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Sefako Makgatho School of Medicine Admission Requirements 2024/2025

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) offers opportunities to Southern African and Southern African Development Community (SADC) nationals an opportunity to undergo a career in medicine. SMU in keeping up with international standards, bases selection on academic and non- academic measurable variables and ensures that selected students have the ability/ potential to successfully complete their studies in the requisite minimum time. SMU endeavours to attract talented students from all demographic groupings in South Africa whilst prioritising transformation. In this regards, a quota system based on a principle that promotes equitable chances and fairness to students from all population groups (Indigenous Africans – 80.2%; Coloureds – 8.8%; Whites – 8.5%; Indians/Asians – 2.5%) is applied in all selection process excluding the special foundation medicine programme. This proportion is based on the census demography of the SA population and will apply from one census to the other annually. Sefako Makgatho Admission Requirements 2024/2025

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The selection process is done in three phases.

Preselection

Students are offered a provisional place based on their final Grade 11 results. Pre-selected grade 11 students are expected to have attained an admission point score (APS) of at least 35.

Students will be preselected based on the performance in the following four subjects: English, Life Sciences, Physical Science and Mathematics (shown in Table 1).

Table 1: Pre-Selection Criteria

Proposed APS

SMU Admission Score

Subjects

Minimum Points

for preselection

English

6

6

Mathematics

6

6

Physical Science

6

6

Life Sciences

6

6

Additional subject 1

5

Additional subject 2

4

Life Orientation

4

Total

35 points

24 points

A preselection offer is withdrawn if the applicant’s performance in these four subjects drops below their performance in the Grade 11 results. The application is then returned to the general pool of applicants in which applicants will be considered on the basis of their Grade 12 performance only using the four subjects previously listed. Sefako Makgatho Admission Requirements 2024/2025

Table 2 Admission Point Score Conversion Table

IGCSE/GCSE/NSC

HIGCSE

APS

NSC

AS –

A –

IBHL

IBSL

APS

Grade 11

Grade 12

Level

Level

10

A

7

10

9

9

8

B

6

8

A

7

80-100%

7

1

C

5

7

7

B

6

70-79%

6

2

D

4

6

6

C

5

60-69%

5

7

3

E

3

5

5

D

4

50-59%

4

6

2

4

4

E

3

40-49%

3

5

4

1

3

3

2

30-39%

2

4

2

2

1

0-39%

1

3

1

1

NSC – National School Certificate South Africa

IGCSE – International General Certificate of Education

NSSC – Namibian Senior Secondary School Certificate A Level – Advanced Level O-level – Ordinary Level

AS-level – Advanced Subsidiary Level

IB – International Baccalaureate Schools (higher levels and standard levels)

Phase 2 Final selection

The second phase of selection is done soon after the GRADE 12 results have been released. Pre- selected students who either maintained or improved their Grade 11 SMU selection score are given substantive offers. Those whose scores fall below the level at which they received a pre-selection offer are then included in the general pool of applicants for consideration. Sefako Makgatho Admission Requirements 2024/2025

In order for students to be selected from the main data pool they should comply with the following admission requirements:

  1. Must achieve the minimum APS score of 35 as described above in Table 2
  2. Compete on the basis of the four subjects in the preselection criteria. Students will be selected by order of merit using the percentage marks in these subjects: Mathematics, Physical Science, Life Science, English Language. These will be done on a demographic basis using the census data.
  3. A first degree in Natural Sciences. An applicant with a degree may not be admitted into the ECP (extended curriculum programme)
  4. Have excelled in First year BSc courses at SMU. Eligibility means the attainment of at least three distinctions during their first year.
  5. A relevant matriculation or examination process that qualifies enrolment into a degree programme (for SADC nationals mainly Lesotho and Swaziland, with an APS to be determined by the enrolment committee on basis of Table 2). Sefako Makgatho Admission Requirements 2024/2025

A total of 250 spaces are offered during the second phase of selection based on the following distribution:

  • 155 (One hundred and fifty) students
    this number comprises pre-selected students now given substantive offers on grounds of either having maintained their performance in the SMU Admission Score
    Students selected from the remaining pool of applicants from other school leaving assessments.
  • Five (5) students from SADC sponsored by their governments (in terms of governments agreements, preference to be given to those from Lesotho, Swaziland and Namibia
  • Thirty (30) who have competed their First Degree at SMU. This includes students who have health professional degrees such as nursing, physiotherapy, dietetics and occupational therapy. Selection will be based on a calculation of points for each symbol.
  • Five (5) students who have completed a first degree at another university.
  • Five (5) sponsored by the South African National Defence Force

Five (5) students who have excelled in BSc or equivalent first year courses at SMU. These will be assessed on the basis of at least three distinctions and then in merit order. For general BSc (first year subjects) and for applicants from the extended curriculum programme in BSc using both ECP 1 and 2 averages. Please see detailed comments below.

  • 50 MBChB-ECP 1 students who passed all the six Foundation Modules

Note:

  1. Due to the limited number of places available and the competitive nature of the degree programme attainment of the minimum requirements stated in Table 1 does not guarantee admission.
  2. Students attaining high SMU Admission Score not selected in among the top 150 are placed on a waiting list.

Phase 3 Selection into Medicine Foundation (MBChB-Extended Curriculum Programme)

Non-quantifiable measurable variables that include social background (schooling and rural origin i.e. quintile 1 and 2 schools, rurality and socioeconomic circumstances) form the core policy of selection of MBChB-ECP students. The MBChB-ECP programme is meant to address historical inequalities with regard to access to a medical career. Students are selected from all disadvantaged schools country wide such that selected candidates reflect the demographic (socio-economic) profile of the country. However, students from quintile 1 and 2 have equal chances of being selected to the six year programme if they meet the requirements presented in Table 1.

The Medicine Foundation Programme at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is a one year course that prepares students for entry into the six-year medicine degree course offered by the university. The foundation programme focuses on developing the students’ knowledge in the sciences and study skills required when studying towards a medicine degree. The following modules are offered:

  • Medical Foundation Biophysics and Numeracy
  • Medical Foundation Biology
  • Medical Foundation Biochemistry
  • Medical Foundation English for Medicine.
  • Medical Foundation Introduction to the Human Body (Anatomy and Physiology)
  • Medical Foundation Study Skills and Information Management.

Eligibility

This programme is only available to students from disadvantaged schools who are South African citizens and are currently enrolled in quintile 1 and 2 schools during time of application who do not achieve direct entry into the six-year medicine degree programme. Applications that do not meet these criteria will be declined. The minimum academic requirements are presented in Table 3

Table 3 MBChB academic requirements

Subjects

Proposed Minimum points

Mathematics

5

Physical Science

5

Life Sciences

5

English Language

5

Life Orientation

4

Additional Subject 1

4

Additional Subject 2

4

Total

32

A student may be selected with a score of 4 in either English or Life Sciences provided that the overall score is still competitive.

Duration: 1 year

Progression rule to the six-year medicine programme (MBChB)

The student must pass all the six foundation modules with a minimum of 50%.

Note: A student who fails any of the six foundation modules cannot repeat. There is no credit offered to such student.

Selection of an applicant with a previous degree

Applicants with a previous degree will be selected to fill the allocated quotas referred to in the list above. Matric will be used to look at certain/specified subjects. Applicants must have done Mathematics (not Mathematical Literacy) and Physical Science/Life Sciences at Matric level.

A basic calculation will be applied to the performance of these applicants. The resultant score will be used in descending order to select applicants from this pool.

The process of the calculation will be as follows:

  • Each subject is awarded a score based on the percentage achieved as per the table below. The percentage will be rounded off to the nearest decimal
  • In the event a subject has been completed as a supplementary result, the score awarded will be 0
  • In the event of year of study being repeated or a subject being repeated in a subsequent year of study, all attempts at the subject are scored and each counts as a course for the purposes of this calculation.
  • These are then added together and divided by the number of subjectsincluded
  • The minimum score which will be considered eligible is 12

Table 4: Points awarded for particular scores on academic transcript

≥ 75%

24

70 –

74%

16

65 –

69

12

60 –

64

8

55 –

59

4

50 –

54

0

Fail

0

A subject passed after a supplementary examination

0

Table 5: Additional points to be awarded:

Completion of a BSc, BDS or other science based degree completed in minimum

2

time

Honours degree in minimum time with distinction

3

Honours degree in minimum time without distinction

2

Four year professional degrees will be awarded points

2

Masters degree

1

Masters degree with distinction

2

Doctoral degree

2

Selection of students following completion of first year at SMU

  • BSc First Year students with Average Year 3 Distinctions.
  • Maximum number of spaces is 5.
  • This does not include candidates with BSc (Diet), BSc (Physio) etc, or those in an Extended Degree Programme (ECP) or those with a foundation course in any subjects. Students will only be considered at the end of their passed first year.
  • Applicants will only be considered for MBChB I.
  • Such a student must have distinctions (> 75%) in three full year subjects (e.g. Chemistry I) if taking 4 courses; or distinctions in four modular courses (e.g. Chemistry) if taking 8 modules / semester courses, or at least half of the year’s credits, to be considered for selection, and an average of 70%.
  • Selection is on a competitive basis.

Sefako Makgatho School Health Care Science Admission Requirements

SHC B1 The BCur (007) and BNSA01 Programme

Selection and 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.

An applicant for the B Cur/BNSA01 programme must have

  1. a National Senior Certificate endorsed for bachelor’s degree study (or equivalent school leaving certificate with full Exemption certificate .
  2. an APS of at least 26;
  3. 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 History/Agriculture/Geography

3

Additional subject 2

3

Consumer studies/Information Technology

Life orientation

3

TOTAL POINTS

26

SHC B3 BACHELOR OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY DEGREE PROGRAMME BOTA01 Selection and Admission Requirements

  1. Students are selected on merit by a Selection Committee and notified accordingly by the Office of the Registrar.
  2. Students with a Bachelor’s Health Sciences degree or a BSc qualification will be considered for selecting if they meet the minimum requirements.
  3. 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 B4BSc (Dietetics) DEGREE PROGRAMME BDIA01 /004 – Old Curriculum BSc (Dietetics)

Selection and Admission Requirements

  1. 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.
  2. Students who have been refused re-registration at any other University shall not be admitted to this programme.
  3. Students who have been excluded from other courses or programmes at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University are not eligible.

SHC B4.1.2 Admission

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

Subject

APS

Mathematics

4

Physical Science

4

Language of learning & teaching (English)

4

Life Sciences

4

Life orientation

3

Additional subject 1

3

Additional subject 2

3

TOTAL

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.

SHCB5 BSc (Physiotherapy) DEGREE PROGRAMME BPT01

Selection and Admission Requirements

  1. 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.
  2. Applicants who chose physiotherapy as a first choice will be given preference for selection.

Applicants must

  1. have a National Senior Certificate (NSC) endorsed for bachelor’s degree study with the following minimum Admission Point Score (APS) a minimum of a 4 for English and a 4 for Life Orientation

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

29

Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (BSLPA degree programme)

Selection and Admission Requirements

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

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

National Senior Certificate (NSC) applicants

Applicants require the following minimum Admission Point Score (APS):

SUBJECTS

APS

Compulsory Subjects

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

Sefako Makgatho School of Pharmacy Admission Requirements 2024/2025

SOP B 1 B PHARM PROGRAMME (BPRA01)

Selection and Admission Requirements

SOP 1.1.1 National Senior Certificate Applicants

National Senior Certificate (NSC) applicants require the following minimum Admission Point Score (APS) as indicated in Table 1.

The APS for the candidate will be calculated by using the APS grade in Table 2. The candidates will be ranked according their APS. Sefako Makgatho Admission Requirements 2024/2025

Table 1 Minimum APS score

Grade

Subject

Life Sciences

5

Mathematics

5

Physical Sciences

5

English

5

Life Orientation

4

Two additional subjects: preferably Accounting & Economics

4 (each)

Total points required (minimum)

32

Table 2. APS points per percentage

APS Points

APS %

90

– 100%

8

80

– 89%

7

70

– 79%

6

60

– 69%

5

50

– 59%

4

SOP B1.1.2 Applicants who left school prior to 2008 (prior to National Senior Certificate)

  1. Candidates who are in possession of a Matriculation Certificate of the Matriculation Board OR Certificate of Exemption from the Matriculation Examination granted by the Matriculation Board/HESA (Higher Education South Africa, now called USAf (Universities South Africa) with University Exemption must have passed Mathematics and at least two of the following subjects in higher grade (with a minimum symbol D) at matric level: English, Biology, Physiology or Physical Science (Table 3).
  2. Candidates with Mathematics in the standard grade level who have achieved an A or B rating may be considered. Sefako Makgatho Admission Requirements 2024/2025

Table 3

Symbol

Higher Grade (HG)

Standard Grade (SG)

%

A

8

6

80% +

B

7

5

70-79

C

6

60-69

D

5

50-59

SOP B 1.1.3 Non-South African should obtain the following:

(I)A-Levels in the following subjects: mathematics, physical science, biology and English

(II)A Matriculation exemption certificate from the South African Matriculation Board/ Universities South Africa (USAf). Sefako Makgatho Admission Requirements 2024/2025

SOP B 1.1.4 Mature Age applicants

Applicants without university exemption who have completed appropriate training within the requirements of the National Qualifications Framework will be considered (e.g. formally trained Post Basic pharmacist assistants, pharmacy technicians) provided that they are in possession of a matriculation certificate with the following subjects: Mathematics, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and English with a minimum APS level of 4 per subject.

SOP B 1.1.5 Graduates

  1. Graduates with Health Sciences/BSc degrees will be considered only for enrolment into First Year. Graduates with degrees will be given preference over those with diplomas due to the higher National Qualifications Framework (NQF) ranking for adegree
  2. Marks obtained during the degree will be scored according to Table 4 below: (Sefako Makgatho Admission Requirements 2024/2025)

Table 4

Percentage obtained

POINTS

≥75

24

70-74

16

65-69

12

60-64

8

55-59

4

≤54

0

Points are allocated according to the above table to all courses. The points will be summed and divided by the number of courses.

  • Candidates with a total of 12 points qualify for selection process.
  • Selection is on a competitive basis and a student’s average should be 65% in the final year.
  • The time to complete the degree is also taken into account. A three or four year Health Sciences/BSc completed in the minimum time: two additional credits(+2)
  • Honours Degree: one additional credit if achieved in minimum time (+1).
  • Master’s Degree: one additional credit if achieved in minimum time (+1)

SOP B 1.1.6 Transfers from SMU and/or other universities

  • Applicants with incomplete Health Sciences/BSc degrees will be considered only for enrollment into First Year. Preference will be given to applicants in the final year of their studies.
  • Selection is on a competitive basis and a student’s average mark should be 65% and above including Matric (Grade 12) results.
  • Each application will be considered by the Selection Committee and ranked based on their academic outcomes
  • Students with degrees or studying for degrees will be given preference over those with diplomas due to the higher NQF ranking for a degree

SOP B 1.1.7 Selection Process

The B Pharm Selection Committee will screen all candidates who comply with the selection requirements. The candidates will be informed of the outcome of the selection process by the Office of the Registrar.

Successful applicants will be admitted into first year level

General information for registration with the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC): All students admitted to the first year of study must register with the SAPC before 31 March of the relevant year. Please contact the School of Pharmacy for further information.

Sefako Makgatho School of Science and Technology Admission Requirements 2024/2025

The School offers the following extended BSc degree curriculum programmes

COURSE CODE

PROGRAMME

MAJOR SUBJECTS*

BSCK01

Life Sciences

Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry,

Physiology

BSCL01

Mathematical Sciences

Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science,

Physics

BSCM01

Physical Sciences

Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry,

Mathematics

* Any Two Majors in

Final Year

Admission to BSc‐ECP (Extended Curriculum Programme)

An applicant must have obtained

  1. an NSC with a Bachelor endorsement;
  2. a minimum APS of 24
  3. the following minimum APS per subject:

Subject

Score

English

4

Mathematics

4

Life Science

4

Physical Science

4

Any two other NSC subjects with a minimum NSC score of 4 each

  • SSTB1.2 Admission criteria other than the above shall comply with Rules as described for the BSc Programme.
  • SSTB 2 The curriculum for the BSc-ECP Programme shall extend over four years and be composed of a combination of modules that include two majors.
  • SSTB 3 The Dean may in exceptional circumstances and on the recommendation of the head of Department exempt a student who is repeating a module from the practical component of that module.

Bachelor of Science (normal)

The School offers the following BSc curriculum programmes or streams

COURSE CODE

PROGRAMME

MAJOR SUBJECTS*

BSCG01

Life Sciences

Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry,

Physiology

BSCH01

Mathematical Sciences

Mathematics, Applied Mathematics,

Statistics, Computer Science, Physics

BSCI01

Physical Sciences

Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry,

Mathematics

BSCJ01

Occupational &

Environmental & Occupational

environmental health

Psychology,

Sciences

Pathophysiology

* Any Two Majors in

Final Year

Admission to BSc Programme

An applicant must have obtained (a) an NSC with a Bachelor endorsement; (b) a minimum APS of 25 and (c) the following minimum APS per subject:

Subject

Score

English

4

Mathematics

5

Life Science

4

Physical Science

4

Any two other NSC subjects with a minimum NSC score of 4 each

A Senior Certificate with full University Exemption obtained prior to 2008 with a minimum APS (Admission Point Score) of 25 on the following scale:

Senior Certificate Higher Grade

Senior

APS points

Certificate

Standard

A

Grade

7

B

A

6

C

B

5

D

C

4

E

D

3

F

E

2

G

F

1

Having satisfied the admission requirements in SSTB9, and subject to the availability of space, a student must meet the following minimum APS in a relevant subject to be admitted into a stream of choice:

BSc Stream

Course Code

Subject

Score

Life sciences

BSCG01

Life science

5

Mathematical Sciences

BSCH01

Mathematics

5

Physical Sciences

BSCI01

Physical Science

5

Occupational and Environmental

Life Science

5

Sciences

Sefako Makgatho School of Oral Health Science Admission Requirements 2024/2025

1.ADMISSION TO THE SCHOOL OF ORAL HEALTH SCIENCES

Admission to the School of Oral Health Sciences is gained by competition

  1. according to a predetermined rating system – comprehensive rating document for all Schools
  2. in proportion to population profile percentages
  3. first choices will primarily be considered
  4. second choices will secondarily be considered if space is available subsequent to the selection of first choice candidates

2.ADMISSION CRITERIA (REQUIRED SUBJECTS) FOR MATRICULANTS INTO BDS, BDT and BOH

A MATRICULANTS PRIOR TO 2024/2025

  1. BDS 1: A matriculation exemption certificate with at least four of the following subjects Mathematics, Physical Science, English, Biology or Physiology or Zoology or Botany with a minimum symbol in Mathematics and Physical Science on HG as E and on SG as C
    BDT 1 and BOH 1: A matriculation exemption certificate with at least four of the following subjects Mathematics, Physical Science, English, Biology or Physiology or Zoology or Botany with a minimum symbol in Mathematics, Physical Science and Biology on HG as E and on SG as C
  2. To differentiate between applicants with equal MR ratings, priority will be given to those students with ratings obtained for mathematics, physical science, English, and biology/zoology/botany, in that order
  3. Selection is based on equal opportunity within each population group as formerly defined (ie. Black, Coloured, Indian, White) according to the demographic profile of the country as determined by the latest census figures. The total number of students in a class to reflect the demographic profile.

B MATRICULANTS FROM 2024/2025

  1. BDS 1/B Dent Ther 1/ B Oral Hyg 1: A National Senior certificate with the following subjects
    Life Sciences
    Mathematics
    Physical Sciences
    Language of learning and teaching
    Life orientation
    2 Additional subjects
  2. Selection is based on equal opportunity within each population group as formerly defined (ie. Black, Coloured, Indian, White) according to the demographic profile of the country as determined by the latest census figures. The total number of students in a class to reflect the demographic profile

CREDITS (RATINGS)

A. MATRICULANTS PRIOR TO 2024/2025

(i) Matriculation Rating (MR)

A Matriculation Rating (MR) scale according to the following table will be used. This will be applied to the two best scores for the following subjects:

  • Mathematics (HG = E; SG =C),
  • Physical Science (HG = E; SG = C),
  • English and
  • Biology or Physiology or Zoology or Botany

Symbol

Higher grade

Standard grade

A

8

6

B

7

5

C

6

4

D

5

E

4

(ii)Cut off point (MR Rating) for consideration of admission

The following cut-off MR rating will be used as guideline for cut-off for admission into:

BDS I

12 or higher

B Dent Ther I

10 or higher

B Oral Hyg I

10 or higher

B.MATRICULANTS FROM 2024/2025

(i)BDS 1: At least a minimum rating as follows –

Life Sciences

5

(60-69)

Mathematics

5

(60-69)

Physical Science

5

(60-69)

∙ Language of learning andteaching

5

(60-69)

Life orientation

3

(40-49)

Additional subject

4

(50-59)

Additional subject

4

(50-59)

A Matriculation Rating (MR) scale is calculated according to the combination of the following four subjects divided by 2:

  • Mathematics
  • Physical Science
  • English and
  • Life Sciences

(ii)B Dent Ther 1 and B Oral Hyg 1: At least a minimum rating as follows–

Life Sciences

4

(50-59)

Mathematics

4

(50-59)

Physical Science

4

(50-59)

∙ Language of learning andteaching

4

(50-59)

Life orientation

3

(40-49)

Additional subject

3

(40-49)

Additional subject

3

(40-49)

A Matriculation Rating (MR) scale is calculated according to the combination of the following four subjects divided by 2:

  • Mathematics
  • Physical Science
  • English and
  • Life Sciences

ADDITIONAL CREDITS TO MR RATING FOR ADMISSION

APPLICANTS WITH INCOMPLETE QUALIFICATIONS

(i) SMU students who passed the first year at the first attempt and wish to change to BDS will obtain an additional credit of one point added to MR rating for each distinction obtained in their first academic year for

  • a full year module
  • average of 75% and above for combination of semester modules

(iii) Incomplete degree from SMU who has passed, at the first attempt, all the subjects of the programme followed with at least two distinctions. (The academic record to be the determining factor of the academic competence of a candidate)

APPLICANTS WITH QUALIFICATIONS

(i) Admission for qualified SMU (Medunsa/UL) dental therapist/oral hygienist into BDS 1 (New curriculum):

a) A limited number of spaces is secured for dental therapists or oral hygienist qualified from SMU. Number of spaces to be determined by the selection committee:

  • an average of 60% attained in each assessment / evaluation during the final year
  • a final mark ranking within the top 5 of each course

(ii) Application from all other graduate and diploma candidates who completed their qualification in the minimum time without failing any module during their academic study period, with the exception of failing a language module during (eg. Zulu, Sepedi, Xhosa) during the academic programme

a)The matriculation rating (MR) applies (divided in half), to which is added to any additional credits obtained. Students will then be selected according to the final credit rating

b)A student who has completed a degree/diploma in any of the relevant oral health sciences such as B Dent Ther, B Oral Hyg, B Tech, UDOH and Diploma in Dental Technology qualifies for the following credits:

i)If the three/four year degree was completed in –

the minimum time:

+3

one year more than the minimum time:

+2

two years more than the minimum time:

+1

ii)If the two/three year diploma was completed in –

the minimum time:

+2

one year more than the minimum time: +1

c)A student who has completed a degree in any of the Applied Health Sciences such as BSc, B Cur, BSc (Physiotherapy), B Rad, B Occ Ther and BSc (Diet) qualifies for the following credits:

If the degree was completed in the minimum time:

+2

oIf the degree was completed in one year more than

the minimum time:

+1

d)A Technikon / University qualified dental assistant will obtain 1 credit added to MR

rating

+ 1

e)Other degrees (BA, B Com, etc) will be credited as under c) above

f)

For a Honours degree

+1

g)

*For a Masters degree

+2

h)

*For a PhD degree

+4

*Note: Rating for postgraduate degrees is accumulative and every degree obtained will be credited and not only the highest degree

ALLOCATION OF AVAILABLE PLACES IN FIRST YEAR

Total number of places to be determined according to the personnel budget of the preceding year, to achieve appropriate staff: student ratios and the regulations determined by the HPCSA

  • First time repeaters are given automatic places
  • 1 space for a Foreigner from non-SADC countries per degree programme
  • Distribution of space between the categories of applications to be determined by the Selections Committee

Programme

Total

Matriculants

With

Qualifications/incomplete

number

qualifications

BDS

50

35

15 (including repeaters)

B Dent Ther

25

18

7 (including repeaters)

B Oral Hygiene

25

18

7 (including repeaters)

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