Where Can I Study Geography In South Africa

What is a Geography?

Geography is the study of the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena of Earth.

Geography is an all-encompassing discipline that seeks an understanding of Earth and its human and natural complexities—not merely where objects are, but also how they have changed and come to be.

Where Can I Study Geography In South Africa

Stellenbosch University Department of Geography

University of Pretoria Department of Geography

University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg Department of Geography

What Requirements and Subjects are Needed to Study Geography in South African Universities?

On this page, we explore what Grade 10 High School subject marks/ results are needed or required to study Geography in South African Universities and Colleges. We also look at what APS Score is required for Geography Degree and Diploma courses.

You should know that every learning institution, internationally or locally, will have its own set of requirements for Geography studies.

What is the APS Score marks/ results for Geography?

In order for you to get accepted at a University in South Africa, or (Colleges that use APS scores) for a qualification in Geography, you should possess a National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) with an APS score of between 35 – 45. APS score is determined by the Grade 12 marks or results. It is also good to know that Universities and Colleges may use your Grade 11 marks if you applied before your matric results came out.

The minimum requirements for a candidate to obtain a Grade 12 National Senior Certificate?

The minimum requirements are:

  • Achieve 40% in three subjects, one of which is an official language at the Home Language level, and 30% in three subjects.
  • Provide full evidence in the SBA component in the subjects offered

How much does it cost to study Geography?

Although every learning institution will have its own fee structure and costing, studying Geography courses can range from R15 000 to R60 000 per annum. It is always advisable for learners to contact the institution they want to learn at in order to confirm the study fee amounts for the year.