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A new admission process for prospective students to Nelson Mandela University has been introduced for the 2020 intake, starting in April 2019. 

The new Applicant Score (AS) replaces Admission Point Score (APS). The most significant advances aimed at improving the previous system are:

  • Percentages and not levels (1 to 8) are used to calculate the Applicant Score (AS);
  • Life Orientation is not included in the Applicant Score (AS);
  • Applicants must meet direct entry requirements (AS + subject and % required);
  • Testing as an alternative admissions route is no longer available.

Please visit our Applicant Score page with information on the new system as well as an overview of every course offered by the University and its entry requirements.