The Senior Certificate is obtained after successful completion of Grade 12 on the Revised Senior Certificate. These examinations are administered by the Department of Basic Education, and the Certificate is awarded by UMALUSI. The Matriculation Board regulates admission to the majority of public universities. The Board is also responsible for administering the matriculation endorsement and exemption requirements in accordance with regulations. Admission to some Higher Certificate and Diploma programmes offered by some universities of technology and other institutions is determined by the individual institution. The Matriculation Board or the institution of your choice will determine whether you fulfil the requirements for tertiary education. It is your responsibility to enquire from the relevant body whether you meet the entrance requirements.


The programme duration is 1 year minimum.

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Upon successful completion of the external Senior Certificate examinations, you will be issued with a Senior certificate

Admission Requirements

The following learners may enrol for the Senior Certificate: You are eligible to enrol if you are 21 years old and older with an incomplete Senior Certificate Grade 12:

  • You will be required to provide a certified copy of your Senior Certificate Statement of Results as proof of having completed some subjects on the Senior Certificate. You are eligible to enrol if you are 21 years old and older, and you have completed one of the following qualifications: i. A Grade 9 (std. 7) school report, stating that they have passed grade 9 / std. 7 ii. Completed a General Education and Training Certificate (GETC) for Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET); iii. Completed Grade 10 / Grade 11; or iv. Completed a recognised equivalent qualification obtained at NQF level 1, which requires two official languages.
  • You will be required to provide a certified copy of the qualification at this level. You are eligible if you are repeating your National Senior Certificate and you are a part-time candidate 21 years old and older, and you were unsuccessful in obtaining a National Senior Certificate after the expiry date of your School-Based Assessment requirement.
  • Your National Senior Certificate Statement of Results will be required. Repeater candidates must attach a copy of their previous matric Statement of Results. If you are an out-of-school learner 18 - 21 years old, who could not complete your school education and wish to further your education and training, you must obtain approval from the Provincial Head of Education.
  • An official letter from the Department of Basic Education indicating approval will be required.

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  • Step 2: Complete the electronic Enrolment Form online.
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