits in accordance with the subject grouping requirements of par 13

Notes:
West African A Level subject credit = A to E
West African O Level subject credit = 1 to 6

Type of Exemption:

Complete exemption

(Reg 13)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Two approved West African Advanced Level subject credits as well as three approved West African Ordinary Level subject credits that do not satisfy the Group II requirement of paragraph 13
OR
Five approved subject credits in West African Examinations Council Senior Certificate Examination (WAEC SSCE) subjects including English and three SA HG subject equivalents and completion of first of the four year bachelor's degree programme from a West African university
OR
Five approved subject credits in National Examination Council (NECO) subjects including English and three SA HG subject equivalents and completion of first of the four year bachelor's degree programme from a West African university
OR
Five approved SSCE/NECO subject credits including English Language as well as completion of the three year polytechnic diploma

Notes:
West African A Level subject credit = A to E
West African O Level subject credit = 1 to 6
WAEC SSC credit = 1 to 6
NECO credit = 1 to 6

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Four approved SSCE/NECO subject credits including English and three of which must have been obtained in one examination sitting

Notes:
West African A Level subject credit = A to E
West African O Level subject credit = 1 to 6
WAEC SSC credit = 1 to 6
NECO credit = 1 to 6

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 23)

Vietnam

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five passes in Secondary School Graduation / National University Entrance Examination subjects including five SA HG subject equivalents as well as first year of the four year bachelor's degree

Notes: Subject passes = 7+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Venezuela

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five passes in Bachillerato subjects including four SA HG subject equivalents as well as completion of the first year of Licenciado

Notes: Subject passes = 12+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Zimbabwe

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Recognized credits in five different subjects that include two recognized ZIMSEC/CIE Advanced Level and three recognized ZIMSEC/CIE subject credits selected in accordance with the subject grouping requirements of par 13

Notes:
ZIMSEC/CIE A Level subject credit = A to E
ZIMSEC/CIE O Level subject credit = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Complete exemption

(Reg 13)

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Two recognized ZIMSEC/CIE Advanced Level subjects as well as three recognized ZIMSEC/CIE Ordinary Level subject credits that do not satisfy the second language requirement
OR
Four recognized ZIMSEC/CIE Advanced Subsidiary Level subject credits and one ZIMSEC/CIE s Ordinary Level subject credit that meet the requirements of paragraph 14 to include a pass mark in English but not a Group II second language
OR
Three year diploma after completion of five Ordinary Level subject credits including English Language

Notes:
ZIMSEC/CIE A Level subject credit = A to E
ZIMSEC/CIE O Level subject credit = A to C

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Four approved Ordinary Level credits including English and three subjects passed in one examination sitting

Type of Exemption:

Mature age exemption
(Reg 23)

Indicate in which state

Alberta

1st QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Passes in five acceptable Grade 12-courses for the General High School Diploma or an Advanced High School Diploma

Notes: Subject pass/credit = 50%+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

British Columbia

2nd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five passes in Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma (Grade 12)

Notes: Subject pass = 12+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Manitoba

3rd QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five 300 Level credits in at least four subject areas in High School Graduation Diploma

Notes: Subject pass = 12+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

New Brunswick

4th QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five passes in Grade 12 subjects for the High School Graduation Diploma

Notes: Subject pass = 12+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Newfoundland

5th QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five subject passes at 3,000 level in Grade 12 High School Diploma

Notes: Subject pass = 12+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Nova Scotia

6th QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five passes in Grade 12 subjects in High School Completion Certificate

Notes: Subject pass = 12+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Ontario

7th QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Diplome d'Etudes Secondaires de 'I Ontario
OR
Honours Graduation Diploma
OR
Ontario Secondary School Diploma
OR
Six subject passes in Ontario Academic Courses (OAC's)
OR
Six Grade 12U or U/C courses, including Grade 12 U English

Notes: Subject pass = 50%+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Prince Edward Island

8th QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five Grade 12 subject passes in High School Graduation Diploma

Notes: Subject pass = 50%+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Quebec

9th QUALIFICATION

Qualification:

Diploma d'Etudes Collegiales (DEC) after two years of study at a college d'enseignement generale et professionel (CEGEP)
OR
Diploma of Collegial Studies after two years of study at a college d'enseignement generale et professionel (CEGEP)

Notes: Subject pass = 50%+

Type of Exemption:

Foreign exemption
(Reg 28)

Saskatchewan

10th QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five subject passes of Division IV (Grade 12) standing

Notes: Subject pass = 50%+

Yukon Territory

11th QUALIFICATION

Qualification: Five courses at Grade 12 level in Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma

Notes: Subject pass = 50%+

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