Admission requirements to study medicine at UCT – University Of Cape Town. Studying medicine at the University of Cape Town comprises of rigorous academic regimes and training courses culminating in the MBChB Certifications. The MBChB Programme takes six years to complete. After graduating with an MBChB degree and completing a two-year internship service, and then one year of community service, students are inducted by the health professions council to practice as a medical doctor.
As mentioned above, the training regime is quite tasking academically, and so it is imperative that the selection process be stringent so as to accept only students who can cope with its demands. To be eligible for consideration, you are required to have passed certain school-leaving subjects at certain specific minimum performance levels.
These scores prove that you have the talent, as well as academic abilities that will ensure you have what it takes to survive and thrive in such a demanding learning environment.
Requirements To Study Medicine At UCT – University Of Cape Town
Minimum subject requirements scores and performance levels to be considered for admission:
Mathematics, English (or home language) must be at 60 percent or above, and at least 50 percent score for the next 3 best subjects (not including life orientation). NBT (Next Best Three) results in the intermediate range. And also APS of 450.
Band A (Unweighted MedPS)
To get guaranteed admission
- 880 unweighted MedPS or above
- 60 percent for English (or first home language)
- 60 percent for mathematics
- 60 percent for physical sciences
- At least 50 percent for the next 3 best subjects (not including life orientation)
NBT (NEXT BEST THREE) scores of proficiency for AL, QL, and Mathematics
Other scores for consideration:
- 810 FPS or above
- 450 APS or above
BAND B (for weighted MedPS)
- Weighted MedPS of at least 870 or Above
- 60 percent score for English (or first home language)
- 60 percent score of physical sciences
- 50 percent score or above for the next 3 best subjects (not including life orientation)
- NBT (NEXT BEST THREE) scores of intermediate for QL, AL, and Mathematics
Other scores for consideration
- At least 725 FPS or above
- At least APS or above
Only South African applicants in redress categories 1 and 2 Band C (unweighted MedPS)
- Unweighted MedPS of 715 for redress category 1
- Unweighted MedPS of 730 for redress category 2
- At least 60 percent for English (or first home language)
- At least 60 percent for mathematics
- At least 60 percent for Physical Sciences
- At least 50 percent or above for the next 3 best subjects (not including life orientation)
- Next best 3 scores of intermediate for QL, AL, and mathematics
Other scores for consideration
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL-LEAVING CERTIFICATES
For non-NSC examinations: a table is used to convert non-South African results in order to get a comparable score, and ascertain the prospective student’s performance. Some recognized certifications include A-LEVEL, AS, GCSE/OL, HIGCSE, IGCSE, and IB Diplomas. For further information see the prospectus, on 13. Kindly note that applicants need 6 eligible subjects in order to apply.
A-LEVEL (ADVANCED LEVEL)
- Without PR: 48 points plus NBT (NEXT BEST THREE) score of at least 270/300
- With PR OF 70/100: 46-48 points plus NBT (NEXT BEST THREE) of at least 230/300
- At least a score level of C in two A level subjects (mathematics plus chemistry or physics) and a B in the remaining subject (which should be chemistry or physics) and also a B in English.
AS (ADVANCED SUBSIDIARY) LEVEL
- Without PR: 48 points plus NBT (NEXT BEST THREE) score not less 270/300
- With PR: of 70/100: 46-48 points plus NBT (NEXT BEST THREE) score not less than 230/300
- AS and IGCSE level subject requirements: at least B in 4 major subjects (including mathematics and physics and chemistry), and a B in English language which may be scored at IGCSE/Ordinary Level.
- Without PR: 48 points plus NBT (NEXT BEST THREE) score not less than 270/300
- With PR of 70/100: 46-48 points plus NBT (NEXT BEST THREE) not less than 230/300
- At least grade 5 in three Higher Level subjects, including mathematics and chemistry/physics and also English.
- At least grade 5 in the other two subjects (physics or chemistry or English language not taken at a higher level), which may be at standard level.
- Mathematical Studies is not acceptable. IB applicants need to be in possession of the IB Diploma, but not the certificate.