UCT Admission Requirements for Health Science
Admission Requirements for Health Science UCT
Health Sciences
The Faculty offers the following undergraduate degree programmes :
 BSc in SpeechLanguage Pathology: 4 years of study followed by 1 year community service
 BSc in Audiology: 4 years of study followed by 1 year community service
 BSc in Occupational Therapy: 4 years of study followed by 1 year community service
 BSc in Physiotherapy: 4 years of study followed by 1 year community service
 MBChB (Medicine): 6 years of study, then 2 years’ internship and 1 year community service.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR HEALTH SCIENCE UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES 

ELIGIBLE 
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

MBChB 

Guaranteed admission 

All applicants 
Band A 
MPS of 880 or above. 

Applicants must meet the following minima to be considered: 

(MPS) 

Mathematics, Physical Sciences and English at 70% or above 

NBT results in Proficient range. 

Admission very likely 

Weighted MPS of 862 or above. Note: An applicant with a maximum disadvantage score of 20% and an FPS of 718 who does not submit a Personal 

All applicants 
Band B 
Report, will meet the projected 862 Weighted MPS (718 + 143.6 + 0 = 862). 

(Weighted 
Applicants must meet the following minima to be considered: 

MPS) 
Mathematics, Physical Sciences and English at 60% or above. 

APS of 450. NBT results in Proficient or Intermediate range. 

Only SA 
Admission very likely 

MPS of 715 for redress category 1, 725 for redress category 2 

applicants 

Band C 
Applicants must meet the following minima to be considered: 

in redress 

(MPS) 
At least 60% for Mathematics, Physical Sciences and English 

categories 1 

At least 50% for the next three best subjects excluding Life Orientation 

and 2 

APS of 450 points. NBT results in Proficient or Intermediate range. 

Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy 

Guaranteed admission 

All applicants 
Band A 
FPS of 730 and above. Applicants must meet the following minima to be considered: 

(FPS) 
At least 50% for all subjects, which must include English and Mathematics, plus Physical Sciences or Life Sciences.APS of 430. NBT results in 

Proficient or Intermediate range. 

Admission very likely 

WPS of 790 or above. Note: An applicant with a maximum disadvantage score of 20% and an FPS of 658 will meet the 790 WPS requirement (658 

All applicants 
Band B 
+132 = 790). 

(WPS) 
Applicants must meet the following minima to be considered: 

At least 50% for all subjects, which must include English and Mathematics, plus Physical Sciences or Life Sciences.APS of 360. NBT results in 

Proficient or Intermediate range. 

Only SA 
Possible admission 

applicants in 

Band C 
FPS of 550. Applicants must meet the following minima to be considered: 

redress 

(FPS) 
At least 50% for all subjects, which must include English and Mathematics,plus Physical Sciences or Life Sciences. APS of 360. NBT results in Proficient 

categories 1 

or Intermediate range. 

and 2 

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
Band A 
Guaranteed admission 

All applicants 
FPS of 730 or above. Applicants must meet the following minima to be considered: 

(FPS) 
At least 50% for all subjects, which must include English and Mathematics, plus Physical Sciences or Life Sciences. APS of 430. NBT results in 

Proficient or Intermediate range. 

Admission very likely 

Band B 
WPS of 790 or above. Note: An applicant with a maximum disadvantage score of 20% and an FPS of 658 will meet the 790 WPS requirement (658 

All applicants 
+132 = 790). 

(WPS) 
Applicants must meet the following minima to be considered: 

At least 50% for all subjects, which must include English and Mathematics (or 60% for Maths Literacy*), plus Physical Sciences or Life Sciences. 

APS of 340. NBT results in Proficient or Intermediate range. 

Only SA 
Possible admission 

applicants 
Band C 

FPS of 550 and above. Applicants must meet the following minima to be considered: 

in redress 

(FPS) 
At least 50% for all subjects, which must include English and Mathematics (or 60% for Maths Literacy*), plus Physical Sciences or Life Sciences. 

categories 1 

APS of 340. NBT results in Proficient or Intermediate range**. 

and 2 

*Applicants who offer Maths Literacy will be considered on an individual basis.
**Applicants with one NBT result in the Upper Basic range may be considered on an individual basis.
Bachelor of Science in Audiology
Band A 
Guaranteed admission 

All applicants 
FPS of 620 or above. Applicants must meet the following minima to be considered: 

(FPS) 
At least 50% for all subjects, which must include English and Mathematics, plus Physical Sciences or Life Sciences. 

APS of 340. NBT results in Proficient or Intermediate range. 

ELIGIBLE 
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

Admission very likely 

Band B 
WPS of 710 or above 

All applicants 
Note: An applicant with a maximum disadvantage score of 20% and an FPS of 592 will meet the 710 WPS requirement (592+118 = 710). 

(WPS) 
Applicants must meet the following minima to be considered: 

At least 50% for all subjects, which must include English and Mathematics (or 60% for Maths Literacy*), plus Physical Sciences or Life Sciences. 

APS of 340. NBT results in Proficient or Intermediate range. 

Only SA 
Possible admission 

applicants 
Band C 

FPS of 530 or above. Applicants must meet the following minima to be considered: 

in redress 

(FPS) 
At least 50% for all subjects, which must include English and Mathematics (or 60% for Maths Literacy*), plus Physical Sciences or Life Sciences. 

categories 1 

APS of 340. NBT results in Proficient or Intermediate range**. 

and 2 

*Applicants who offer Maths Literacy will be considered on an individual basis.
**Applicants with one NBT result in the Upper Basic range may be considered on an individual basis.
Bachelor of Science in SpeechLanguage Pathology
Guaranteed admission 

All applicants 
Band A 
FPS of 600 or above. 

Applicants must meet the following minima to be considered: 

(FPS) 

At least 50% for all subjects, which must include English and Mathematics (or 60% for Maths Literacy*), plus Physical Sciences or Life Sciences. 

APS of 340. NBT results in Proficient or Intermediate range. 

Admission very likely 

WPS of 670 or above. 

All applicants 
Band B 
Note: An applicant with a maximum disadvantage score of 20% and a FPS of 558 will meet the 670 WPS requirement (558 + 112 = 670). 

(WPS) 
Applicants must meet the following minima to be considered: 

At least 50% for all subjects, which must include English and Mathematics (or 60% for Maths Literacy*), plus Physical Sciences or Life Sciences. 

APS of 340. NBT results in Proficient or Intermediate range. 

Only SA 
Possible admission 

FPS of 497 or above. Applicants must meet the following minima to be considered: 

applicants in 
Band C 

At least 50% for all subjects, which must include English and Mathematics (or 60% for Maths Literacy*), plus Physical Sciences or Life Sciences. 

redress catego 
(FPS) 

APS of 340. NBT results in Proficient or Intermediate range**. 

ries 1 and 2 

*Applicants who offer Maths Literacy will be considered on an individual basis.
**Applicants with one NBT result in the Upper Basic range may be considered on an individual basis.
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