Doctor of Education at University of Venda

Doctor of Education (DEd) The PhD (Education) is a 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time degree. The qualifying learner demonstrates, through the cumulative impact of original work of publishable standard, a distinguished contribution to knowledge.

Admission Requirements

You have to meet the below entry or admission requirements in order to study at the University of Venda (UNIVEN).

Degree: The minimum admission requirement is a National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by the Council for General and Further Education and Training (Umalusi) with an achievement rating of 4 (adequate achievement, 50-59%) or better in four subjects chosen from the recognized 20-credit NSC subjects. In addition, applicants must have a minimum point score of 26.

A grade 12 certificate with a bachelor or matric exemption is required if grade 12 has been achieved.

Calculation of admission point score

MatricNSC levelPercentageScore
A+790 – 1009.0 – 10
A780 – 898.0 – 8.9
B670 – 797.0 – 7.9
C560 – 696.0 – 6.9
D450 – 595.0 – 5.9
E340 – 494.0 – 4.9
F230 – 390
G10 – 290

Unless the Senate grants special permission, modules taken outside a prescribed curriculum, i.e “extra-curricula” modules, shall be subject to the same admission requirements as modules taken within the prescribed curriculum for a degree or diploma.

N.B. Achievement of the minimum requirement does not guarantee an applicant admission to any program. The minimum points for admission to a bachelor’s degree study are 26 and can be reviewed by Senate from time to time.

Remember to attach the following documents with your application:

• Upload copies of the following documents in PDF format when you apply for undergraduate studies:

Your ID or passport.

Your Grade 11 final results with the school’s stamp.

Your academic record only if you are a current student at another institution of higher learning.

Academic record and certificate of good conduct (if you have already studied at a tertiary institution).

Copy of study /residence permit / medical insurance /SAQA Evaluation Certificate (if you are an international applicant).

Proof of payment (R100 application fee) payable on ABSA account no 1000 000 589 and use your ID number or student number as your reference.

Admission means approval to report for registration as a student of the University. 

Application for admission must be made online or on the prescribed form, which must be accompanied by the following: 

(i) a testimonial of good conduct; 

(ii) a Matriculation/NSC/NCV certificate or, if not 

(iii) yet available, some form of proof that the prospective student complies with the necessary requirements for the degree for which s/he desire to register for or a statement of last school symbol achieved; 

(iv) application fee -; non-refundable 

(v) Copy of page 1 of Identity Document/Passport. 

No person shall be admitted as a candidate for a degree unless he has obtained the NSC/NCV /with an achievement rating of 4 and above and meeting the specified appropriate level of – APS Score subject achievement for that particular Qualification, Matriculation Certificate of Higher Education South Africa (HESA), a certificate of exemption from the Matriculation examination as approved by UMALUSI.

It may be required of a prospective student to pass an entrance test before being granted permission to register. Alternatively, it may be required of a student to take special modules in certain disciplines. 

Appropriate prior learning in a specified area of study may also be recognized.

The criteria to assess prior learning shall be determined by Senate.

University of Venda (UNIVEN) Application Status

Did you have submitted your application study at the University of Venda (UNIVEN) in South Africa and you would like to check the status of your application to the college for your program of study?

Once you have applied and have received the acknowledgment letter, check the contact below to track your application:

Contact Student Administration Office

Mr. Fhatuwani Mulidzi – Phone: +27 15 962 8959 | Email:
Ms Thizwilondi Nemutanzhela – Phone: +27 15 962 8974 | Email:
Mr. Khathutshelo Neluvhalani – Phone: +27 15 962 9334 | Email:
Ms Stella Muthevhuli – Phone: +27 15 962 8953 | Email:
Mrs Aluwani Ramagwedzha – Phone: +27 15 962 8943 | Email:

Academic Application Process

The following information is crucial for the successful completion of an online application process.
Only South African undergraduate applicants are to apply on the online application wizard.
To apply online, you should be having a South African Identify number, Cell phone number, email address, and credit/debit card with cv number to pay the R100 application fee online.
During the online application process, you may save and return at a later stage to resume the application process.
The applicant will be required to create a pin consisting of 5 digits
Scan and upload a copy of I.D. document or passport, Grade 11 report or statement of grade 12 results, or copy of Matric Certificate
Complete your application by pressing the `submit `button.
You will then get a student number.
After successful submission and completion of your online application, you can log into the My access page to access/view your application details

Do you already have a student number? — Please select — Yes No 

Duration 2 years