​​​​​​​​The diagram below provides an overview of the admission process. To start the process to apply for a particular programme click on the tabs below the diagram.

Courses and programmes degree path

 

General Admission Requirements

National Senior Certificate (NSC) - 2008 and after. The minimum admission requirement for a bachelor's degree is a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a minimum of 30% in the language of learning and teaching of the higher education institution as certified by Umalusi, coupled with an achievement rating of 4 or better in four subjects from the designated 20-credit subject list. (Government Notice, No. 751, 11 July 2008)... FULL REQUIREMENTS

Senior Certificate (SC) - Prior to 2008. Admission requirements for candidates who completed the Senior Certificate, Senior Certificate with matriculation endorsement and Mathematics: Higher grade at least 40% (E-symbol) or standard grade at least 70% (B-symbol) and Language requirements: English (first language) higher grade at least 50% (D-symbol) or English (second language) higher grade at least 60% (C-symbol) and M-score of 15... FULL REQUIREMENTS



Admission Requirements | Extended, Bridging and Adv. Diploma.

Extended BCom (Economics and Econometrics) The minimum admission requirement for a bachelor’s degree is a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a minimum of 30% in the language of learning and teaching of the higher education institution as certified by Umalusi, coupled with an achievement rating of 4 or better in four subjects from the designated 20-credit subject list. (Government Notice, No. 751, 11 July 2008) ... FULL REQUIREMENTS

Bridging Programme in Economics This one year bridging program gives students the possibility to apply for an Honours Degree in Economics (General). If you wish to participate in the bridging program you will need to apply for this course. Applications must be done online. Additional information can be found on the UJ website and any additional enquiries can be sent to Dr Peter Baur (peterb[at]uj.ac.za). ... FULL REQUIREMENTS

Advanced Diploma in Economics The entry requirements for the Advance Diploma in Economies are a Diploma, National Diploma or BTech with Economics as a major up to 3rd year level (with an average of 55% for Economics 3 AND an overall average of 55% for the relevant qualification AND a minimum APS score of 4 for Mathematics)....FULL REQUIREMENTS



Admission Requirements | BCom (Economics and Econometrics)

BCom (Economics and Econometrics) The purpose of the programme is to equip students with the necessary theoretical and quantitative economic and econometric knowledge and skills in order to effectively perform their duties as economists/ econometricians in the private and public sectors of the economy....FULL REQUIREMENTS



Admission Requirements | BCom Honours

BCom Honours Economics The purpose of this qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced level in the analysis, interpretation and application of economic principles and methods. This programme will prepare students to reflect on their own economical applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of Economics as a social science....FULL REQUIREMENTS

BCom Honours Econometrics The purpose of this qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced level in the, analysis, interpretation and application of economic principles and methods....FULL REQUIREMENTS



Admission Requirements | Masters programmes

MCom (Development Economics) Course Work The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced level in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and understanding of economic principles and methods....FULL REQUIREMENTS

MCom (Economics) Research The purpose of this qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced level in the, analysis, interpretation and application of economic principles and methods....FULL REQUIREMENTS

MCom (Local Economic Development) Course Work The purpose of the Professional MCom (Local Economic Development) is to develop an advanced level of knowledge, skills and applied competence in the field of Local Economic Development (LED). The programme is specifically designed to meet the requirements of the LED profession and is aimed at students who plan to qualify as Certified LED professionals....FULL REQUIREMENTS

MCom (Financial Economics) ​Course Work The student should develop intellectual competencies and practical skills in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and application of advanced financial principles in the context of the international economy, and be able to reflect on the associated managerial decisions, through quantitative analysis and to assess the effect thereof in the holistic financial context....FULL REQUIREMENTS

MPhil (Industrial Policy) Course Work The purpose of the Master of Philosophy in Industrial Policy is to develop the students' intellectual competencies, intellectual independence and practical skills in the acquisition, analysis, interpretation and application of appropriate industrial policies to support the structural transformation of the economies of the continent....FULL REQUIREMENTS

MCom (Econometrics) Research The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced level in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and understanding of econometric methods....FULL REQUIREMENTS



Admission Requirements | Doctoral programmes

PhD (ECONOMICS) and DCOM (ECONOMICS) The candidate should develop advanced competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis and application of economic models. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and independent scientific work....FULL REQUIREMENTS

PhD (ECONOMETRICS) and DCOM (ECONOMETRICS) The candidate should develop advanced competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis and application of econometric techniques. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and independent scientific work....FULL REQUIREMENTS