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Undergraduate Applications and Admissions

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) offers students opportunities to undergo training in the health sciences. Selection is competitive and is based on academic performance and the university ensures that selected students have the ability/potential to complete their studies in the requisite minimum time. SMU also prioritise transformation and endeavours to attract talented students from all demographic groupings in South Africa and a few from Southern African Development Community (SADC).

The University reserves the right not to offer a particular module or course where the prescribed minimum number of students has not registered for the module or course and/or programme or qualification in question. The General Rules and admission requirements of the University are as approved by the University Council. However, these rules and admission requirements are subject to amendments approved after the date of publication.

General Information

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR’S DEGREES

SHC B1 BSc (Dietetics) Degree Programme (BDIA01)

Selection and Admission requirements for the Dietetics Programme

Applicants must have:
(i) For practical reasons a limited number of applicants may be admitted to the degree programme. Students are therefore selected on merit by a Selection Committee and notified accordingly by the Office of the Registrar.
(ii) Students who have been refused re-registration at any other University shall not be admitted to this programme.
(iii) Students who have been excluded from other courses or programmes at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University are not eligible.

Admission
Applicants must have the following minimum Admission Point Scores (APS)

Subject Points
Mathematics 4
Physical Sciences 4
Language of learning & teaching (English) 4
Life Sciences 4
Life orientation 3

Additional subject 1

3
Additional subject 2 3
TOTAL POINTS 25

SHC B2 Bachelor Nursing and Midwifery (BNAM)

Minimum  Admission Requirements

For practical reasons a limited number of applicants can be admitted to the degree programme. A Selection Committee therefore selects students on merit.

Selection
An applicant for the BNM programme must have:
(a) a National Senior Certificate endorsed for bachelor’s degree study (or equivalent school leaving certificate with full Exemption certificate issued by the South Africa matriculation Board);
(b) an APS of at least 25; or a minimum combined score of 16 on the first four subjects reflected in the table below
(c) passed in the following subjects at the following, or better levels of achievement

Subject Points
Life Sciences 4
Mathematics 4
Physical Sciences 4
Language of Learning/English 4
Additional subject 1  3

Additional subject 2

3
Life orientation 3
TOTAL POINTS 25

REGISTRATION WITH THE SA NURSING COUNCIL
(i) Registration with SANC is compulsory for the completion of qualification.
(ii) On admission to the University, a student must register with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) as a student nurse within the first 30 days of admission and pay the prescribed fee.
(iii) A student who interrupts studies must re-register with the SANC within thirty days of renewing his/her registration and pay the prescribed re-registration fee.
(iv) A student previously enrolled with SANC as an auxiliary nursing assistant/ enrolled nurse, must resign from being an enrolled nurse, must change his/her status with SANC to that of student nurse, within thirty days of registering for the degree.

SHC B3 Bachelor Nursing Sciences and Arts PROGRAMME (BNSA01) (phasing out)

ADMISSION AND SELECTION REQUIREMENTS
Admissions
For practical reasons a limited number of applicants can be admitted to the degree programme. A Selection Committee therefore selects students on merit.

Selection
An applicant for the BNSA programme must have:
(a) a National Senior Certificate endorsed for bachelor’s degree study (or equivalent school leaving certificate with full Exemption certificate issued by the South Africa matriculation Board);
(b) an APS of at least 25; or a minimum combined score of 16 on the first four subjects reflected in the table below
(c) passed in the following subjects at the following, or better levels of achievement

Subject Points
Life Sciences 4
Mathematics 4
Physical Sciences 4
Language of Learning/English 4
Additional subject 1  3

Additional subject 2

3
Life orientation 3
TOTAL POINTS 25

REGISTRATION WITH THE SA NURSING COUNCIL
(i) Registration with SANC is compulsory for the completion of qualification.
(ii) On admission to the University, a student must register with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) as a student nurse within the first 30 days of admission and pay the prescribed fee.
(iii) A student who interrupts studies must re-register with the SANC within thirty days of renewing his/her registration and pay the prescribed re-registration fee.
(iv) A student previously enrolled with SANC as an auxiliary nursing assistant/ enrolled nurse, must resign from being an enrolled nurse, must change his/her status with SANC to student nurse, within thirty days of registering for the degree.

SHC B4 BACHELOR OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY DEGREE PROGRAMME BOTA01

Selection and Admission Requirements
Selection
(i) Students are selected on merit by a Selection Committee and notified accordingly by the Office of the Registrar.
(ii) Students with a Bachelor’s Health Sciences degree or a BSc qualification will be considered for selecting if they meet the minimum requirements.
(iii) Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences students who are changing from other degree programmes will be selected on their academic performance.
(iv) Students with foreign qualifications must submit their documentation to SAQA for valuation. Certificates of equivalence must be submitted to the University with their application.

National Senior Certificate (NSC) Applicants:

Applicants require the following minimum Admission Point Score (APS)

Subject Points
Life Sciences 4
Mathematics 4
Physical Sciences 4
Language of Learning/English 4
Life orientation 3
2 Additional Subjects 3 each
TOTAL POINTS 25

In addition to the University Rules relating to selection and admission, English must be at a minimum of 4 and Life Orientation at a minimum of 3.

SHC B5 BSc (Physiotherapy) Degree Programme (BPT01)

Selection and Admission Requirements

Selection
(i) For practical reasons, a limited number of applicants will be admitted to the degree programme. Students are selected on merit by a Selection Committee and notified accordingly by the Office of the Registrar.
(ii) Applicants who chose Physiotherapy as a first choice will be given preference for selection.

Admission Requirements
Applicants must:
(a) Have a National Senior Certificate (NSC) endorsed for bachelor’s degree study with the following minimum Admission Point Score (APS):

Subject Score
Life Sciences 4
Mathematics 4
Physical Science 4
Language of Learning 4
Life Orientation 4
Additional Subject 1 4
Additional Subject 2 4
Total Score 28 points

SHC B6 Bachelor of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Degree Programme (BSA01)

Selection and Admission Requirements

RELATION TO OTHER RULES
General Rules of this department should be read in conjunction with the University Rules and except where otherwise laid down, expressly or by necessary implication, should hold for this academic Department

SELECTION AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Selection
For practical reasons only a limited number of applicants shall be admitted to the degree programme. Students are therefore selected on merit by a SHCS selection Committee

Admission
The General Rules apply. A candidate must comply with the conditions and meet the selection criteria as determined by the Discipline. The following minimum selection criteria will be followed:

National Senior Certificate (NSC) applicants
Applicants require a minimum Admission Point Score (APS), for the following compulsory subjects:

SUBJECTS APS
   
Mathematics 4
English 4
Life Sciences 4
Any language at home or first additional level 4
Life Orientation 3
2 Additional Subject 3 each
TOTAL 25