Apply for 2020 at Vaal University of Technology – Applications and Admission Requirements
Established in 2004 as Vaal University of Technology (VUT), it originated as a College of Advanced Technical Education (1966-1979) and was later known as Vaal Triangle Technikon (1979-2003).
As part of the transformation of the higher education sector in 2004, institutional restructuring reduced, through mergers and incorporations, the number of institutions of higher education and training in South Africa from 36 to 23. Vaal University of Technology was subsequently established under the Higher Education Act, No 101 of 1997.
Based in southern Gauteng, Vaal University of Technology draws students from all regions of the country as well as 25 other countries. It is one of the largest universities of technology in South Africa, with an annual enrolment of about 21 000 students. The University is well positioned to make a substantial contribution to the development of human capital in the southern Gauteng region, the country and the continent.
Vaal University of Technology Faculties
General Admission Requirements at VUT
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 Requirements
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.
Selection will be based on the points obtained according to the following points rating schedule, together with bonus points and limitations as indicated.
Applicants can apply using the application form or apply online. First, you have to make sure that you meet the admission requirements of the programme of your choice.
Note that some programmes may not be available at some campuses, so check availability first before you apply.
NB: In the case of applications submitted by mail, payments will be accepted by bank deposit only. Use your ID number as the reference. Postal orders or bank guaranteed cheques must be made out to the Vaal University of Technology. No cash should accompany your application form.
The fee changes annually so please consult the admissions office +27 (0)16 950 9356 to determine the correct amount.
Account Number: 530 861 945
Branch Code: 632005
All courses at VUT can be found on here