NUST | ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The Namibia University of Science and Technology offers Full-time (FM), Part-time (PM), Distance Education (DE), and extra-curricular courses. As of 2010 the Namibia University of Science and Technology will be enrolling more than 11000 students. The medium of instruction is English.

Admission Point System

NSSC (H) – Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Higher Level; NSSC (O) – Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary Level; HIGCSE – Higher International General Certificate of Secondary Education; IGCSE –International General Certificate of Secondary Education; SC – Senior Certificate (Higher Grade & Standard Grade); NSC – National Senior Certificate (South Africa); GCE – General Certificate of Education (Advanced and Ordinary Levels); IB – International Baccalaureate Schools (Higher Levels & Standard Levels)

All the information and links that you need about the Namibia University of Science and Technology, are provided below. Navigate the links and click on the back button in your browser to return to this page.

GENERAL INFORMATION
•The NUST offers Full-time, Part-time,Distance Education, and extra-curricular programs.
•The NUST is a vibrant institution of higher learning, with about 11,000 students enrolled.
•The medium of instruction is English. The institution offers opportunities for international exchanges.
•Three hostels on campus provide a bed-capacity of 429 to both male and female full-time students.
•The NUST also offers a wide range of sports and recreational activities.
Admission is based on completion of Grade 12 or equivalent qualification: Prospective students should have a matriculation certificate or equivalent, with a maximum of 6 qualifying subjects, which must yield a score of at least 25 points. A candidate should obtain an E symbol or better in English.

TAKING EDUCATION TO THE PEOPLE
In order to make education more accessible to Namibians, the NUST has a network of nine centres located in the following towns: Gobabis, Katima Mulilo, Keetmanshoop, Khorixas, Oshakati, Otjiwarongo, Rundu, Swakopmund, Tsumbeb, and Windhoek. The centres are administered through the Centre for Open and Lifelong Learning (COLL).

Students who previously studied at the Namibia University of Science and Technology and have gained credits towards completing their qualification, but who have interrupted their studies for a semester or longer, must apply for resumption of studies by completing the prescribed form, before they will be allowed to re-register.

Prospective candidates for the degree of Master shall apply in writing for admission to the required study year. Each application shall be considered on its merit by the Postgraduate Studies Committee. The general requirement for admission to the degree of Master shall be a recognized four-year Bachelor degree with a research component or an equivalent qualification as approved by Senate.

Admission is based on completion of Grade 12 or equivalent qualification: Prospective students should have a matriculation certificate or equivalent, with a maximum of 5 qualifying subjects, which must yield a score of at least 25 points Evaluation Scale. A candidate should obtain an E symbol or better in English.

Applicants who do not meet normal admission requirements, but have at least a Junior Certificate or equivalent qualification, may, in the spirit of lifelong learning and redress of past disadvantage, apply for admission through the mature age entry scheme.

Applicants under the mature age entry scheme should:

>Have reached the age of 23 years on 1 January of the academic year for which admission is sought.
>Normally have completed their full-time school or college education at least three years before the academic year for which admission is sought. Selection for mature age entry will be, by means of appropriate written entrance tests, three years relevant work experience, satisfactory references and passing of the NUST language proficiency test in English at a level which enables them to commence programmes of study as approved by Senate.

The Registrar may, upon recommendation of the Dean and Head of Department grant admission with advanced standing i.e. admit applicants with credits on completed qualifications from other accredited institutions of higher learning to higher study levels within a programme. Granting such advance standing shall involve an evaluation of the volume of relevant credits presented and the attainment of core competencies (learning) within the curriculum of the programme. An original transcript should be attached to the application.

Before you apply to NUST please familiarise yourself with the programmes / qualifications on offer as well as the admission requirements.

After deciding on a qualification you are willing to pursue, you may:

Apply to NUST online at https://ienabler.nust.na/pls/prodi41/w99pkg.mi_login. Applying online provides you with immediate notification that your application has been received. You will also be able to follow the progress of your application online. Online applications is FREE!

Apply manually by downloading the application form, complete and submit at the NUST Main Campus or any of the Regional Centres or via the post. An application fee of N$220 for undergraduate and N$330 for postgraduate is payable.


Forms must be submitted to: For Enquiries:
The Office of the Registrar, Tel: +264 61 - 207 2056
Private Bag 13388, Fax: +264 61 - 207 9075
Windhoek, Namibia.


NUST BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS:
NUST Current Account Number: 55500126319,
First National Bank,
Ausspannplatz Branch,
Branch Code: 281872.



WHEN TO APPLY
The closing date for Mature age application is 31 August;
An application fee of N$220 for Mature age is payable.
Closing date for all other application is 30 September.
Deadline for late application is 30 October.

No late applications will be accepted for mature age.

If the application is received after the closing date, the prescribed non-refundable late application fee of N$440 must accompany the application.
No late applications will be considered for admission via the Mature Age Entry Scheme. The Namibia University of Science and Technology reserves the right to reject any such late applications.

CERTIFIED COPIES OF DOCUMENTS THAT MUST ACCOMPANY YOUR APPLICATION ARE:
Identity Document or Birth Certificate (Namibian Citizens);
Passport (non-Namibian citizens);
If applying manually, proof of payment (e.g. original bank deposit slip);
Latest school results eg. Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC), August results (current grade 12 learners);
Declaration and Undertaking. If you are under the age of 18, the form must be co-signed by a legal guardian or parent;
Reference letter from employer(s) – Applicable to Mature Age Entry Scheme applicants only;
Certified copies of qualification(s) e.g. diploma, degree etc., Academic Record/Transcripts and complete syllabi – for Postgraduate or Advanced Standing Applicants;
Latest qualification in original language and a translation in English, if the qualification is in a language other than English; a NQA Evaluation of the qualification, if it is obtained outside the SADC Region – Foreign Applicants 

The Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA) evaluates foreign qualifications and if such qualifications are at Grade 12 level, the application will be considered for admission. Foreign school qualifications from countries in the SADC region need not be evaluated by the NQA for admission purposes. Please contact the NQA offices at:

Address Details:
Namibia Qualifications Authority
Private Bag 13247
Windhoek
Namibia
Phone: +264 61 384100
Fax: +264 61 384114

Corner of Bismarck and Dr. W Kulz Street
Windhoek
Namibia.

Website address: http://www.namqa.org (link is external)

You are advised to submit your qualifications for evaluation two (2) months prior to applying to the Namibia University of Science and Technolog (NUST) and to attach your original NQA evaluation to your application.

Besides the General Admission Requirements, individual Faculties and Departments may have additional or special admission requirements which will be stipulated under each qualification, under the heading "Courses offered by the Namibia University of Science and Technology."

Three hostels on campus provide a bed-capacity of 429 to both male and female full-time students. Cultural experience enriches the individual as it also gives a broader understanding of the world experience. It brings about a better sense of tolerance and an overall improved understanding of the diversity of other cultures - national and internationally. For this reason, the Namibia University of Science and Technology encourages the establishment of cultural societies on campus. The Namibia University of Science and Technology also offers a wide range of student services, and sports and recreational activities.

APPLICATION FOR RESUMPTION OF STUDIES

Students who previously studied at the Namibia University of Science and Technology and have gained credits towards completing their qualification, but who have interrupted their studies for a semester or longer, must apply for resumption of studies by completing the prescribed form, before they will be allowed to re-register.

POSTGRADUATE STUDIES

Prospective candidates for the degree of Master shall apply in writing for admission to the required study year. Each application shall be considered on its merit by the Postgraduate Studies Committee. The general requirement for admission to the degree of Master shall be a recognized four-year Bachelor degree with a research component or an equivalent qualification as approved by Senate.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

Admission is based on completion of Grade 12 or equivalent qualification: Prospective students should have a matriculation certificate or equivalent, with a maximum of 5 qualifying subjects, which must yield a score of at least 25 points Evaluation Scale. A candidate should obtain an E symbol or better in English.