In South Africa, matriculation (or matric) is the final year of high school and the qualification received on graduating from high school, and the minimum university entrance requirements. I suggest you do that. All rights reserved. There is no specific major that prospective doctors need to pursue before enrolling in medical school. I then pursued a BEng, degree in Engineering at the University of Pretoria, i have just concluded my studies and decided to pursue medicine at the University of Cape Town if i do make it. Your NBTs count for 1/3 of your entry marks. Hi, You need 40 points to put in an application. Kath, hey Kath i dd matric in 2012 and i have code 5 on almost my subjest..i dd science nd maths so in 2014 i dd studied biological scieces in university of Pretoria but later on got dropped out coz of academic perfomance,,so i want to knw that will it b a problem for me to get into pharmacy at UWC and will they need my academic results even if i got dropped out of the cause..i am currently working plz help, Hi, when you apply you only send in your matric results. If you really have your heart set on being a doctor, you can still apply for that but make sure you have a realistic second choice. Physical Science 90% Neuroscience is a Masters specialty on a science degree. If you have been a member of any clubs or societies, include those. Kath. First of all, you can rewrite your maths and you should do this as soon as possible. -Physics – 94% Hi Loliso, I don’t think you are going to be accepted however you can still apply. Otherwise there are other rewrite programs available but they don’t all get great results. Hi, Your grade 11 results are considered with your application however the final decision at UCT is based on your matric results and your NBTs. Sadly you may have to give up your dream but may be you can find something else that fits for your personality. Based on your Grade 11 results, you are still in with a chance. Is there a better route into the profession, I am unsure what to do at this current moment. You need to apply on time with all the required paperwork. Will i be able to apply only with my matric cirtificate if i pass exams? Thank you very much will do just that! Did you finish matric already or are you still in Grade 12? … iwould love to study medicine at Stellenbosch university, so I’m not sure i could get in. I get between 50’s for my mathematics this year .. Is there still hope for me? This page shows a selection of the available Bachelors programmes in South Africa. You need maths and phsyics. Thanks, Hi, I would think you have a good chance of being accepted based on your grades and service hours however your NBTs will also be considered. You need at least 40UWC points also – at a guess you have 41? Say I want to study neurosurgery. And since i’ll recieve my statement of results next year wont it be too late to apply?… Please help!! Afrikaans- 92 South Africa’s largest city by population and a key hub for commerce and industry, Johannesburg is one of Africa’s most developed and prosperous cities – and it’s got the skyline to prove it. Kath, why not?because my life science results are alwys higher thn of physics, Hi Thami, How about you start this conversation again? I obtained 70’s for Mathematics and Life sciences in matric but unfortunately have a level 4 for Physical science. Hi Christina, sadly you are not going to get into medicine. *40% In English on the Higher Grade (first or second language) if you hold the Senior Certificate, A recent TOEFL score (obtained within 3-5 years before application for admission) of at least Kath. What can you do if you don’t have what it takes but you wish you did? Hi, You should get credit for some of your courses but I can’t tell you how that will impact the length of your degree. A science degree at UCT requires a minimum aggregate of 70% with probably offers at 77%. You also need to write the National Benchmark test. I was wondering on what you need to include for your personal report? Also your grades must be very good as it is a very competitive course. You have good grades and you going to be able to study at university, you just need to find the right course that fits with your achievement levels. If you can’t change to pure maths, I suggest you change physics for something that is not so hard to get good marks. You will need a good back up plan though. An alternative could be that UNISA offer some bridging courses for older people (not 18 year olds) who want to study at tertiary but didn’t matric or didn’t do well enough in matric. In reality, most applicants will have averages in the range of 75-85%. At some institutes you also get marks for extra mural, community service and leadership. My marks improved quite well, I got A’s for all subjects with a 91% in geography (something which I was shocked by). You need to apply along with all the matrics. Hi, UWC offers pharmacy. If it is UCT, my guess would be yes, but you can go along to the open day on SATURDAY and find out for yourself. Yes you can but you need to remember that both courses are very long, hard to get into, a lot of money and work to complete. Hi, If you are applying for medicine then your end of Gr 11 report is very important, along with your national benchmark tests. My biggest concern for you will be your ability to complete a medicine degree if your maths really is basic on the NBT. Please advise me on how to handle the situation. The UCT documentation says intermediate performance is acceptable on the NBTs. The institution is proud to have the second oldest veterinary faculty in Africa. Also you write your NBTs and present a personal portfolio. My gr11 marks are discouraging L4 for maths and physics L5 for life sc and English. All the best, Kath. There is a lot of competition for places so you must have excellent grades to get an offer. Some universities will take into consideration if you are from a disadvantaged background. Hi, This is a careers advice blog, not UCT. it me again is it possible to get into law in uct if I am doing life sciences, geography,English isizulu, business studies life orientation,mathematics and plz what are the entry requirements of law in uct, Your subjects are fine for law. I wanted to know if I stand a chance for medicine. What are the extra subjects that I have to take at first yearlevel in order to be selected? Hi Kath, Medical Bioscience is a good degree but you won’t be a doctor. and do you think if one thats in matric right now can send in their first term report in with their grade11 report since selection courses close soon and later on send in their 2nd term? You will need to write the National Bench Mark tests though in English and Maths and that is where you might struggle to reach the standards. Re-write the math NBT’s? If you have a Bachelor at the United States, a Master in Barcelona and all of the requirements..they will just call South Africans! May be you’d like to consider psychology instead? My NBT’s were a total failure due to me having had to take a gap year due to financial problems & so a year out of school meant I struggled with the NBT’s maths.. What are my best options here.. Upgrade my matric maths & physics marks? All the best, Kath. All my subjects are over 60% with physiology well in the deep 60’s as well as my Zoology,physics and chemisty.Im also doing shadowing and community service…and did my NBT tests. All applicants must still meet the minimum subject requirements. Six subjects excluding Life Orientation and Mathematics paper 3 (an optional grade 12 paper) - are considered. However final offers are made based on your matric results. It can include 4 x AS levels and 2 x IGSCE. What are the chances to accepted in a medical school to study medicine? I was unsure about what to study so I pursued a BSc in pure and applied chemistry and graduated (cum laude) in 2014. If you are slightly under you can be considered for the extended year program. the marks you really had to get to be offered a place. Some universities allow you to include a motivational letter to which I think you could attach a recommendation. You will also need to write your National Benchmark Tests. Do I have a chance in getting into medical school if I better my results this year?