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Scholarships 2017

Entrance scholarships

Note: Approval of the criteria for 2017 Scholarships are being considered by the relevant governance structures. Kindly use the info below as a guide.

About scholarships awarded at UCT

General conditions applicable to Faculty Entrance Scholarships

General conditions applicable to Faculty Scholarships

Faculty Points Score (FPS) and subject score thresholds for the award of Faculty specific Entrance Scholarships in 2017:

Faculty of Commerce

Category FPS NBT-AL NBT-QL NBT MATHS
OPEN Minimum of 540 Proficient Proficient N/A
REDRESS A with a disadvantage factor of greater than 1) Minimum of 540 Proficient Proficient in one of these two categories
REDRESS B (with a disadvantage factor of greater than 1) 480 to 539 Proficient Proficient N/A

(Faculty of Commerce criteria)

Faculty of Engineering & The Built Enviroment

Qualification Category Threshold
Bachelor of Architectural
Studies (BAS)
Redress 15 best applicants
All qualifications
(excl BAS)
Redress (disadvantage weighting of 1.1 only)
Open
FPS 80 and above

FPS 90 and above

(Faculty of Engineering & The Built Environment criteria)

Faculty of Health Sciences

MBChB

Degree Redress Category Minimum NBT Minimum FPS Minimum MedPS
MBChB Redress 1 Results in Proficient range 750 810
Redress 2 790 850
Redress 3 & 4 & open 820 890
Notes:
  • MedPS = Medical Point Score, comprising the NSC score + NBT score + Personal Report score
  • FPS (Faculty Point Score) = NSC + NBT scores together.
  •  Redress scholarships will be given only to applicants with a disadvantage factor of more than one (1).

Rehabilitation Sciences:

Degree Redress Category Minimum NBT Minimum FPS 2016
BSc Physiotherapy Redress 1 Results in Intermediate range 710
Redress 2 730
Redress 3 & 4 770
Open Results in Proficient range 790

BSc Occupational Therapy
Redress 1 Results in Intermediate range 680
Redress 2 700
Redress 3 & 4 750
Open Results in Proficient range 780
BSc Audiology & BSc Speech-Language Pathology Redress 1 Results in Intermediate range 650
Redress 2 660
Redress 3 & 4 730
Open Results in Proficient range. 750

(Faculty Health Sciences criteria)

Faculty of Humanities

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Science and Bachelor of Social Work

Category Eligibility Criteria
Open All SA applicants FPS: 510 (85% average) or above NBT: Proficient in Academic Literacy (AL) test
Redress Applicants with a disadvantage factor of between 1.01 and 1.1 (i.e. up to 10% of the FPS) FPS: 470 (78% average) or above NBT: Upper Intermediate in Academic Literacy (AL) test

Extended Programmes in Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Science

Faculty entrance scholarships in this category acknowledge and reward excellent performance in the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations. There are ten scholarships available and they will be allocated competitively on the basis of academic merit to first time entering applicants. Awards are made by the Dean on the recommendation of the programme convenor and the Faculty Admissions Committee (RFAC)

Performing and Creative Arts Programmes

Awards in the Performing and Creative Arts (PCA) programmes are divided among the four areas (Drama, Fine Art, Music and Dance) on a pro rata basis, and in the award of Faculty Entrance Scholarships at least 50% of the awards must be to applicants from the redress category. The award for performing and creative programmes will be based on academic record, NBT Academic Literacy (AL) Test score and performing and creative excellence (as advised by the Selection Panel and the Head/ Director of the Department/ School). A scholarship offer will fall away if the student subsequently registers for a qualification outside of one of the Performing and Creative Arts.

(Faculty of Humanities criteria)

Faculty of Law

Undergraduate LLB

Category NSC NBT (National Benchmark Test)
All redress categories FPS of 480 average of 75% for Academic Literacy and Quantitative Literacy
Open FPS of 510 average of 85% for Academic Literacy and Quantitative Literacy

Graduate LLB

Category GPA
All redress categories 70% for previous degree
Open 77% for previous degree

(Faculty of Law criteria)

Faculty of Science

Category Criteria
Open (South African applicants) A minimum Faculty Points Score (FPS) of 720 and ≥80% for Mathematics in the final NSC examinations.
  • Level 1 scholarship (R40,000; FPS ≥ 745)
  • Level 2 scholarship (R20,000; FPS 720-744)
    Redress (South African applicants) Applicants with a disadvantage factor of 1.1 and a minimum FPS of 680 and ≥80% for Mathematics in the final NSC examinations.
    • Level 3 scholarship (R10,000; FPS 680-719)

      Scholarships will be confirmed on registration in February 2017 and are only awarded for the 1st year of study. However, those who receive a level 1 scholarship (see above) will be awarded a Faculty Scholarship to the value of R20,000 in each of second and third year if the criteria described below are met.

      (Faculty of Science criteria)

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