Vaal University of Technology Application Forms and Course Information

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Requirements for Application

All prospective students are to ensure that VUT offers the programme they are interested in and meet the minimum entry requirements for admission. All applicants will be selected on merit by the faculty concerned and such selection may include selection and / or placement tests.

Applications for undergraduate courses close at the end of September each year. The closing date for 2021 intake has been extended to 30 November 2020!!

General Admission Requirements

The minimum entrance requirements for admission to studies at the Vaal University of Technology is a Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification. A pass mark is required in at least one of the languages of instruction (English) of the University at Higher Grade (HG) or Standard Grade (SG).

If an applicant offers an N3 qualification as an entrance requirement, it should comprise at least four subjects, plus pass marks in two official languages (of which one must be English), at least at Senior Certificate level (SG).

Additional requirements are specified for each course/ instructional programme. Prospective students must please note that in the faculties of Engineering, Applied and Computer Sciences the minimum required symbol for Mathematics, Physical Science, and in certain cases English, are HG (E) or SG(C).

In the other Faculties and pending the course you want to enroll for, the average recommended subjects are: Accounting, Business Economics, Economics, Mathematics, Typing, Biology, Home Economics, Art, Physical Science, Clothing and Needlework.

Degree courses: Admission requirements regarding post diploma and degree studies are available on request.

All applications will be selected on merit by the department concerned. A candidate who is at least 23 years of age may apply for conditional admission.

The Candidate’s application must be accompanied by the following:

Certificate stating formal qualifications.
Recommendation from the applicant’s employer stating that he/she has the necessary experience and communication abilities to complete the proposed instructional programme successfully.
If an application is conditionally approved, the candidate shall only be admitted to the second semester/year of study, provided that the full first year/semester course has been completed successfully.

International Applicants

Non South African certificates must be evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (Phone +27 (12) 431 5000) and submitted together with this application.

The address is: SAQA, Postnet Suite 248, Private Bag X06, Waterkloof, 0145, South Africa.


Closing dates for submission of application forms: For January registration 31 October.

Failure to submit a valid study permit on day of registration will result in the applicants forfeiting their place and all monies paid to date.

Late application forms will not be accepted or processed.

Non Refundable Admission Fee

A non-refundable Admission Fee is paid towards tuition fees in order to secure your place. This amount will be credited to your student fees account upon receiving confirmation of payment. (Please note that this fee is not refundable under any circumstances).

NB: Please forward copy of the proof of payment to the International Relations and Advancement Office.

Work Integrated Learning

Students enrolled in courses that require compulsory work integrated learning (one-year practical, work-based component) should note that the VUT has committed resources to assist with the process of placing students at participating employers. However, the University advise students to take responsibility for their own placements.

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Undergraduate Study

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Postgraduate Study

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International Students

Study at the Vaal University of Technology by International Students from outside South Africa.

Science Park

The Vaal University of Technology Southern Gauteng Science and Technology Park is a strategic technology hub in the Southern Gauteng region and is based in Sebokeng in the Vaal.


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