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Admission Requirements

National Benschmark Test (NBT)

For university admission, a prospective student is required to be in possession of a National Senior Certificate (NSC) or school-leaving certificate from the Independent Examination Board (IEB) as certified by Umalusi, with admission to bachelor's degree studies (which requires a performance level of at least 4 (50-59%) in each of four designated university admission subjects), or an exemption certificate issued by the South African Matriculation Board to students with other school qualifications

In addition to the above, admission to programmes leading to BScAgric*, BScFor*, BScConsEcol, BSc Food Sc and BAgricAdmin requires at minimum:

  • An average performance level of 60% in the NSC or the IEB's school-leaving certificate (excluding Life Orientation), or other school qualification;

  • Afrikaans or English (Home Language or First Additional Language) 4 (50%);

  • Mathematics 5 (60%);

  • Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) 4 (50%)


*For BScAgric with Soil Science and Chemistry as major subjects:

  • An average performance level of 60% in the NSC or the IEB's school-leaving certificate (excluding Life Orientation), or other school qualification;

  • Afrikaans or English (Home Language or First Additional Language) 4 (50%)

  • Mathematics 6 (70%)

  • Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) 4 (50%)


In addition to the general admission requirements of SU, admission to the programme leading to BAgric (Elsenburg) requires at minimum:

  • Afrikaans or English (Home Language or First Additional Language) 4 (50%);

  • Mathematics 4 (50%) or Mathematical Literacy 5 (60%);

  • Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) 4 (50%); OR

  • Life Sciences 4 (50%); OR

  • Agricultural Sciences 4 (50%).

The prospective student is also required to take the National Benchmark Tests (NBT), including the Mathematics component (MAT) of the tests.