Admissions Requirements for UCT Law

By | September 2, 2020

Admissions Requirements for UCT Law

University Of Cape Town Law School

UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

FACULTY OF LAW

Law Overview

Admissions Requirements for UCT Law, UNDERGRADUATE LLB PROGRAMME: ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR

Admissions Requirements for UCT Law, Applications are assessed on the basis of the applicant’s results in the National Senior Certificate (NSC) or other school-leaving examination, together with the applicant’s results in the Academic

Literacy and Quantitative Literacy components of the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs). These results are used both in deciding whether to admit students and in deciding whether students will be made an offer on the regular four-year LLB programme or on the five-year Extended Curriculum LLB programme.

Calculating the Faculty Points Score (FPS) and Weighted Points Score (WPS)

An applicant’s NSC results are converted into a Faculty Points Score (FPS), based on the percentage obtained in each subject. The FPS is out of 600, and the score is derived by calculating the applicant’s average across the six best subjects, excluding Life Orientation. In order to calculate the WPS, adjust the FPS by the disadvantage factor applicable to you. Further information about the WPS may be found in the Admissions Policy in the Undergraduate Prospectus.

Admission to the four-year undergraduate LLB programme and five-year Extended Curriculum programme

For guaranteed admission

FPS: 520 or above

NBT:

AL (Proficient at 70%)

QL (Intermediate)

All SA applicants

For very likely admission

WPS: 495 or above

NBT:

AL (Proficient at 70%)

QL (Intermediate)

FPS will be weighted for all applicants according to school and/or

home circumstances, to ensure redress

For possible admission

FPS: 420 or above

Only SA applicants in targeted

redress race groups

NBT:

AL (Proficient at 65%)

QL (Intermediate)

For probable admission

FPS: 520 or above

International applicants

NBT:

AL (Proficient at 70%)

QL (Intermediate)

UNDERGRADUATE LLB PROGRAMME: ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR

International applicants and South African applicants with international qualifications

Admissions Requirements for UCT Law, The Law Faculty will admit South African applicants with international qualifications if satisfied that the applicant’s performance is the equivalent of the performance of students admitted on the basis of their NSC results. International applicants are advised that the Law Faculty can admit no more than ten international applicants onto its undergraduate LLB programme, and preference will be given to the applicants with the best results.

For applicants in possession of, or writing, other than South African qualifications, offers of places may only be made subject to the equivalent bachelor’s exemption being obtained from the South

African Higher Education (Matriculation) Board (refer to http://he-enrol.ac.za/exemption-process for further information and on-line assessment and application). In addition, candidates writing A-level, AS-level, HIGCSE/IGCSE or IB Diploma examinations* must meet the following minimum requirements, obtained using the scoring table on page 10 of the Undergraduate Prospectus. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission which is limited by available capacity.

PROBABLE ADMISSION

MINIMUM ADMISSION

International applicants#

46+ APS points

44+ APS points

All SA applicants

44+ APS points

36+ APS points

SA applicants in targeted redress race groups

39+ APS points

36+ APS points

# AS/O level or AS/GCSE = 42+ (probable); 40+ (minimum)

* Applicants writing other international authority examinations will be assessed on their individual merits.

Early offers

Conditional offers will usually be made only once two sets of internal school examination results and the NBT results are available. Conditional offers will only be confirmed once the final NSC results are available, and provided both the NSC and NBT criteria have been met.

Transferring students

Admissions Requirements for UCT Law, A UCT student who has not been excluded from another faculty within UCT may be considered for admission to the Faculty of Law for the purpose of taking or completing the LLB degree, provided the applicant satisfies the requirements for admission to the degree programme into which the student would be transferring. Successful applicants may be granted credits or exemptions or both for courses already studied, up to a maximum of four full courses (or the equivalent).

A non-UCT student who has not been excluded from another university may be considered for admission to the Faculty of Law, provided the applicant satisfies the requirements for admission to the degree programme into which the student would be transferring. Successful applicants may be granted credits or exemptions or both for courses already studied, up to a maximum of four full courses (or the equivalent). Credits and exemptions will be granted for courses taken at another institution only if the Faculty is satisfied that the courses taken elsewhere are substantially equivalent, in both content and standard, to the courses offered at UCT. Such transferring students will be required to complete the remaining courses prescribed for the degree at this University over a period of not less than two years.