How to Get a Bachelor’s Degree after Matric Results

Q: What are the steps to take to get a bachelor’s degree after matric results?

A: After receiving your matriculation results, there are several steps you can take to pursue a bachelor’s degree:

  1. Choose a field of study and a university that offers the program you are interested in. You can research different universities and their programs by visiting their websites or contacting their admissions offices.
  2. Meet the requirements for the program you have chosen. This may include specific matriculation results, such as certain marks in specific subjects, or other qualifications such as language proficiency. Some universities use the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) as an entry requirement.
  3. Check if you have enough points to apply for your desired program using National Benchmark Test (NBT) scores. Your final matriculation results are converted into points using the National Senior Certificate (NSC) point system, which is based on the number of distinctions, credits, and passes earned. Each university has a minimum point requirement for entry into their programs.
  4. Apply for the program. This process may involve submitting an application form, transcripts, and other required documents. Make sure to follow the application instructions carefully and submit all necessary materials by the deadline.
  5. Await the outcome of your application. The university will review your application and determine if you have been accepted into the program.
  6. If accepted, register for classes and complete the program requirements. This may involve attending classes, completing assignments, and passing exams.

It’s also worth noting that some universities may have different entry requirements, so it’s a good idea to check what each university requires before applying. Keep in mind that some universities may also have additional requirements such as interviews or aptitude tests.

Department of Higher Education and Training,
South African Qualifications Authority

Note: The provided information is general advice and may vary depending on specific universities and programs.