Entry Requirements

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Undergraduate Bachelors Degree (BA / BCOM)
Entry into First Year
  • National Senior Certificate (South African Grade 12 / Matric) with entry into a Bachelor’s degree.
  • You may enter an AFDA degree if you have successfully completed the AFDA Higher Certificate course.
  • The National Skills Certificate / National Certificate (Vocational) (NCV) on NQF level 4 with 3 fundamental subjects (incl English) above 60% and 4 vocational subjects above 70%.
  • A technical N5 certificate with 4 subjects passed on N5 level including Maths and English.
  • The ACE School of Tomorrow (Accelerated Christian Education) on an achievement level similar to matric exemption.
  • If you don’t have matric exemption but have passed the first year of an accredited programme on NQF 6 or 7 (first year of a diploma or degree).
  • Should you not have any of the above, you may be able to qualify to complete and pass the AFDA Entrance Exam.
  • If you do not have matric exemption, but are 23 years or older, you can apply for exemption to study a degree at AFDA with HESA.
  • Alternatively you can take the Entrance Exam.
  • Please contact your nearest AFDA campus to find out more.
Entry into Second Year

Visit Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) to find out more.

Postgraduate Diploma (PG DIP), Honours Degree (BA HONS) or Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Entry into the PGDipA relevant undergraduate qualification (NQF LEVEL 7) from an accredited institution: Bachelor’s Degree / Advanced Diploma

Entry into Honours or MFA

Visit Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) to find out more.

Entry into First Year
  • National Senior Certificate (South African Grade 12 / Matric) with entry into a Diploma or Higher Certificate.
  • Should you not have the above, you may be able to qualify to complete and pass the AFDA Entrance Exam.

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