The University of Limpopo Prospectus

By | June 21, 2019

2023 University of Limpopo (UL) Prospectus

University of Limpopo UL Prospectus give more information on the courses offered, entry requirements, how to apply, application form, fee and closing dates for the university. Find below, useful information from the prospectus or download the prospectus at the end of this page.

Important UL Application Information

University of Limpopo Application Dates

University of Limpopo Admission Requirements

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How To Complete UL Application Form

Applying at University of Limpopo

Application process:
Step 1: Download application form from our website or apply online click here  
Step 2: Your academic application form must be accompanied by an application fee which is R250-00 for South African students and R380-00 for International students.
Step 3: Once you have submitted your application form, please wait for 4 weeks before checking on your application status.

 Application closing date: 27 September 2023 (Both SA and International students)

*Note: make sure that you meet or exceed the admission requirements as set out on the prospectus. Only Bachelor Certificate holders are eligible to apply for admission.

1.1 National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor exemption

Prospective students, with an NSC, who wish to gain entry to any undergraduate programme at the University of Limpopo, should comply with the following:

  • Life Orientation with an achievement level of at least three (3).
  • Aligned with the language policy of the university, English as a language of learning and teaching with an achievement level of at least three (3).
  • The required minimum levels of achievement in specific subjects as stipulated in the Calendars of each Faculty, provided that:
    • Four 20-credit subjects were achieved with a minimum NSC achievement level of four (4) for degree programmes and
    • Four 20-credit subjects were achieved with a minimum NSC achievement level of three (3) for diploma programmes.
  • The required Admission Point Score (APS) as stipulated in the Calendars of each Faculty.

Meeting the minimum APS for a particular programme does not, however, guarantee admission.

1.2 Matriculation Certificate (prior 2008)

  • Students, who successfully completed Grade 12 before 2008, can apply for admission to the University with the normal Grade 12 Senior Certificate with full university exemption by converting their grade symbols to an APS. 

1.3 National Certificate (Vocational)

  • Students who have successfully completed a National Certificate Vocational NC(V) Level 4 qualification will require the following and will be subject to Faculty Admission Specifications and Placement Tests:
  • NC(V) level 4 certificate with 3 fundamental subjects 60% (Life Orientation included) and 4 relevant vocational subjects at 70% for degree programmes.
  • NC(V) level 4 certificate with 3 fundamental subjects 50% (Life Orientation included) and 3 compulsory vocational subjects at 60% for diploma programmes.

1.4   The Admission Point Score (APS) system

The system is a simple calculation, using your NSC or Grade 12 university exemption results, which can be done by any prospective student to determine if he/she meets the minimum requirements to gain entry into:

  • The University of Limpopo


  • A specific programme of choice offered by a Faculty within the University.

Meeting the minimum APS for a particular programme does not, however, guarantee admission.

The calculation is done by the addition of the achievement levels in six (6) recognised 20 credit subjects as stipulated by specific requirements of the Faculties. Achievement levels are as follows (Note Life Orientation is not used in the APS calculation):

NSC Achievement LevelNSC%Senior Certificate Higher GradeSenior Certificate Standard GradeAPSNC(V)
780-99A 75

The following is an example of an APS calculation:

School subject
NSC Achievement levelSenior certificate
(Higher grade)
Language 14D4
Language 24D4
Physical Science6B6
Life Science7A7
APS Total29

2.  Qualifications other than the NSC

Prospective students should get verification of the qualification from Higher Education South Africa (HESA). More information can be obtained from Prospective students with matriculation qualifications from outside the borders of South Africa, can also contact the International Office on +27 (0) 15 268 3046.

APS Conversion Table for Non- NSC examinations.

10    A7 
A3CE 5
B3D  4
C4E  3
D/E    2
F/G    1
NSC – National Senior Certificate (completed Grade 12 in and after 2008) IGCSE – International General Certificate of Secondary Education 
NSSC – Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate 
HIGCSE – Higher International General Certificate of Secondary Education
A Level  Advanced level
O Level – Ordinary Level
AS – Advanced subsidiary
IB-HL  International Baccalaureate Higher Level
IB-SL  International Baccalaureate Standard Level

3.  Placement Test

The University of Limpopo will conduct National Benchmarking Tests for prospective students.   The results of the test will be used for research in terms of student profiles and for the allocation of appropriate support.

4.  Extended Curriculum Programmes (ECP)

The extended curriculum programmes offered at the University are linked to the corresponding approved regular undergraduate degree programmes, but allow students an additional year to achieve the learning outcomes. Results of the Placement Tests are of particular relevance to gain access into these programmes.

Download the 2019 University Of Limpopo Prospectus available here

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