College of Health Sciences

Frequently Asked Questions

PROSPECTIVE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
FAQ’S

 

  1. How do I apply?
    Please send your application through to the Central Applications Office. You may access their website through here: www.cao.ac.za. Tel: 031 2684444

 

  1. What are the Closing Dates for the College of Health Sciences?
    Please note that the Closing date for medicine is the 30th June and for all other courses, the 30th September

 

  1. Will my application be accepted after the respective closing dates?
    No, we do not accept any late applications

 

  1. What is the entrance qualification to apply to study at UKZN:
    – A National Senior Certificate for Degree studies (NSC-DEG) pass;
    – A minimum of seven subjects with at least four subjects (passed at Level 4) from the designated list),
    – English Home Language/ First Additional Language (passed at Level 4 minimum),
    – Life Orientation (passed at Level 4 minimum), and
    – Degree specific subjects and specific pass marks required in those subjects plus a minimum Academic Performance Score (APS). The calculation of points are shown below
UKZN’S POINTS TABLE
NSC LEVELS UKZN’S POINTS RATING FOR (APS) ADMISSIONS POINTS SCORE ADJUSTED PERCENTAGES FOR APS
8 90%-100%
7 7 80%-89%
6 6 70%-79%
5 5 60%-69%
4 4 50%-59%
3 3 40%-49%
2 2 30%-39%
1 1 0%-29%

 

  1. What are the entrance requirements for programmes offered in the College of Health Sciences at UKZN?
DEGREE CODE SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS POINTS REQUIRED DURATION
B Audiology KN-W-BPA NSC Deg with Engl and LO 4 and Maths 3 and Life Sci or Phys Sci 3
(Choices 1 and 2 only)
From 48 to 30 4 yrs
B Speech-Language Therapy KN-W-BPB NSC Deg with Engl and LO 4 and Maths 3 and Life Sci or Phys Sci 3
(Choices 1 and 2 only)
From 48 to 30 4 yrs
B Dental Therapy KN-W-BDT NSC Deg with Engl and LO 4 and Life Sci and Maths 3
(Choices 1 and 2 only)
From 48 to 30 3 yrs
B Medical Science: Anatomy KN-W-MBS NSC Deg with Engl and LO and Life Sci and Maths and Phys Sci 4 (Choices 1, 2 and 3 will be prioritised) From 48 to 30 3 yrs
B Medical Science: Physiology KN-W-SBF NSC Deg with Engl and LO and Maths and Life Sci and Phys Sci 4  (Choices 1, 2 and 3 will be prioritised) From 48 to 30 3 yrs
B Medicine and Surgery KN-M-MBC NSC Deg with Maths, Phys Sci, Life Sci and Engl at Level 5 and an aggregate of 65% 6 yrs
B Nursing KN-H-BN1 NSC Deg with Engl and LO 4 and Maths/Maths Lit 3     (Choice 1 only) From 48 to 30 4 yrs
B Occupational Therapy KN-W-BOT NSC Deg with Engl and LO 4 and Maths 3 and Life Sci or Phys Sci 3
(Choices 1 and 2 only)
From 48 to 30 4 yrs
B Optometry KN-W-BOP NSC Deg with Engl and LO and Maths 4 and Life Sci or Phys Sci 4
(Choices 1 and 2 only)
From 48 to 33 4 yrs
B Pharmacy KN-W-BPR NSC Deg with Engl and Life Sci and LO and Maths and Phys Sci 4
(Choices 1 and 2 only)
From 48 to 33 4 yrs
B Physiotherapy KN-W-BPH NSC Deg with Engl and LO and Maths and Life Sci and Phys Sci 4
(Choices 1 and 2 only)
From 48 to 30 4 yrs
B Sport Science KN-W-BRT NSC Deg with Engl and LO 4 and Maths/Maths Lit 3 From 48 to 30 3 yrs

 

DISCLAIMER

The admission requirements are minimum requirements and achievement of these requirements does not guarantee that an applicant will be offered a place. Furthermore, UKZN reserves its rights to make amendments to admission requirements if and when necessary. It reserves the right to change or withdraw, wholly or in part, the delivery of programmes on certain sites of delivery. Applicants for, and students in programmes affected, will be informed well in advance of the commencement of their studies for the academic year concerned.

 

  1. What are the contact details should I require more information?

Health Sciences Programmes
Tel: 031 260 8833/ 7950
Email: chettyv3@ukzn.ac.za / hlongwan@ukzn.ac.za

MBChB and Medical Science Programme
Tel: 031 260 4377

Nursing Programme
Tel: 031 260 2203
Email: chilim1@ukzn.ac.za

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