Tshwane University of Technology Admission Requirements

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Minimum general admission requirements for study at TUT

No person may be registered as a student in a programme of TUT, unless he or she has complied with the following

General admission requirements for TUT

  • A pass mark in English at Senior Certificate level (minimum additional language; certain programmes may require first or home language status) 
  • Each course has its own specific admission requirements. 
  • Prospective students should note that the admission requirements of individual programmes could change from year to year. 
  • For some programmes, students will be required to write an admission test, which will determine whether they will be admitted to the programme, or whether it will be recommended to them that they enrol for a relevant foundation course. 
  • The following table indicates the levels of performance required for entry to specific levels of study: 

TUT Requirements NSC – Gaps your profile ​

Results format for the new NSC-G and the minimum admission requirements for TUT:

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Rating code​
Rating Marks
1
Outstanding achievement
80 – 100  
2
Meritorious achievement
70 – 79
3
Degree substantial achievement
60 – 69
4
Diploma adequate achievement
50 – 59
5
Foundation moderate achievement
40 – 49
6
Elementary achievement
30 – 39
7
Not achieved
0 –​ 29

​​Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy?

All learners are required to take one of the two subjects for NSC-G purposes

​​TUT position:

  • Mathematics is relevant to programmes that require a prior knowledge of mathematics; all others may only require Mathematical Literacy. (Details of what each subject entails can be determined by looking at the DoE curriculum statements, available on the DoE website).
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