What is a matriculation exemption and how do I get it? In terms of the Higher Education Act, anyone who wishes to pursue a first programme (degree) (bachelors degree) needs a Senior Certificate with Matriculation endorsement (university entrance), or a certificate of exemption issued by the Matriculation Board. Various types of exemption certificates may be issued depending on the qualification of the applicant.
Can I apply for admission to as many universities as I wish? Yes. Remember that you can only register at ONE university for an academic year of studies. The exemption certificate can only be issued on behalf of the university you are registered with.
How long does it take to receive my certificate of exemption? It all depends on the procedure that is followed when applying. Normally the direct route, by visiting our offices can take from one to two weeks. The indirect route, applying by mail or via the university may take /- six weeks.
Where can I obtain an application form? The forms can be obtained as follows: ? Available from the Admission Officers on the University campus ? Can be downloaded and printed from the Matriculation Board website: http://www.hesa-enrol.ac.za/mb/ ? Apply for a form via this e-mail address - email@example.com or ? Apply for a form to be transmitted to your fax number.
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