A one-year programme for graduates wishing to obtain a first professional qualification. It is a basic qualification for anyone wishing to pursue a professional career in Library and Information Science.
How to apply
Planning a successful career at DUT does not have to be a vague dream. We help prospective students make it a reality.
Are you having trouble deciding what career you would like to follow? We have developed a Career Decision-Making page – designed to take undecided learners through the career decision-making process in a systematic and user-friendly manner.
We hope that the information provided will enable you to make an informed decision about applying to DUT.
To help you get the most out of the information provided, here are a few key points you should bear in mind:
Identify the course you wish to study. Programmes offered can be found in the 2021 Career leaflets and Study Opportunities.
The minimum entrance requirements for admission to the DUT for a South African applicant is as below:
For Diploma programmes:
a National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by the Council for General and Further Education and Training (Umalusi), with a minimum achievement rating of 3 for English and a minimum achievement rating of 3 in four recognized NSC 20-credit subjects.
Minimum Requirements For Admission For NCV Level for Applicants
A National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4 with the following minimum requirements:
At least 50% in three fundamental subjects including, English; and
At least 60% in three compulsory vocational.
Duration: 3 years
REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
• International Students are required to complete the manual registration process and are requested to present
themselves at the registration venue on their respective registration date with the required documentation:
• Original Passport
• Study permit reflecting DUT as university of study.
• Proof of adequate medical cover with a registered South African medical scheme.
• Proof of Refugee Status/Asylum Seekers Permit (where applicable).
• Original Foreign qualification and SAQA approval or Matriculation Board approval (where applicable)
• If you are a first-time entrant into the DUT, the letter advises you of acceptance into your academic programme.
FEE INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Fees in respect of international students (undergraduate level) who are from the SADC countries, (Botswana, Angola, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo, Seychelles, Madagascar, and Rwanda) would be required to pay local fees and a foreign levy as determined annually by the DUT.
Other international students (undergraduate level) will be required to pay twice the fees including all subject levies, transport levies, Admin levies, Residence, and other fees requested by the Department concerned.
Short course registrations and all non-certificated courses are required to pay normal fees only.
All postgraduate international students will be required to pay normal/local fees and the student admin services levy.
The foreign levy is exempted for these students.
Refugee students sponsored by the United Nations do not pay the SADC levy.
Those who are not sponsored pay their own fees like any local student. Legal proof of refugee status for a valid time period must be produced.
Non-SADC African students and Non-African international students pay fees as per the structure below:-
SADC Students pay Local Fees and a SADC Levy
Non-SADC students pay Local Fees and a levy of 25% of Local Fees (125% Local Fees)
Non-African students pay local fees and a levy of 100% (status quo remains).