The Walter Sisulu University (WSU) Admission Requirements 2022… All WSU Prospective Students who wish to study in any faculty that WSU offers are expected to check the Minimum Entry Requirements for courses.
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The Management of the Walter Sisulu University (WSU) has stated that all Applicants are to take notes of these Admission Requirements before Applying for Admission.
Check WSU Admission Requirements Before Applying
All applicants starting a new qualification must upload all the required documents, which generally consists of the following:
- Copy of your school qualifications (eg Senior Certificate)
- Copy of your official tertiary academic record(s) (if applicable) (internet copies will not be accepted)
- Copy of your ID document (RSA students) or ID / passport (international students)
- Copy of your marriage certificate (if applicable) or divorce decree (if applicable)
- Sworn translations of documents if they are not in English or Afrikaans
Walter Sisulu University (WSU) Admission Requirements 2022
Below are the Walter Sisulu University 2022 Admission Requirements. Applicants are to read carefully before they put in an application.
Before applying applicants must meet up with the Walter Sisulu University Admission Requirements listed below.
Here is Walter Sisulu University Admission Requirements 2022
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT SCIENCE AND LAW PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
ADMISSION OF STUDENTS WITH A NATIONAL CERTIFICATE (VOCATIONAL LEVEL 4)
In terms of the Government Gazette of 26 November 2009, WSU accepts applications from prospective students who have a National Certificate (Vocational-Level 4) and who wish to register for Higher Certificate, Diploma or Degree programmes. The minimum entry requirements for admission to WSU with a NVC Level 4 are as follows:
Qualification minimum entry requirements
- Must meet NC (V) Level 4 statutory requirements
- 40% in either home Language or First Additional
- Language but one must be the Language of Teaching and Teaching (LOTL)
- 50 % in either Mathematics or Mathematics Literacy
- 40% in Life Orientation
- 50% in the four other vocational subjects
- Submit a record of evidence for any subject failed
- Must meet NC(V) Level 4 statutory requirements
- 50% in three fundamental subjects including LOTL
- 60% in three compulsory vocational subjects
- Must meet NC(V) Level 4 statutory requirements
- 60% in three fundamental subjects including LOTL
- 70% in three compulsory vocational subjects
General admission requirements The Higher Education Act No 101 of 1997, amended in May 2008, stipulates the following minimum entry requirements for university programmes as of January 2009:
- Minimum admission requirements for higher certificate, diploma and Bachelor’s Degree programmes require a National Senior Certificate (NSC).
- Policy considerations: Page 2 of the Government Gazette
- This policy will be applicable to all higher education institutions with effect from January 2009.
- The policy outlines the statutory minimum admission to higher education at the National Senior Certificate (NSC) level.
- Though NSC is the primary gateway, it does not guarantee admission to any Programme of study in higher education.
- Within the context of this policy, WSU exercises its right as a higher education institution to set up specific admission requirements.
- A full list of recognised national curriculum subjects is available on the website: www.wsu.ac.za under Student Admissions.
Minimum admission requirements
Matric & NSC Requirements School/Programme prospectuses set out details of NSC and matric requirements for each programme. Admission Point Score Applicants who have obtained an NSC qualification must meet the required Admission Point Score (APS) score that is set for each programme. NSC results are translated into points for each NSC subject. Results of interviews and other assessments may also be taken into account in determining the total APS or Admission Point Score. Unless otherwise stated within a programme prospectus the Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology has, in terms of the new NSC, allocated a rating system according to levels as follows: APS
|Level||Percentage||Symbol||Status of achievement||APS|
|1||0-29%||G||Not achieved – Fail||0|
Admission from other degree and diploma programmes
Students with appropriate degrees will be considered for admission to postgraduate programmes. A limited number of students with incomplete degrees will be considered for admission to all graduate programmes.
Progression and exclusion rules
Students should take due note of the institutional rules G7-G11 as is appears in the WSU 2014 General Prospectus on re-admission of students to undergraduate programmes. As provided for under the WSU 2014 General Prospectus rules (with specific reference to G8.1, G8.2. G9.1 & G9.2) the respective School/Programme prospectuses set out minimum progression requirements for each programme in FSET. A student that progresses at a slower rate than that what is required for the specific programme will be refused further re-admission on the grounds of “poor academic performance”. Please consult the respective programme prospectus for details. Students who if registered would exceed the maximum duration of any programme will not be permitted to register for that or any other programme and will, therefore, be excluded from any programme on academic grounds.
Students should note that the respective School/Programme prospectuses set out the detailed requirements that must be met for each programme in order to qualify for the awarding of the certificate, diploma or degree. The following additional requirements apply in general in addition to any programme requirements.
- Students must pass all modules and/or courses and satisfy all other requirements in order to qualify for the awarding of the certificate, diploma or degree.
- In addition to any other year level requirements, the minimum year level credits of the programme must be achieved or exceeded for each year level.
- In addition to any other year level requirements, the minimum credits of the entire programme must be achieved or exceeded.
HEALTH SCIENCES FACULTY REQUIREMENTS
A selected number of candidates will be short listed for an interview, after which recommendations for the final selection for admission will be referred to the Faculty Admission Committee.
Final selection for admission
Academic results and performance at interviews will weigh equally. The recommendations of the Faculty Admission Committee will be final.
Due to the structure of the curriculum, admission can only be at MBChB 1 level. However under special circumstances, students coming from other schools that offer integrated problem-based and community based programmes may be considered at levels other than MBChB 1, to cater for multiple entry points.
VISITING MEDICAL STUDENTS
The Faculty accepts visiting undergraduate medical students from other health sciences faculties who are in their semi-final or final clinical year of study only. Visiting students will take part in clinical clerkship along with WSU medical students. Such students will still be registered by the Faculty with HPCSA and such visits still take place under WSU’s auspices. Research Students in non–clinical departments are not allowed to work with patients and will not be registered with the HPCSA. Visits are limited to a maximum period of six weeks in all divisions. No exceptions will be made in this regard. The full elective placement must be spent in the department to which you have been allocated.
BACHELOR OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
Assumption of Earlier Learning
Basic medical sciences deal with fundamental scientific basis of the body function. It therefore requires certain basic understanding of the body functions. Students with a good pass in chemistry, physics, mathematics and biology/ life sciences will find it easier to understand the basic medical science principles. The following shall apply to entry in to first (1st) year of the programme :
- Students who qualify for university admission with good passes in the above specified subjects are eligible for admission the 1st year of the programme.
- Students without matriculation exemption can enrol in the Science Foundation year in lieu of the matriculation exemption.
BACHELOR OF MEDICAL CLINICAL PRACTICE (B MED CLIN PRAC)
Senior Certificate Student intake is determined by a structured selection process, whereby academic and personal attributes are given equal importance. From 2009, a national Senior Certificate (NSC) will be required with an achievement rating of 4 (50% or better) in four recognized NSC 20-credit subjects: English, Mathematics, Biology and Physical Science.
National Senior Certificate (NSC)
Compulsory Subjects 4(50-59%) in English at Home language or First Additional language level 4(50-59%) in Mathematics 5(60-69%) in Physical Science 5(60-69%) in Life Sciences Not Compulsory Subjects 4(50-59%) in isiXhosa 4(50-59%) in Life Orientation Learners who register for this qualification at Level 7 will also need to have the following:
- the ability to communicate in English at NQF level 4 because most of the textbooks and documentation will be in English;
- the ability to communicate in isiXhosa as most of the patents are isiXhosa speaking. There is a course in isiXhosa offered by the University Department of African languages and a language laboratory to assist with the learning. All non-isiXhosa speaking students will be required to pass that course before proceeding to clinical contact with patients.
BACHELOR OF MEDICINE AND BACHELOR OF SURGERY (MBChB)
Admission procedure Due to the structure of this curriculum, admission to MBChB can only be at MBChB I level. However, under special circumstances, students coming from other medical schools that offer integrated problem-based and community-based programmes, may be considered at levels other than MBChB I, on a case-by-case basis.
National Senior Certificate (NSC)
Compulsory Subjects 5(60-69%) in English at Home language or First Additional language level 5(60-69%) in Mathematics 5(60-69%) in Physical Science 5(60-69%) in Life Sciences Not Compulsory Subjects 4(50-59%) in isiXhosa 4(50-59%) in Life Orientation Good performance in Grade 11 end-of-year examinations and Grade 12 mid-year/trial examinations will be a recommendation. Applicants with qualifications from countries other than the Republic of South Africa will have their qualifications evaluated by the Joint Matriculation Board (JMB). The University Admissions Office will communicate with the JMB on this issue. Candidates with A-levels should have obtained a minimum of 3 principal passes at grades D or better. Applicants with diplomas and/or degrees will be considered on merit.
A selected number of candidates will be short-listed for an interview, after which recommendations for final selection for admission will be referred to the Faculty Admissions Committee.
Final selection for admission
Academic results and/or performance, as well as performance at interview, will weigh equally. The recommendations of the Faculty Admissions Committee for admission will be final. The closing date for MBChB applications will be 30 September. Please note that it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the University with official results. No applicants will be processed without results. Std 9/Grade 11: End-of-year results Std 10/Grade 12: June or trial examination results Std 10/Grade 12 final results Diploma/Degree end-of-year results