Agricultural Economics
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Admission requirements

​​​​​​Programmes leading to a qualification in Agricultural Economics include: 

BAgric Agri-business Management​
BScAgric Agricultural Economic Analysis
BScAgric Agricultural Economic Analysis and Management​
BScAgric Agricultural Economic Analysis and Management with Food Science
BScAgric Agricultural Economics with Food Science

Admission requirements:

School-leaving qualifications​

  • For admission to the University you need:
    - A National Senior Certificate (NSC) or school-leaving certificate from the Independent Examination Board as certified by Umalusi with admission to bachelor’s (which requires that you obtain a mark of at least 4 (50-59%) in each of four designated university admission subjects); or
    - A university exemption certificate issued by the South African Matriculation Board to students with other school qualifications.​​

Minimum admission requirements for the Faculty’s degree programmes​

  • In addition to the abovementioned school-leaving qualifications, the admission requirements for the programmes BScAgric, BScFor, BScConsEcol, BSc Food Sc and BAgric (Agri-business management) are as follows:
    - An average performance level of 60% in the NSC or the IEB’s school-leaving certificate (excluding Life Orientation), or other school qualification;
    - English or Afrikaans (Home Language or First Additional Language) – 4 (50%);
    - Mathematics – 5 (60%); and
    - Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) – 4 (50%).