By | August 8, 2023

VUT Admission Requirements 2024/2025… The Vaal University of Technology entry requirements for undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma, certificate, masters, and distance learning courses.

VUT Admission Entry Requirements 2024

The minimum entrance requirement 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 the Senior Certificate level (SG).

Additional requirements are specified for each course/ instructional program. Prospective students must please note that in the faculties of Engineering, Applied, and Computer Sciences the minimum required symbols 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 minimum admission requirement is Grade 12 or an equivalent qualification (example N3) with at least 4 subjects passed on the higher or standard grade including the official languages.

Eligibility for Diploma

Compulsory Subjects:

  • English 4
  • Mathematics 4
  • Information Technology 4
  • Any other 1 subject 4
  • Life Orientation Max 3
  • Any other 2 subjects 7
  • Dip: Information Technology (206010-206008) with an average of 60% for final year subjects. Ad hoc cases will be reviewed on merit.

The Candidate’s application must be accompanied by the following:

  • A 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 program 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.

Contact Details

PostalPrivate Bag X021, Vanderbijlpark, 1990
PhysicalAndries Potgieter Boulevard, Vanderbijlpark, 1900
Tel016 950 9000

For more information and inquiries, please navigate to the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) portal. All details are available on the institution’s official website.