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Information and entry requirements for students from South Africa

Interested in studying at Nottingham Trent University (NTU)? On this page, we’ve included everything you’ll need to know – meet NTU’s Representatives for Africa, learn about our entry requirements, and sign up to keep in touch with us.

Team Africa 2022

Welcome to NTU

Hello, we’re NTU’s Team Africa (Chukwuka, Anna, Kotana and Richie) and we are your NTU Representatives! We’re delighted you’re thinking about studying here. We regularly visit the region and love meeting new students and families personally to give advice and guidance.

Our visit schedule is on the NTU in Africa webpage or you can register with us and we’ll let you know when we’re next visiting. If you can't meet us in person just email us your queries or we could even arrange a Skype session.

Entry requirements

Your qualificationYou could study
Senior Certificate (with Matriculation endorsement) or IEB programme

Undergraduate degree courses:

Average grade of C in 5 subjects

We do not consider Life Orientation or local language when making offers

National Higher Certificate, National Diploma or Diploma in Technology (DipTech)

Completed the first year at a recognised South African University 
Year Two or Three entry to undergraduate courses considered

Bachelor Degree (with Honours)

75-100% = 1st class
70-74% = 2:1
60-69% = 2:2

Bachelor Degree (Ordinary)

An overall average grade of 75% or above can be considered for entry to Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate (Masters) courses
Masters degreePostgraduate (PhD) research

If you have questions about your qualification and it is not listed here, please contact us for advice.

English language requirements

We accept many different tests and qualifications, including qualifications from South Africa. You can find full details here.

Students who do not meet the English language requirements may be required to take a pre-sessional English language (PEAP) course.

Meet our students

NTU representatives

We work closely with a network of representatives all over the world including counsellors in education agencies, schools and colleges.

They can advise you on entry requirements, the application process and how to apply for a visa among other things.

You'll find their details on this page.

Still need help?

International Development Office
+44 (0)115 848 8175